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Utilities Awaken to Electric Vehicles

Despite the obvious need to spark new revenue streams, electric utilities have not been particularly aggressive in their embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) as a potential source of new demand.  

Electricity Delivery and Management: A Look Back at 2018 Growth and a Look Ahead to Emerging Markets

If you haven’t read through the Advanced Energy Now 2019 Market Report, *SPOILER ALERT* it’s full of great news for the future of the advanced energy industry. In short, 2018 was a year of promising growth. Advanced energy generated $238 billion in revenue and supported 3.5 million U.S. jobs — an 11 percent increase over the previous year. That’s on par with the aerospace manufacturing industry and double the biotechnology industry.

Why Hospitals Are Well Suited to Benefit from Energy Efficient Technology

Hospitals are one of the most energy-intensive commercial building types—the US healthcare sector occupies only 1.6 billion square feet, but its energy consumption is disproportionately high, at 1.5 quadrillion BTU’s each year.

Although the healthcare sector typically prioritizes spending on medical equipment over energy efficiency upgrades, 69 percent of hospitals already have computerized building automation systems in place along with electronic healthcare management for tracking patient records, scheduling and so on. That’s why this sector is uniquely suited to adopt smart data-providing and energy-saving technologies that can integrate with these existing systems.

Why Optimize Telecommunications?

You’re at dinner with a friend, and neither of you can recall the name of the lead actor in a movie you want to see. So, you pull out your phone and punch the information into your search engine. You’re driving through an unfamiliar area to meet up with a colleague, but you can’t remember which turn to make, so you take out your phone and type the address in your maps app. You’re out of town for work, but you still need to say goodnight to your kids, so you take out your phone and video chat with them before bed.

Regardless of the situation, it is undeniable that cell phones have become a necessity for most Americans. They’re used in thousands of ways, millions of times a day, all across the country. The service that makes this possible, however, doesn’t just appear out of thin air.

How Tenants Can Play a Bigger Role in Multi-Lease Building Energy Efficiency

It's not uncommon for tenants and building owners to dance around the subject of energy efficiency, looking for the other to take the first step in making the building more energy efficient. The complex nature of these relationships and differing responsibilities only complicate things further.

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