EnerNOC hosted its EnergySMART 2015 conference in Philadelphia in March. The company posted some of the key takeaways from the conference on its website, most notably:
- Businesses are not leveraging energy efficiency programs and energy management strategies to their full potential. Utility energy efficiency incentive programs had $2 billion in unspent funds last year.
- Data management and automation are vital to effective energy management.
- Businesses make decisions based on their bottom lines. Energy managers seeking buy-in from executives need to demonstrate the returns on investment from their proposals in dollars, not kilowatts.
- Behavioral changes, including demand response, can have major impacts.