Colleen Morris

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part Three – The Possibilities

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: The Problems, Processes and Possibilities (A Series) Part Three: The Possibilities Building energy consumption remains an unsolved problem at scale – it takes baselines across all building types and sizes to drive meaningful change. Utility data is the key, but easy, consistent access has stalled progress for years. This series explores barriers, practical approaches, and stakeholder benefits around utility-enabled whole building data access. Making it… Read More »Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part Three – The Possibilities

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part Two – The Processes

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: The Problems, Processes and Possibilities (A Series) Part Two: The Processes Building energy consumption is an unsolved problem at scale because it takes baseline data to drive meaningful change in a building. Leveraging utility data is the key, but easy, consistent access has stalled progress for years. This blog series explores the barriers, approaches, and benefits to utility-enabled whole building data access. The Barriers to… Read More »Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part Two – The Processes

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part One – The Problems

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: The Problems, Processes and Possibilities (A Series) Part One: The Problems Building energy consumption remains an unsolved problem at scale – it takes baselines across all building types and sizes to drive meaningful change. Utility data is the key, but easy, consistent access has stalled progress for years. This blog series explores barriers, practical approaches, and stakeholder benefits around utility-enabled whole building data access. Building… Read More »Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data Access: Part One – The Problems
Energy Equity

Extending DEI to Energy Equity and Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Extending DEI to Energy Equity and Energy Efficiency in Buildings Part One Energy Efficiency is Key to Energy Equity BIPOC1, low-income and other marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.2 Additionally, these groups are more likely to suffer from energy insecurity and burden – spending more of their income on energy and/or struggling with access entirely.3 Numerous organizations across the nation and the globe are calling attention to… Read More »Extending DEI to Energy Equity and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
corporate culture evolution

For Corporate Culture, “Back to Normal” Would Miss the Mark: My 2020 Takeaways

For Corporate Culture, “Back to Normal” Would Miss the Mark: My 2020 Takeaways We’re all participants in many different systems: households, families, racial and ethnic and religious communities, government and politics, healthcare, and for many of us, professional organizations – employers and otherwise. In a post earlier this year I said that employers working to support employees need to take an individual approach to employee needs. I also said that… Read More »For Corporate Culture, “Back to Normal” Would Miss the Mark: My 2020 Takeaways

My Covid Acceptance Curve: Supporting Staff in 2020 Means Custom Solutions

My Covid Acceptance Curve: Supporting Staff in 2020 Means Custom Solutions In product management, there’s a golden rule: run head-first towards the problem. After you get there, analyze, solution, revise, roll-out and repeat. As the CEO of a small technology company with a background in product management, I use this framework all the time. Many leaders do. It’s our job to find answers to complicated problems, often using a systems… Read More »My Covid Acceptance Curve: Supporting Staff in 2020 Means Custom Solutions

Think Whole Building Benchmarking is all About Compliance? Think Again.

Think whole building benchmarking is all about compliance? Think again. If we asked the question “why does whole building benchmarking data matter?” to a panel of building owners, utilities, policy makers, energy consultants, retrofit experts, researchers, government entities and others, a common thread in the answers might be: measuring building energy performance and making changes are the first steps in reducing carbon emissions. Though motivations depend on where you sit… Read More »Think Whole Building Benchmarking is all About Compliance? Think Again.

WFH in a Crisis: A Small Company Perspective on the Subtle Things that Matter Most.

WFH in a crisis: A small company perspective on the subtle things that matter most. It’s impossible to scroll through any news or social feed right now without encountering this refrain: working from home can be hard, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic (along with some version of “Here are the best tips for making it work!”). Balancing kids at home, partners and roommates working in shared space, the reality that… Read More »WFH in a Crisis: A Small Company Perspective on the Subtle Things that Matter Most.