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Encycle and Enersponse Announce Partnership to Provide Specialized Demand Management (DM) Solutions for RetailersEncycle


SAN MARCOS, Calif., October 20, 2021 – Encycle Corporation, a software technology company focused on helping commercial and industrial customers dramatically improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems and energy efficiency programs using IoT-enabled services, is pleased to announce a technology partnership with Enersponse, an energy resource management leader that works with power suppliers across the nation to support grid sustainability and decarbonization. Its highly sophisticated platform matches clients with available distributed energy resource (DER) programs and leverages intelligent automation to imperceptibly throttle client energy usage to their pre-set specification.

The partnership will bring each company’s unique technology offerings together as a cohesive approach to reducing HVAC energy consumption without compromising comfort for retail customers or employees. Both partner companies have demonstrated veritable energy-saving capabilities across multiple commercial and industrial markets:

  • Encycle’s Swarm Logic® technology is a proven, multi-patented energy management solution that has been successfully deployed at an enterprise level at over 1,000 sites with 10,000 rooftop units (RTUs).
  • Typical Encycle customers save 10% to 30% on HVAC energy consumption, spend, and emissions with results verified by independent third-party reviews, affirming why the Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model is becoming a prescriptive measure in various utility districts.
  • Enersponse has enabled participation in utility programs for over 7,000 commercial sites to which they provide millions of dollars of incentives each year.
  • Enersponse has avoided over 5,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions this year and saved almost 6,000 MWh of energy consumption.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Co-Op Student (Summer 2022)Advanced Energy


Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners. We offer program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy-related solutions for our five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, solar and electric transportation.

Position Overview

Provides basic engineering services in the energy field to utilities, industrial customers, commercial customers, institutions, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The Motors and Drives Co-Op position is entry level and requires proficient skills in areas that use engineering judgement. Work products or processes will always have oversight from engineer or field technologist.

Essential Functions

Engineering Support

  • Provide hands on assistance in laboratory setting utilizing various hand tools and power tools.
  • Support product testing and safely operate laboratory dynamometers.
  • Schedule laboratory testing based on incoming shipments and coordinate outgoing shipments including proper packaging.
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Adjust desk heights and rearrange office furniture.
  • Support quality control, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Support design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Assist in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Co-Op Student (Spring 2022)Advanced Energy


Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners. We offer program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy-related solutions for our five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, solar and electric transportation.

Position Overview

Provides basic engineering services in the energy field to utilities, industrial customers, commercial customers, institutions, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The Motors and Drives Co-Op position is entry level and requires proficient skills in areas that use engineering judgement. Work products or processes will always have oversight from engineer or field technologist.

Essential Functions

Engineering Support

  • Provide hands on assistance in laboratory setting utilizing various hand tools and power tools.
  • Support product testing and safely operate laboratory dynamometers.
  • Schedule laboratory testing based on incoming shipments and coordinate outgoing shipments including proper packaging.
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Adjust desk heights and rearrange office furniture.
  • Support quality control, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Support design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Assist in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 

The Threshold Group and EFI partner to provide professional turnkey installations of Smart ThermostatsThreshold

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Threshold Group and EFI have partnered to create an opportunity for utilities and energy providers to effortlessly provide low-cost, professional installation of smart thermostats and other IOT devices to their customers. 

Utilizing the EFI energy marketplace and Threshold's nationwide network of well-trained technicians, utilities and energy providers can incentivize customers to choose energy-efficient products such as smart thermostats and ensure they get installed quickly and professionally.

A key component of this program is its ability to efficiently support demand response programs. When it is critical to get a device operational as soon as possible – EFI and Threshold can provide a seamless ordering, scheduling and installation process. Threshold technicians also focus on customer service and education to ensure consumers become comfortable with the features of the thermostat or other smart device as well as the benefits of a Demand Response or Time Of Use program.

EFI recently conducted a survey that indicated one of the main reasons customers hesitate to purchase a smart home or thermostat product is because of concerns regarding installation. Although smart thermostats are discounted by EFI and are often instantly rebated by the utility or energy provider, the cost of installation discourages customers from the purchase of these products. Or even worse, the customer acquires the thermostat and never installs it.

With this partnership, EFI and Threshold can work with its partners to earmark existing budget, rebates and incentives to provide a value proposition that motivates customers to purchase a smart thermostat or other device while mitigating the installation concern with a free or significantly reduced professional installation.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Energy EngineerAdvanced Energy


Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners.

Position Overview

This position will provide advanced engineering services and expertise in the energy field to utilities, large commercial businesses, industrial manufacturers, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The position will support multiple projects and project teams primarily in the commercial and industrial market. Our projects focus on developing and delivering programs that can deliver economic benefit to consumers and increase customer satisfaction and engagement.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of systems in industrial, commercial and agricultural facilities such as motors and drives, compressed air, chillers, refrigeration, lighting, boilers, heating and air conditioning, and process technologies
  • Understanding of measures to achieve energy efficiency, demand response, demand reduction, electrification and carbon neutrality
  • Familiarity with compliance and implementation of ISO 50001 and/or ISO 14000 standards
  • Minimum seven years relevant experience which may include:
    • Working for a large business or manufacturer on environmental sustainability or strategic energy management
    • Consulting with large business or manufacturing customers to conduct energy assessments, utility bill analysis or strategic energy management program
    • Leading training and technical assistance for ISO 50001 and 50001 Ready based energy management for cohort groups and/or individual organizations
    • Providing engineering calculations, energy modeling, measurement and verification, and technical design for utility programs with outputs for energy, demand and carbon reduction impacts.
  • Preference for candidates with relevant certifications in strategic energy management such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Professional Energy Manager (PEM), ISO 50001 Lead Auditor, SEP Performance Verifier (SEP PV) or ISO 50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (50001 CP EnMS)
  • Preference for candidates with significant experience using, applying, implementing, and teaching the Department of Energy 50001 Ready navigator tool

This position can be performed remotely with occasional site visits to Advanced Energy. This position may require some travel local to North Carolina and nationally to interface with customers, study participants or attend conferences, expected 30% of the time.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 
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