Columnists: Paul Baier

Paul Baier is vice president of sustainability consulting and research for Groom Energy.

Corporate Energy Managers Gather at EEI Conference

I attended and spoke at the EEI National Key Accounts conference last month in Vegas. This 700 person conference brings together utilities with companies with facilities in multiple states. This was my first time attending and I left impressed (kudos to the team at EEI). The event is the largest, in person, gathering of corporate   …Continue Reading

Is Energy Management a Subset of Asset Management?

As more organizations automate internal processes related to sustainability, EHS and energy management, asset management is another area that overlaps. Companies can expect more energy management features in asset management software and may, in some situations, be able to meet their needs with a single application rather than two. Energy management and asset management have   …Continue Reading

6 Notes on Budgeting for Energy and Sustainability Software in 2013

We’re seeing more companies allocating budget dollars for energy and sustainability software in 2013. To help you with your budgeting plans, here is some anecdotal information about what other organizations are doing. Several companies are planning to purchase enterprise energy management software to track and reduce energy use. The biggest decision point is often whether   …Continue Reading