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Top 5 Services that the Utilities of the future must offer their Customers

Digitalisation opens up an unparalleled opportunity in the world of energy trading to improve the energy products offered conventionally, and to create new solutions and business models strongly linked to digital technology.  We are at a time in the sector when it is no longer enough to rely on yesterday’s typical products and services (flat […]

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Energy Efficiency Optimisation in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

The challenges and goals for architects, urban designers and owners of buildings are not related anymore with making the most impressive and most challenging buildings in terms of height and complex shapes. Or at the very least, not without targeting the sustainability of the building, such as NZE Buildings. It is not that there is […]

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How Big Data Analytics builds Energy Efficiency

Saving energy has been a major concern since households and companies started consuming greater amounts of energy, especially in the form of electricity, the major fuel for most operations and processes performed on a daily basis. However, a few things have changed along the years when it comes to using energy more efficiently and consciously. […]

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Crowdsourcing & Smart City: A winning combination to accelerate Innovation & Sustainability

Throughout history, there have been several initiatives from organisations, countries or regions to unify people, share economy and assets, or divide the responsibilities between each member of a group. However, several initiatives that involve giving control to the masses have ended up being politicised, or created debates on whether one economic system is better than […]

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How can a house become more sustainable?

Some years ago, thinking about the environment, and wanting to reduce our consumption of energy, were often frowned upon. People would call you a hippie, or try to make fun of your ecological endeavours. Of course, this was not the case for everyone, but being eco-friendly was definitely not so cool. Luckily, with the amount […]

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Mini Guide to Finding the Right Energy Plan

If you are a business owner, you know how much of your annual operating budget goes toward your energy costs. Running a business of any size requires overhead costs, and the necessity of keeping your lights on and HVAC running is an ever-present reality – especially if you are a business that welcomes customers through […]

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Gamification: A Tool to Build Energy Consumers Engagement

Through its educational virtues and its playful dimension, game is a powerful lever for raising awareness of complex issues. These past years this principle has taken on new importance thanks to the expansion of new technologies. Indeed, whether it is a competition, applications to help people discover a sector, serious games…, the frontier between the […]

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10 Business Models to Accelerate Utilities Digital Transformation

The way we produce and supply energy, also known as the energy value chain, is undergoing a major shift these days. For utilities, what were once easily predictable, low-risk and safe investments are quickly turning into liabilities. As one analyst recently told the Economist, “Never in recent history has the deployment of capital been more […]

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SCADA vs EMS: 7 Essential Differences

At the start of an energy efficiency project, you’ll need to decide which system you want to put in place. You may have come across the terms SCADA and EMS.  For anyone not familiar with industrial and energy management systems you will need to understand the difference and work out which one is right for […]

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Why is Air Quality important in Working Environments

The quality of the air we breathe is a fundamental aspect of living a proper life, and to be able to feel well and healthy.  However, while the quality of the air outside is something that we always notice, and any sign of bad outdoor air quality usually raises concerns as soon as these signs […]

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The disruptive Blockchain Technology is transforming the Energy Sector

For the last few years, Blockchain technology has been one of the most mentioned terms, not only in the world of IT, but also in finance (FinTech) and banking, where it has been most disruptive, as it is what makes it possible for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and several others to exist and be usable. […]

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7 Reasons why Manufacturing will become more sustainable

According to the The US Environmental Protection Agency, “sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products, through economically-sound processes that minimise negative environmental impacts, while conserving energy and natural resources.”  This is a succinct and accurate definition. But it doesn’t even begin to show the scope of impact sustainability has had and will continue to […]

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How will buildings be affected by the Coronavirus?

An interesting topic to consider, is the impact the Coronavirus is going to have on buildings, and their infrastructure for the facility managers.  There is no doubt that on an economic and financial level, the real estate sector will be affected by the current situation and will most likely suffer a black period before being […]

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7 Measures to prepare your buildings for reopening after COVID-19

What can we do in our buildings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection? Are there measures beyond complete disinfection of work spaces to facilitate re-entry?  These are questions we have received from many customers over the past few weeks. In our article this week, we’ll outline 7 Measures you can take to prepare your […]

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Forecasting Energy Consumption using Machine Learning and AI

Machine Learning and Energy Consumption are two very important topics these days. One might call them trends, and they are more than just buzzwords. In this article, we explain why these two concepts are intrinsically linked and how new technologies help improve sustainability and reduce energy consumption. […]

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5 Ways To Make A Maintenance Department More Energy Efficient

The core activities in energy-intensive industries – and all other industries – run on machines that are under the direct control and management of the Maintenance Department. Indoor comfort in large commercial buildings and residential complexes are also controlled by the Maintenance Teams. Since improving energy efficiency is a major worldwide concern, it makes sense […]

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10 Tips to save energy in your buildings during “Lockdown Covid-19” [Interview]

As we all know, the crisis due to Covid-19 has posed different challenges in all sectors. In the case of the energy management sector, not only do they have the challenge of managing installations remotely, but they also have to reduce costs and save energy in buildings during the quarantine. In this article, we give […]

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What are NZEBs and how do they contribute to Sustainable Development

According to statistics, 40% of energy consumption in Europe comes from buildings. This has led the European Commission to create Directives on Energy Efficiency that oblige us to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, introducing the concept of NZEB or Near Zero Energy Building. In this article, we explain what exactly an NZEB building is […]

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How Can Big Data & Data Science Improve Your Relationship With Your Customers

Big Data and Data Science make up a set of technological strategies used to group and analyse large amounts of data from consumers and the electrical system. It helps detect customers’ consumption trends, their segmentation, and possible preferences to achieve better service and healthier profits. […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards Sustainability & Energy Efficiency in Business Strategy

When we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility in companies, do we know what that means? Is your company applying CSR? We clarify these and other doubts in this article. […]

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Utilities: How to become an Energy Manager to the End Customer

If you are an Energy Manager or a Utility, how would you help customers manage their energy to be more efficient? This is exactly what the following article is about, how energy marketers can help their customers save energy and be more efficient by becoming their energy manager: […]

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The value an Energy Manager brings to your company

If you are considering incorporating an energy manager into your staff and you are not sure if this professional role will add value to your company, Enrique Pérez (Energy Efficiency Manager at CIRSA) will clarify your doubts in this article: […]

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6 Challenges in the Utility Sector

The arrival of new technologies and digital transformation has forced traditional power utility sector to reinvent themselves and catch the wave of change to stay competitive. In this article, we will outline the main challenges that these companies will face.  […]

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Top 10 Content on Energy Efficiency 2019

Energy efficiency and sustainability have been more present than ever this 2019 and we have confirmed it with events such as Sustainable Energy Week, FreeElectron, European Utility Week, COP25, etc. In our last article of the year, we want to review all the content created for the DEXMA Community and have a look at the […]

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5 Irresistible Reasons to Go Solar

Utilizing solar energy might not be the easiest thing in the world, but it’s definitely among the most useful ones. It also makes a lot of sense in the long run, no matter where you live and how sustainable you are. There are lots of benefits of doing that, and every home or building owner […]

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6 Common Errors in a Predictive Maintenance Plan

  Carrying out a predictive maintenance plan is a smart way to avoid future costs, you know that. And in order to do this, you will need a predictive maintenance software or program. But what are the most common mistakes made in a maintenance program of this type? Here is a list with 6 most […]

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6 Clean Energy Startups Making Waves For The Right Reasons

Are you up to date with the latest innovations in the startup world?  Here are 6 Startups that have developed very interesting ideas to switch to the side of Clean Energy: […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #3: Measurement & Verification

In the previous two articles in this series we showed you how to analyse energy data, pinpoint energy inefficiencies and take advantage of submetering. The next step is what to do to fix these inefficiencies – creating and managing energy efficiency projects. This is known as Measurement & Verification, or as we like to call it, […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #2: Taking Advantage of Submetering

For Step 2 in your DEXMA Energy Intelligence Demo, we’ll show you how to take advantage of submetering to analyse energy consumption. […]

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How efficient are Solar Energy Technologies for Buildings

Solar energy as a ‘green energy’ has been gaining amazing popularity in the last few decades. The use is amplified in recent times as more numbers of homes, offices, and industrial units are opting for this ‘clean energy’. The popularity of this ‘photovoltaic energy’ has increased considerably over the past year. Globally, 75 GW of Solar Energy […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #1: Analyse Your Energy Efficiency In Less Than 1 Minute

We want to make sure you get the most out of your free DEXMA Energy Intelligence Demo. So here’s a few tips to get you started on the road to energy savings. […]

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4 Key points of the European Energy Efficiency Directive

One of the European Union‘s most ambitious projects is to achieve an intelligent energy transition resulting in a sustainable, competitive and secure energy system for all Member States. And to achieve this goal, one of the tools the EU uses is the implementation of energy regulations and legislation, including the well-known Energy Efficiency Directive. In […]

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The Importance of the Energy Manager in Hotels [Post Expert]

  Hotels of UK start their peak season in summer as in most countries in the world. A time of high consumption peaks, maintenance problems to solve, loads of customers to whom to give the best service. This post, written by an energy manager expert in hotels, Ion Irañeta, Energy Manager Group 3E will give […]

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Energy & The Internet – How Much Energy Does The Web Consume?

The fact that Internet is the king of today’s world is nothing new, but do we know what its energy cost is and how it will affect future consumption? Patrick Foster, Ecommerce expert tells us more in his last article. […]

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What is the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)?

