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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...

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...

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...

In 2019, the Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program saved 14.4 GWh across 177 small and medium businesses, nearly doubling the initial goal of 8 GWh. Power TakeOff is proud to announce that the 2019 third-party evaluation results are in and the Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program continues to exceed expectations. As the sole program manager, Power TakeOff has implemented the VCx™ program in ComEd’s Illinois service territory, starting in 2016, and is continuing through 2020. At the request of ComEd, Power TakeOff continued to expand the VCx™ program and saved 14.4 GWh across 177 small and medium businesses (SMB),...

Power TakeOff has launched two new utility COVID-19 Community Assistance Programs that provide customer support to financially at-risk businesses and institutions through customized consultations aimed at optimizing buildings while fully or partially closed. The unique situation demonstrates Power TakeOff’s robust machine learning prospecting engine and flexible, versatile customer engagement team that has been remotely and virtually engaging businesses since 2007. To-date, the team has helped local businesses and schools save nearly 1,000,000 kWh (approximately $100,000) during Stay-At-Home...

Despite the massive opportunity for energy reduction, operational savings in commercial buildings have long been low on utility priority list because of the challenges of big data: acquisition, analysis, and action. There are energy savings that are easy to prove, and energy savings that are harder to prove. Proving energy savings from capital measures, like changing out lightbulbs, is relatively simple. Incandescent light bulbs use a certain amount of power to operate, and LEDs use less...

Power TakeOff's VCxTM Program with ComEd has found a rhythm that works for utility SMB and public institutions which we engage. These markets are historically under-served by utility DSM programs due to their limited time and capital budgets. However, by pinpointing and only engaging the locations in a utility portfolio that would benefit most from easy to implement low and no-cost opportunities, we are having relevant conversations with organizations that have a clear opportunity, and not...