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CMC Energy Services acquires Competitive Resources Inc.

Posted By CMC, Friday, July 31, 2015

 

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Cadmus Acquires Britt/Makela Group Assets- Expands Energy-Efficient Building Code Development Services

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass., July 28, 2015—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has completed a deal to acquire the assets of Britt/Makela Group (BMG), a leading consulting firm specializing in energy-efficient building codes and standards. Cadmus will be opening an office in Boise, Idaho, the current site of BMG headquarters.

BMG provides domestic and international support for the development and implementation of codes and regulations that affect the energy use of residential and commercial buildings. BMG co-founder Eric Makela, an internationally recognized expert in building codes and standards, and his team will be joining Cadmus.

“We are delighted that Eric and the BMG team are joining Cadmus,” said Ian Kline, Cadmus president and CEO. “BMG’s reputation, expertise, and experience are first-rate and will complement our existing capabilities very effectively. We look forward to expanding Cadmus’ impact in the important area of building codes and standards.”

BMG clients and collaborators include the International Code Council, U.S. Department of Energy, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, municipal building departments, state energy offices, utilities, material manufacturers, and regional energy-efficiency organizations.

“The BMG team is very excited to bring the foundation we have built to a company with the ability to grow and expand our services,” said Makela. “Combining the expertise and experience of our staff with that of Cadmus’ leading energy-efficiency professionals enables us to not only continue providing excellent work to our current clients, but to focus our attention on the more innovative and challenging solutions needed to address the issues facing our industry.”

Cadmus offers wide-ranging support services in the energy-efficiency field, including energy-efficient building codes and appliance standards. With decades of experience in development and adoption, technical research, compliance, and evaluation of codes and standards programs, its services are delivered by experts in engineering, economics, statistics, behavioral analysis, and policy analysis.

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World-class recognition for Globe Electric

Posted By Gillian Saidman, Friday, July 24, 2015

The ENERGY STAR team at Natural Resources Canada congratulates Globe Electric Company Inc. for its significant achievement in winning the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal 2015 for the North America region. Globe is being recognized for the most energy-efficient LED bulb that is a commercially available, general lighting service lamp with light output of at least 800 lumens and colour temperature between 2700-3000K.

This is the fourth year SEAD Global Efficiency Medals have been awarded for lighting products that demonstrate the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions—Australia, Europe, India, and North America. The Global Efficiency Medal competition demonstrates the levels of efficiency that are possible today, and shines a spotlight on innovative new technologies that can further push the boundaries of efficiency and slash energy consumption.

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative is a voluntary collaboration among governments working to promote the manufacture, purchase, and use of energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and equipment worldwide.

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Globe Electric wins the SEAD award for most efficient LED in North America

Posted By Gillian Saidman, Friday, July 24, 2015

The ENERGY STAR team at Natural Resources Canada congratulates Globe Electric Company Inc. for its significant achievement in winning the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal 2015 for the North America region. Globe is being recognized for the most energy-efficient LED bulb that is a commercially available, general lighting service lamp with light output of at least 800 lumens and colour temperature between 2700-3000K.

This is the fourth year SEAD Global Efficiency Medals have been awarded for lighting products that demonstrate the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions—Australia, Europe, India, and North America. The Global Efficiency Medal competition demonstrates the levels of efficiency that are possible today, and shines a spotlight on innovative new technologies that can further push the boundaries of efficiency and slash energy consumption.

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The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative is a voluntary collaboration among governments working to promote the manufacture, purchase, and use of energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and equipment worldwide.

Tags:  Canada  EE Award  ENERGY STAR  Globe Electric  LED  lighting  SEAD 

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TRC's New Website is Live!

Posted By TRC, Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TRC's New Website is Live! 

TRC is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, designed to offer you an enhanced, user friendly experience and richer online content, including: 

•Improved navigation and functionality 
•Easy to access, detailed project information 
Video highlights of innovative engineering approaches 
•Educational resources, including regulatory updates 
•And more! 

The site provides a detailed overview of TRC’s capabilities across a range of industries including Power, Oil and Gas, and Transportation, with comprehensive and educational content that is easier to navigate and share with others. 

We invite you to visit the site and learn more about how we can help solve some of your most complex energy, environmental and infrastructure challenges.

Visit the new site at www.trcsolutions.com.

