9th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Presented September 30 - October 2, 2015 at Aspen Meadows, Aspen, Colorado

Look Who Came in 2015


2015 Conference Overview
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Conference photographs were taken throughout the week and may be accessed in the Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange Master Gallery.

  1. Go to: https://clients.dkeithpictures.com/rmue
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You can use your photo to benefit the energy efficiency industry! Learn how you can participate in the Faces of EE initiative at this link and fill out the simple form at this link.

Archived Agenda from 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:30 - 9:00am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant and First-Timers Orientation
Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network. If this is your first time attending the Exchange, look for the specially marked tables at breakfast and join in a brief orientation on how to optimize your experience.
Guide: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Authority
9:00 - 12:00noon Morning Session Co-Chairs: Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy and Kenny Romero, Colorado Springs Utilities
9:00 - 10:15am Utility/Government Roundtable Discussion
Brief introduction from a representative from each utility and government agency present on the one topic they would most like to discuss during the roundtable and the one item that they would most like to learn or share during this event.
10:15 - 10:30am Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00noon Utility/Government Roundtable Discussion (continued)
Facilitated discussion that includes what are anticipated to be greatest customer program challenges in 2016 and other topics identified most in earlier discussions or "written in" during a pre-event survey. (Please complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ RMUEERound by September 24 to rank the relative importance of the topics listed there.)
12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch Buffet in Meadows Restaurant
Buffet lunch with opportunity to network.
2:00 - 5:00pm General Session
Afternoon Session Co-Chairs: Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy and Ryland French, City of Aspen Utilities
2:00 - 2:15pm Welcoming Remarks
2:15 - 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation

Raising the Bar: Taking Programs to Next Level (and Getting Beyond Low- Hanging Fruit)

Gene Rodrigues, Vice President, ICF International
Gene Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in the utility energy efficiency business. Prior to joining ICF, he served as senior director of demand side management (DSM) strategy for Southern California Edison, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States.

Gene serves on the boards of directors of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the China–U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance. He also serves in an advisory capacity to numerous initiatives, including as a member of the executive leadership group for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-led State Energy Efficiency Action Network. In 2012, he received EPA's first Climate Leadership Award for individual leadership.

2:45 - 3:15pm

Trust in a Local

Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy; John-Ryan Lockman, Energy Smart Colorado; Marty Treadway, CORE; and Erica Sparhawk, CLEER
Are you an overworked and understaffed utility energy efficiency guru? So stressed your hair is falling out? Before you go bald, learn how Holy Cross Energy partnered with local nonprofits to expand their energy efficiency program and bring in over 10,000,000 kWh savings in 2014. With help from the local experts, one school district won a Think BIG grant – a way Holy Cross saved 5,000,000 kWhs. Success through local partnerships and offering grants helped drive BIG savings and could work for your utility.

3:15 - 3:45pm

Potential Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Opportunities in Indoor Agriculture

Amy Ellsworth, Cadmus with Cheryl Winch, Cadmus
The explosive growth of indoor agriculture has created complex issues for utilities. Intense energy requirements in this industry contributes grid reliability and transformer capacity issues, environmental impacts, and massive inefficiencies. This presentation will explore market characteristics, energy uses and demand patterns, efficiency potential, and market conditions associated with indoor cannabis cultivation.

3:45 - 4:00pm Refreshment Break
4:00 - 4:30pm

Smart Thermostats: The Future or Just a Distraction?

Lee Hamilton, Xcel Energy
Learn about Xcel Energy’s Smart Thermostat Pilots, a BYOT model testing EE and DR benefits across 10,000 participants. We’ll also journey through the pilot design process to see how Xcel Energy overcame thermostats’ history, regulatory hurdles, lack of data, and multiple vendors to land on this final program design.

4:30 - 5:00pm

Intelligent Efficiency: How Data Analytics Is Accelerating Energy Efficiency

Dian Grueneich, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Dian will provide candid insight into the promise and challenges of intelligent efficiency as the next frontier in targeting new commercial energy savings. Compared to traditional approaches, new technologies are already beginning to transform commercial efficiency programs, providing 50-75% improvements in costs and time-to-action.

