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As the weather gets colder and people once again rejoice with loved ones, the holidays are a time of embracing the comfort of home.  Fireplaces are brought back to life and heaters reignite; a cold reminder that the shoulder season has officially ended.  It’s the time of year when people tend to forget about energy usage, and focus on family.  While there is nothing wrong with this tradition, people often forget that this time of year...

In continuation of recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Power TakeOff is sharing some of the security measures it takes, internally and externally, to protect our employees, customers and partners. See our previous blog post on internal security measures to learn more about our company training, testing and policies. At the same time, Power TakeOff’s external security measures focus on precautions to defend the company’s data and systems against external risks and threats. In many ways building...

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Power TakeOff is helping to promote security awareness by sharing some of the measures it takes as a company, both internally and externally, to reduce cybersecurity risks and protect our customers and employees from online threats. For instance, Power TakeOff annually performs business continuity and disaster recovery plan testing at all of its office locations. When COVID-19 began to impact the workplace, Power TakeOff was able to easily and...

On October 7th every year, Power TakeOff joins hundreds of companies and organizations to celebrate Energy Efficiency Day; a collaborative awareness campaign that brings to light the importance and power of energy efficiency to “meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.” At Power TakeOff, energy efficiency is at the core of who we are, and across all facets of our company, our employees work to create energy savings for our customers. From rural...

In 2019, the commercial sector was responsible for 18% of the electrical consumption in the US, and small businesses spend more than $60 billion on energy each year. The Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program works to help small businesses, which historically don’t participate in energy efficiency programs, reduce their overall energy bills. When working with small businesses, our Energy Advisors often run into concerns surrounding unoccupied HVAC set points. Primarily, with the myth that aggressive unoccupied setpoints...

Meet Maia Benavente, Power TakeOff’s Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer. Maia joined our team in February of this year, coming to us from a career in energy services, doing boots-on-the-ground energy evaluations, and drafting strategic energy management plans. Now, Maia does data analytics work, prospecting through hundreds to thousands of accounts to identify prominent opportunities for energy savings on a percentage basis of their energy use. By developing algorithms to locate these opportunities, Maia compares her work...

The past year has brought a unique set of challenges to both businesses and utilities. In response to COVID-19, many businesses have faced a prolonged and unexpected shutdown of their workplaces. While facilities have been closed and unoccupied due to stay at home orders, many businesses found that they still had high energy usage; revealing the surprisingly high cost of operational energy inefficiency. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is continuing to support their...

Power TakeOff is known for its ability to promote energy savings in the small and medium businesses, but did you know the company also helps schools with their energy savings? This year, as the school season steadily approaches, energy managers are giving back to their district by participating in Power TakeOff's Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program across numerous utility partners.  Power TakeOff has a dedicated Schools Engagement Team that helps identify savings opportunities, which can lead to tens...

Power TakeOff expands Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program in the midwest by adding two new electric and gas utilities in the midwest region. For over a decade, Power TakeOff has been shaking up the energy efficiency industry, more recently with the innovative Virtual Commissioning (VCx™) Program. The ultimate win-win proposition, the VCx™ Program identifies and implements operational-focused efficiency improvements with no cost to its participants. Now, more small- and medium-size businesses and public institutions have access to these...

In 2002, the second edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) said that whole building energy modeling, also known as Option C, should only be used for energy efficiency projects expecting to save greater than 10% of baseline consumption. However, the only data available for whole building modeling in 2002 was monthly billing data. Since 2007 AMI data has been revolutionizing the energy efficiency industry. IPMVP has kept pace with AMI deployment with...