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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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Taking Action Today, Anticipating 2070

Cities across the country and around the world can learn from the action Chicago is taking today for an anticipated future 50 and 100 years down the road. The May 22 article in The New York Times tells the interesting … Continue reading

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Key Ingredients for Spreading Action

My colleague Kevin Little came across a 2007 paper in “The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science” on readiness for change.  It draws on classic research in the 1940s that looked at the acceptance of new hybrid seed corn in Iowa. … Continue reading

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Little Critters Know How to Reach Their Goals. Do You?

Creative engineers have just figured out how little animals navigate towards a goal.   A recent report in The New York Times describes how small marine animals swim with a corkscrew motion–“the most common pattern of motion in the world,” according … Continue reading

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Make a Change, Monitor the Results

The Action Table in Energy Steward helps you identify your energy management actions and to track what’s been done, when, and for which buildings in your group of buildings.   We think of the Action Table as the heart of Energy … Continue reading

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Platform Features Go Live

In the past few days we have updated the Energy Stewards platform with new functions and features. These include: Additional Meters Added – Ability to add water, district steam and on-site photovoltaic and wind electric energy meters to a building. … Continue reading

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Survey of Energy Measurements for Buildings

The lead article in the May 2011 issue of Environmental Building News provides a useful survey of issues and options in the measurement of energy in buildings.  You can read about ideas like site and source energy and the ENERGY … Continue reading

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2011 National Building Competition–City of Madison Takes Part

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the West Side Streets Department facility and the Larry D. Nelson Engineering facility, owned by the City of Madison, have both been selected to participate in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR National … Continue reading

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