Andrew Smyser
Energy News

Part 2: Energy Audits: the What, the Why, and the Savings

Andrew Smyser |

In the first blog of the energy audit series, we talked about the reasons for doing an audit and some of the basics on what to expect. Now we want to show what energy savings and types of projects we identify in buildings. We have performed a little over 800 building audits through our programs, so we have seen a wide variety of building types, sizes and conditions. The example we’ll illustrate is based on an 8,800 square foot building.

Andrew Smyser
Energy News

Part 1: Energy Audits: The What and Why

Andrew Smyser |

Most people do not like the thought of an audit. It brings to mind penalties and problems from Government entities, but when it comes to your building, an energy audit can be a valuable map to improving your facility and saving money.

Energy News

Did You Know that You Can Choose Who Provides Your Electricity?



Looking for the short and sweet version? Listen to our radio ad featured on WTAM-AM.

There are over 100 Retail Energy Providers (REPs) certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and each provides customers with different benefits. Whether you stay with the utility or go with a third-party supplier, your service and bill format will remain the same. The difference is in the rate you will pay, as competition between REPs can result in lower-priced offers and additional benefits for customers.

Nicole Stika
Energy News

Look for Value—Not Only Price—in Evaluating Energy Bids

Nicole Stika |

A competitive price is important, but by no means should it be the only factor to consider when evaluating bids for your company’s energy project. The total value that will be generated by the project is what you should be looking at instead. After all, if you base your selection solely on a qualified bidder who comes in the cheapest, you might end up getting what you paid for.

So, what else should you take into consideration when looking at bids? Consider the following points.

Energy News

Energy Thoughts, Highlights and Help:

Phil Orend, OnDemand Energy |

Having just experienced one of the hottest summers in recent years, real time electricity prices have remained low.  Causing the forward electricity market to return to near all-time lows that we previously saw in February 2016.  This has created an opportunity for customers to lock in budget certainty pricing through-out the 2021 time frame. Again with prices that are stable and at historic lows for this time of year and current weather forecasts, this creates a unique opportunity to generate a clearly defined budget for your energy spend.

Andrew Smyser
Energy News

Ohio Desk manages their bottom line with innovation

Andrew Smyser |

For over 100 years, Ohio Desk has been a fixture in the Cleveland Business community, providing the furnishings for offices around the region. In their current headquarters at 1122 Prospect Avenue since 1918, Ohio Desk no longer just sells chairs and desks. Ohio Desk has grown and evolved to be a provider of integrated interiors including flooring, floor to ceiling walls and technology products.

Nicole Stika
Energy News

Twitter Chat: Equity, Economy and Climate Resilience

Nicole Stika |
As an advisory council member of the Cleveland Emerald Cities, I recently participated as one of several panelists in a Twitter Chat that addressed Equity, Economy and Climate Resilience. The Chat focused on the importance of infrastructure in community resilience and in building community wealth.
Nicole Stika
Energy News

COSE Introduces Residential Energy Savings Program

Nicole Stika |

For more than a decade now, millions of Ohioans have taken advantage of electric choice at their homes. Energy choice allows consumers to shop for alternative rates on their electricity – that means you can choose the plan that works best for you.