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Pepco’s Monitoring-Based Commissioning Incentive Program

Pepco’s Monitoring-Based Commissioning Incentive Program FAQ’s What are Pepco Incentive Programs? Pepco Incentive Programs are funded through the EmPOWER Maryland program, and pay commercial and industrial customers for things that will reduce a buildings annual energy consumption like equipment upgrades, LED lighting retrofits, and tracking adjustments to a building’s operations via Monitoring-Based Commissioning by Datakwip. […]

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Openness is Key to the Future of Energy Efficiency

Openness is Key to the Future of Energy Efficiency I attended a reverse trade mission event recently, and had the opportunity to speak with foreign delegates representing nations in South America and the Caribbean regarding energy efficiency. Everyone attending was asked to introduce themselves to the delegates, speak a little about their company, and offer […]

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Successful Analytics Start with Controls

Successful Analytics Start with Controls Building controls system design is a critical element of successful analytics deployment. Each day, more than 10,000 data points are collected in 5 to 15 minute intervals, generating as much as 3 million data points. In one year’s time, that number increases to 1 billion data points. Understanding the Methods […]

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Taking Control of Analytics

Taking Control of Analytics We know that analytics is the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data. It is a structured approach to data collection, cleansing, statistical analysis, presentation, and conclusions. When it comes to building analytics, we have to look at three key components: the overall number of buildings, the scope of […]

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NOI Vs. Asset Valuation Increase

NOI Vs. Asset Valuation Increase Whether you own a commercial office building, run a data center, manage a hospital, or oversee the operations of a school district, you have a budget and you have operating expenses. Chances are you’ve heard the phrase “low hanging fruit” in referring to savings, such as updating to more efficient […]

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Efficient Inefficiencies: The Disparity between Investment and Performance

Efficient Inefficiencies: The Disparity between Investment and Performance LEED, Energy Star, Utility Rebates, Market Perception, lowering Operating Costs, increasing Net Operating Income. There are many reasons to invest in Energy Efficiency. For most buildings, this comes in the form of major capital investments for infrastructure improvement. We operate mostly on the assumption that things are […]

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Technological Convergence Enabling Real-Time Facility Analytics

Technological Convergence Enabling Real-Time Facility Analytics In “The Sociology of Science”, Robert K. Merton concludes that, “discoveries become virtually inevitable when prerequisite kinds of knowledge and tools accumulate in man’s cultural store and when the attention of an appreciable number of investigators becomes focused on a problem, by emerging social needs, by developments internal to […]

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