“We do not have to wait for an international treaty or new regulations to act,” proclaims Joe Kaiser of Siemen’s Energy as he refers to the responsibility on industry’s shoulders to manage energy with an eye to the future. Siemens, an employer to 340,000, is setting a powerful example for businesses, taking control of its energy use through energy efficiency, meticulous energy management practices, and distributed generation. An example many are eager to follow.
If I asked you what a small private high school in New Hampshire had in common with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, you’d probably rack your brain for some complicated relationship between the two disparate establishments.
Well, I’m here to tell you that the relationship isn’t as uncanny as you may think. In fact, don’t think all that hard; the light above your head should switch on by itself.
Throw some popcorn in an energy efficient microwave, turn down the overhead, living-room LEDS with your shiny-new home energy management system, and join our story’s protagonist, energy efficiency, on a my
At the tail end of October 2013, I hit the ground running as NEEP’s new Public Relations Manager. I quickly learned about NEEP staffers, their roles, and how they all connected together to make our projects move forward. I studied NEEP whitepapers, workshops, and business plans. I looked up acronym after acronym. I met (via email, phone, and in person) scores of NEEP partners and sponsors.