More and more customers prefer to choose companies with a social and environmental commitment. One of the best-known international sustainability indices is the DJSI, an index that has become a benchmark for socially responsible investors. Find out what the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is, and how to be part of this famous ranking.  […]

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District Heating: What Are They and How They Drive Energy Efficiency in City Councils

More than 50% of the final useful energy demand in the EU comes from the heating and cooling consumption of buildings. The installation of District Heating in cities and municipalities helps improve their energy efficiency, resulting in energy savings and reduced costs for their inhabitants. If you are thinking of setting up such a core […]

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Quick look into Green Building Certifications: BREEAM, LEED, WELL and Passivhaus

In this article, we are going to learn a little bit about some of the most well-known certifications in green building design, that has been developed in order to attenuate our carbon footprint by making our cities more efficient in energy management, helping to reduce waste and improve our quality of life. […]

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10 Questions to Ask your Energy Management System Provider

From supermarkets to big factories, companies are actively looking for ways to save energy in order to be more profitable and have more control over their costs. A great way to achieve this is by tracking, analysing and controlling energy through energy management software. Don’t forget that, according to most studies, energy is one third […]

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What Ecommerce Companies Can Do To Be More Energy-Efficient

  Ecommerce companies are one of the most important business models currently and are booming. This model of purchase (online) is becoming the preferred by consumers. Due to this boom, Ecommerce business models not only see their facilities grow but also the energy consumption they require for their proper functioning. If you would like to become […]

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7 Advanced Energy Analysis Tools for Banks

Did you read our article with the 3 phases of an energy management plan for banks? So now the next thing you need to know about Energy and Banks are the key tools with which to perform Advanced Energy Analysis in Banking. We recommend you at least to use these 7! […]

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5 ideas for celebrating Earth Day for energy professionals

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22nd, and this year will be no exception. But, have you ever done anything special as an energy professional to celebrate it? You should! Especially if you work in a business that involves energy efficiency. Why? Because you’re helping to ensure a better, greener and more conscious planet. […]

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5 Tips For a More Energy-Efficient Workplace [Guest Post]

We all know it’s important to conserve energy, but it may be tough to know where to begin—especially in the office, which requires much more energy day-to-day to keep running than the average household. While it’s impossible to do everything all at once, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your […]

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[3 Phases] Advanced Energy Management Plan for Banks

Making your bank’s branches and headquarters consume energy in a smart way is the goal of any bank today. In this article you will discover the phases that a bank must carry out to implement a smart energy plan, highlighting the smart energy control phase. […]

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How bank buildings consume energy

Knowing how buildings work inside is a key to better understanding where energy consumption comes. In this article, you’ll learn about the types of offices and buildings that banks have today, and how bank offices consume energy. […]

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7 Energy Management Challenges in Banking

Although the banking and financial sector is recovering from its downturn in the last decade, they now face new challenges. Their challenges range from new customer relationships with banks to energy management in banks. Read on to catch up. […]

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6 Statistics from The State of Energy Management Report 2019 [Infographic]

At the end of 2018, we launched our annual survey and +300 energy professionals responded. The results can be found in a 14-page report that we have produced in pdf. And, if you take a look at this infographic with 6 outstanding statistics from the survey!! If you find the information below interesting, you can […]

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3 Challenges of the Energy Managers in 2019

One more year, the energy manager’s priority is to close more energy efficiency management projects. But while they have the project in their hands, where do they find the greatest difficulties? What challenges do they face during the energy management process? These are some of the questions from our annual survey on the state of […]

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The 6 most widely used DEXMA Energy Manager Apps

You must have heard of our DEXMA Energy Intelligence software, and the chances are that you have also tried our Demo. Would you like to know what energy managers like you say are their favourite apps? We’ve examined the data on how the system is used and today we will share the results with you. […]

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Top 10 most read Blog-Posts on Energy Management in 2018

Another year has run out, full of novelties and energy content. You have probably found thousands of articles about energy, energy management, efficiency, new technologies, and more, but … which were the most searched topics about energy in 2018? We tell you about it below. […]

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What is the state of the energy sector? Participate in the 4th DEXMA Survey on Energy and Innovation

No one knows how an airplane works better than a pilot. Similarly, no one knows more about the energy sector and energy efficiency than those of you who work in the industry everyday. That’s why we invite you to participate in the fourth edition of our annual survey on Energy, Technology and Innovation. […]

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New ISO 50001:2018 The 9 Major Updates

The best-known international energy standard, ISO 50001, has been reviewed in 2018 for the first time since its creation in 2011. To save you having to read it again in full, here is a summary of all you need to know about the new ISO 50001:2018 standard. […]

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3 Tools that can Ruin your Energy Management Reporting

Reporting on the progress of energy management projects is hard, we know. But there are energy managers out there who are using three very dangerous tools that can potentially destroy your good work. Do you want to know what they are and why they are so dangerous? Keep reading! […]

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Energy Efficiency in Supermarkets: How SUPERSPAR saves +€90k in energy

Supermarkets are one of the retail sectors with the most energy consumption. It is distributed among the different installations and departments (refrigeration machines, ovens, household appliances on display, etc). You can easily assume high numbers when imagining these energy costs, right? Well, this does not mean that these types of establishments cannot be energy efficient […]

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How to save +€76,000 on Energy in Sports Centres [Success Story]

There is some kind of public or private sports centre in almost every town or city. In larger cities, there can even be several large sports complexes. These are facilities with high energy consumption (domestic hot water, long opening hours, lighting, kitchen areas and restaurants…). Is it possible to save energy in sports centres? Let’s […]

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How much do you know about Energy Management?

Are you an Expert or a Beginner? If you work as a Facility Manager, Energy Manager or if you are Responsible for Energy in any capacity, you will like this quiz. Test your energy management knowledge with these 10 questions. You will find 10 concepts randomly chosen among those used by Energy Managers on a […]

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How to Integrate Energy Analysis with Energy Control in Your Building Portfolios

When we talk about energy management, not only does it involve a thorough analysis of the energy consumption that is produced in buildings, but we must also carry out energy and functional control. So, how do we integrate the energy analysis with Building Portfolio Control? Discover the types of control in buildings, and learn about […]

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8 Advanced Energy Analysis Tools for Real Estate & Facility Management

When you work in Real Estate sector or Facility Management sector, and you are part of energy management department, one of your challenges is to manage multitude of locations, buildings and building portfolios of different types. This kind of work requires advanced energy management , and knowing useful tools for this is a key point. […]

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ISO 41001 for Facility Management: All you need to know

Please raise your hand if you don’t want to see a new ISO published! I like it. It helps us reflect on the challenges facing those who use our energy management technology. Now that the ISO 41001 Facility Management standard is here, let’s take the opportunity to see what it is and what it can […]

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How to detect the Savings Potential of your Buildings Portfolio

What is smart energy management for those who must carry this out in several or thousands of buildings? The key here is energy analytics, with its first basic steps to detecting the greatest potential savings, and advanced analysis tools to achieve the level of detail that we want. We’ll tell you what an advanced energy […]

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7 Energy Management Challenges in the Real Estate & Facility Management Markets

That the real estate market is a sector that suffers from the characteristic of being very volatile is no secret. It has gone from being a safe, easy and stable investment to being high risk.  If we add this to the increase in energy demand, which has a huge impact not only on this sector […]

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What Gamification means for Energy Management

You’ve heard a lot lately about the concept of gamification and its application in various fields – such as gamification for energy management – but does it refer exactly to the use of games? Not exactly, although it’s related to game theory. To better understand what gamification is and what it’s all about, we’ll tell […]

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How to estimate ROI in a Restaurant Energy Efficiency Project

Whether you manage a single restaurant or thousands of locations in a chain, it’s important to understand the energy behaviour of your facilities. And as the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t monitor. A smart system helps you get the full picture of what’s going on in your building(s) so you can make […]

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5 Best Practices for Smart Restaurants: Smart Energy Tech

Restaurants are among the most energy intensive tertiary sector buildings in Europe, using anywhere from 3 to 10x the amount of energy used by the average commercial building, and can account for anywhere from 4-6% of operating costs according to The Carbon Trust. Finding intelligent ways to overcome these challenges while increasing the comfort of your […]

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The 7 benefits of investing in energy efficiency in restaurants

Restaurants are among the most energy intensive tertiary sector buildings in Europe, using anywhere from 3 to 10x the amount of energy used by the average commercial building, and can account for anywhere from 4-6% of operating costs according to The Carbon Trust. As a restaurateur, facility manager or franchise director, your task is to […]

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The Top 3 Energy Manager Priorities in 2018

The energy manager’s daily to do list is no doubt a long one, with more than a few headaches to solve. But what happens when energy managers are asked to prioritise their tasks and priorities, not just for one day, but the entire year? At DEXMA, our curiosity got the best of us! We asked […]

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The Energy Manager’s Reading List

If you are anything like me and my nerdy colleagues, getting a whole lot more reading done is topping your your list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2018.  Good news for you, energy professionals: there are bunch of really great new(ish) books out there on the energy transition that are definitely worth adding to your […]

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10 Lessons from The State of Energy Management 2018 [Report]

Last December we launched our annual survey for the third consecutive year. Today we are excited to share our crowdsourced overview of the energy management industry in 2018 – finally we have the results! More than 250 energy professionals from around the world have responded to our questions, so in this post we highlight 10 […]

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What does energy consumption mean?

