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Saving energy can save the bottom line

Energy prices are escalating, dependency is increasing and energy sources are becoming scarcer. The same phenomenon is occurring with electricity, natural gas, propane, steam and all other energy sources for… Read more »

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Big Data is a really Big Deal in Healthcare… in a number of ways you might not have thought about

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced May 28th, 2013 that more than half of all doctors and eligible providers have received Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments for adopting or meaningfully using… Read more »

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Learn How a Modular Data Center May Lower Your Tax Bill

Regular readers of this blog know we’ve covered many times the benefits of modular, scalable data center infrastructure, including speed of deployment, ease of scalability and lower overall costs. Now… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Reasons your Company needs a Sustainability Strategy

What does your Growth, Profitability, Costs, Shareholders, Competition, Customers and Stock Performance have in common? They are ALL affected by your Sustainability Strategy! Interested in learning more?  Visit our Building… Read more »

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The Secure Power Difference: Risk Mitigation and Beyond

In our first post, we defined what industrial secure power is and some vertical industry applications, but this leaves the all important question of “why” secure power solutions are needed…. Read more »

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Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… 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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Keeping it Simple with ESPC ENABLE

A New Federal Funding Program Can Help Agencies Achieve Energy Savings Quickly   A wise man once said: “Have the courage to keep it simple.” In a world of complex… Read more »

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Funding the Unfunded: Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation

2013 marks the third year of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and inches agencies closer to its shared 2015 deadline with the coinciding Presidential Memorandum; disposing of unneeded… Read more »

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Food crisis is looming but our trash bins are full of wasted food!

Being part of a traditional French culture that places a high priority on the enjoyment of food, it’s hard to imagine the subject of food waste.  However, according to the… 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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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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Getting CFOs to drive energy efficiency

How do you get CFOs interested in energy management and energy efficiency? The answer of course is in the word “efficiency”. When I talk to CFOs about #energy management however,… 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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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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Cyber Security Regulations: Key to Managing Banking Industry Operational Risk?

Managing the banking and finance segment for Schneider Electric has taken me around the world over the past few years, and no matter where I go, from Hong Kong to… Read more »

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Learning Across Industries: 5 Vertical Looks at Data Centers

While the overall goal of any data center is meeting the needs of business through continuous uptime, there are often vertical-specific requirements. Still, the opportunity for cross-industry learnings are significant… 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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Delivering Reliability in Financial Services and Bank Buildings

In the first few months of 2017, I have spent a considerable amount of time meeting with the banking community around the world.  In my travels, I have noticed a… 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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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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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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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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