5:00 - 5:30pm Exhibitor Showcase
Lightning round of exhibitor introductions.
5:30 - 7:00pm Networking Reception with Poster Session
Hosted bar and hors d'oeurves among the sponsor displays and posters.

Poster Session Co-Chairs: Susie Strife, Boulder County, and Tracey Hewson, Loveland Water and Power

  • Tools for Improving Home Energy Retrofit, Rachel Romero, NREL with Deborah Lastowka, NREL. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (HEP) project developed tools in support of a quality-driven, national residential energy upgrade industry: the Standard Work Specifications (SWS) are guidelines for identifying quality work outcomes, the SWS Field Guide was developed for utilizing the SWS in the field, and ISO accredited certifications for demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and technical skills per specific home performance job categories.
  • Monitoring Based Commissioning, Peter Widmer, Power TakeOff. Opportunity for utilities to learn about monitoring based commissioning and how it can complement existing recommissioning programs by finding deeper savings which are traditionally low-cost, no-cost.
  • Strength in Numbers, Marty Treadway. Energy Smart Colorado/CORE. Small rural utilities and local non-profits are doing some great things on a small scale. The problem is that we are isolated from other great programs, and potentially missing out on larger opportunities for funding and program efficiency. Energy Smart Colorado works to bring us all together under one roof.
  • Putting Data to Work: 5 Steps for Data-Driven Customer Engagement, Dave Grant, Tendril. Energy providers have access to considerable amounts of information – from billing and past program participation to demographics – which can be used to better serve their customers. But with so much data, in so many different formats, it’s difficult to know how to get started. This session will detail five steps utilities can take to progressively improve how they engage with customers using big data and predictive analytics.

  • Rural Community Energy Assessments, Cary Weiner, Energy Specialist Colorado State University Extension. Two pilot rural community energy assessments were conducted by Colorado State University Extension in Kersey and Buena Vista, Colorado in the summer of 2015. The assessments screened these communities for funding, financing, and economic development opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Findings and actions taken will be presented.
  • Why Market Transformation Matters , Allie Marshall, Research Into Action, Inc. Learn why developing a common understanding of market transformation (MT) and tracking the associated MT initiatives matters to utilities. Based on our work with clients such as NEEA, BBNP, NYSERDA, and LADWP, we will present key concepts for market transformation planning including defining the strategic goals of an MT initiative and the target market(s), developing the market characterization (including baseline), designing the intervention activities in conjunction with the development of a program theory and logic, and developing a cohesive evaluation strategy for tracking market progress of the initiative.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:30 - 8:45am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant
Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network.
Two concurrent Session Tracks will be presented Thursday morning
8:45 - 12:00pm Residential Breakout Session
Co-Chairs: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration and Alantha Garrison, Gunnison County Electric Cooperative
Commercial and Technology Breakout Session
Co-Chairs: Adam Perry, Platte River Power Authority, and Keith Emerson, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
8:45 – 9:15am

How Does Your (Community Solar) Garden Grow?

Cary Hayes and Susannah Pedigo, Pristine Sun; Cheryl Winch, Cadmus
Discover benefits to creating community solar in this presentation by industry experts in community solar development and related program design and marketing. Hear a developer’s perspective on important utility considerations for site control, permitting, interconnection, construction timing and a surprising perspective on the utility’s role in building a successful project.

Integrated Lighting Controls: Enabling Deeper Savings and LED Adoption

Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy; Kyle Hemmi, CLEAResult
LEDs and advanced lighting controls have generated great interest recently, but high costs and the complexity of advanced lighting controls have hindered widespread adoption. Integrated lighting controls will break down remaining barriers by maximizing savings opportunities and greatly reducing the cost and complexity of these systems.

