Paul Young

Paul is a senior account executive at AM Conservation Group.
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5 Key Criteria Essential for a Successful Water-Saving Energy Efficiency Program

Posted by Paul Young | 3/25/19 9:00 AM | 0 Comments

In recent years, the relationship between water and energy, referred to as the energy-water nexus, has become a more compelling focus for energy efficiency programs. Researchers and practitioners are increasingly interested in better understanding this relationship in order to design integrated programs to manage energy and water in tandem. The ACEEE report “Saving Watts to Save Drops: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs” laid out specific criteria for assessing the viability of water saving energy efficiency programs. It also serves well as a template for designing a successful program.

Here are five essential considerations to integrate into a well-planned water savings program.


ENERGY STAR® 2.0 May Encourage Consumers to Embrace LEDs

Posted by Paul Young | 5/9/17 11:00 AM | 0 Comments

Some consumers have been slow to switch to LED lamps because of the high cost. But prices are expected to drop now that ENERGY STAR 2.0 has been implemented.

ENERGY STAR 2.0, which replaces the 1.1 version, went into effect January 2, 2017. There is no grandfather provision for 2.0, meaning all lamps will need to be recertified to maintain an ENERGY STAR rating. This could result in higher prices initially for distributors and consumers, but overall, experts think LED lamp prices will decrease because their components will cost less under version 2.0.