Energy Procurement

Managing energy is an important function of any business. It is no secret that a business that manages to keep energy costs low is rewarded with higher profits. It’s a simple equation. However, with so much time devoted to the process of running the actual...

After a long, cold winter, it’s finally getting warmer outside. Flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming and allergy sufferers are sneezing. That’s what happens when spring arrives, although this year, it was delayed by a winter that just wouldn’t go away. In case you’ve forgotten,...

Many states now encourage property owners to voluntarily measure their energy and water consumption, and report usage to their cities through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) online tool. Portfolio Manager serves as a mechanism to measure energy performance of a single...

The Department of Energy (DOE) defines energy benchmarking as “[t]he process of accounting for and comparing a metered building’s current energy performance with its energy baseline, or comparing a metered building’s energy performance with the energy performance of similar types of buildings (based on use,...

Energy Benchmarking is the process of tracking a building's annual energy use and using a standard metric to compare the building's performance against past performance and against its peers nationwide. Benchmarking improves our understanding of energy consumption patterns; helps identify energy saving opportunities within a...