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Bob Nicholas joins the TrickleStar team

Posted By TrickleStar, Monday, February 6, 2017
TrickleStar Appoints Bob Nicholas as Director of Business Development
TrickleStar is pleased to announce its recent addition of Bob Nicholas, who will join TrickleStar's business development team in the Pacific Northwest working remotely from Marysville, Washington.

Within this role, Bob will be responsible for directing sales and business development efforts with valued utility, implementation, and distributor partners through sales leadership, program implementation, and product support.

Over the last decade, Bob was instrumental in business development for JACO Environmental. There he was responsible for client relations, product representation, program management and related marketing activities nationwide with a primary focus on the Pacific Northwest and Western US markets.

Bob also comes to TrickleStar with 40 years of experience in the utility industry. Before JACO, he was part of Snohomish County Public Utility District's senior staff. Bob held a number of positions including Manager of Product Development and Manager of Demand Side Planning where he managed the energy efficiency portfolio, IRP development, development and delivery of energy efficiency programs, and implementation of demand response initiatives and green power programs.

While at Snohomish PUD, Bob developed surge protection programs covering whole house protection as well as plug-load protection. In addition, he developed and implemented one of the first in-home energy monitor programs that allowed customers to see their power usage and cost in real time.

Bob joins TrickleStar as Director of Business Development to continue TrickleStar's success in supplying residential and commercial plug-load management solutions to utilities and utility partners.
Jon Lanning, Vice President of Business Development said "Bob's wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a valuable addition to the TrickleStar family. His appointment represents our commitment to holding our position as the market leader of plug-load management solutions nationwide."

Founded in 2007, TrickleStar®leads in the design and manufacture of products that conserve energy, improve people's lives and minimize environmental impact. With offices in Asia and the United States, TrickleStar is taking its products, and its energy conservation message, around the world!

TrickleStar products help reduce electricity bills, saving customers money while reducing their carbon footprints. You can view and purchase TrickleStar products online at eitherwww.tricklestar.comorAmazon.comas well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and retailers.

TrickleStar®is a trademark of TrickleStar Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Jon Lanning
VP, Business Development
Phone 616.554.3576

Bob Nicholas
Director, Business Development

Toll Free+1-888-700-1098

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Michaels Energy Named Silver Bike Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Posted By Kristin Laursen, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

December 22, 2016 - The League of American Bicyclists recognized Michaels Energy with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining nearly 1,300 visionary businesses from across the country.

With the announcement of 42 new and renewing BFBs today, Michaels Energy joins a cutting-edge group of 1,265 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Bill Nesper, League Deputy Director for Programs and Operations. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including Michaels Energy, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

Being bike friendly is part of Michaels Energy's overall commitment to corporate sustainability. Michaels encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as bicycle storage, a maintenance station, and a shower/changing room, plus additional perks such as contests, guest speakers, and cash incentives.

Moving forward, Michaels Energy will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen. Even on the busiest days, a bike commuter still gets a dose of exercise. Bike riders also reduce congestion during rush hour, and have a minimal impact on roads.

To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program

To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs visit

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

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Cut Costs With Cadmus’ New Meter Leasing Services

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Thursday, January 12, 2017
Cadmus is proud to announce new meter leasing offerings for a wide range of measurement, evaluation, and verification activities. We can provide wired and wireless solutions over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 3G cellular networks. Our large inventory includes metering equipment for lighting, plug loads, appliances, HVAC, and commercial and industrial loads at a very competitive price. Learn more and reserve yours at:

Tags:  Cadmus  EM&V  meter  metering 

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Proud Moments for C+C

Posted By Cynthia Jolicoeur, Friday, December 2, 2016

Pleased to share the news that C+C has been nominated by PR Week as an Outstanding Small Agency of the year, and our SWAP campaign for US Department of Energy’s Better Building Challenge is a finalist in the Best in public sector category!  This is the Academy Awards of agencies!  Many thanks to thanks to our great clients, colleagues and co-workers for putting us among the industry leaders!

Fast Company says C+C's “Swapped” campaign for the Department of Energy is “Great Television”!

The latest installment features a classic rivalry—US Air Force Academy vs. US Naval Academy!Check it out at


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Franklin Energy Merges With AM Conservation Group to Form Industry Leading Energy Efficiency Services Platform

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group announced today that they have completed a strategic business combination.  Based in Port Washington, WI, Franklin Energy is a leading implementer and administrator of energy efficiency programs, offering comprehensive utility-focused services across the United States and Canada.  AM Conservation Group is a Charleston, SC-based full service provider of energy and water conservation products and EE program implementation services.  In addition to expanding each company’s energy efficiency program administration capabilities, the combination further serves to bolster their education program and demand response services.

