Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

What Retailers Should Know About Demand Management

Monday March 30, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

When retail stores and chains adopt a demand management program, they can take advantage of utility incentives and shift their demand curve to avoid peak rates. The problem is, it can be hard for retailers to do this, especially across a portfolio of locations.

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Why The Setpoint Is Not The Zone Temp 

Monday March 9, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies



There are some fundamental assumptions and misunderstandings around what setpoint and zone temperatures are. Confusion around the two leads retail and commercial energy users to waste huge amounts of energy. This post delves into those issues.

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What Grocery Stores Are Doing About Cold Air Spillover

Monday February 17, 2020
By: Mandi McDonald

Major retailers across the U.S. are trialing or rolling out doors or covers on their cold cases to combat cold air spillover from open grocery coolers. The energy-saving opportunity seems obvious, however, many stores and chains hesitate from retrofitting or upgrading chillers to closed cases.

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FAQs In Energy and Facilities Management

Monday January 27, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

The variety of factors that influence how much energy a building consumes and the pressures energy and facility managers face in balancing various priorities can be overwhelming. We have compiled a list of common questions below with links and guides as a meaningful resource for those managers.

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Energy Efficient Refrigeration Systems Tips for Facility Managers

Monday January 20, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies


For some companies, commercial refrigeration units can constitute more than 50% of their total overall energy bills. Since commercial refrigeration units consume enormous amounts of energy, finding ways to reduce the overall energy blueprint of these units is critical for facility managers looking to reduce their overall energy footprint — especially for managers handling multiple facilities.

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