You might have seen our energy productivity glossary of terms in a previous blog post. There you can find a dictionary of basic concepts that are sure to ring a bell for the most advanced energy managers. But even if you are a non-energy professional interested in energy saving and energy management, they’ll come in handy! […]

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Energy Manager FAQ: How to Answer the Most Common Energy Efficiency Questions

Although you may not believe it, one of the energy manager’s worst nightmares is to answer their client’s energy efficiency questions – even the most basic ones! They can be tough to answer fully and completely, while trying to be specific to each project and situation. Yet, many energy managers still lose projects for this […]

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Energy Efficiency in Healthcare: How Canis Veterinary Hospital Saved €23,000

The hospitals and clinics that we humans go to on a regular basis are not the only healthcare facilities that need a proper energy management plan. A veterinary hospital or veterinary clinic can and should be equally energy efficient! For a real life case study on energy management and energy efficiency in the healthcare sector, […]

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How to Add Your Energy Manager Certification to LinkedIn

Ready to win more projects this 2018? Consider polishing up your LinkedIn profile first. After all, the energy management market calls not only for experienced energy managers, but also highly trained ones. Oh, and of course every energy manager certification should be recent and up to date. Certification programs for energy managers are one way to […]

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Project Eco-Bot: The First Energy Efficiency Chatbot?

Following DEXMA’s research and innovation strategy, DEXMA has launched a new R&D project called Eco-bot (Personalised ICT-tools for the Active Engagement of Consumers Towards Sustainable Energy). The aim of project Eco-bot is to build an energy efficiency chatbot that can deliver personalised information on disaggregated energy usage through an intelligent and interactive virtual assistant. The ultimate […]

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Now Open: The State of Energy Management in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s the perfect moment to take stock of our learnings as energy professionals in order to put things in perspective. We find ourselves asking questions like: Which energy efficiency projects went well? Which ones could have gone better and why? How did I perform compared to my peers? How […]

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How to Execute Winning Energy Efficiency Projects [INTERVIEW]

For many energy managers, especially those just starting out, planning and implementing energy efficiency projects can feel like being lost in a never-ending maze. In a tiger-infested jungle. During a lightning storm. Okay, maybe not quite so dramatic – but you get the picture. The lengthy, complex and high-risk nature of energy efficiency projects is what compelled Texas-based […]

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Energy Management: The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

It’s that time of year again – the perfect moment to take a step back, take stock and review our energy management projects to understand what went well and what might be improved next year. What better way to start than with a quick refresher on which topics and energy management articles have been the […]

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DEXMA Partner Spotlight – Energetips

New month, the new edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! For this 5th edition, we’re excited to introduce Energetips, a full-stack energy consulting firm for business. Energetips specialises in energy management and energy efficiency projects led by a multidisciplinary and dynamic team. Their energy efficiency projects have been carried out in a wide range of sectors, including industrial […]

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The Case for Holistic Energy Management [GUEST POST]

Thinking of jumping on the solar bandwagon now that prices have bottomed out and it’s cheaper than ever to generate your own energy? Bear with me for a moment and consider the following: are you putting the cart before the horse? As cliché as it may sound, any approach to energy management should be looked […]

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Understanding the Energy IoT: Why connect a lightbulb to the Internet?

  Connecting a lightbulb to the internet seems overly cumbersome and complicated, not to mention ULTRA geeky: Why pull a Sheldon and go through all that work when you can simply walk over to the wall and flip a switch? Most people don’t even want to fumble with their smartphone just to find their way to […]

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13 Energy Manager Nightmares: DEXMA Halloween Special

Here at DEXMA we’re obsessed with Stranger Things Season 2, so we thought: what better moment than All Hallow’s Eve to share the weirdest, scariest energy management horror stories we’ve ever heard… and how to avoid them, obviously! With that, get ready for the most frightening 13 Energy Manager Nightmares! Keep reading if you dare…?? […]

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AI Meets Energy Efficiency: Frictionless Energy Savings at Scale [PRODUCT LAUNCH]

If there’s one thing every energy professional knows, it’s that convincing clients or building managers to invest in energy efficiency is hard. Commercial building owners and managers specifically face major points of friction when it comes to implementing meaningful energy saving measures – especially when a large portfolio of buildings is involved. In this post, learn […]

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Enhance Your Energy Reporting with Granular Data [WEBINAR]

The ROI of your energy efficiency projects can vary according to a wide range of factors, including the types and technical configurations of energy-consuming systems, available resources and regulatory codes. But are you overlooking the value that granular context can bring to your energy reporting? Can you pinpoint the effect your clients’ operating hours has […]

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Is Biomass a Renewable Energy Source?

Biomass is one of the oldest energy sources around. At the same time, a great deal of confusion surrounds its designation as a renewable energy source. Does biomass really count as a sustainable energy source? Can it be considered an efficient source of energy? The use of biomass as an alternative to fossil fuels has […]

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Getting Creative on Energy Efficiency Day with #EEHaiku

Happy #EEDay2017! Today marks the convergence of a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, and utilities to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency as part of the second annual Energy Efficiency Day. The message of Energy Efficiency Day 2017 is simple: “Save energy. Save money.” Here at DEXMA, we get excited at any occasion […]

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5 Ways Tech Can Help Cut Building Energy Costs

From finding opportunities to save energy to getting buy-in from key stakeholders to facilitating incentives to help pay for energy efficiency measures, there is an energy management technology out there specifically designed to bring your energy costs down, affirms energy manager Jeff Julia of Energy Project Advisors. […]

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Big Data in Energy Management: Why Data Quality Matters [INTERVIEW]

You’ve heard the Big Data buzzword here, there and everywhere… but as an energy manager, how well do you understand the importance of data quality? Does energy data quality control really play a big role into your day-to-day work activities? Here at DEXMA we know that it’s important to take a much closer look at Big Data […]

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How to Implement Energy Management in Industry 4.0

For manufacturers to be competitive in the 4th industrial revolution, reducing production costs is key. One way to achieve this is by creating a solid strategy when it comes to energy management in industry 4.0. In this special guest post, hear from Industrial Director Josep Centelles i Estévez, whose manufacturing company Gamo Outdoor managed to […]

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How to Optimise Energy Data Quality [WEBINAR]

Every energy manager knows how useful energy management software is in delivering the analysis and control capabilities their customers need to make smarter energy decisions, lower energy costs more effectively and increase overall energy productivity. But did you ever stop to consider how the quality of the energy decisions you and your clients make is directly […]

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3 Steps to Frictionless Energy Savings Advice [WEBINAR]

It’s one of the first things you reach for when your clients ask for energy savings advice: your trusty submetering, datalogger and energy monitoring hardware catalogue. But when those same customers see the final installation price tag, especially for large building portfolios, their eyes start to water and they begin to have second thoughts… Sounds familiar? […]

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10 Energy Hacks to Save Your Office Money This Winter

Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK. […]

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10 Energy Consumption Red Flags To Watch For

As the digital transformation of energy gains momentum, energy managers are being bombarded with a growing data deluge. In fact, some of the most common questions we get from new DEXMA Partners include “What report should I be viewing?” and “What energy data matters most?” Even though you might be working with a wide range […]

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DCP 228 and DCP 161 set to jolt UK business energy costs

As of April 2018, two new energy regulations called DCP 228 and DCP 161 will come into force in the United Kingdom. Officially titled Distribution Change Proposal 228 for Revenue Matching in the Common Distribution Charging Methodology, DCP 228 will have a significant impact on the calculation of electricity distribution charges – which can make up to 19% […]

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4 Ways to Drive Down Energy Costs in Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses across Europe are striving to reduce their energy usage and costs as they continue to rise, affecting bottom lines and ROI. The planet is also negatively affected by industrial energy use, responsible for about 21% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.  In the UK, 79% of manufacturers describe energy efficiency as a “business critical” […]

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New carbon tax as Catalonia aims for 100% carbon neutrality by 2050

Last Thursday, the Catalan Parliament passed new legislation to impose a carbon tax on any pollution-causing business activities, including the operation of polluting vehicles such as large vessels. The law follows closely behind Catalonia’s carbon tax on road vehicles introduced earlier this year. The legislative package known as the “Climate Change Bill” comes with a […]

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Future-Proof Utilities: 20 Pathways to Transformation [eBook]

It’s a brave new energy world out there. As energy supply and distribution is becoming more decentralised and renewable sources approach ubiquity, new actors are entering the energy value chain – including utility end customers who are becoming their own power producers. Do utilities still have a role in this disrupted energy value chain? Some […]

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5 Technologies to Extend Utility Energy Services

Utilities in deregulated markets are under more pressure than ever to attract and retain customers and are therefore more motivated to consider new technologies to extend their energy services offering.  Previous posts in our Future-Proof Utility series have discussed the driving forces behind utilities’ push for innovation, and the importance of a customer-centric approach. While […]

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How 3 Utilities Upped Their Customer Experience Game

Customer behaviour and choices are becoming the most important drivers in shaping the transition to a new energy system → How are you engaging with yours? Innovating in a commodity market like energy is tough given that all your potential customers are essentially already penetrated – either they are with you, or with a competitor. […]

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DEXMA Partner Spotlight: Eniig

Welcome to the 4th edition of the DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Eniig, the third-largest electricity supplier in Denmark. Eniig, a word that means “united” in Danish, is also a co-operative, owned by nearly 400,000 members. The group was formed by a merger between EnergiNord, EnergiMidt and Aalborg’s Himmerlands Elforsyning (HEF) and today […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency: TACSA saves €110,000 with 3ex4 [SUCCESS STORY]

Industrial energy efficiency is all the rage thanks to public support initiatives for “Industry 4.0”. But how does this trend translate into an actual energy management plan in the industrial sector? Is it possible to save energy in factories without a major investment? Get inspired by the TACSA success story, implemented by DEXMA partner 3ex4.   […]

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The Future-Proof Utility is a Collaborative Utility [WEBINAR]

Like so many sectors before them (telecom, mobility, hospitality…), utilities are facing mounting pressures on their traditional business model. These driving forces are coming from all directions: shrinking margins due to increased supply from distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar, microgrids, batteries etc., fresh competition from new market entrants from Google to Drift, changing customer […]

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Building Automation vs Energy Management Software [INFOGRAPHIC]

Before investing in the right technology for your building or portfolio, it’s important to understand how energy management systems and building automation systems are used in many buildings to improve operations and minimise energy spend. One thing we realised in our exchanges with hundreds of energy professionals is that the terms EMS and BMS / […]

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Closing the Building Energy Performance Gap [GUIDE]

Green building certifications are essential in meeting global climate targets, but here’s the issue: certifications like BREEAM and LEED refer to the intended energy performance of a building, in the context of its design and construction stages. But happens once that building is occupied? The building’s energy performance on paper starts to look very different […]

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Lumens as a Service: A Trillion Dollar Business Model?

