A New England Ski Resort Installs SENSEI

As a participant in a utility-sponsored strategic energy management (SEM) cohort in New England, a local ski resort has taken on the ambitious goal of achieving a 15% reduction in energy use. One of the biggest energy hogs at the resort involves snow making. SENSEI will help create a Snow Making Energy Index to assist […]

We the People … Can Save Energy

      When we started thinking about building an energy management information system (EMIS) it wasn’t the act of building a software product that spurred our interest, it was the people using it. We believe that, at its heart, industrial energy management is about people. And that a great EMIS should be built around […]

Energy Efficiency Isn’t Always Easy for Industrial Companies

Even though energy is one of the biggest expenses for industrial companies, pursuing energy efficiency projects to drive consumption and cost down isn’t necessarily a top priority. Stephen Lacey from greentechmedia recently sat down with Cascade CEO, Marcus Wilcox to explore the complexity behind the key factors that make industrial energy efficiency a challenging proposition. […]

Top Industrial Energy Drivers: Which Ones Impact Your Facility?

  Click to enlarge infographic. When it comes to energy efficiency in an industrial setting, it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of accomplishment with an unexpectedly lower-than-usual utility bill. A temporary reduction in costs might have you thinking, “I must have done something right last month.” In reality, you could be mistaken. […]

Energy Software: Do You know What You Need?

One thing became quite clear from my tour of the tradeshow floor at the 2012 World Energy Engineering Conference in Atlanta: There is a sea of energy monitoring software and systems out there. I don’t envy those of you fishing for the right one. I’ve been in your shoes. At Cascade, we’ve used a few […]

Tackle Industrial Energy Management Projects with Ease

Operations and maintenance (O&M) activities don’t have to be a drain on an industrial energy manager or facility operator’s time when energy monitoring software, connecting data to action, is in place. If you’re a plant energy manager, you know your facility operators have To-Do lists a mile long. When operators are charged with keeping a […]

Understanding Energy Data: More Points for Metering Not Always Better

It’s a truism that you can never get enough of a good thing. Think of the extra stuff you grabbed during your last fast food run: Fistful of napkins? Thirteen packets of ketchup?–Check, check. Not so surprisingly, many industrial facility managers look at taking a similar approach with metering energy use: The more points, the […]

Energy Tracking Software For Continuous Energy Improvement

Orchestrating a strategic energy management (SEM) or a continuous energy improvement (CEI) program is an ambitious endeavor. CEOs, managers, and facility operators all have to understand the impact of factors such as production and weather on their facility’s energy consumption. Systems need to be developed to identify and manage energy saving opportunities. And then, a […]

Energy Enlightenment in 3 Steps

Establish Performance Creating a baseline for true performance helps you learn where you consume energy and what factors drive consumption. SENSEI service offerings help you build an energy profile and information system, so you get accurate, up-to-the-minute energy info controlled for seasonality, production levels, facility activities, and more. Drive Action Encouraging staff to stay engaged […]