What Do Millennials Want From Their Energy Providers?

Posted by Danielle Marquis, Esq. | 3/15/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

As utilities become more customer-centric, one of the chief challenges is figuring out who those customers are and what they want from their energy providers.

Increasingly, those customers are millennials. The largest generation in U.S. history was born between 1982 and 1999, meaning almost all of them have reached adulthood and are establishing their own households—and utility bills.


Logistics in the Age of E-commerce

Posted by Jim Koches | 3/7/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

Logistics is defined as the detailed coordination of the way products are obtained, stored and shipped to their final destinations. Shipping and handling are often lumped together, but they’re actually two discrete processes: Fulfillment obtains the product and puts it in the box, while shipping sends it out the door.

Logistics depends on the alignment of many complex systems to execute the movement of goods.


Behavioral Economics + DSM Program Marketing = Improved Outcomes

Posted by Danielle Marquis, Esq. | 2/27/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

A large amount of research in recent years shows that consumers make most of their decisions in life unconsciously. Yet in market research, we continuously ask people why they do what they do. A reporter once asked Steve Jobs how much market research went into development of the iPod. His response? "None. It isn't the consumers job to know what they want."


How Amazon Has Transformed the World of Online Shopping

Posted by Jim Koches | 2/19/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

In the last two decades, supply chains have changed drastically. They’ve shifted from global sources and distribution centers feeding into brick and mortar retailers to e-commerce based internet-only retailers. Online shopping is what today’s customers have come to expect.


AM Conservation Group to attend the 2018 RESNET Conference

Posted by Jill Blanton | 2/19/18 8:00 AM | 0 Comments


February 26-28, 2018, AM Conservation Group will be exhibiting at the 2018 RESNET Conference at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. This conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy. It also provides a venue where you can obtain usable solutions and fresh information for an evolving home performance industry. 


AM Conservation Group to Attend 2018 AESP National Conference

Posted by Jill Blanton | 2/12/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

AESP's National Conference gathers energy experts and thought leaders. The impactful educational sessions are extremely beneficial to energy companies. The resources shared can be applied to attendees' organizations immediately. AM Conservation Group is excited to be a part of this year's conference. 


Is Your Company's Culture an Enemy to Innovation?

Posted by Danielle Marquis, Esq. | 2/12/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

If your company is focused on products rather than customers, engineering versus design, and marketing rather than user experiences, you may be stifling innovation.

That’s the theory behind the design thinking process, which helps make new product development and customer service initiatives more successful. While design thinking has been around for half a century, it’s only become popular within the last decade.


Design Tips for Category and Product Pages

Posted by Jamie Fiore | 2/8/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

An e-commerce site’s category pages are individual web pages grouped together based on a similar subject, such as water conservation products, energy efficient lighting, and conservation kits. Categories tend to be hierarchical, with an umbrella subject that then splits off to into even more specific pages.


AM Conservation Group to attend the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Posted by Jill Blanton | 1/31/18 8:00 AM | 0 Comments


February 7-9, 2018, AM Conservation Group will be exhibiting at the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference at the Chicago Hilton & Towers in Chicago, IL. This conference unites more than 650 of the region's leaders and innovators in energy efficiency for three days of insightful panels and unparalleled networking. The annual conference will be looking ahead at the changing policy landscape and latest technological breakthroughs. Join us there!


California's Title 20 Water Efficiency Standards

Posted by Chris Ehlers | 1/24/18 3:00 PM | 0 Comments

Not only has California been stricken by a prolonged drought, but it’s also embroiled in legal battles over the state’s access to water from the Colorado River and other sources. In an effort to lower the state’s overall water use, California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order in 2015 to improve the efficiency of water appliances in new and existing buildings throughout the state.