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For the inside scoop on the energy industry and advances in sustainability, please see the following news articles and events. We value the opportunity to share information on new developments in the industry and providing resources that will help you save on your energy bottom line.

LA Confidential: Revenge of the Nerds
LA ConfidentialAugust 6, 2018

Factoid: ‘Nerds’ Find a Way to Breakthrough Cloudy Skies with Bacteria-Powered Solar

Solar power is a renewable choice that many of our clients have embraced as part of a slew of solutions to lower their carbon footprint.  However, what happens when it’s cloudy outside, and the sun does not shine?  Bacteria-powered solar cells may be the solution!

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LA Confidential: Revenge of the Nerds
LA ConfidentialAugust 6, 2018

Benchmarking: A First Step to Finding Savings

Benchmarking shows a building’s relative energy efficiency compared to its past usage, and to similar facilities in the same geographic area. Such comparisons may help a building manager grasp potential savings if energy system upgrades were applied. Thousands of buildings are now participating in voluntarily and mandatory benchmarking programs. Many have found the process useful, and some may find that it offers a few surprises.

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LA Confidential: Revenge of the Nerds
LA ConfidentialAugust 6, 2018

Will LEED’s New Focus on Energy Help Your Facility?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program was created and is maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private non-governmental organization. While a step toward improving general sustainability in buildings, the “energy” in the LEED name led many people to believe it would place energy efficiency high on its list of suggested activities. Fossil fuel consumption by buildings, either directly or via electricity use, is one of the largest contributors of the greenhouse gases that impact climate change, the foremost challenge to our future sustainability.

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LA Confidential: Revenge of the Nerds
LA ConfidentialAugust 6, 2018

Con Ed Rolls out Smart Meter Data to All Customers

While monthly energy use data is essential for benchmarking, interval data (e.g., usage in 15-minute or hourly periods) provides a wealth of additional insights on how a facility uses energy. For many years, Con Ed’s largest customers have had access to such data via meters that send data to the utility via telephone landlines or more recently via cellular communications. Often sporadic due to metering and communication problems, that process will soon be consigned to the technology scrap heap by new smart meters under the utility’s Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.

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News & Events
EventsMay 03, 2012

MWBE Building the Future 2012

Anchin’s Building the Future: Celebrating MWBEs and Their Advocates, a recognition event for outstanding MWBEs held May 3, 2012. The annual recognition event was held in co-operation with the New York Building Congress and the Women Builders Council.

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Powerful Women, Powerful Results
EventsJuly 12, 2018

Powerful Women, Powerful Results

Catherine Luthin moderates a panel, 'Powerful Woman, Powerful Results' to discuss career successes and struggles of being a powerful woman in the working-world today.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Working out the Tribbles of On-Site Power Storage

On-site battery power storage is a hot new energy option, but it does not come trouble-free. As Captain Kirk learned in Star Trek’s “Troubles with Tribbles” episode, some problems are easier to solve than others.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Factoid: Exploring the Possibility of Solar Energy from the Moon

We have often wondered, ‘Does life exist on other planets?’ Although we may not have infinite answers to extraterrestrial life on other planets, one concept that does exist out there is potential energy. Specifically, the possibility for lunar-based solar power (LSP).

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Beaming up Best Paybacks at a 271-Year Old Institution

Bill Broadhurst has been Princeton University’s energy manager since 2009. During those 8 years, he has handled challenges that range from raising efficiency in buildings built before the American Revolution, to designing state-of-the art systems for 21st century facilities.

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Star Trek - Winter 2018
LA ConfidentialJanuary 10, 2018

Assimilating Distributed Energy Resources into Competitive Power Markets

Imagine a friendly Borg that, instead of forcing assimilation, says, “Come join our Collective, and let us profit together.” That’s essentially what the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) is saying through its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), such as on-site solar and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants, would participate in local grids to produce and trade power.

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