Implementing new technology is a stressful process. From the beginning phases of deciding which option will best suit your needs all the way through implementation there is always fear that something could go wrong.
At the end of October, our team was able to attend the EEI Fall National Key Accounts Workshop in San Antonio. The EEI FNKAW is where national, chain, and multi-site energy users can tackle all of their energy-related needs. Customers are able to learn about the latest public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money. From great networking events, to wonderful education sessions, this show is one of our favorites to attend annually, and each year we are able to take away something valuable about our market.
This year’s fall show was very beneficial for all who attended – from wonderful keynotes from Chris Hickling, Ann Scott, and Steve Rosenstock – to breakout sessions that included sustainability, technology, energy and supply knowledge – the show was a great success!
There were a number of trends we heard again and again from customers that were a call to vendors/utilities to start paying attention more to market needs.
The essence of Cognitive Bias is to make skewed decisions based on pre-existing factors such as personal experience or preference rather than on the data and other hard evidence.
Correctly managing buildings is a very difficult task, and not as intuitive a process as some people would like to think. Sometimes the issues that arise are not always black and white. Understanding how building automation systems (BAS') work is important to the equation. Being able to find the perfect balance between comfort and savings is a craft. Although we have "fancy" machines trying to tell us what to do 24/7 and where to best save, some things need to be learned and not automated.
When taking a prehabilitative approach, whether in buildings or in sports medicine, statistical analysis is the cornerstone for defining opportunities for performance improvement.