The Energy Manager’s Rapidly Changing Role: A Q&A with Billy Grayson

The Energy Manager’s Rapidly Changing Role: A Q&A with Billy Grayson

Picture a time when a company’s buildings look less like net energy consumers and more like integrated power plants, suggests William “Billy” Grayson, principal of Bent Branch Strategies and former director of sustainability at Liberty Property Trust. That’s what Grayson believes the future will look like. … Read more…

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California likely is the leading state for promoting energy efficient operations and renewable energy generation. It seems logical that this would lead, over time, to lower electric bills for its businesses. It’s logical – but wrong. In fact, ratepayers in the state are paying a … Read more…

Renovate America, Greenworks Lending Partner on C-PACE Financing

Renovate America and Greenworks Lending said yesterday that they are partnering on Commercial PACE. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a vehicle in which property owners finance energy efficiency projects through loans from approved lenders. The loans are paid over long periods as line items … Read more…

Sun Chemical, Onyx Renewables in PPA Engineered by Schneider Electric

Sun Chemical, Onyx Renewables in PPA Engineered by Schneider Electric

Sun Chemical has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Onyx Renewables that Schneider Electric, which structured and brokered the deal, says will save the company about $400,000. Schneider Electric’s press release says that Onyx Renewables will design, install, own and operate rooftop … Read more…

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Energy managers in many types of buildings – hotels, prisons, colleges and universities, military installations and others – are charged with washing and drying laundry. It is a big energy drain, and cutting use even a bit positively impacts the bottom line. Today, American Laundry … Read more…

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has released a five-year timeline for reshaping the state’s grid. “The Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap,” according to The Times Union, is part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program. Grids today are one-way affairs in which a … Read more…

Benchmarking Growth Continues

Benchmarking Growth Continues

The latest city to announce an energy benchmarking program is St. Louis. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported last week that the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill that mandates the practice. The story says that most of the buildings covered are in the … Read more…

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