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Key Elements of the Energy Manager Job Descripton

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management

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Whether you’ve decided to hire an energy manager or are still looking for ideal energy management solutions for your company, you’ll want to know what an energy manager job description looks likes.

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Choosing the Right Internal Team for Energy Management

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy management

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The U.S. government’s Energy Star program is among the leading sources on the implementation of energy management. 

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Energy Management vs. Energy Strategy

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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For the uninitiated, energy terms can get confusing quickly. When your goal is to get a handle on your company’s energy use that can make it tricky to get started.

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What Does an Ideal Energy Manager Look Like?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy management

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If your organization is ready to get serious about energy management, you may immediately leap to the idea of hiring a full-time energy manager or an energy consultant. But would you even know where to start?

What should an  energy manager know, and what skills do they need to be successful?

The Ideal Energy Manager…

...has a strong educational foundation

No one has a degree in strategic energy management specifically, but the ideal energy manager should have a strong educational background nonetheless. A bachelor’s degree is the minimum, but an MBA or other graduate degree is even better. A strong foundation is not only an indication of what this energy manager knows but also of the fact that they are open to new ideas and ultimately good at learning.

...has credentials

Energy management credentials are another good indicator of how invested an energy manager is in his job. Some of the most common energy management credentials are:
  • Certified Energy Manager from Association of Energy Engineers
  • Certified Energy Procurement Professional
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) from the Green Building Council Institute

An ideal energy manager needn’t have all these credentials, but at least one shows a dedication to continuing education.

...is a confident leader

Even when an energy manager is brought in as an outside consultant, it is critical that she be able to take charge of a team. Strategic energy management services cannot be delivered by one person alone. Rather, an energy manager should be able to lead energy management projects while also partnering with existing executive leadership to execute a comprehensive, and effective, strategy.

...has an analytical mind

Analysis is another critical piece of the energy management puzzle. Indeed, as soon as an organization engages with an energy manager, analysis will begin on current levels of energy use and where immediate efficiency improvements are possible. An ideal energy manager needs to be able to take raw data and make sense of it, then present it effectively to organizational stakeholders.

...is a visionary

Some might argue that an analytical mind is antithetical to being a visionary but the fact is that an ideal energy manager must play both of these roles. We are growing in our understanding of energy management each day, and an energy manager must be able to look forward to new technologies, suggest unique solutions and employ creative thinking to leverage all aspects of energy for the company.

...is in high demand

There is currently far more need for energy managers than there are ideal energy manager candidates. This high demand means not only that it is difficult to find people to fill this specialized role, but that when companies can find them, they come with a steep price tag attached. In too many instances, this means that companies eschew hiring a qualified energy manager, instead investing in other areas of their business.

Finding an ideal energy manager is no easy task. Fortunately, hiring one of these highly educated, experienced, credentialed professionals is no longer the only path towards effective energy management. An energy platform like Correlate’s can offer the same level of savings and strategic direction at a fraction of the cost. In fact, your initial engagement is completely free.


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How to Get Executive Buy-In on Energy Management

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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Whether your company is brand new to strategic energy management or you want to build up your program even further, you cannot go it alone.
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How to Identify Your Energy Management Goals

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy management

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According to one recent poll, less than half of Fortune 500 companies have explicit energy goals in the form of greenhouse gas emissions target, a broader energy efficiency target, or a combination of the two.

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Take 4 Big Steps Towards a Comprehensive Energy Plan

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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If you’re even attempting to develop a comprehensive energy plan for your company, you’re ahead of the curve.

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What Does Your Company's Carbon Footprint Look Like? Does it Matter?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy management

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There are a few different reasons that your company may be talking about assessing its carbon footprint, and one is not better than another.

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A Guide to ASHRAE Energy Audit Levels

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers

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To understand the complete picture of how your facility is using energy, you have to start by actually creating that picture.

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SEM: A Strategic Grab at the Low Hanging Fruit

December 9, 2018 / by George Belich posted in energy experts, energy management, SEM

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This is the third in a series of posts from guest contributor George Belich with a focus on Progressive Energy Management. Today’s topic is the “Low Hanging Fruit” of energy saving programs and we welcome your input. George is  President of Energy ISA LLC and has 35 years of experience in the energy industry.

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Progressive Energy Management Wins Every Time

December 9, 2018 / by George Belich posted in energy experts, energy management

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WOW What a Week! Read on for insights on how to change the story and start Winning with energy management.

Today we're bringing you a follow up post from a guest contributor George Belich. This is the first in a series of posts on Progressive Energy Management. George is  President of Energy ISA LLC and has 35 years of experience in the energy industry.

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Why Are Smart Meters So Dumb?

December 9, 2018 / by George Belich

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Today we're bringing you a post from a guest contributor. George Belich is  President of Energy ISA LLC and has 35 years of experience in the energy industry. 

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In-House Energy Management vs. Outsourced Energy Management

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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Making the choice to invest in strategic energy management is a huge step in the right direction, but it’s not enough.