9:15 – 9:45am

Raising the Bar - Two Utilities' Approaches to Residential HVAC Contractor Education

John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities and Ann Kirkpatrick, Xcel Energy with Michael Levinson, Group14 Engineering
Xcel Energy and the Fort Collins Utilities both have rigorous residential high efficiency AC DSM programs, but different approaches to installer training and program M&V. Learn about the challenges and successes each utility has had in improving installation quality, increasing energy savings realization rates, and moving the industry forward.

Colorado Dairy and Irrigation Efficiency Program

Michael Turner, Colorado Energy Office
The Colorado Energy Office has partnered with industry, utilities, and government to launch the Colorado Dairy and Irrigation Efficiency Program. This program makes achieving energy efficiency easy through a streamlined process that connects producers with resources to help offset the cost of improvements.

9:45 - 10:15am

Energy Auditing and Data Quality: A Collaborative Approach between Implementation and Software

Andy Bardwell, Ph.D., OptiMiser LLC
Improve program efficiency and consistency with the goal of ensuring superior EM&V outcomes. Case study of HPwES programs with integrated Quality Management System elevating data quality and outcomes. Best practices include in-field QA ensuring program delivery and data integrity. EM&V study confirmed increased cost effectiveness and delivery of program goals.

HVAC & Building Performance Workforce Development Online: This IS 21st Century WE&T

Chris Compton, HVACRedu.net & ItsAboutQ.net
The California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan is the most ambitious utility program in the country. This huge statewide effort is pioneering and reinventing the approach to HVAC and Building Performance energy efficiency and encompasses the existing and future workforce. Upgrading contractor skills using an accredited online HVAC/Building Performance program has made a significant difference toward achieving those goals. This session presents lessons learned and market transformation realized after 5 years of online WE&T with HVAC Contractor and Facility Maintenance technicians in Southern California Edison programs. The mountain is starting to move.....

10:15 - 10:30am Refreshment Break Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:00am

New Outreach Strategies to Engage Low Income Customers

Luke Ilderton, Energy Outreach Colorado; Erica Sparhawk, CLEER
Many utilities are exploring new strategies to effectively engage low-income customers as the need for income qualified programs has grown beyond the traditional federally subsidized weatherization offering. Energy Outreach and CLEER have teamed up to implement several utility’s income qualified programs and will discuss various outreach tactics used to target customers who typically have high energy burdens.

Integrating Residential Energy Efficiency and Demand Response -- How Smart Thermostats Change the Game

Brad Davids, Nest
Utilities have historically managed residential EE and DR programs quite separately, for a variety of organizational and practical reasons. However, the growing market penetration of "smart" thermostats provides utilities with a unique opportunity to obtain significant energy efficiency AND various types of demand response resources from a single technology platform, improving cost-effectiveness and enhancing customer engagement. This presentation will provide an overview of recent results from a selection of innovative utility programs across the U.S., along with an update on emerging trends in home automation.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Just the Tests and Nothing but the Tests

Larry Zarker, Chief Executive Officer, Building Performance Institute
37 states require home builders to conform to either 2012 or 2009 IECC codes. To meet demand for the diagnostic tests required under the codes, BPI created the Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification, to verify candidates can conduct duct leakage and blower door tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard.

Selling/Promoting Lighting programs to Utilities and Government

Ray Pierotti, La Plata Electric Association, with Adam Perry and other utility program participants TBD
This is a Utility program that EVERYONE likes and creates happy members. In less than 4 years LPEA's lighting program has rebated 400 commercial customers over $750,000, close to 3 megawatts in energy savings at a fraction of the cost of renewables. It has added 3.5 million to the local economy.

11:30 - 12noon Residential Snapshot Panel
  • Tools for Improving Home Energy Retrofits, Rachel Romero, NREL; Deborah Lastowka, NREL
  • Strength in Numbers, Marty Treadway, Energy Smart Colorado/CORE
  • Never a Dull Moment, Joy Manning, High West Energy
  • 0.5 BPI CEU
Commercial Snapshot Panel
12noon - 2:00pm Lunch Buffet in Meadows restaurant restaurant followed by Activity Break with small group discussion
Buffet lunch with opportunity to network.
2:00 - 5:00pm Afternoon Session Co-Chairs: John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities and Alan Stoinski, Cheyenne Light, Fuel, & Power
2:00 - 2:30pm

Impact of Midstream Incentives for Colorado Cooling

Kim Spickard, Xcel Energy
The presentation will discuss leveraging existing distributor-to-contractor networks by providing distributor incentives to stock and sell more efficient cooling equipment. The presentation will also discuss the barriers to current downstream models.