To learn more about TRC, visit our website www.trcsolutions.com, browse our Resource Center, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cadmus’ Machado, Shaw Achieve Professional Engineer Certifications

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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WALTHAM, Mass., June 22, 2015—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) is proud to announce that two Cadmus employees were certified as Professional Engineers (PEs) in spring 2015. Shawn Shaw, a principal, obtained his certification in electrical engineering; Andrew Machado, an associate, was certified as a mechanical engineer. Both engineers are based primarily in the firm’s Waltham, Mass., headquarters.

“Shawn and Andy’s PE certifications are perfect examples of the qualifications and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our staff, and Cadmus is proud to support this step in their continuing professional development,” said Dave Korn, vice president in charge of Cadmus’ measurement and engineering group. “These certifications, and those of Cadmus’ other PEs, allow us to continually build on the exceptional services we provide our clients.”

The PE certification is the most advanced professional registration in the engineering field.

Shaw, leader of the firm’s renewable energy practice, specializes in design and installations standards for solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, and hybrid power systems. Since joining Cadmus in 2004, he has provided a variety of clients with technical guidance, training, and due diligence services to ensure the safe and effective operation of clean energy systems.

Machado, who has been a practicing engineer since 2002, works with utilities, businesses, and municipalities to plan, measure and assess their energy efficiency portfolios. At Cadmus, he leads energy engineering and cross-functional teams focused on energy efficiency, measurement and verification, and energy codes.

Cadmus’ staff includes PEs certified in electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. These PEs, and other key experts, provide Cadmus’ clients with the technical insight to overcome complex challenges, from analyzing renewable energy and energy storage projects and evaluating innovative energy conservation measures to evaluating drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies.

Cadmus supports private and public sector clients in all markets, including federal government agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and energy utilities.

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Congratulations AEP SWEPCO

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 15, 2015

 AEP SWEPCO wins
US EPA and US DOE Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award

 

Photo(from left to right, Jacob Nielson and Lisa Grecho, CLEAResult; Phil Watklins, SWEPCO; Eli Jacobsohn, DOE; Sherry McCormack, SWEPCO, and Trent Brackridge, CLEAResult.

 

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Takeaways from the AESP Spring Conference - Customer Engagement is Key - (Jame Zaiyouna –Program Director - Summerhill)

Posted By Jame Zaiyouna, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This was the first AESP conference I had attended and was pleasantly surprised by the both the speaker sessions, and quality of conversations I had with attendees throughout the conference. Organizations from across the U.S. and Canada attended, with a focus on technology and software. I was able to attend the conference as a scholarship recipient which included DSM training and access to the 2 day conference.

 

I also had the opportunity to partake in AESP’s mentor program, with – Kristin Laursen from Michaels Energy as my mentor. Leading up to the conference Kristin and I had exchanged several emails in anticipation for the conference. In our short time spent with each other, we developed an ongoing professional relationship where we were able to share ideas, best practices, and general thoughts on the industry and beyond.  The opportunity to connect with a mentor like Kristin, was an invaluable part of the AESP conference. AESP’s ability to connect new-to-the-industry professionals to seasoned veterans is an example of the cooperative thinking that the industry strives for.

 

Why new professionals should attend – This industry is growing. Why don’t you grow with it?  The conference and mentorship program offer a unique perspective for energy service professionals, whether you design, implement or evaluate programs, there is something new to learn for everyone. Connect with professionals in your field, and provide better value for your organization and your clients.

 

What I learned – One of the most important takeaways from the conference was that energy efficiency continues to be a growing industry in a semi-stagnant economy. Energy efficiency – the fifth fuel will be a bastion for future utilities. Though, this decrease in energy consumption does not come from the utilities, instead is tied to customer reduction, and behavior. From conversations with dozens of individuals, it seems like there was a reoccurring theme – customer engagement is key. Driving beyond customer awareness, and beginning to improve how customers view energy is paramount to both program and industry success. There is an opportunity to build trust, and a better relationship between customers and their utilities.

 

How it applies to my world – At Summerhill, we run customer education/engagement programs for utilities across the country. This gives us the opportunity to connect 1-on-1 with tens of thousands of customer’s right at the point of purchase. It is imperative that the industry begins to improve customer loyalty by creating unique and tangible experiences, educate them on why they should be participating in the program(s), and how their actions have profound impacts.

