It has been a year since I wrote my first article on the topic of energy intelligence. Since then, we have seen many of the concepts expressed in that article really resonate with our clients. We have also seen many software vendors – from well-established enterprise application vendors to small startups and in between –start to come out with offerings that address this area. It’s definitely exciting to see that these concepts are being embraced by clients and software companies alike.

Additionally, the concept of energy intelligence is being supported by some thorough studies. In May, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change released a very detailed report on the topic of energy efficiency called “From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency.” The report, based on extensive surveys of roughly 50 major companies as well as in-depth studies of six companies from a diverse set of industries, identified the seven habits of highly efficient companies. These are:

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