2:30 - 3:00pm

Put Home Energy Ratings in Your Toolbox

Peter Rusin, Colorado Energy Office with Larry Zarker, Chief Executive Officer, Building Performance Institute
BPI and the Colorado Energy Office have partnered to provide home buyers and owners with meaningful energy information at the point of sale. BPI’s National Rater Program for existing homes provides customers with a more affordable, easy to understand rating of their home using DOE’s Home Energy Score.

3:00 - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:00pm

Lessons Learned from FCL&P Solar Power Purchase Program

Norm Weaver, Sr. Energy Services Engineer, Fort Collins Utilities
Fort Collins Utilities launched a feed-in tariff program in 2013 seeking to install over 4MW of new local solar. This presentation will discuss some of the lessons learned including budget and PPA price setting, innovative benefit sharing under our all-requirements contract with power provider Platte River Power Authority, project turnover (approaching 2/3rds!) and metering adventures.

4:00 - 4:30pm

Fort Collins Accelerated Climate Goals and Framework Plan

John Phelan, PE Energy Services Manager, Fort Collins Utilities
Fort Collins approved climate goals of an 80% reduction below 2005 levels by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050. The Climate Action Framework Plan lays out the strategies across sectors to reach these accelerated targets. Few cities have taken the initiative to explore what's necessary to meet ambitious long-term goals.

4:30 - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

Moments that Matter: Rethinking the DSM Experience to Drive Performance

Neel Gulhar, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Opower
Neel Gulhar was with Baltimore Gas and Electric for 12 years. He spent a good part of those 12 years leading teams to implement smart grid solutions and frictionless customer experiences. Neel has authored several articles and white papers on Smart Grid consumer engagement and the next generation of customer care experiences. Neel recently joined Opower as Senior Director of Product Strategy.

Utilities worldwide are confronting the perfect storm. Demand is flattening, distributed generation is rising and new regulations are hitting the generation stack. All while new competitors are entering the marketplace. What’s at stake are tomorrow’s energy consumers. To thrive for another century, utilities must capture their attention and exceed their expectations. It starts with the customer experience.

Join Neel Gulhar, Opower’s Senior Director of Product Strategy, for a deep dive on how to best prioritize customer care and demand side management investments. Based on extensive research, including a global panel survey of 7,000 customers across 7 countries and interviews with CCOs from 12 large utilities, the research provides a framework for reimagining the customer experience.

6:00 - 7:00pm Networking Reception at 39 Degrees Lounge at Sky Hotel (Downtown Aspen)

Friday, October 2, 2015
7:30 - 9:00am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant
Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network.
9:00 - 12:00noon

Team-Building Activities

Outdoor exercises (weather permitting) will include guided hikes, runs, biking and more such as:

  • Guided Bike Ride to Maroon Belles led by Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy
  • Guided Hike led by Ryland French, City of Aspen Utilities
12:00pm Adjourn

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Event Photos and Professional Portraits

The professionals who attended the 9th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange had an opportunity to update their professional photograph with a complimentary portrait by D. Keith Pictures. Everyone who registered received an email with the log in information and password. Access the event photos now. Professional portraits are expected to be available by October 15, 2015.

If you attended the Exchange and have forgotten or did not receive the group password, please contact [email protected] for a reminder.

