Industry Highlights: August 2017

Welcome to our August edition of Industry Highlights—a monthly roundup of trending news from our social media feeds related to energy efficiency, utilities, legislative action, savings tips and more. Here’s a quick recap on a few of our favorite industry stories we shared with our readers and followers last month.

 

Behind the $1.9 billion energy savings from the Better Buildings Challenge

Since its inception, the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge has helped businesses and organizations hold themselves accountable with the goal of making buildings 20% more energy efficient. In the 2017 Better Buildings Progress Report, the program shares its partners’ successes – namely that they have produced savings of 240 trillion BTUs and $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost.

 

City strategies to make buildings more energy efficient

Reducing the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings has to be an essential ingredient of any municipality’s broader climate goals. This article highlights eight strategies that local governments can employ to maximize efficiency in buildings, cited from a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

 

Summer blog series: How to Be Your Customer’s Superhero

EnergyPrint’s “How to Be Your Customer’s Superhero” blog series shares tips for energy solution providers on creating a strategic framework to connect with client concerns, close sales and strengthen relationships. In short, we’ll show you how to become your client’s superhero. Check out the final installment and catch up on the entire series.

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