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How to make energy efficiency an easy sell

How to make energy efficiency an easy sell | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it

Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective, easy and rapid ways to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Efficiency gains can be measured through software tools, sensor networks and predictive analytics.Yet when you talk to people in the efficiency industry, they invariably complain that people don't pay attention to efficiency measures and tools.

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"Why energy efficiency is a hard sell

The first and most obvious reason is that efficiency is still sold like insurance or vitamins: "You should do it." "It's good for you." "Wouldn't a colonoscopy be worse?" To promote efficiency, vendors need to brush up their sales pitch.

But once you cross the excitement hurdle, you start to see another complaint from customers -- namely, that it remains difficult to prove that efficiency measures work. Historically, efficiency companies have been forced to prove a negative: You saved money, but it's impossible to prove that our measures actually caused the reduction. The number of lawsuits filed against energy service companies in the past year demonstrate that not everyone is happy with the results. Improved auditing tools are helping to ameliorate this problem, but it remains an issue.

Energy efficiency vendors also often gloss over the challenges. "Energy efficiency is not easy," said Marcus Wilcox, CEO of Cascade Energy, which helps industrial and cold storage sites curb power. "It takes a sustained effort."

Another problem? Even for energy-intensive customers, energy is not always a major concern. "It can be a third-, fourth- or even fifth-level concern," Wilcox said."

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Saving power with LED lighting

Saving power with LED lighting | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
With the wide variety of electrical objects drawing power from the truck , saving that electrical energy in other areas can be extremely valuable.
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Creativity shines in golden age of light fixture technology

Creativity shines in golden age of light fixture technology | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
The increasing use of flexible LED applications in auto headlights and accent lights has resulted in a golden age of light design across the industry.
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Shippensburg receives additional savings from energy

Shippensburg receives additional savings from energy | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it

Shippensburg University recently received a $58,000 rebate as part of Pennsylvania Act 129 of 2008, a program created to meet the state’s goal of improving energy efficiency

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New plans to improve industrial energy efficiency, in fight against climate change

New plans to improve industrial energy efficiency, in fight against climate change | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
The Government also plans to amend the Energy Conservation Act, the legislation that governs energy use among energy-intensive companies, says Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli.
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Old Saybrook Leaders Weigh Plan to Convert Sodium-Vapor Lights to LED 

Old Saybrook Leaders Weigh Plan to Convert Sodium-Vapor Lights to LED  | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
What’s not in dispute is that the town’s 1,080 streetlights will be converted from sodium-vapor to energy- and cost-saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in the next few years.
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Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Building Applications

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How can Energy Union governance help put efficiency first?

How can Energy Union governance help put efficiency first? | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
Energy efficiency markets are driven by legislation. This is why a strong energy efficiency directive supported by a robust governance mechanism are key to delivering the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, argue Monica Frassoni and Harry Verhaar.
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The Power Behind Energy Efficiency

The Power Behind Energy Efficiency | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
There are growing opportunities in the energy efficiency sector, and Australia can no longer afford to lag in this area for financial and other reasons.
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Liown Launches Newest Candle LED Technology: Push Flame™ Flameless Candle - Beautiful, Easy and Affordable

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ARC saves on utility costs through Water and Light rebates

ARC saves on utility costs through Water and Light rebates | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
Lighting upgrades at the ARC are estimated to save Parks and Recreation $24,000 in utility costs each year. The department has plans to replace more fixtures with energy-efficient lighting this
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Tri-State LED completes LED retrofit for Medford Fire Department

GREENWICH, CT - Tri-State LED, a division of Revolution Lighting Technologies, announced it has completed an LED lighting retrofit for the Medford Fire Department, located in Medford, NY. 

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OPINION: Do your part to protect environment

By all indications, the protection of clean water, clean air and natural lands probably won’t be high on the Trump administration’s priority list, and our nation’s participation in the landmark Paris climate change agreement may go on the chopping block.
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LED street lights installed throughout Mesa County

LED street lights installed throughout Mesa County | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
Grand Junction city officials are looking to save more than $20,000 a year on their power bill. Xcel Energy is covering the cost to switch street light bulbs to LEDs.
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Energy Efficiency Rate Has to Double to Meet Climate Targets

Energy Efficiency Rate Has to Double to Meet Climate Targets | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
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LED street lights could save councils $100 mil a year

LED street lights could save councils $100 mil a year | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
LED street lights could save councils millions of dollars and enable smart city functions such as remote monitoring and dimming.
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Three Signs Of Hope In The U.S. For Energy Efficiency And Renewables In 2017

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Eaton Highlights Residential Building Solutions for Modern Lifestyles at International Builders’ Show 2017

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Senator encourages home energy audits; Huck Finn seminar to begin; fall prevention classes planned; library hosts film series

As serious drought conditions in Connecticut continue, State Senator Art Linares (R-33) said programs are available to help residents conserve water.
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Georgia Power offers energy-saving tips

Georgia Power offers energy-saving tips | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it

a great time to make a new year’s resolution to become more energy efficient. This January, Georgia Power reminds customers

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Rittal has set a new standard with the LED compact system light.

Rittal has set a new standard with the LED compact system light. | Energy Efficiency News and Reviews | Scoop.it
With enormous intensity, from 900 to 1200 lumens, the innovative LED light shines into LED_brochure_250.jpgevery corner of industria
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