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Archived Sponsors from 2015

Platinum Sponsors
City of Aspen Utilities


City of Aspen Utilities provides reliable and economic electric service to approximately 2,371 residential, commercial, hotel, and condominium service connects. All service is within Aspen City limits. www.aspenpitkin.com
Holy Cross Energy Cooperative


Holy Cross Energy, formed in 1939, is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative utility providing electricity, energy products and services to more than 55,000 consumers in the Western Colorado Counties of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, Mesa and Gunnison. www.holycross.com


CLEAResult helps utilities, businesses and individuals make the wise use of energy a way of life. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CLEAResult designs, markets and implements energy programs around the globe. Our experienced energy experts tailor strategies to our clients' specific needs and circumstances. www.clearesult.com

Energy Smart Colorado


Energy Smart Colorado is a growing network of member organizations that share the same mission–to make energy improvements simple and affordable. The platform includes a comprehensive field assessment tool, a robust data management system, BPI-certified energy advisors, a network of qualified analysts and contractors, and access to loans and incentives. www.energysmartcolorado.com

Gold Sponsors


Platte River Power Authority generates and delivers reliable, low-cost and environmentally responsible electricity to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland, Colorado, where it is distributed by each municipal utility to residents and businesses. www.prpa.org

Fort Collins Utilities is a municipally owned, multi-service provider of water, wastewater, electric and storm water services to the City of Fort Collins. We recognize the economic, social and environmental impacts of our operation and are committed to minimizing our negative impacts and enhancing our positive impacts on the community and environment.

The City of Longmont Power & Communications department is a community-owned, non-profit electric and telecommunications utility that builds, maintains and operates the electric distribution system for about 36,000 customers.

Loveland Water and Power Loveland Water and Power's mission is to add value serving the community's utility needs for today and tomorrow by providing quality customer service, providing reliable service, planning for the future, being environmentally sensitive, offering safe and secure utilities at competitive rates and being fiscally responsible.

Nexant, Inc.


Nexant, Inc. optimizes the energy value chain through an unmatched demand management and intelligent grid solutions platform to improve operational and financial efficiency, reduce risk and enhance customer satisfaction. Nexant DSM and energy efficiency solutions provide effective business process and program management from design and evaluation, back office to customer and trade ally engagement, through an innovative and proven suite of services and software. www.nexant.com


Western Area Power Administration program is committed to improving energy efficiency through collaboration, training and effective planning. We offer our customers powerful tools to turn efficiency and conservation into energy resources. From workshops to websites to equipment loans, all are designed to build and strengthen utility energy management strategies. www.wapa.gov
Xcel Energy


Xcel Energy is a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company and offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers. Xcel Energy operates Windsource®, the Nation's largest voluntary wind energy program in terms of customers. www.xcelenergy.com

Silver Sponsors
AM Conservation Group


AM Conservation Group is the leading expert in energy and water efficiency solutions designed to provide maximum value for a client's investment. Since its inception, the company has facilitated some of the largest and most effective energy preservation programs in U.S. history with utility companies, program managers and government agencies. www.amconservationgroup.com
A-TEC Energy


A-TEC Energy is a company focused solely on fulfilling energy efficiency and demand side management programs for electric and natural gas utilities. A-TEC provides but is not limited to the following services: Administration, Incentive processing, Fulfillment, Audits, Verifications, Residential Load Management and Trade Ally support. www.a-tec.com

Boulder County's Office of Sustainability


Boulder County's Office of Sustainability's mission is to ensure Boulder County's operations and decision-making reflect our commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic sustainability and to build partnerships to help make the broader community more sustainable. www.bouldercounty.org/env/ sustainability/pages/default.aspx


BPI is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we develop professional certifications for individuals, company-wide credentials for BPI GoldStar Contractors, home energy rating systems and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. www.bpihomeowner.org
Cadmus Group


Cadmus delivers cross-disciplinary services and solutions that help our clients achieve their goals while also creating social and economic value that improves people's lives. Our team of Energy Services Advisors provides expertise in energy policy, energy efficiency, demand response, renewables and distributed generation, potential studies, resource planning, finance, carbon, and smart grid. To learn more, visit us at: www.cadmusgroup.com

Colorado Energy Office


The Colorado Energy Office's mission is to improve the effective use of all of Colorado's energy resources and the efficient consumption of energy in all economic sectors that benefit the economic and environmental health of the state. www.colorado.gov/energy

