Big Data Helps Utilities Target Commercial Customers

Big data analytics have shown great value for financial and ecommerce industries. However, utilities may be in the best position when it comes to leveraging big data analytics to find commercial and industrial prospects with the best potential for energy savings. The US spent about $400 billion on energy for its Commercial and Industrial (C&I) … [Read more...]

Are We Investing Energy Efficiency Dollars in the Wrong Buildings?

It’s not easy deciding what buildings merit our energy efficiency dollars. In fact, the obvious choices may be the wrong choices. That’s the takeaway from a report issued today that is bound to stir up some discussion within the energy efficiency industry. Produced by Boston-based analytics firm Retroficiency, the “Building Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]

Rising Market: Maine’s Energy Efficiency Spending Doubles Part II

Maine is achieving energy savings in many tried-and-true ways – weatherization, fuel switching and installation of high efficiency light bulbs. But the state also is not afraid to explore the new and promising. The Efficiency Maine Trust, an independent entity in charge of the state’s efficiency efforts, is test driving three up-and-coming … [Read more...]