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Energy Savings

Commercial Energy Efficiency: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Among the energy efficiency strategies that are often suggested for reducing energy use in smaller commercial facilities are LED lighting, Variable Speed Drive compressors, Demand-Controlled Ventilation systems, and Energy Management Systems. These systems require an initial cash outlay – albeit one that is often offset by a utility rebate – so it is...
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EMS Security

Has Target Made EMS a Target? 3 Ways to Ensure Your EMS Is Not an Open Door

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Cross-posted from Energy Manager Today By Martin Flusberg, CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics The recent revelation that the data breach at Target originated with the theft of network credentials from one of their HVAC/R contractors has generated significant, and legitimate, attention to the issue of data security of Energy Management Systems (EMS). If...
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Saving Money

Energy Efficiency Delivers the Green

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Energy Efficiency Delivers the Green… increased profits, that is Too often I hear people describe energy efficiency as a “do-gooder” kind of thing – something to “help the planet”, but with no other intrinsic value. Part of this may relate to confusion between the terms “efficiency” and “conservation”. While there are...
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