Colo Rural Electric Assn


Colorado Rural Electric Association is the statewide trade association representing Colorado's electric cooperatives. CREA's membership is composed of all 22 of the state's electric distribution cooperative associations and one generation and transmission cooperative. www.crea.coop



Embertec USA's main focus is developing intelligent, power-saving plug load management devices utilizing a unique microprocessor controlled chip and supporting platform technology. This technology reduces all forms of power wastage, including standby power usage – electricity that is used by appliances while they are turned off – and active wastage from devices left on but not being used. www.embertec.com
Evolve Technologies


Evolve Technologies develops innovations that help people Enjoy More and Use Less.
Our core technology, ShowerStart, saves the water and energy that's wasted while waiting for the shower to become warm. With ShowerStart, a thermostatic shut-off valve (TSV) is all that's needed to conserve without changing shower pressure or flow. www.thinkevolve.com
Franklin Energy Services, LLC


Since its inception in 1994, Franklin Energy has implemented energy efficiency programs for utility, state and municipality clients nationwide. The unbiased third-party firm of over 400 expert specialists pinpoints value-driven, goal-focused efficiency solutions for its clients and their customers, from business to residential and everything in between. The firm received the Energy Star Sustained Excellence award for five consecutive years and was awarded Outstanding Energy Efficient Technology Deployment of the Year in 2013 by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP). www.franklinenergy.com


Homeserve and Energy Pioneers have innovated a unique Energy Efficiency retro-fit model that provides for a customer-centric approach that leverages a strategic marketing engine to deliver market-leading results in the residential weatherization space. Our turnkey program can be deployed without tapping into SBC/ratepayer dollars. This allows us to not only meet utilities targeted energy and demand savings targets, but also to delight utility customers and enable utilities to deepen customer relationships. www.homeserveusa.com
Lumeneering Innovations


Lumeneering Innovations works with business owners and real estate managers to take advantage of large cash rebates from the Save on Energy upgrade program currently offered by the Ontario Power Authority and other. The utility programs provide companies with the opportunity to upgrade existing lighting systems with new high-efficiency Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting solutions. Our next-generation LED systems are already serving our clients that include car dealerships, municipal buildings, manufacturing site and ski resorts. Learn more at www.lumeneeringinnovations.com
Power Takeoff


Since 2007, Power TakeOff has delivered industry leading interval data monitoring, reporting, and analysis services through a Software as a Service platform. As the exclusive interval data provider to Xcel Energy's non-residential customer market since 2008, Power TakeOff has organically developed strong customer roots in the Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions. Recent approval as an official Green Button application developer has enabled the company to quickly expand nationally. www.powertakeoff.com



TrickleStar. We manufacture a wide range of advanced power strips and energy monitoring devices suitable for residential and commercial plug-load energy efficiency applications. 1.2 million units of our Tier 1 advanced power strips have been deployed through U.S. utility programs as a proven measure to manage standby or “vampire” power waste. Our Tier 2 advanced power strips also manage active power use through a combination of infrared remote signal sensing and motion detection to accurately determine user engagement with their TV and entertainment system. The best way to save energy is to stop wasting it! www.tricklestar.com TechniArt. TechniArt drives program participation by meeting customers in unique locations and leveraging one-on-one engagement. Our services include online stores and ecommerce solutions that drive purchases; pop-up retail events at offices, malls, and festivals; commercial and small business fulfillment, wholesale, and midstream programs; and direct install programs for residential customers. www.techniart.com

Promotional Partner
Energy Efficiency Business Coalition


Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC) is a business trade organization dedicated to furthering the energy efficiency industry in Colorado. Formed in 2007, it is the primary source of information, influence and interconnection for the numerous businesses that are involved in the manufacturing, distribution, installation, sales and marketing of energy efficiency technologies and services. EEBC works with utilities, municipalities, the Public Utility Commission, and the state legislature to promote energy efficiency policies and programs that support the business objectives of the member businesses. www.eebco.org

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