Steve Jobs through sheer tenacity and resilience, focused on simplicity. Fired from Apple, created NEXT, rehired by Apple because he knew above all else simplicity matters. Eric Burke The Utility industry work force is passing this ephemeral moment in technology development. Jobs' vision while transformative was painful, knowing beforehand 'NEXT' was never to be successful. He was not creating gadgets, but rather an ecosystem and few saw it for what it was. Utilities like the

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Utility adoption of energy efficiency programs is an outsourced model of engagement perhaps until now. According to AEEE, utilities a bit counter-intuitive in their market adoption thinking, are now seeing energy efficiency as a resource. With the confluence of proper GHG's and energy benchmarking, baselines Wall Streets acceptance of metrics for investment profiling have become standardized and with that AEEE found that it is third in the electric generation segment. And it may top the list

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Veritatis Advisors global client Schneider Electric reports stunning success in deployment of its energy management strategy devised by VA's Don Macdonald. It is always welcomed to see other reporting on your good work, at scale, of energy efficiency and uses of Standards to peel back layers of operational performance and change culture while meeting financial objectives and Wall Street expectations. Schneider North American CEO at the time, Jeff Drees and his team envisioned vertical integration of

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING By Don Macdonald, LEED AP, CEM   Not often talked about is an obscure behavioral and computer science religion called Decision Support, a basic form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and part of understanding ENERGY MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING. Will artificial intelligence evolve and make conscious efficiency choices (or lack thereof) for us? Is much of the human "choice" from efficiency already being eliminated, controlled by the 'man" and dictated by

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Veritatis Advisors Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) 2016 Inspiring Efficiency Award Nominee   Energy Efficiency Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation Veritatis Advisors is proud to announce its nomination as a leadership finalist in the 2016 Midwest Energy Efficiency Awards, this is the second year in a row for Don and his team to receive this important recognition for works in energy performance, education, management, and Innovation. The work recognizes educational techniques and delivery methods

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ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits The commercial energy audit industry has been largely unregulated and the work products that are labeled “energy audits” vary greatly in scope, rigor and quality, now comes the public draft ASHRAE Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits This standard is to establish minimum performance levels for energy audits and bring some order to the chaos. Prior work on ASHRAE’s Special Publication “Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits” (aka

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Achieve ISO 50001 Results without Certification Veritatis Advisors partners with award winning EU energy management software developer ENERIT to provide cloud based, human-centered ISO 50001 Platform Energy efficiency programs continue to set increasingly ambitious savings targets. But the tools industry and commercial buildings use lag in technology adoption. Standard tactics of employing bulky and slow ISO programs, more often than not, are falling short both in veracity and value. Likewise large IT solutions advertised from utilities

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