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EPA Recognizes Mass Save® as a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Waltham, Mass., June 2, 2015—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that client program Mass Save has been awarded the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award in Energy Efficiency Program Delivery for its residential lighting and consumer products initiative. Mass Save and other Partners of the Year were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 20.

Mass Save is a statewide initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers to help Massachusetts residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs through energy efficiency. The Sponsors of Mass Save’s lighting and consumer products initiative include Cape Light Compact, Eversource Energy, National Grid, and Unitil.

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, one of EPA’s highest honors, highlights outstanding commitments to the creation and promotion of environmentally responsible initiatives, focused on energy efficiency. The Program Delivery category specifically recognizes states, utilities, and organizations that create and support innovative energy-efficiency programs that provide benefits to their communities and customers.

Cadmus, along with its partners Match Drive and wedü, is proud to be a part of the award-winning team, which is setting the pace for innovative energy-efficiency programs. Cadmus has supported Mass Save’s residential lighting and consumer products initiative since 2004.

Mass Save’s efficiency initiatives provide the education, accessibility, and support needed to help customers focus on reducing energy use and its harmful environmental impact, and, as a result, saving money on their energy bills. Through its use of innovative marketing and accessible rebates and incentives on ENERGY STAR-certified lighting and consumer products, Mass Save assisted the Commonwealth in achieving energy savings of over 144,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWhs) in 2014.

“We are honored to be recognized by EPA with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for our commitment to making Massachusetts a leader in energy efficiency across the nation,” stated Maggie Downey of Cape Light Compact. “The award is a testament to the success of our partnership in providing a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information on energy usage and related costs. Cadmus’ support has been invaluable in helping Mass Save reach, educate, and engage a wide audience of customers who are passionate about saving energy with residential lighting and consumer products.”

In 2014, the Mass Save lighting and consumer products Sponsors also received the Association of Energy Services Professionals’ (AESP’s) Outstanding Achievement in Social Media award—the first award of its kind given by AESP.

Cadmus’ unique approach to efficiency marketing goes beyond standard methodologies by building upon a deep understanding of both marketing and evaluation. For more information on how we support clients in a range of markets with our strategic and evaluative efficiency marketing expertise, visit www.cadmusgroup.com/eemarketing.

About Mass Save
Mass Save is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs. For more information, please visit: www.MassSave.com.

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Cadmus Report Assesses State Options for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Friday, June 5, 2015

Waltham, Mass., May 14, 2015—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it had issued a final report for the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) based on research exploring multi-state compliance options for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed 111(d) rule, also known as the Clean Power Plan. The full report is available at www.cadmusgroup.com/111d-west.

Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, EPA would establish numeric greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for every state and require each state to develop and submit a compliance plan outlining how it will achieve and enforce those goals. States will be allowed to submit single-state or multi-state compliance plans.

The report, “Exploring and Evaluating Modular Approaches to Multi-State Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan in the West,” assesses multi-state collaboration on select elements—referred to as “modules”—of state compliance plans that consider renewable energy, energy efficiency, and re-dispatch (supplanting coal and oil with lower-emitting natural gas) approaches to reducing emissions.

“Our principal findings indicate that the modular approach is indeed a valid strategy for compliance with the requirements of 111(d),” said Kate Wilson, primary author of the report and director of Cadmus’ greenhouse gas and sustainability reporting services. “Furthermore, our team found that the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), with some enhancements, is a potential platform to support this approach for the states in the Western Interconnection. The modular approach, supported by a system such as WREGIS, could benefit states as they approach 111(d) in that it is conducive to multi-state solutions without requiring one or more states that would like to cooperate to engage in complex negotiations and agreements on all compliance plan elements. It also offers the opportunity to lower overall compliance costs and allows greater compliance flexibility in cases where collaborating states offer comparative advantages. This research offers valuable insight for other states around the country looking to explore their compliance strategy.”

The report also identifies a range of policy considerations states will need to take into account before engaging in a modular approach and recommends ways of resolving them, with the caveat that EPA may address them in final 111(d) rules. The final 111(d) rule is expected this summer.

“Cadmus distilled complex technical material into a highly informative report for policymakers,” said Alaine Ginocchio of WIEB. “It describes what is needed to track and trade renewable energy and energy efficiency and demonstrate compliance with the Clean Power Plan. WIEB will continue to develop these ideas and the policy considerations identified.”

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