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Top 5 Reasons Why ESCOs Have Failed to Realize the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency – Part II

Studies and analysis conducted by organizations and think tanks such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, International Energy Agency, Global Building Performance Network, and McKinsey among others have repeatedly highlighted the… Read more »

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How Currencies Impact Commodities

One of my favorite songs of this year is ‘I Forget Where We Were‘ by Ben Howard. The song’s title has been resonating with me recently as I get a… Read more »

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More Energy Projects in the Southern U.S. Despite New Watchdog Report

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released its 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and states in the southern U.S. again fall near the bottom of the list…. Read more »

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How can a financial firm make gains from a sustainable energy program?

These days, the term “green banking” refers to much more than just cash and profits. As more and more banks and other financial services companies turn their corporate focus toward… Read more »

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The End of IT?

The IT industry has been the reigning superstar of the global economy for the last 40 years. The industry gave us 25-year old billionaires and “long-term” success stories like Microsoft,… Read more »

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How energy efficiency in small offices and branches leads to huge benefits for banks

Large enterprises such as major banks and other financial institutions can run vast data centers, massive office buildings and branches that consume huge amounts of energy. To keep availability up… Read more »

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Finance sector gets serious about energy efficiency, sustainability

Banks and insurance companies have come under fire in recent years from regulators, customers and the media following the economic meltdown of 2008. As a consequence, many banks and insurance… Read more »

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Making Your Case

Become a Venture Capitalist to Fund Your Projects We are facility people. We like nothing more than opening a panel and looking for those loose connections or programming the controller… Read more »

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Top 5 Reasons Why ESCOs Have Failed to Realize the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency – Part I

Pick up an energy efficiency conference brochure and chances are there will be a dedicated session on Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Talk to a top-level policy maker in any country… Read more »

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Secure Power Solutions Must Be Adaptable to Specific Industry Needs

Ensuring reliable power for mission-critical applications in industry isn’t as simple as offering a range of standard power protection products, even if they are very good products. For many Secure… Read more »

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Finance Execs: 3 Cyber Security Tips for Staying Out of the Headlines

Breaking News: “Bank accounts hacked! Identities stolen. Critical assets damaged.” 3 Cyber security tips for staying out of the headlines By some estimates Banks and other Financial Services companies are… Read more »

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With Deferred Water and Wastewater Maintenance – Pay the Piper or Pay it Forward

When it comes to deferred maintenance, it seems like you can only go so long before you have to pay the piper. That’s a lesson the city of Los Angeles… Read more »

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Importance of Measuring Energy Use

When the monthly utility bill comes, the CFO simply sees is another bill to be paid. Energy is just another operating expense…or is it? An increasing number of international companies… Read more »

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After the Storm: New Approaches to Managing Financial Services Data Centers

The market forces and series of cascading system failures of the 2008 financial crisis created a perfect storm in the financial services industry. Now, a decade after the storm, banks… Read more »

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How Currencies Impact Commodities

One of my favorite songs of this year is ‘I Forget Where We Were‘ by Ben Howard. The song’s title has been resonating with me recently as I get a… Read more »

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More Energy Projects in the Southern U.S. Despite New Watchdog Report

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released its 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and states in the southern U.S. again fall near the bottom of the list…. Read more »

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Energy use: A restraint to corporate growth?

As business leaders, we understand there are constraints on our growth. We can be limited in revenue by our headcount. We can only sell as many products as we can… Read more »

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Cities and schools overcome deferred maintenance with innovative financing plan

What can a fast-growing school district in Alabama and a Texas metropolis teach schools and municipalities about escaping the deferred maintenance finance bind? Plenty. The biggest lesson from both of… Read more »

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The Road from Energy Budget Accuracy to Expert Planning

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” This well-known maxim can be traced back to George Harrison’s classic “Any Road” or maybe even to Lewis… Read more »

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Good corporate citizens? How Sustainability and Energy Management Can Impact the Bottom Line and Reputations of Finance Industry Giants

In recent years, it’s safe to say that the finance industry hasn’t emerged with the best reputation for corporate stewardship.  While the news stories may have temporarily tarnished some images,… Read more »

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How to Choose an Energy Services Partner for your Financial Operation

Banking & Finance CEOs, COOs & CFOs are continuously seeking new ways to grow their bottom line. A major area of focus for all of them has turned toward energy… Read more »

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Secure Power Solutions Must Be Adaptable to Specific Industry Needs

Ensuring reliable power for mission-critical applications in industry isn’t as simple as offering a range of standard power protection products, even if they are very good products. For many Secure… Read more »

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Why Oil Matters (to Everyone)

With the average U.S. household spending approximately $2,000 per year to fill up their vehicle’s tank, most people know that the price of crude oil is the primary driver of… Read more »

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You’re Paying Too Much for Energy… No, Really

The low cost of crude oil has suppressed natural gas and electricity prices. Energy is unusually cheap — right now. So, from a purchasing perspective, nothing to see or do here, right?… Read more »

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Making Your Case

Become a Venture Capitalist to Fund Your Projects We are facility people. We like nothing more than opening a panel and looking for those loose connections or programming the controller… Read more »

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Cities and schools overcome deferred maintenance with innovative financing plan

What can a fast-growing school district in Alabama and a Texas metropolis teach schools and municipalities about escaping the deferred maintenance finance bind? Plenty. The biggest lesson from both of… Read more »

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Breconomics: Brexit and the Energy Markets

In the realm of loaded terminology, Brexit stands alone (outside of curse words and pejoratives, perhaps). Essentially non-existent only a year ago, the term given to Britain’s departure from the… Read more »

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Finance sector gets serious about energy efficiency, sustainability

Banks and insurance companies have come under fire in recent years from regulators, customers and the media following the economic meltdown of 2008. As a consequence, many banks and insurance… Read more »

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CFOs, the change agents for energy management

Rising energy costs are a critical concern for executives across all sectors and implementing energy efficiency initiatives is now one of the core corporate strategies across industries today. For CFOs… Read more »

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Energy Efficiency Funds City’s Economic Development Effort

One of the first questions we ask new clients is what they want to achieve for their communities. The answers are diverse, and often energy efficiency is not at the… Read more »

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