John Bailes

John Bailes is the president of AM Conservation Group. He sets corporate strategy and direction, models and sets our corporate values, builds and leads the senior executive team and allocates capital to the company's priorities. John has been with AM Conservation Group for over 10 years.
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AM Conservation Group Celebrates 30 Years of Service and Resource Conservation

Posted by John Bailes | 7/29/19 9:57 AM | 0 Comments

Thirty years ago, the world looked a bit differently than it does now. The fashion trends, movies, music and technology are hardly recognizable to someone who didn’t live through that era. Prices were a bit different, too!


Five Trends of the Smart Home 2.0

Posted by John Bailes | 7/15/19 8:47 AM | 0 Comments

Smart homes still face the problems of subpar intelligence hampering functionality. But as intelligence systems mature, including more sophisticated algorithms, activity recognition methods and prediction accuracy, smart homes will transform and become more desirable. The gold standard: a multi-agent, interoperable system with distributed intelligence by integrated smart appliances across platforms. In simpler terms, it means all appliances and applications working together seamlessly, despite running on different platforms. To get there, here are five trends that herald the smart home 2.0.


3 Ways Utilities are Successfully Advancing Energy Efficiency

Posted by John Bailes | 1/8/19 9:07 AM | 0 Comments

In light of a recent UN report on climate change, the need for energy efficiency has taken on even more urgency. Scientists warn that to avert the damages of global warming, we need to make massive changes to the way that we live our lives. The 2018 UN report says it will take nothing less than “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”


How Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Can Impact Disaster Mitigation Efforts

Posted by John Bailes | 1/10/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

Devastating hurricanes like Andrew and Katrina have resulted in new disaster-mitigation efforts as communities rebuild buildings and infrastructure. The recent deluge of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands also offer an opportunity to use state-of-the art strategies to improve rebuilt communities’ ability to withstand future natural disasters.

These resilience strategies include energy efficiency measures. According to a recent newsletter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development & Research, materials and technologies that enhance buildings’ energy efficiency can also make them more durable and resilient to hurricanes and other natural disaster.


Intelligent Efficiency Technology: The Future of Energy-Efficient Products

Posted by John Bailes | 9/7/17 11:00 AM | 1 Comment

When you marry technology to energy-saving initiatives, you get intelligent efficiency. This concept, which was first coined by ACEEE, is now poised to create significant energy savings in every sector of the economy, according to a new ACEEE report.


How is Energy Efficiency Rated?

Posted by John Bailes | 6/20/17 11:00 AM | 0 Comments


ENERGY STAR®, the voluntary labeling program that’s designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products, is so popular it has become a household work. But how many of us actually understand how a product earns the ENERGY STAR® label?


Why Utilities Should Promote Energy Efficiency: Addressing the problem of lost earnings and profit from energy efficiency programs

Posted by John Bailes | 3/1/17 10:42 AM | 1 Comment

Traditional regulations do not give utilities much incentive to promote energy efficiency. In fact, up until recently, regulations were an obstacle to energy efficiency, because falling energy sales equated reduced revenues, an effect called “lost revenues” or “lost sales.” Utilities earnings are measured by capital invested and electricity sold, meaning incentives tend to push for increased electricity sales and expanding supply-side systems.

So how do you make energy efficiency an attractive proposal to utilities? The answer is three key policy strategies that make sure utility incentives are congruent with efficiency.