Read the full press release here

Tags:  AM Conservation  AM Conservation Group  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  GoodCents  RAP  Resource Action Programs 

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Lime Energy Awarded U.S. Department of Energy Grant

Posted By Lime Energy, Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lime Energy Co. has been awarded a funding agreement by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to design and deliver “Achieving Energy Efficiency in Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas,” an energy efficiency program for low-income communities. As part of this collaboration, the DOE will invest $1.35 million to help Lime Energy engage 10,000 small businesses and complete 2,500 small business efficiency retrofit projects in low-income areas in Atlanta, Orlando, and Houston. “Lime Energy has been a leader in delivering clean energy solutions to small businesses across America, and we are excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy on this initiative,” said Adam Procell, Lime Energy’s President and CEO. “We believe that our unique approach and our innovative metering technology will help drive all the benefits of energy efficiency deeper and more cost-effectively into the heart of the communities that need it the most.”

Tags:  Lime Energy  U.S. DOE 

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The Force is Strong with This One

Posted By Sabrina Cowden, Thursday, September 8, 2016

Milepost recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact.

We’re excited to announce that we were honored today in the Best for Workers category during B the Change Media’s Best for the World Awards.

What does that mean?
As many of you know, Milepost Consulting is a certified B Corp, which means we’re a for-profit company certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This award indicates a top 10% ranking in the small business category for the positive impact we have on our team.

Focusing on overall work environment within the company and considering management and worker communication, job flexibility, culture, benefits, and training, Milepost is helping to set the gold standard for employee impact. We believe we must use business as a force for good and that begins with our own team.

A big part of our culture is making sure we share those positive impacts with our clients as well and helping them to incorporate B Corp principles into their own organizational practices.

If you are a client, thanks! We hope you’ve noticed and enjoyed working with our happy, healthy workforce.

Thank you,
Milepost Consulting Team

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On Demand Savings: The Power to Change the Way We Look at Utility Programs

Posted By Jamie Delk, Friday, September 2, 2016

When most of us think about energy efficiency solutions, we generally think in terms of technologies. We have it quite literally down to a formula. We default to replacing older, inefficient equipment with smarter, more efficient technologies – or installing controls that conserve energy when we don’t need it. And it works. For residential and small business customers, it’s the effective go-to solution for energy efficiency program design.

However, for large commercial building owners or manufacturers (often coined as Commercial and Industrial or C&I customers), there’s another factor that comes into play. Power. 

Read the full On Demand Savings program blog and whitepaper to see how utilities are helping customers save on demand charges – including the real-world challenges and solutions of pilot program success stories.

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Tags:  C&I  commercial and industrial  consultations  demand charges  energy  energy bills  energy dashboard  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  ODS  On Demand Savings  power 

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Change is in the Wind: New York Leads the Way

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By Brian Hedman

The lower costs and increased acceptance of distributed generation, storage, and energy efficiency are changing the hundred-year-old relationship between utilities and their customers. Throughout the last century, utilities generated and distributed power to their customers. The utility was granted a franchise area and an authorized return on any investments in exchange for the obligation to provide power to each customer within the franchise area.

Rapid changes in technology are turning that arrangement on its head. Customers now have the ability to generate and store their own power, often at a lower cost than purchasing power from the utility. Customers are also becoming more efficient in their use of power and may actually sell excess power back to the utility. This has led utility regulators to question whether the regulations of the last hundred years are still appropriate, or whether a new approach is required that allows utilities to generate revenues and profits from services other than traditional investments in generation, transmission, and distribution facilities. The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding is showing how it can be done.

A model for changing markets

In May 2016, the New York Public Service Commission issued an order that adopts a framework for ratemaking and a new revenue platform for utilities. The order builds on a conventional cost-of-service approach and adds market-based and outcome-based earning opportunities. This provides utilities with four ways to achieve earnings:

-Traditional cost-of-service

- Achievement of alternatives that reduce utility capital spending and provide consumer benefit

- Market-facing platform activities

- Transitional outcome-based performance measures

The changes proposed by the Order are based on three fundamental principles: First, the Commission recognizes that the grid that was designed as unidirectional is becoming more diversified and bidirectional. This will make the grid more resilient and will engage customers and third parties. Second, the standard of universal, reliable, and secure electricity delivery at just and reasonable prices remains a function of regulated utilities. Finally, the overall efficiency of the electricity system can, and will, improve by assuring a more productive mix of utility and third-party investments.

Specific measures identify priorities

To move the utility revenue model away from traditional cost-of-service, the Commission proposes near-term changes and longer-term initiatives; however, they note that, with billions of dollars of needed infrastructure improvements, rapid technological advancements, and potential carbon reduction requirements, the historic pace of regulatory change is inadequate. To that end, the Commission has identified and ordered several specific measures......

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Tags:  Cadmus  Insights  NY REV 

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More like Ikea, Less like the IRS

Posted By Franklin Energy Services, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I love a good catalog. I’m instantly transported to an idyllic place where my house is flawlessly decorated and organized. The throw pillows complement the loveseat (which matches the rug). Even the dog coordinates with his dog bed tucked neatly in the alcove. Sigh.

As you comb through each spread, there’s also a sense of familiarity. You know the brand. You identify with the look and feel. Recognize the products. You know the names, styles, cost, and ordering them is a cinch with those bolded product codes.

Why can’t everything be so satisfying and simple?

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