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    Rebate Program Funding Being Exhausted Earlier Than Usual

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    As of late Fall, upwards of 30 well-established, well-funded utility rate-payer based rebate programs have exhausted their commercial and industrial-targeted funds for the current program year. From Michigan to Texas and Nevada to Pennsylvania programs...
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    Energy Efficiency Incentives and Energy Management Systems

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    There’s no doubt retail Facility and Energy Managers are upping the bar with respect to how they operate their facilities efficiently. But how do they find ways to operate their facilities smarter? In the past, temperature and lighting controls were held...
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    T12 to T8 Retrofits – Do it Now!

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    The age of efficient fluorescent general illumination is now. Super-T8 and T5 lighting systems provide a significantly lower usage advantage over older T8 systems and more so over any existing, outdated T12 systems. Plus, since lighting accounts for 40...
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    Nobody Likes Budget Season

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    There is little to love about budget season other than the fact that, at most companies, it comes in the same season as Santa and New Year celebrations. The good news is unless you work for the US government, eventually a final budget gets approved every...
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    Rebate Capture: What does a good job look like? When is "free" not free?

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    Are you paying for Rebate Administration? If “yes”, why? Aren’t all the “smart guys” getting free rebate collection as part of their equipment purchase and installation – particularly for lighting? Aren’t all the “top vendors” providing rebate collection...
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    "You don't get rebates just for waking up in the morning..."

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    As obvious as the above statement seems, you might be surprised to discover it’s not as easy as it seems to capture a rebate to offset the upfront costs of your energy efficient investments. If you are thinking about energy efficiency and want to...
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    On Bill Financing – Is it the Best Financing Option?

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    It could be. We first bumped into this concept while working with a Jewelry retailer in California. They were looking to implement lighting retrofits but the costs were prohibitive relative to what they were willing to finance. However, we soon discovered...
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    For Best Results at a Tradeshow - Consider...

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    Tradeshows are considered a “necessary evil” by some but with effective planning and thorough follow-through they pay huge dividends for organizations which are prepared. Trade shows present powerful sales and marketing opportunities which...
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    Upstream vs. Downstream Rebate Programs

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    Let’s assume that you manage a facility that is littered with T-12 fixtures that you want to replace with T-8 fixtures (and if you’re not swapping out, you should be!). Typically, you would purchase the equipment, have it installed, apply for a rebate...
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    “What does Measurement & Verification mean?

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    M&V protocols vary from each utility to the next. What’s required in TX may not be necessarily required in Massachusetts. M&V plans are customized to each project, based on the scope work of the project, the technology, and the confidence level...
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    Podcast Link - "Taking the Mystery out of Rebates & Incentives".

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    Check out RealWinWin's CEO Doug Bloom's podcast on "Taking the Mystery out of Rebates & Incentives" http://ow.ly/bilDe
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