The transition to low-cost, highly efficient clean energy technology is being accelerated by an accompanying revolution in innovative business models to deploy that technology. As with other similar industry shifts, the fundamental drivers are sound economics combined with the right business model. You’ve no doubt heard of Software as a Service (SaaS) and its advantages […]

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EP100: Why Energy Productivity is the New Efficiency [WEBINAR]

Time to face facts: the term “energy efficiency” simply isn’t sexy. Energy manager readers of this blog know it better than anyone else: uttering this bland phrase generates skeptical squints, a few eyerolls, or at best, a half-hearted shrug among colleagues and customers alike. So why is energy efficiency met with such indifference? And what can be done […]

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5 Strategies to Optimise Building Performance

These days, facility operators and energy managers have a lot on their plates. Keeping up with rapidly evolving building automation technology, constantly changing occupant expectations and best industry practices and standards is getting increasingly difficult. On top of that, there is the ubiquity and security risk of data coming from the ever-expanding Internet of Things, requiring a new set […]

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Auditing Buildings for Thermal Comfort

There are 6 variables that drive an occupant’s thermal comfort: air temperature surface temperature humidity clothing insulation activity level (metabolic heat) air velocity The problem? These factors simply don’t tell the full story behind the maintenance involved in optimising temperature in office buildings, commercial buildings, primary schools or university campuses. Thermal comfort depends on other factors as […]

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Understanding P272: Your Smart Meter Questions Answered

As of 1st April 2017, the energy regulation P272 has come into force in the United Kingdom. Officially titled the Ofgem Balancing Settlement Code, this regulation has fundamentally changed the way more than 150,000 businesses in the UK are billed for their electricity use. All told, P272 represents a major step in the nation-wide smart meter rollout that […]

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Where Do ESCOs Fit in the Demand Response Value Chain?

Demand response programs are opening up new opportunities for ESCOs to play a significant role in the operation and optimisation of energy grids. After all, ESCOs have a unique competitive advantage: they can combine their energy management expertise with granular customer insights to help reduce or shift their clients’ energy usage during peak periods in response to time-based tariffs […]

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How to Find Demand Response Flexibility in Any Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

A common myth among energy managers, operations engineers and process managers is that their operations are too small, specific or unique to be able to participate in demand-side response (DSR) programs. Good news: as demand-side management technologies advance and stakeholders push to open up this new market, more players (including smaller ones) are able to participate. That means […]

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5 Things to Know About New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in the UK

Landlords and energy managers for commercial buildings in the UK, pay attention: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are about to come into force with major consequences for your business. As of April 1st 2016, all residential tenants already have the right to request energy efficiency improvements to their properties. And starting in April 2018, only properties with an energy […]

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Extending Beyond Energy Efficiency: Demand Response [GUIDE]

Although many energy professionals are using these terms interchangeably, Demand Response (DR) and Demand-Side Management (DSM) are not the same thing. However, they can definitely complement one another to help ESCOs deliver more successful, complete and effective energy management services. Advanced flexibility solutions like demand response also offer benefits beyond cost savings that typically come from energy […]

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New Energy Funding for SMEs in the UK: Efficiency, Storage, Demand Response

If you are working for an SME in the UK, I have some good news for you! The Carbon Trust is providing small and medium businesses up to £10,000 to install energy saving technology, including renewables, new energy-saving equipment and behind the meter batteries. The funding mechanism is called The Green Business Fund, which will offer direct financial support […]

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ABCs of Energy: Essential Energy Productivity Terms

  If you work in the world of energy, it comes as no surprise that the “language” is technically complex by nature. While borrowing terms from a range of disciplines, from physics to finance, energy productivity also has its own set of complicated terms and jargon that are likely to come up in any conversation about energy […]

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Plugging Energy Management Into Your Business [Infographic]

Does your business need its own energy manager? Should you rely on internal resources to start your energy management journey? Or seek external assistance from an ESCO, especially for financing help? (If you don’t even know where to begin looking for money, check this previous post on funding resources for energy efficiency projects). For a quick […]

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Food Services Focus: Energy Efficiency in Restaurants, Pubs and Catering

Of all commercial buildings, restaurants use the highest amount of energy per square metre. In fact, UK Power and the Family Hospitality Group estimate that anywhere between 5 to 15% of a restaurant’s total expenditure can be taken up by energy alone! Considering that the average profit margin of a full-service restaurant is usually less than […]

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Energy Management for SMEs [GUIDE]

On their own, SMEs don’t consume huge amounts of energy. But collectively, their energy demand is a different story. The IEA estimates SMEs consume around 13% of total global energy demand (that’s 74 exajoules for those keeping track – I’m looking at you, energy managers!). Yet, approximately 30% of that demand could be eliminated by cost-effective energy efficiency […]

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5 Metering Pain Points and How to Solve Them

Having worked with energy companies for the better part of a decade, all of us at DEXMA are acutely aware of the pain points energy managers and ESCOs face when it comes to capturing all that delicious data they’re creating. Of course we’re talking about metering hardware (and the headaches that come with it – setting up […]

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10 Roadblocks to SME Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency and savings for SMEs sounds nice on paper, but can be much more complicated in practice. Only 5 years ago nearly 40% of European SMEs (more than 7.5 million companies) had not implemented any energy saving or efficiency actions whatsoever. With the European Commission’s Winter Package proposal for a 30% energy efficiency target […]

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To Transform Your Business, Double Your Energy Productivity

More and more companies are realising the transformational benefits of setting an ambitious energy productivity goal. They range from huge cost savings and improved energy security to driving innovation throughout the company. And crucially, many companies are achieving an immediate impact on profitability as well as safeguarding future returns. Companies large and small can seize […]

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Energy Metering Essentials: The Data Logger

It’s time to refresh our knowledge about hardware in energy efficiency projects! What could be better than a free training on such an essential piece of the energy metering puzzle… You got it, we’re talking about dataloggers! Read on for details about the live training and Q&A session. […]

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EU Winter Package: Energy Efficiency First for a Decarbonised Future

With most of us celebrating the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look back at the European Union Winter Package and how the changes will affect the everyday work of energy professionals in the short and medium term. […]

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Around the World With Energy Efficiency Regulations [GUIDE]

Who are the global leaders when it comes to energy efficiency regulations? According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2016 International Energy Efficiency Rankings, there is one country that beats the rest at making energy efficiency regulations a top national priority… […]

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UK Water Market Deregulation: Is Your ESCO ready? [GUIDE]

As of 1st April 2017, the English water retail market will open up for businesses, charities and public sector bodies. It will be the biggest retail market for water services in the world. Plus, what better moment than World Water Day to understand what the UK water market deregulation is all about? Most importantly – how can your […]

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Top 10 Must-Have Energy Manager Skills

Let’s not beat around the bush: there are some monumental challenges facing commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors regarding energy costs and energy management. These challenges require a specific set of professional skills for the energy managers and teams who will deal with them. The ability to engage and collaborate with other related stakeholders as vendors, business owners, […]

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How Do I Determine the Number of Data Points I Need?

If you have ever visited the DEXMA pricing page, you probably noticed that data points are the name of the energy data game. In fact, our platform DEXMA Energy Manager is currently supporting more than 32 million data readings every single day! But how do you know the number of data points your next project will […]

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How aM&T Software Can Help You Get ISO 50001 Certified

Are you considering obtaining your ISO 50001 certificate? Or maybe one of your clients is about to start on their first energy management adventure? Congratulations! ISO 50001 is a great standard to implement if you want to establish a professional environment focused on saving energy. But getting ISO 50001 certified is not about going through […]

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An International Women’s Day message from the #WomenInEnergy at DEXMA

On International Women’s Day we want to inspire and encourage all women to share their dreams, hopes and passion. Today, the women of DEXMA have a very special message for our fellow #WomenInEnergy everywhere… […]

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Carbon Management in the EU – Interview with Cristina Raventós, Carbon Clear

A few weeks ago, to prepare our free training on carbon emissions reporting, we sat down with Cristina Raventós, a senior consultant and Spain portfolio manager at Carbon Clear. Carbon Clear specialises in carbon footprint calculation and the creation of sustainability and emissions reduction strategies. In this exclusive interview, Cristina helps us understand the state of the European market when it comes […]

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DEXMA Partner Spotlight: Energy Traders Consulting

  Welcome to the 3rd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Energy Traders Consulting, a Spanish ESCO delivering energy consulting services and building automation solutions. We spoke with CEO Gabriel Viñegla Garcia who is based in Badajoz, Spain. Here are some of the best bits of our conversation: […]

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Carbon Reporting in the UK: Where Are We Now?

