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Energy Saving and Internal Politics

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 06:15:48    Written by Marc
Energy Saving and Internal Politics
I often read some comments in forums here and there about companies doing energy saving projects (energy retrofits); however, most of the comments sadly limit themselves to the technical or the financial part of the project. As we know, in most companies, while important, both the technical and the financial parts are only a portion of the challenges that come when trying to get energy saving projects approved.

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Keep Learning!

Published on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 08:07:29    Written by Marc
Keep Learning!
I like to learn.  I am always trying to read a book, an article or discuss with someone about a new or better way to do something.  I take real joy when I put down an article or a book and say to myself how much a learned by reading it.  There is a sense of 'rassasier' which in French means you are full or completely satisfied (like after a great big long meal).

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Capital Expenditures and the Multiple Reasons for Their justification

Published on Friday, 10 January 2014 11:35:02    Written by Marc
Capital Expenditures and the Multiple Reasons for Their justification
People that oversee and approve capital expenditures (in companies) normally get to review the business cases that come with the capital expenditure request. Actually, most companies and organizations request some kind of business case to be done BEFORE giving the green light for any project or capital expenditure that is not already pre-approved. Moreover, even when it is pre-approved, most people still need to justify the capex before they initiate the expense.

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Do You Do Post Mortems

Published on Friday, 20 December 2013 10:21:56    Written by Marc
Do You Do Post Mortems This blog is probably more of an open question than the traditional entry where we try to provide you with experiences that one of us had. We normally try to do our best to share some ideas, tips, and warnings that we either came across one day, or completely fell into the hole on another day. There is nothing like the pain of real live experience to be able to relate to something.

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Maintain, Refurbish, or Replace

Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:40:50    Written by Marc
Maintain, Refurbish, or Replace
In capital expenditure planning, the question about what to do with equipment that is getting older, or more precisely, closer to the end of its life, seems to always come back repeatedly. With just about every piece of equipment, the question will be asked, “Should we continue to maintain it, refurbish it, or simply replace it?”

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