Energy Efficient Behavior

Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

LEED, the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM are important because they save energy, improve owners’ images and allow higher rents to be charged. Energy managers are on the front lines of implementation.


Naperville, IL, Almost Ready for Consumer Energy Management

Carl Weinschenk

Naperville, IL, will offer electricity users in the city advanced management and control over their use online this spring – once a cyber security study is completed. The Daily Herald says that the system was designed by city staffers. It will enable customers to compare electricity use on a monthly, daily or hourly basis. The city   …Continue Reading


Walmart Goes All In On Sustainability

Carl Weinschenk

Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon detailed the company’s environmental road map this week at the Net Impact Conference in Philadelphia. Energy efficiency will be a key enabler of the company’s efforts. The company aims to use renewables sources for half its energy needs and reduce emissions by 18 percent by 2025. The company plans   …Continue Reading


Occupancy Sensors and LEDs Evolve in Unison

Carl Weinschenk

The switch to LEDs and the increasing sophistication of occupancy sensors can generate big benefits – especially if the two steps are strategically coordinated.


ComEd Awards $1.2M in Credits

Carl Weinschenk

ComEd’s Peak Time Savings (PTS) program has earned customers more than $1.2 million in credits in exchange for their efforts to reduce electric usage, according to the company. The program was introduced during the summer of 2015. It provides customers a $1 bill credit for every kilowatt hour of energy reducing during peak time savings hours, which   …Continue Reading


Ingersoll Rand’s Scott Tew: Focus on Systems

Carl Weinschenk

The emergence of the Internet of Things and other sophisticated technologies gives energy managers potent capabilities that they never had before.


Local, State and the Federal Government Excel at Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

It’s interesting that government at the local, state and federal levels do a better job than private industry of driving energy efficiency. The good news is that both sides continue to up their games.


EDF: Energy Efficiency Now Strategic and Central

Carl Weinschenk

The Environmental Defense Fund places graduate fellows in commercial and industrial companies. The news from the front lines is good


AEEE: Efficiency Rising as an Energy Resource

Carl Weinschenk

It’s a bit counter-intuitive to think of energy efficiency as a resource. But the AEEE did just that – and found that it is third in the electric generation segment. And it may top the list in 2030.


Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Final Rule Released by DoE

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) this week released a final rule for some types of walk-in coolers and freezers, according to the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). It is a long process. ASAP says that a final ruling for walk-in coolers and freezers were established in 2014. At that point, however, the Air-Conditioning, Heating,   …Continue Reading