It’s been over 10 years since the British Government legislated the Companies Act. 8 years have passed since the Climate Change Act came into effect. Nevertheless, carbon reporting and greenhouse gas regulations are still a source of worry for energy managers. To prepare for our free training about how to automate carbon reporting, let’s check what carbon reporting and GHG […]

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Automated Carbon Emissions Reporting [WEBINAR]

You may or may not be worried about carbon emissions reporting right now, depending on how strong greenhouse gas emissions regulations are in your country. But one thing is for sure: laws are evolving and becoming more restrictive. And sooner or later energy managers will need to understand how to report carbon emissions properly. Good […]

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Hospitality Industry Focus: Optimising Hotel Energy Management

Did you know that 60% of your hotel’s carbon footprint comes from energy use? Not only that, but your bottom line is affected too: energy use is eating up 6-10% of your property’s revenues. It might not be your biggest operating cost – but it’s the one growing fastest! Besides, when it’s so easy to do a […]

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20 Energy Innovation Stats You Should Know in 2017 [REPORT]

We asked and nearly 300 energy professionals answered: today we are proud to present you with the official 2017 energy innovation survey results! […]

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DEXMA Partner Spotlight: Maetrics

  Welcome to the 2nd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Maetrics, an Italian ESCO delivering energy management and building automation solutions. We spoke with Managing Director Paolo Finotto who is based in Venice (ah, Venice!). Here are some of the best snippets of our conversation: […]

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10 Companies Probably Saving More Energy Than Yours

Managing energy is, in many ways, a balancing act. On a tightrope. Under a blazing-hot spotlight. Overtop a shark-infested pool. Okay, maybe not quite THAT bad – but still. Nobody wants to take on the task of measuring, monitoring and controlling something so crucial for every process. For companies without a dedicated energy manager, reducing energy […]

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10 Smart Energy Startups Worth Watching in 2017

“Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. That’s why we’re so excited to share our picks for the most promising energy startups to watch in 2017. How did we […]

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Should Energy Managers Worry About Energy Data Security?

Ah, 2016 – the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely) reported that a Vermont utility had been infiltrated by Russian hackers. Should energy managers be concerned about cyber attacks like these? […]

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Will Blockchain Reinvent Energy Use? Yes, if it’s up to Sharge

The kids at Sharge made quite the splash yesterday when Forbes added them to their prestigious Top 30 Under 30 list of promising entrepreneurs. In addition to offering a hearty congratulations to those brilliant young upstarts, we thought it an opportune moment to help the energy manager community understand how blockchain has the potential to transform our entire industry. This is a […]

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10 Questions to Compare Energy Management Software [Checklist]

Have you already read our guide on selecting the right energy management software? If you’re trying to decide on the best solution for your ESCO or attempting to compare energy management software vendors in a rush, we summed up the main questions you need to ask your potential provider in a handy and printable checklist. […]

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5 + 5 Energy Trends and Predictions for 2017 [WEBINAR]

What will the energy industry look like in 2017? We’ve scanned heaps of energy headlines and sorted through all the news and views  so you don’t have to! Take a look at the five trending topics we’re watching: […]

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SMART Goals for Energy Management [Free Template]

Goal setting is probably one of the toughest and most overlooked parts of your job as an energy manager, yet it is the core driver of your day-to-day activities. Heck, it promotes constant improvement for your entire company – especially to fatten that triple-bottom-line. […]

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How to Choose the Right Energy Management Software [GUIDE]

Happy New Year! Wait, what’s wrong? Not so happy? In trouble trying to choose the right energy management software for your project? Oh no! We can just picture the scene: your desk is piled high with brochures, quotes and provider offers… and the clock is ticking. Yours is the classic energy manager dilemma: the longer you put […]

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DEXMA Partner Spotlight: Iskra

  Welcome to the 1st edition of the DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Iskra, an intelligent industrial solutions provider based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We spoke with Product Manager Tim Kodek during his visit to our Barcelona office. Here are some of the best snippets of our conversation: […]

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Energy Budget Planning: ROI Calculator [Free Excel Template]

FYI: INFORMATION OUTDATED. FEATURE HAS BEEN RENAMED DEXMA DETECT.  CHECK THE PAGE OF THE SOLUTION FOR MOR INFORMATION. With just days to go until 2017, are you scrambling to quote a budget or calculate the ROI of your next energy efficiency project? Or rushing to get your energy budget planning done before the end of […]

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5 Reasons to Participate in the 2017 Energy Efficiency Survey

It’s our second year performing the annual DEXMA Energy Efficiency Survey, with the main aim of understanding your energy innovation challenges and exploring new opportunities to help make your work as energy managers easier and simpler. And the results are ready! Get your Free copy now:  […]

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Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Energy Managers

So your Secret Santa is the Energy Manager. Oh man… What on Earth are you supposed to gift that eco-nerd? Or maybe, you have a geek energy pro among your loved ones and you already got them that LED-light up jumper, and are out of ideas… We’re here to help! Here are 10 perfect gift ideas […]

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The 5 Coolest Energy Saving Solutions for Supermarkets

For this 2nd instalment of our industry focus series, we’re looking at energy saving solutions for supermarkets. The holidays are upon us, and for grocery store managers, things are already going nutcrackers. Shopping-crazed customers are leaving fridges open, the heat is blasting to keep those holiday shoppers warm, and opening hours are extended… But what if I told […]

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Bill Gates Wants to Fund Your Energy Breakthrough

You probably heard the massive news yesterday (even Barack Obama tweeted about it, you guys): Bill Gates and a bunch of fellow tech titans announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures: a billion-dollar clean energy investment fund that every energy manager should know about! Read on to learn how to unlock this shiny new funding source for […]

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Hardware Solutions to Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy

Why Monitor Gas and Thermal Energy? Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys! […]

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Energy Grader Giveaway: Submit Now & Win!

And just like that, the holidays are upon us! December means the weather is getting frightful, but we know why you energy managers are really starting to sweat: this is the special time of year when your clients’ energy costs typically skyrocket through the ROOF. […]

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How to Use Manual Energy Data Readings [New App]

Today we introduce a new app that will make it easier for you to import data to your energy analytics platform or correct mistakes on readings. Say hi to the Manual Readings App. […]

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#GivingTuesday: 5 powerful non-profit energy initiatives

#GivingTuesday is all about the power of giving, so today we are focusing on the giving of power – to address the growing problem of fuel poverty, that is. […]

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The Cities Seeking a Natural Gas Phase Out

Not only is natural gas for power generation becoming increasingly expensive – with prices projected to rise further through to 2020 in the UK – but for geopolitical and environmental reasons, some cities are beginning to question where natural gas belongs in their energy mix at all, and for how long. Some are going further still by planning a […]

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Investing in Energy Efficiency: The 10% Rule [Infographic]

Are you an energy manager that has recently been tasked to invest in energy efficiency measures, but have no idea how much they will cost? Does your existing energy management project need a financial boost that you don’t know how to estimate? Or perhaps you are one of the 62% of companies citing lack of […]

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From Ideas to Action: Funding for Energy Efficiency [Free Guide]

You and your clients have great ideas for making buildings and companies more efficient. But when it comes to transforming ideas into reality, money can be a frustrating roadblock. Many ESCOs and utilities claim that there’s a lack of accessible funding for energy efficiency in the market. After a bit of research, we can show […]

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US Election: The Presidential Candidates on Energy Issues

You’re a busy energy manager – goodness knows you haven’t got any time to follow the maddening circus that is the US Presidential Election, never mind sort through the raging dumpster fire to understand each candidate’s stance on energy issues. (RIP Ken Bone – we barely knew ye.) So, with less than one week remaining until Election Day, […]

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Why You Need an Open API for Energy Data

It’s almost 2017, and by now smart meters are probably flooding your utility with zetabytes of data. Fantastic, right? But wait – that data deluge is totally worthless if you don’t do anything with it! An open API for energy can help by maximising the value of the massive amounts of data collected by large energy services companies […]

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Energy Efficiency Data Insights: How Efficient Is My Building?

A few months ago, DEXMA launched Energy Grader (called DEXMA Detect sin Oct 2019), a free tool that enables you to assess your energy efficiency data to discover potential savings, anywhere and at any time, for free. Energy Grader (DEXMA Detect) is a free energy efficiency calculator that shows you how much money you can […]

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Cloud vs On-Premise: Debunking 5 super outdated SaaS myths

Like nature versus nurture, the war between on-premise versus software-as-a-service (SaaS) rages on, and it’s no different in the world of energy analytics. In this post you’ll find a comprehensive breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of deployment in the context of Energy Management Software (EMS), so you can figure out which is […]

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What’s the deal with Data Points?

