Author archive for Lindsay Jones

  • Climate Change

    2018: Capitalism Will Save The Planet

    The climate conversations of 2017 seemed as extreme as the weather itself. Regardless of where you sit on these issues, one fundamental fact has been largely absent from the conversation: to be viable, climate solutions must be profitable.

  • CLUES

    How Optimizing Fan Power Helped a Pac-12 School Save $100K Annually on Energy

    Our approach, which we call ‘Efficiency Production,’ is a long-term commitment. That means we don’t just drop in, offer advice and move along. We know that energy savings only persist when someone takes ownership for them. If energy savings aren’t measuring up, we cut a check to our clients. No matter how smart your projections, there’s always going to be efficiency drift over time.

  • CLUES

    How Energy Efficiency Helps Hotels Win the Hospitality Boxing Match

    Success in today’s hospitality industry is a boundless boxing fight (bear with me on this metaphor) to maximize revenue per available room (RevPAR) and over-index on the STR Report. When I was in the hotel business, I was so focused on improving customer experience to push rates that I never gave much thought to electric bills.

  • Efficiency Reserves

    Prospecting for ‘Efficiency Reserves’

    Your tenants will tell you some of what you need to responsibly manage your building: it’s too hot, it’s too cold. But there are so many more energy savings hidden in your building, from not putting air pumps into overdrive to coolant at the right temperature, that we’ve given them a name: Efficiency Reserves.

  • 2017
    Manoa Marketplace

    From Sugar Cane to REIT: How Hawaii’s A&B Inc. is Finding Value by Saving Energy

    At nearly 150 years old, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B Inc.) knows something about longevity. The largest owner of grocery/drug-anchored retail centers in Hawaii was founded as one of the first ever corporations in the state. What started as a small sugar cane growing enterprise quickly expanded into an agricultural, shipping and real estate powerhouse.

  • CLUES
    CLUES

    How Carbon Lighthouse Got Its CLUES

    In their first year in the energy efficiency business, Carbon Lighthouse founders Brenden Millstein and Raphael Rosen encountered a client who almost stole their thunder. When Millstein and Rosen first visited the building, an office building owned by Dostart Development, they saw that the owner had already changed out incandescent lightbulbs for LEDs and upgraded their HVAC system.

  • Careers

    How We Hire

    Hiring great teammates is the single most important thing Carbon Lighthouse does. Period. When done intelligently, hiring is a science, not an art.

  • Science

    How to Heat an Office – The Thermodynamic Secrets

    How do you heat a private office or any room for that matter? The challenge lies in the difference between two concepts: energy and temperature.

  • Science

    Sensible and Sensibilities: Different types of heat and why they matter

    There are two fundamental concepts related to how much energy cooling systems must use: sensible heat and latent heat. So which type of heat, sensible or latent, requires more energy to remove?

  • Science

    The Difference Between Energy (kWh) and Power (kW)

    Electricity costs for most commercial buildings are based both on the maximum power and the total amount of energy you use. Power and energy are different concepts, with very different costs, yet financiers, journalists, and pretty much everyone struggles to differentiate them.

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