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10 Things an Energy Consultant Won't Tell You

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy experts, energy consumers

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If someone asked you to pitch at a baseball game, chances are you wouldn’t know where to start. But if you wanted to learn how to do it, you would probably turn to someone who had coached pitching before.

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How Much Does an Energy Efficiency Audit Cost?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy costs

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Your company’s utility costs can represent a huge percentage of your operating budget, but when companies look to save money, utilities and energy use are often seen as unchangeable. And that’s simply not true.

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How Much Does Energy Management Cost?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy costs, energy management, energy consumers

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New business initiatives can have many different sources, but before anything is decided upon and put into action, the budget is always considered. Energy management is no different.

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Why an Energy Efficiency Audit May Not Be Right for You

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers, energy management

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  • You want to save money.
  • You want to be good corporate citizens.
  • You want to look good to your boss.
  • You think you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Keep reading to find out why this might not be the best time for an energy efficiency audit, and how you avoid wasting time and resources while still keeping your company’s energy use top of mind.

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10 Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption for Your Business

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy costs, energy management, energy consumers

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Keeping a business operating efficiently can involve a range of different processes. Energy conservation is just one way that you can ensure you are not using -- or spending -- too much.

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Correlate Will be at the DNV GL Energy Executive Forum

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin

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We’re pleased to be participating in the 2015 Energy Executive Forum, hosted by DNV GL. The forum will take place May 10 - May 13 at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in Miami.

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5 Ways Strategic Energy Management Can Impact Your Bottom Line

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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When your company makes changes designed to grow revenue or cut expenses, where do they usually look?

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Your Energy Use Has Tax Implications: Do You Know What They Are?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy costs, energy consumers

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When you go to pay your own taxes, or hopefully to file for a refund,

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Occupant Comfort Could Be Your Key to a More Efficient Building

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy consumers

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Although commercial and residential buildings consume approximately 40% of the total energy generated in the U.S.,

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Your Competitors are Leveraging Energy Management

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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Imagine your CEO came to you and said: “In the next 12 months, we want to increase our profits by 15%. But we don’t have any additional inventory.

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What is Energy Management?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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Energy management has probably been a part of your life for much longer than you think.

For instance, when you were a kid, did your parents warn you sternly to turn off a light when you weren’t in the room?

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Your Conversion Path is Too Long

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy partners, sales

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You go into every meeting, phone call, and email writing session with the same goal in mind: converting a lead into a customer.

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20 Energy Industry Statistics That You Can Use Today

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy costs, energy partners

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Explaining the intricacies of the energy industry, or trying to understand the future of energy services in the U.S. and beyond can be challenging. But every conversation is made clearer with the use of concrete data.

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Partnering with Correlate [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy partners

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Learn the benefits you'll experience and what you can offer your customers by partnering with us.

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What is an Energy Platform?

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy partners, energy consumers

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The idea of an energy platform may understandably be a bit foreign. But by comparing the idea of a platform methodology with some familiar consumer industries, it becomes much more clear how energy service providers could leverage platform technology to make big changes in their business.

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The Essential Components of an Energy Business Case

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy partners

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As a salesperson, every conversation you have with a potential customer should be about them. You are solving a problem they have -- whether they know they have it or not.

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What Customers Look for in a Buying Experience

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy partners

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No matter how useful, innovative, or well designed your product or service is, you will not sell it if you do not consider your potential customer's buying experience.

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Tips for Effective Meeting Agendas For Discussing Energy

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy partners

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You’ve gotten the meeting and you’re ready to dig into the details with your customer.  To make the most of this opportunity, you want to be sure you’re not wasting anyone’s time. 

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Who We Are & How We're Making Intelligent Energy Decisions Happen

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy partners

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Innovation in Energy is improving and the viability of new options for businesses is at an all time high but the adoption of these options is too slow and we must accelerate things in a big way.    

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5 Steps to Setting Corporate Energy Goals that Make Sense

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy consumers

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 Strategic energy management is about maximizing energy efficiency through upfront commitment and persistence over time. 

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The Future of Energy: Predictions for 2016

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy management, energy partners, energy experts, energy consumers

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Energy management is about making a commitment to the future. The right energy management plan can secure a company's future while also contributing to a more sustainable planet overall.

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Your Energy Bill is a Weapon: 3 Ways Energy Management Gives You Edge

December 9, 2018 / by Max Dworkin posted in energy costs, energy consumers

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Energy management provides businesses with an essential competitive edge, and the much-maligned energy bill is the secret to unlocking this advantage.

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How an Energy Platform Can Help Your Company

December 9, 2018 / by Eric Graf posted in energy consumers

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It may sometimes seem difficult to find the time to step back from the endless pile of daily business tasks and look at the big picture of potential adjustments that could positively affect your business. 

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How Worker Gender Could Affect Your Company's Utility Bill

December 9, 2018 / by Eric Graf posted in energy costs, energy consumers

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Business and facility managers concerned about budget, take note that clues about how to cut operating costs are right in front of you and will lead you to your thermostat.

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