Three Critical Criteria For Developing Thought Leadership Content For Social Media – Forbes

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A growing number of businesses from nearly every type of professional services firms to luxury marketers to technology companies are striving to become thought leaders in their respective fields.

 

“There are a number of different views about thought leadership. From our perspective, thought leadership is a business development strategy based on high ingenuity and cleverness combined with a clear path to monetization.”

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Three Critical Criteria For Developing Thought Leadership Content For Social Media – Forbes

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A growing number of businesses from nearly every type of professional services firms to luxury marketers to technology companies are striving to become thought leaders in their respective fields.

 

“There are a number of different views about thought leadership. From our perspective, thought leadership is a business development strategy based on high ingenuity and cleverness combined with a clear path to monetization.”

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & SIDNEY, Mich.: Ameresco Completes Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Project with Central Michigan’s Montcalm Community College | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

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Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today the completion of energy efficiency upgrades to Montcalm Community College (MCC), located in Sidney Township, Michigan.

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Data Centers: How a Modern Smart Grid Can Support the Core of our Digital Economy

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Data centers are a vital cog in our digital world.

“Data centers depend on a reliable supply of electricity in order to perform 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Today’s electric infrastructure isn’t capable of providing the level of power reliability that data centers require, so these centers spend huge amounts of money on back-up systems in order to protect the facilities from power outages. …”

 

 

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Academic buildings’ lights stay on at night, use energy

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While university buildings are barely being used at night, the lights remain on, according to graduate student Adam Holubinka who said leaving the lights on wastes energy.

“We installed energy efficient lighting and sensors in the municipal building as well as new windows,” Houck said. “All have had a favorable impact on our energy usage.”

 

Crossman said university officials began to install motion sensors that turn on the lights inside academic buildings such as Perkins Student Center, that turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity. She said they have yet to install the sensors in all buildings and the rooms that remain lit at night are most likely not equipped with the sensors.

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LEDs Magazine – Textile and rubber manufacturer installs LED high-bay lighting (MAGAZINE)

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A major manufacturer of floor mats converts a rubber manufacturing plant to LED lighting, reducing energy use by 650 kWh per day and improving the light quality, reports Maury Wright.

“LED lighting has certainly succeeded broadly in many applications including street lights. In the industrial space, the success has come primarily in two areas – refrigerated facilities and warehouses.”

 

“Before embarking on the project, Mountville analyzed the cost of the project and the expected payback. The company used its own in-house electricians to install the lights, although they did account for that cost in their analysis including the need to rent a hydraulic lift for a month. They based the projection on an electrical cost of $0.10/kWh. The expectation was that the project would payback in 2.2 years. “

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How to Build Energy Efficiency into Fire Station Design | Sustainable Design content from Fire Chief

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Fire stations are excellent candidates for energy-efficiency initiatives because they are incredibly consistent…

“The next important step is an energy audit (also called an energy survey) that can identify key ways to improve building energy performance. ASHRAE has guidelines for three different levels of energy audit:”

“It is imperative, before any large capital improvement is made, that a true Lifecycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is performed. An LCCA compares the total cost to purchase, operate, maintain and dispose of competing options. A highly efficient system or appliance might have a higher “first cost” than others, but cost less to operate over its lifespan.”

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GSA, IBM, Partners Take on Big Building Energy Analytics : Greentech Media

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A federal project to tie 50 buildings into a sensored, enterprise-level-managed platform gets underway.

 

“One of GSA’s more ambitious projects, launched this summer, plans to link 50 of the government’s highest energy-consuming buildings, comprising 31 million square feet, into an intelligent energy management network, from building sensors to enterprise-level management. IBM is the lead on the project, but it is working with various other consulting and technology providers, including SkyFoundry, Environmental Systems Inc. (ESI), Honeywell’s Tridium building controls platform and consultancy Intelligent Buildings.”

 

“The government can access cheap, long-term loans to pay for efficiency upgrades with a longer-term payback than private building owners can. The GSA is also pretty sure it’s going to be owning the same buildings it’s investing in a decade or two from now — something that’s not true in the commercial real estate world. Most efficiency experts say that commercial building owners and managers are demanding a 1- to 2-year payback on their investments, which has limited the market somewhat.”

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Siemens to upgrade energy efficiency at Connecticut hospital – POWERGRID International/Electric Light & Power

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Manchester Memorial Hospital should receive one-time electric utility rebates totaling $592,451 and, in addition, is also awaiting gas incentives on the project that are being reviewed by the utility company…

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Energy audit pays off for Bay College – DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

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ESCANABA — Bay College has been working toward reducing energy costs and increasing sustainability for years, …

“The college has used recommendations from the 2001 audit to improve sustainability across campus in the past 11 years. Now, a recent 2012 audit has compared Bay College’s energy costs and consumption since 2001, and has determined a significant reduction in the college’s consumption, ranging anywhere from 17.6 to 59.1 percent less energy per square foot depending on the building.”

“We’ve gone from approximately 70 percent efficient boiler systems to 95 percent efficient boiler systems,”

 

“A substantial portion of it is probably credit to the fact that there’s time clocks and timing, and monitoring of equipment so we’re able to shut systems down when they’re not needed,”

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