You probably noticed that data points are kind of a big deal. It’s important to understand this concept for a few reasons: not only to ensure a well-defined budget for your energy platform, but also to create a solid energy monitoring structure and plan a watertight savings strategy. So let’s unpack the data point concept […]

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Energy Hero Ken Bone Wins US Debate – And The Internet

I want you to put aside all the ludicrous, mind-blowing and outrageous insanity that is US election for just a moment to focus on something very, very important. I’m talking about The Man With The Question. The man the entire Internet agrees was the real hero of last night’s presidential debate. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about Mr. Kenneth Bone. For […]

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How-To: Discover and Follow Energy Management Trends Using Feedly

Who wants to be more in touch with energy management trends? I see you raising your hand, but I know your dilemma: so many trends, so little time! All you alpha energy managers, like me as DEXMA’s marketing manager, are probably way too busy to catch up with the latest energy news. Today we are going […]

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COP 22 & the Paris Agreement: What You Need to Know

  In the run up to the next international climate conference, we look at COP 22, the Paris Agreement and the crucial role of energy efficiency in combating climate change. […]

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Spanish Ministry of Justice Saves 22% on Electricity

Public Administration is a sector with great potential for energy savings: large buildings, geographically dispersed, old equipment… Furthermore, they have the need, not only for their budget, but ethically, to save energy and be more efficient. Today we present you an implementation success story from our partner CIAS COM for the Ministry of Justice of […]

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Interview: Abigail Carson, Engineering Student with Revolutionary Energy Storage Solution

Next in our series of interviews with people from the energy industry, we talk to Abigail Carson. She is a 21 year old undergraduate student who has invented a new storage solution that could provide the missing link needed for a renewable energy revolution. Impressive! […]

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Building Technologies: Who’s Who?

  Technology is transforming the way we use buildings, and the impact they have on our environment. There’s a long list of tech tools available now in the market to improve your building’s performance. And this could make it complicated for the energy manager to understand who’s who in this market, and what building technology […]

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10 Great Podcasts for Energy Geeks

Today we talk podcasts! Ah podcasts…They are like the smart friends you call up whenever you want some advice or to get a new perspective. We choose 10 podcasts we think you energy people will like. […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #3: Measurement & Verification

In the previous two articles in this series we showed you how to analyse energy data, pinpoint energy inefficiencies and take advantage of submetering. The next step is what to do to fix these inefficiencies – creating and managing energy efficiency projects. This is known as Measurement & Verification, or as we like to call it, […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #2: Taking Advantage of Submetering

For Step 2 in your DEXMA Demo, we’ll show you how to take advantage of submetering to analyse energy consumption. […]

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Unleash the Power of LinkedIn [Tips for ESCOs & Energy Managers]

It’s (almost) back to school season and you have big goals for the end of the year. Q4 is almost here and your ESCO business needs a boost. Today we cover a few LinkedIn tips for energy managers and ESCOs that might help you make the difference in the industry.  And you know what? It’s […]

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DEXMA Demo Awesome Feature #1: Analyse Your Energy Efficiency In Less Than 1 Minute

We want to make sure you get the most out of your free DEXMA demo. So here’s a few tips to get you started on the road to energy savings. […]

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Become A Top Energy Manager: 10 Learning Resources [Checklist]

You need to be up to date. You need to deliver value to your clients. You need to understand complex energy trends and behaviours. You want to progress in your career. How can you accomplish all of this in a competitive and always changing market? You need to be a top energy manager. And we have […]

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A Day in the Life of an Energy Manager: Jaz Rabadia MBE

Next up in our “A Day in the Life of an Energy Manager” series, we meet Jaz Rabadia MBE. Jaz is Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbucks, UK, who gives us her insights into being an energy manager and how she got to where she is today. […]

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3 Essential Features to Make the Most of your DEXMA Demo Account

Have you started your free trial of DEXMA but don’t know what to do next? We’re here to help by highlighting 3 key features to get the most from the DEXMA energy analytics platform from minute zero. When you first start out in energy management, we say that you’re in the “awareness” stage. This is the moment to detect […]

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Rio 2016: How Sustainable are The Olympics?

Olympic fever is upon us. With each edition of the Games, we see cities attempting to raise the bar on sustainability and energy efficiency. Here we take a look at the two most recent editions (London and Beijing) and what we can expect from Rio. […]

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A Day in the Life of an Energy Manager: Federico Baraldi, INEMA

At DEXMA, we have the pleasure of working with energy managers from across the globe and from a wide range of sectors – hospitality, retail, education, public administration… Although they work in completely different industries, they are linked by the same challenge: how to make their buildings more energy efficient. We wanted to delve deeper […]

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Download your FREE Metering for Energy Management Bundle!

Problems with hardware for energy metering? No More! Get a free guide, a step-by-step checklist and access to a full video training session about how to create a winning energy metering strategy, no matter which project you face. Created by and for energy managers that care about getting the best data to perform the BEST […]

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How to Become a Certified Energy Manager: Get Ahead in Energy Management

  Energy management is a profession that’s growing in demand, but also in competition. To get and stay ahead in the industry, there is more and more pressure on energy managers to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and expertise. One way of doing this is through certification. In this article, we focus on the how and why […]

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What the Savvy CFO Needs to Know about Energy Efficiency

As a CFO, every now and then your facility manager or your energy manager will come to you asking you for money, claiming they will reduce the company’s energy bills, “Chris, our HVAC system is inefficient, we need to replace it. And take a look at this new lighting system which could save us money”… […]

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The Energy Internet of Things

Robot journalists, cars that drive themselves, fridges that alert you when your milk is going bad…welcome to the future, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is here to stay, and it is transforming how we live, work and play. Businesses will be the biggest adopters of IoT, followed by governments and consumers. […]

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Fifth UK Carbon Budget gets approved, pushing for a cleaner future

Brexit has come as a shock to the UK and the world. UK’s decision to leave the EU is shaking up markets and will have wide-ranging impacts across all industries. Energy included. Speculations have been flying about how the UK carbon budget commitments might be affected. In the midst of this post-Brexit uncertainty, and less […]

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How do I set up a Gateway? [Hardware Essentials]

A gateway in tech-talk is a device that connects two different networks, allowing information to pass from a network to the Internet. […]

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DEXMA is hiring a Senior Java Developer!

DEXMA, a leader in the energy management software sector, is seeking a Senior Java Developer to join our team in Barcelona. We apply cutting edge technologies to one of the world’s greatest challenges: efficient energy management. Our customers give us billions of energy usage data measurements, which we analyse and aggregate. With our platform we […]

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DEXMA featured in The Market for Building Performance Software 2016 to 2020!

We’re chuffed to announce DEXMA has been featured in Memoori’s new report ‘The Market for Building Performance Software 2016 to 2020’! […]

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We’re Hiring! Inside Sales Account Executive

DEXMA keeps growing and we’re looking to hire a new Inside Sales Account Executive. Keep reading and learn about the profile we’re looking for and how to apply. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Become the Alpha Energy Manager [White Paper]

As an energy manager, your role is changing on so many levels and fast. Are you keeping up? Today we launch a free-to-download guide that will help you to catch up and raise your work to the next level. […]

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Hardware for Energy Efficiency [Online Training]

Meters, gateways… hardware devices for energy efficiency are a pending subject for many energy professionals.  And yet, they are essential to start a good energy savings project, or when you’re trying to boost savings in projects with previous story… Do you need to catch up with hardware for energy efficiency? Do you want to learn […]

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Arrival of the ISO 52000: everything you need to know

After having published our guide to the ISO 50001 certification, we are opening up a new discussion topic on our blog today on the future ISO 52000, a new standard which is being drawn up to measure the energy performance of buildings. […]

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ISO 50001: A Complete Guide for Energy Professionals

It is normal for energy professionals to feel uncertain as they take their first steps towards obtaining certification, and particularly ISO 50001 certification. In order to dispell any doubts you may have , and to help you to implement ISO 50001 in your projects, we are publishing and sharing a free downloadable guide on exactly this […]

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How to Reduce Peak Demand Charges on Your Electric Bill

This is a guest post by Giánni Sioras, Energy Savings Advisor for Industry In many countries, electricity is billed based on the electrical consumption (kWh) in a calendar month, but also based on the highest active energy peak (kW) metered on a 15-minute interval basis during the calendar month, or even during the total year. […]

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Work with Carlo Gavazzi VMU-C EM in DEXMA Platform

One of the first steps to take when you start an energy efficiency plan is to decide what are you going to measure, your purpose in measuring, how will you measure it and which hardware you are going to use. At DEXMA we love to help our users when it comes to choosing a hardware […]

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Analyze your Thermal Cost to Boost your Energy Savings

A few weeks ago we launched an API improvement that allowed DEXCell Energy Manager users getting an in-depth understanding of their water & gas cost, and today we’re releasing an even major improvement: thermal cost analysis. Optimising thermal can extend your energy savings, learn more about how to do it in our free recorded training.  […]

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3 Steps to Try SolarView App

A few days ago we launched SolarView, a new app to boost your building’s energy performance by integrating your solar PV production. With SolarView, you can push your limits and even convert your building into a power battery. Let’s review how you can start trying NOW this new app (and completely free). […]

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The 2016 Energy Efficiency Trends: Retrofits & Big Data

A few months ago we launched a survey to all energy professionals. We wanted your opinion about what would be trending in our market this year, but also about your challenges and what do you think that makes a better energy professional. Today, we will take a look at the results and we have an […]

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G20 & Energy Efficiency: what’s next?

