Mark Stroub

Mark is the senior manager of strategic accounts and demand sourcing for AM Conservation Group
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Varieties of Smart Home Technology

Posted by Mark Stroub | 6/25/19 9:13 AM | 0 Comments

The idea of a smart home is attractive for a number of reasons, including convenience, safety and a sleek home aesthetic. From an industry standpoint, one of the most compelling advantages is that it increases energy efficiency by reducing unnecessary usage. In fact, according a 2018 ACEEE report, Energy Impacts of Smart Home Technologies, “U.S. homes can lower their energy use by up to one-sixth simply by incorporating smart technologies.” And with each new iteration, the technology becomes more viable, affordable and user-friendly.

Here are seven of the most promising areas of smart home living – and the potential cost savings from adopting each one.


Utilities Finding New Ways to Innovate the Grid

Posted by Mark Stroub | 10/24/18 6:13 AM | 0 Comments

With emerging technologies in the energy industry, utilities face increasing pressure to innovate and keep up with their customers’ expectations. Even utilities that haven’t traditionally been innovative are taking multipronged approaches to keep consumers happy now—and to keep them happy (and connected) into the future.


What are Plug Loads and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Mark Stroub | 7/9/18 1:00 PM | 1 Comment

As businesses increasingly monitor their energy usage, plug loads tend to be overlooked. And that’s a costly mistake, according to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Plug loads come from equipment that’s plugged into a standard 120V outlet. Some of the most common plug loads include computers, monitors, printers, copiers, telephones and task lighting. Coffeemakers and water coolers are other ongoing energy drains.


How Much Energy Do Tier 2 Advanced Power Strips Save?

Posted by Mark Stroub | 5/3/18 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

Research shows that most U.S. households own an average of four digital devices, including TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones. These devices are often plugged in 24/7, even when they're not in use. According to ENERGY STAR® data, this vampire energy suck can increase a household's overall electric usage by as much as 10 percent.