The sharing economy provides 15 hotel energy efficiency upgrades with no investment through Energy Efficiency: As a Service. ‘As-a-service’ is appearing everywhere; software-as-a-service (SaaS), ride-as-a-service, or office plants-as-a-service. But what can the as-a-service model do to deliver energy savings to the hospitality industry that is different than the standard CapEx model of today. Economic Impact more

Alternative Utility Services (AUS), a registered Program Ally of the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy® Program, and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to offer all area businesses the opportunity to upgrade their facility’s lighting to more efficient LED fixtures with no capital expense. This program is designed to allow businesses and institutions, big more

Alternative Utility Services (AUS) through the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation is providing all local area businesses the opportunity to upgrade their facility’s lighting to more efficient LED fixtures with no capital expense. This program is designed to allow businesses and institutions, big and small, to take advantage of energy and maintenance savings created through more

Alternative Utility Service, Inc., a leading provider of energy management and procurement, today announced a strategic partnership with Above the Standard Procurement Group®, Inc. (Above the Standard), a Global Leader in Profit Maximization and Business Growth Services, privately owned company, located in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. As we were looking to expand our relationships, we found Above more

Changes in ComEd

ComEd has released new default supply pricing starting in June 2016. Pricing is substantially lower. Jan 2016 - June 2016 June 2016 - Sep 2016 Sep 2016 - May 2017 Residential $0.06987 $0.06195 $0.06315 Commercial $0.06952 $0.06219 $0.06306 Commercial - Electric Space Heat $0.06839 $0.05725 $0.06187 * The above pricing is inclusive of electricity and more

There are many complicated charts, graphs and calculations that experienced energy professionals use for weather normalizing usage data for various reasons.  In our industry, this is most important when determining contracted volumes for natural gas futures contracts. There are software programs that are specifically designed to process these high-level calculations with the end-goal being to identify more

Most schools are currently using inefficient lighting technologies. You can’t really blame them. When many schools were designed, lighting efficiency was simply not a top priority. So a lot of America’s classrooms are still poorly lit causing eye-strain, fatigue and headaches; all of which may contribute to a measurable drop in student learning. Health, Safety more

Have you heard that the City of Chicago is requiring all residential and commercial buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. to benchmark their buildings in 2016? Just what you need, more paper work. Watch this video to discover some of the requirements you should be aware of if you’re going it alone, or to learn how to avoid the extra work to more

In 2016, the City of Chicago will require all residential and commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to benchmark their energy use. Get started before you get notified. The benchmarking ordinance entails: 1. Data input into the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager; items like: Whole building square footage (including commercial tenants). Historic gas and electric utility more