While keeping in mind the importance of energy efficiency, G20 Leaders strive to implement an Action Plan for Voluntary Collaboration on Energy Efficiency.  The G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan portrays 6 areas of energy efficiency work such as vehicles, products, finance, buildings, industrial energy management, and electricity generation. This  Action Plan is shared among G20 […]

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Last chance to join today’s webinar! #SolarPower

Interested in solar power? Of course. It’s one of the most popular sources of renewable energies and it’s being supported by many governments and institutions. Today we offer a free webinar covering this topic from a very interesting perspective: is it possible to disrupt and create innovation in this market? […]

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Map: Urban Solar Power Potential in the US

Solar power is always a trending topic in the US energy industry. Regulations have pushed the install of self consume facilities, specially in states like California. But institutions have changed the laws in the last months. Will this affect to the market?  What’s the potential of solar energy in the US? Let’s take a look to […]

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NEW! Gas & Water Cost Capabilities

We have a product update from our API that will make an impact on your energy analysis. Starting today, you will be able to do more with gas & water costs, keep reading! […]

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What is Green Building?

After publishing the last report about this architecture’s trend, today we would like to come closer to the concept of Green Building and its relation with Energy Efficiency. […]

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Customer Support Hours Easter 2016

As many of you probably know, in Spain, where DEXMA’s headquarters are located, we celebrate Easter with a couple of bank holiday days. Therefore, today we would like to briefly inform you how would this affect to our technical support and customer support. […]

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Join #EarthHour Tomorrow

How important is climate change for you? Did you know that the “little things” that are frequently skimmed over can actually make a difference? Congratulations! You can join this Saturday, March 19th to the Earth Hour. […]

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This Thursday, Escape from the Darkness

This Thursday we will be introducing a new tool that will make all of you escape from darkness. Maybe you haven’t noticed yet, but yes, many of you are living in a deep, deep and obscure situation… […]

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Have a great idea for an energy project but no funds? Check out these 4 funding opportunities

Funding is always a central thought of people with energy efficiency on their minds since it is the main fuel to a company and necessary for its survival. Thinkers such as this normally have energy projects they want to implement especially local and regional authorities who are committed to energy efficiency after the COP21.   […]

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Top Green Building Trends 2016 Worldwide

Green Building is already widely adopted globally, with strong growth expected in most countries, but most particularly in the developing world. Let’s talk today about trends in Green Building with the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report. […]

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Be a SMARTer Energy Manager | FREE Downloads

Last week we celebrated our last webinar: SMART goals in Energy Efficiency, and it was quite a success! With 100+ registrants, the session was full and if you missed it, I think that this free downloadable content could be interesting for you, keep reading to be an smarter energy manager. […]

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How do I consume energy in comparison to the rest of my industry?

FYI: INFORMATION OUTDATED. Please contact us for more information about Energy Grader, now called DEXMA Detect. Energy efficiency is like a long-distance race. The first kilometers are easy and if you train a little bit you will achieve big results. But, once you beat your own records, there’s a point when you need deeper analysis […]

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How to Benchmark your Electricity Prices (UK)

Have you ever wondered if what you’re paying in your energy bill is correct? We suppose that for many of you the answer is YES, especially those of you working as building tenants or energy managers. […]

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Why SMART goals matter

SMART methodology is one of the greatest hits in the history of business management. Have you ever think about how this could impact your energy efficiency plans? Keep reading and learn how. […]

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Making DEXCell stronger and even more available for your energy projects

Thanks to our over 200 partners and more than 1,000 clients, DEXMA is growing and so is our energy management software: DEXCell Energy Manager. We take your data seriously. Due to this, DEXMA is upgrading its system infrastructure. We will be working hard the next 2 months to make upgrades that will make DEXCell Energy […]

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5 MOOCs to Shine as Energy Professional

Is becoming updated one of your new year’s resolutions? Are you thinking of coming back to school next semester? If you are an energy professional, you can take the advantage of some MOOCs available in the market to make your CV shine. […]

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How will Energy Efficiency Change in 2016? SURVEY

A few weeks ago something happened in DEXMA’s offices. During one of our weekly meetings, my brain bumped into a question: which do you think will be, to a personal extent, the trend in energy efficiency for 2016? […]

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Jobs Energy Efficiency: DEXMA starts 2016 growing

Happy New Year! At DEXMA everything’s ready to close another great year working for energy efficiency and we look forward to starting 2016 the best way possible, by making our team grow. We have 3 job vacancies in the technology sector, which will attract interest from those who want to improve their career around business […]

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What we learned about energy efficiency in 2015 (infographic)

Today we would like to share with you 7 key learnings from a whole year working in energy efficiency: let’s get visual with this infographic! […]

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Merry & Green Christmas!

  The entire DEXMA Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!  As Santa in our entertaining clip above, DEXMA is committed to Energy Efficiency.  2015 has been a great year for us, we really feel that we made it possible, but not without help. We would like to thank you for your effort […]

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What is hydricity?

Renewable energies have become a huge market. Powered with institutional support and financial assistance, we have seen a huge increase on their share in the energy mix. Now thanks to research we might be at the beginning of a new era for solar energy, thanks to hydricity.   […]

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5 TED Talks to watch on energy efficiency with the COP21 coming up

One of the largest climate change conferences is just around the corner. The 21st Conference of the Parties or the COP21, represents the last opportunity for a globally binding agreement that can potentially limit warming below 2º Celsius. This temperature is a limit we are close to reaching and will further create beyond dangerous threats […]

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Invest with Bill Gates: Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Top technology founders such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft) and Facebook creator Marc Zuckerberg are investing in energy efficiency projects, just like you! This week the energy world was buzzing with the exciting announcements: Bill Gates, right after declaring his support to energy efficiency with the program Mission Innovation, launched another massive initiative related to COP21: the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. […]

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Sublocations in Energy Efficiency: Divide & Rule!

Some days ago we launched a new feature in our Energy Management solution, DEXCell Energy Manager, and now it is ready to use once you access the platform. The sublocations feature will change the way you control and manage the energy consumption in your projects. We believe this is key to users. We encourage you to keep on reading. You’ll learn how […]

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Prepare your Building for an Efficient Winter

Over the last few days we have this one thing in our minds: winter has come to finally stay in Spain. Before it ends and you get scared analyzing your electricity and gas bills: did you think of doing something quick and easy about it in your building? With our short to-do list prepare your building for […]

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Traditional Cooling Makes our Planet Hotter

  Among the traditional cooling technologies, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration are two examples of technologies that have a demand that has been growing exponentially throughout the years and yet little has changed on the way they pollute the planet. […]

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The Role of Energy Efficiency in the Agenda Towards a Whole New World

5 out of the 17 sustainable development goals have energy efficiency as a central focus.   Everything that has been going on with climate change, poverty, inequality, etc, has been in our hands.  What is our solution? Energy Efficiency. There have been some past initiatives like the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed upon in […]

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What to expect from the Energy Management Summit 2015

At DEXMA we wanted to give energy efficiency professionals from around the world the best setting to meet up, get in synch with the best practices in the market, and grow together in energy management. We are already at an ideal location and, as all the best things in life, we agreed on it to be […]

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A sneak peek into Google’s “Treasure Map of Solar Energy”

Everyone knows solar energy is good for the environment, but many wonder if it is also convenient for their pocket. Aside from the financial aspect, there are many questions regarding this renewable energy source when considering whether to implement it or not.  As Google puts it, energy from the giant power plant in the sky is […]

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Catch up on the EU Energy Efficiency targets in 5 minutes

 In October 2014, the Commission presented a framework for climate and energy policies in the period 2020 to 2030. This framework proposes ambitious targets as part of the Union’s transition to a competitive low carbon economy. It also promotes reduced energy dependency and more affordable energy for business and consumers via a well-functioning internal market. What […]

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3 Elements in DEXMA that will put you ahead of the Energy Efficiency game

In the first part of this trilogy we talked about the reasons why it makes no sense to continue with a manual process by showing the limitations this mechanism poses to achieving savings. The second part exposes three key features which make an energy management software overthrow rudimentary methods for good. In this third and last section […]

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3 Software features making manual Energy Management obsolete

Just when you thought you had energy management at your facility controlled by manually gathering energy data: We bring you a game changer. A solution that will revolutionise your traditional energy management practices. This is the second part of a series of posts consisting of three parts. In the first part we went through two of the […]

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Automatic Vs. Manual energy data collection

   Why should I have an Energy Management software when I can manually gather the energy consumption data from the facilities’ meters and enter them on my own Excel spreadsheet? I will be doing the same as all those software companies in the market except I wouldn’t have to pay for it. Energy Management Software […]

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What do you know about the energy performance of Europe’s buildings? Take a look at this study

This is a sneak peek of a research carried out by Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) in 2012, consisting of a survey template covering legal, financial, and technical information on the energy performance of buildings sent out to countries. BPIE’s mission is exactly this: improving the energy performance of Europe’s buildings, and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

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4 New Companies in Energy Efficiency Join DEXMA

  DEXMA’s worldwide partner community keeps growing and this time we would like to welcome 4 brand new companies in Energy Efficiency from the United States, India, and Spain.  We are glad to announce that we now operate with 194 partners in 30 different countries. You can also join DEXMA! DEXMA’s Partner Program is a […]

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How will Energy Costs Be Reduced in Hotels and Buildings?

A consortium made up of 5 partners -including DEXMA- will implement an ambitious project lasting 24 months to reduce energy costs. The other members are: COMSA-EMTE, a large industrial engineering company belonging to an infrastructure and engineering group, Tecnalia and Energyville, leading Technology Centres in Spain and Belgium, respectively; and Evernalis, a smart grid software and service […]

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What’s new with Energy Efficiency in UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises?

