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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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Spend More Time with Your Consultants

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 06:05:03    Written by Marc
Spend More Time with Your Consultants
I often find myself chatting or discussing with consultants from various fields, real estate brokers, energy specialists, experts in just about any fields ranging from environment to structure. One question I ask repeatedly is about how business is going in general and what projects they are working on. These two casual questions generally bring back interesting answers not only about what they are doing, but also about the relationship that they have with their clients.

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Taking Energy for Granted

Published on Friday, 7 February 2014 07:36:14    Written by Marc
Taking Energy for Granted
Is it not funny how we now take our typical energy sources, say, electricity and gas for granted these days?  I mean, they have always been around.  We probably only realize this when we miss power.  I miss electricity at home once or twice a year, either when we have a snowstorm with lots of wind, or if we have a summer storm…with lots of wind.

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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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Cultivate Your Energy Savings

Published on Friday, 24 January 2014 09:39:55    Written by Marc
Cultivate Your Energy Savings
I have an apple tree in front of the house. Most people would probably have planted it in the back, but I was thinking that in the spring when they bloom, it would have been a shame to hide it in the back. In addition, if I was going to eat apples in the fall, what better way to grab an apple on the way to the office in the morning than if the tree is in the front, next to the car. Pick an apple in the tree, put in your bag or pocket and on we go.

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