WegoWise Shares 5 New Year's Resolutions and Links

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5:00 on a Friday, here's a look back at some of our favority energy efficiency resolutions and links.  So peruse away, give us some feedback, and be sure to share with others to make 2015 our "greenest year" yet.

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Energy-Efficient New Year's Resolutions

It's resolution time again, and in addition to “hitting the gym” and “eating more kale,” how about making 2015 the year that you positively impact the environment? Here are some resolutions and tips that will get your home, office, or rental property operating as efficiently as you plan to in the new year. 

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Energy-efficient New Year's Resolutions

Christmas Light Recycling

Hopefully you’re all ready for the holiday and have been enjoying your Christmas tree for a few days or weeks by now. And soon it will be time to take all the holiday trimmings down for another year.  Are some of your lights dead?  Entire strands blown out? Don’t throw them out, recycle them! 

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10 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About NYC Benchmarking

New Year's Eve is right around the corner. And 2015 will bring many things including fresh resolutions, new opportunities, and your Local Law 84 (LL84) compliance deadline. Dazzle your boss by getting a jump on what you need to know about LL84 heading into the new year.

While the due date isn’t until May, now's the perfect time to prepare for the compliance process. We know that LL84 compliance can be confusing. In fact, research finds that 20% of the reports submitted have errors. But complying also provides valuable information for property managers that leads to real energy reductions and savings. So if compliance is your responsibility then WegoWise is here to help!

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Winter’s here: Don’t hibernate, INSULATE!

With winter upon us, many people are turning the heat on and UP. Heat is a great creature comfort but huge utility bills are a drag. You don't have to live in Buffalo or Minneapolis to recognize the burden of increased gas, oil, propane and electric usage on your budget - our friends in sunny Florida even feel the this financial pain in the heart of winter. Want to save heat and money this year? Knowing the proper amount of insulation for your neck of the woods is the first step.

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Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking, Elevators, Revolving Doors and Merry-Go-Rounds

Ever wonder how WegoWise came up with its peer-to-peer energy benchmarks? Well, today’s your lucky day. We’ll show you our benchmarking basics and some interesting background info too - like how elevators and revolving doors play into the efficiency equation. By the time you're through, you'll understand how energy benchmarking can ultimately help you step off the inefficiency merry-go-round!

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Making Big Utility Data Dance and Sing

At WegoWise, we love data, and we think it deserves a better reputation than dry and lifeless. Can it dance and sing? It sings in the sense that it can give building owners valuable information on energy savings, sure. But dance? Over at our microsite, data.wegowise.com, it does in fact do a little shimmying. That's the "playground" where we bring to life the data research from over three million utility bills from more than 24,000 buildings around the country.

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Being Thankful AND Energy-Conscious

As we celebrate all that we’re thankful in the coming weeks, let’s keep energy efficiency in mind too - not only as it relates to the bigger issue of climate change, but our individual lifestyles as well.  As a culture, we can step it up by adopting a few responsible habits across the board: while entertaining, while cooking, and even when it comes to burning off those extra holiday calories.  So as you gear up for a season filled perhaps with some overindulgence, take a moment to bake energy-consciousness into your lifestyle. And your holiday pie.

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Greening NYC’s Buildings: Mayor de Blasio's 2015 Energy Plan

New York City plans to reduce its environmental impact by cracking down on energy "inefficiency" in public and private buildings. Spearheaded by Mayor Bill de Blasio, One City, Built to Last is an aggressive 2015 energy plan which includes the long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels.

Since taking office, de Blasio has focused on the issue of citywide income inequalities and this new plan ties into that, as long-term savings will likely be realized by lower-income residents. These residents typically pay more for energy due to the inefficiency of the buildings they live in, but the new plan aims to change all that. Helping lower-income residents, plus environmental benefits...what's not to love? As a building owner, here's what you need to know about One City, Built to Last and how it may impact you.

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