Category Archives: Energy Stewards® Platform

Recognized for Moving the “Sustainable Dial”

As we approach celebration of  Earth Day 2014, spring is busting out all over! Three of our project partners are featured for their achievements in advancing a more sustainable economy. This week: A participant with Ohio Interfaith Power & Light was … Continue reading

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Using Less Energy? – Steps 4-7

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates Second part of a two-part post that shows how to use monthly data to figure out whether or not your building is using less energy now than in a baseline period. Our … Continue reading

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Is Our Building Using Less Energy This Year? – Steps 1-3

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates First of a two-part blog. If your building has multiple energy meters dedicated to floors or systems and your team can access daily or hourly energy data, you’re in really great shape … Continue reading

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Updated Portfolio Manager off to a rough start

We have been working with the new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager since it went live this past Wednesday and found it got off on a pretty rough start. The Portfolio Manager site was overwhelmed by users on Wednesday all logging … Continue reading

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High EPA praise for the Lutheran Energy Stewards program

We had the good fortune this month working with Jerry Lawson, National Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Congregations program. Lawson has been with EPA since 1990, and was instrumental in the formation of ENERGY STAR 21 years ago, the agency’s … Continue reading

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A Round of Enhancements Go Live

We recently completed a round of investment into the Energy Stewards® web platform. The highlights: Download your own Action Table, either filled out or a fresh blank version.  Helps for reports or for a team working together on planning next steps. … Continue reading

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Learn More About Energy Management — Great Series of Free Webinars

Our partner at EPA ENERGY STAR® has an excellent series of webinars — both upcoming and recorded past ones — that cover a wide range of energy management issues and opportunities. Our Energy Stewards® web platform is tightly integrated with ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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A Teachable Summer

In our work with project partners, we will often note: “Any building can teach you about energy use if you pay attention.” It is why we like focusing on existing buildings, whether it be a school, an office building, a … Continue reading

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Water matters, too

  The water cycle is one of Nature’s services that many of us in temperate zones don’t think about until we see trees dropping their leaves in July and the entire corn crop failing in southern Wisconsin. Where I live … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrades Welcome — And a Year Away

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is in the midst of a helpful, complex update, both in what you will see on the surface of the web platform and what powers it all “under the hood.” The result, due to be launched … Continue reading

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