DEXMA carried out the following study in June 2015 focusing on the market feasibility in Spain, Italy and the UK. I will specifically pay attention to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) established in the United Kingdom and their Energy Efficiency measures implemented, following a structure divided by 4 elements: Political factors, economic factors, social factors and […]

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Misconceptions and Realities of Energy Efficiency

Which are those energy efficiency facts everybody should know? The easiest way to understand how someone acts energy efficient is when this person uses less energy than another one, receiving the same service level. This concept is also known as efficient energy use, and its goal is to reduce the amount of energy required to provide […]

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How to Succeed in the Building Management Systems integration

  A building is not intelligent for its systems’ automation level, but for its systems INTEGRATION leading to greater efficiency in operations and energy consumption.   Most existing facilities have Building Management Systems (BMS) in place that control and manage their lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation. Sometimes, they even have security or fire extinguishing systems. Those systems help […]

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Apple Goes Green: $848 million solar deal

“True innovation must consider everything”. That’s what the tech giant is communicating around its environmental responsibility. But what do they really mean? Here’s everything you need to know about what’s trending in the industry and why Apple goes green. We are talking about Lisa Jackson, the company’s environmental chief, who oversees the company’s sustainability and […]

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4 Tips to Efficient Companies

You’re about to find out how to communicate your vision to stakeholders of the firm and make them follow you. Go ahead and read some tips to efficient companies. We are talking about behaviours in efficient firms and how its employees are involved. Changing equipment to more energy efficient equivalents will reduce energy costs, but the most cost-effective […]

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10 Ways in which DEXMA Energy Intelligence Puts Your Company in Control

Even though energy costs tend to impact a firm’s profitability, many companies don’t do much to control them. One reason businesses look the other way may be that energy management seems like a complex process. Another cause for this could be the fact that utility companies have large bargaining power in this sector. For this, firms […]

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Hot Topics on Energy Efficiency: the Powerwall

Are you aware of the new hot topics on energy efficiency industry and which companies are committed to it by launching new products? What is Tesla Powerwall? The Tesla Powerwall is a big home battery made of lithium ion and charges on solar energy. Tesla launched two variants of batteries. One is capable of storing 7 […]

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Breaking the limits of Energy Management Software

  Barcelona, Spain – May 12, 2015 – This new API further confirms DEXMA’s commitment towards the Energy Efficiency sector. With a quicker, simpler and easily extensible API, DEXMA is breaking the limits opening its platform to a completely new ecosystem of Applications to manage energy efficiency in Buildings, Retail and Industry. What is an Application […]

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Traditional cities turning into Smart Cities in 2015

The evolution of smart cities in the past few years are leading to a change in the way citizens interact with urban services. This new model is based on responding to new challenges, to satisfy new necessities. Large cities and urban areas have always had a key role for the development of civilisation. Internet has changed […]

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The Eiffel Tower Setting an Example by Embracing Sustainable Development

As one of the most prominent landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower is both setting an example by being energy efficient and is helping protect the environment. As its first floor was recently renovated, some of the most outstanding changes that have been incorporated are the green measures that will make this attraction more […]

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya: Interview with the Head of Sustainability

Energy Management in Education This is a DEXMA successful customer story, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), using our energy management software on its facilities around campus, DEXCell Energy Manager. We interviewed the Head of Sustainability and Equal Opportunities Office so he could explain their experience with us. UPC: Our project has been the Energy Savings […]

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DEXMA uses Spotify and Twitter Tech for Data Insertion: “STORM”

  These measurements include electricity, gas, temperature and the list goes on. Thanks to the success of real-time energy monitoring and the growing number of projects we are dealing with, our servers were receiving an extensive and increasing amount of data. For this, we found it adequate to redesign our existing system with a new […]

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Energy Performance Contracting: Make Your Energy Efficiency Project Possible

Are you interested in starting an energy efficiency project in your facilities but lack the resources to implement it? There’s no need to ditch the idea and lose out on the benefits that go with it. Have you ever heard of Energy Performance Contracting as a financing tool? […]

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5 Things You Should Know When Buying an Energy Management Software

  Whether you are considering investing in an EMS or you already have a solution in place to save energy costs in your business, make sure you take into account all the available options, research as much as you need to and find the customised software that works best for you. Using an Energy Management […]

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How To Finance Your Energy Efficiency Project

Strategic energy efficiency investments are the key to avoiding higher utility bills. We look at the available options to finance an energy efficiency project. […]

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5 Great Ways to Make Energy Management Appealing to Your CFO

In the resource planning battlefield of your company, getting your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to grasp the value of energy management is no easy job. When presented as an investment towards reducing costs, the most common answer is that of “maybe some other time” or “there are other priorities right now”. There will always be […]

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Public buildings save energy with DEXCell Energy Manager

Learn about 2 case studies of Public Buildings that saved energy by using an Energy Management Software: ‘Cèntric’ is a cultural building of reference in the city of El Prat de Llobregat, in the province of Barcelona. The municipal centre monitors carefully its energy expenditure. This is made possible by the software DEXCell Energy Manager, which […]

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What are the External Costs of Energy?

  Energy consumption is essential for a good quality of life and economic growth. However, the energy choices of businesses and households are based on the visible costs that appear on utility bills. This system hides what economists call the ‘external costs of energy‘, arising from the choices we make with respect to energy. Some […]

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6 Great Articles About Energy Management

  In today’s post we have decided to compile 6 articles about Energy Management out there. Energy efficiency has been a trending topic for a while now. Energy management, as a cornerstone to achieving energy efficiency, has been under some of that spotlight throughout the media. […]

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Top 11 Energy Management Influencers to Follow on Twitter

  Bloggers, journalists and content creators of businesses focused on energy management are great sources of the latest information on this hot topic. Here we list some of our favourite energy management influencers on Twitter who are experts in the field. These individuals or companies have a deep knowledge of energy efficiency and tweet about ways to achieve it with interesting tips […]

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili: Interview with the Facility Manager

Energy Management in Universities This is a DEXMA customer success story, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) using our energy management software DEXCell Energy Manager on its campus. We interviewed the Facility Manager in URV so he could explain their experience with us. URV: We wanted to know exactly where we were. With the energy bills we […]

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Maximise energy savings with little investment

If your company wants to maximise energy savings with as little investment as possible, you may find these tips from a Burger King franchise in Spain useful. The improvements put in place by Burger King with the guidance of DEXMA and Energy Cost Control, achieved a 17% reduction in its electricity costs. The franchise carried out […]

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When Your Energy Efficiency Plan is Not Working

What happens when you land a project, create an energy efficiency plan and you see that your plan is not working? Don’t give up yet, we have some great insights and tips to share if you’re in this situation… […]

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Is your Business Prepared for the EU Energy Efficiency Directive?

The European Commission adopted the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU on 25 October 2012. This policy establishes a set of binding measures to help the union reach its main target: 20% energy efficiency by 2020. What’s more, this will pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. Under this policy, all the EU member […]

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Carelessness Is Not Efficient

What does carelessness mean? Why is it not efficient? Saving on your utility bill depends completely on your level of care. Unnecessary consumption in homes and businesses is due to the fact that people are not taking into account any measures to avoid that. Thus, when it comes to lighting, you are easily going to […]

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2 Successful Case Studies in the Energy Management industry

This is the story of two successful case studies in the energy management industry. DEXMA has recently provided our software to two different buildings in the arts and culture sector. […]

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Energy Management Dictionary: 30 Terms to Know

  When talking about energy management, there are some words or terms that always come up. The following is a dictionary with some of the relevant terms that will help you throughout the energy management process. Even though we have tried to make it as complete as possible, we would like to continually update this version […]

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Becoming a Green Hotel: Le Méridien Barcelona

Have you ever tried searching for a green hotel in Spain? You’d think there would be plenty in the 3rd-most visited country on Earth. But only just recently – on 29th October 2014 – did Breeam® Spain recognise Le Méridien Barcelona with an assessment for sustainable buildings. The establishment became a green hotel by applying several measures in support of energy […]

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ISO 50001: The Basics

  The term ISO 50001 may not tell you anything in itself, but it can actually mean a lot to your business. It establishes energy management requirements with guidance for use, but what does this imply? Keep reading to understand basic facts about ISO 50001 certification. […]

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The Carbon Diet: Climate Change Is Not A Cliché

Have you ever heard the climate change-related expression ‘the carbon diet’? The term first appeared in 2000 in the USA as an encouragement for Americans to reduce their carbon footprints. Typical measures for this initiative were riding a bike instead of driving, or changing standard lightbulbs for eco-friendly ones. A few years later, the world’s environment was […]

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Are your company’s energy bills higher than they should be?

Do you ever get the feeling that your company’s energy bills are way too high? Do you keep repeating yourself that there’s nothing you can do to reduce your company’s energy bill? Have you thought about ways to cut energy costs but have no clue where to start? […]

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Enriching DEXMA’S App Store to Reduce Buildings’ Energy Costs by more than 30%

Reducing by more than 30% the energy costs of hotels and office buildings is the EQUALTIQ project’s ultimate goal. The consortium is confident that they will achieve this without affecting, even improving, users’ comfort.  To enable these savings, this project partially funded by KIC Innoenergy will develop an Integrated Energy Management System. The system will consist […]

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Top 5 Tips for Saving Energy in Your Organisation

Are you struggling to find feasible solutions or reasonable explanations for your high energy consumption in your company? We’ve got some convenient and useful suggestions to raise awareness in your organisation and take immediate action to save money while boosting the energy-saving performance of your business. Top 5 Energy Saving Tips: 1. Think sustainable. Sustainability is all about using only what you […]

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