Author archive for Lindsay Jones

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    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.

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    Project Manager(s) | San Francisco | Implementation Group

    We’re looking for driven and smart Project Managers to join our Implementation Team, the group responsible for developing and implementing our clean energy service in buildings. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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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    Achieving Carbon Neutrality: Allowances

    There is another way to achieve carbon neutrality that is little know about in business circles but well regarded in the energy and environmental community. They care called carbon allowances. Like Renewable Energy Certificates, carbon allowances have as a strong suit that they are verifiable. They are also limited in number, and cleared through the government and therefore much less susceptible to fraud.

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    Why Thermodynamics Matters for Buildings

    Using the principles of thermodynamics, we can keep people comfortable in a building while using energy in smarter ways. Thermodynamics teaches us numerous tradeoffs and rules that allow us to get the right temperature in the right place at the right time for the least amount of energy.

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