Energy Cost Falling, Electric Rising

Energy Costs are falling but my Electric Supply Cost is Rising. Why is this happening and can I prevent it? Your electric costs consist of several different components, some of which you have control over and others that you do not. Before you can begin to control these costs and plan for increases that are certainly on the way, you must first understand exactly how your electric costs are calculated. Your electric utility costs are comprised of two major components; first is the local utility delivery charge, these rates are regulated by the state and are based on the amount [...]

The 2015 TEPA Panel Announced

Scott Stiner will be on the TEPA Technology Panel in 2015. TEPA will be featuring innovative energy software and customer facing technologies, where many advancements and improvements in energy tracking, efficiency and benchmarking tools have become a hot commodity. The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) was established in 2005 and comprised of independent energy aggregators, brokers, suppliers, resellers and consultants, all of which are seeking the advancement of fair deregulated energy markets. With more than 200 independent member companies and over 500 energy market professionals, TEPA provides members with a neutral forum where the industry can come together to network and [...]

BBP Provides Full Compliance

In 2013, the City of Boston enacted the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance. This ordinance requires large buildings to annually report their energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions to the City, which will then make the information available to the public. The ordinance will help building owners identify opportunities to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Non-residential properties over 50,000 gross square feet were required to begin reporting last year, and, as a result, over 25% of all building area in Boston is now tracking and understanding its energy use. This year, large residential buildings must [...]

Published Utility Rates Hit Historic Highs

As of Friday, September 19, 2014, electricity consumers who have not yet secured their electricity requirements for the winter received more solemn news. National Grid published its rates through January 2015 with medium to large (G2 and G3) rate classes, exceeding 18 cents ($.18592) in December and 24 cents ($.24994) in January for the Northeastern regions, with rates in West Central and Southeastern Massachusetts close behind. The spot market LMP prices witnessed in the previous winter will be exceeded by these historically high rates. NSTAR customer rates aren’t much better, with rates greater than 13 cents ($.13/kwh) through December, while [...]

Taylor Presenting at BERDO

Learn how you can stay in compliance with the City of Boston local law by joining Taylor CC at the BERDO Training Seminar. In 2013, the City of Boston enacted the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), which requires owners of large to mid-sized buildings to report energy and water usage to the City of Boston annually. Acting as a key element in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020, reporting and disclosure aims to provide information and encourage building owners and tenants to: Increase Energy Efficiency Reduce Energy Costs Utilize Incentives May [...]