Energy Manager Key Characteristics: Establish Critical Key Metrics

Posted by Agave Systems on March 15, 2019 1:33:00 PM PDT
 

Why is it important to establish critical energy metrics? Mark Gilbreth, CTO and Founder of Agave® Systems, explains that these metrics will identify the goals that rally your organization, at both the executive and working level, around how you add value. These metrics should:

  • Be aware of business operations
  • Monitor energy usage
  • Understand utility rates
  • Know the impact of demand charges 
  • Be compliant with GHG Emissions

Whether you are an experienced Energy or Sustainability Manager, or just getting started, Agave® Systems has developed the Evolution™ platform to assist you on your road to success. If you are looking for a central tool to acquire energy data process metrics in real-time, validate utility bills, or projects, provide alerts or bring knowledge to your team, we are excited to help achieve your business goals. Learn more about Agave® Systems, here. Be sure to tune in next time to hear more about the key characteristics of an energy manager. Until next time, have fun innovating your way to success. 

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Topics: agavesystems, energymanagement, sustainability, energyimprovement, business, energymanager, keycharacteristics, energy storage, energyreductions, solar, onsite generation, energy savings, energy goals

Energy Manager Key Characteristics: Experience with Energy Improvement

Posted by Agave Systems on February 27, 2019 1:14:00 PM PST
In this week's blog series, Agave® Systems' CTO, Mark Gilbreth, continues to discuss the Key Characteristics of an Energy Manager by speaking to the importance of experience of energy management. 
As an Energy Manager, you are a leader. You must access experience to develop energy savings ideas. Your experience or team of experts should have a thorough understanding of utility rates. Time-of-Use rates are complex and changing, but understanding is critical to identify what energy improvements will help achieve your goals. Other energy reductions include process changes, such as equipment schedules or thermostat setting changes, provide a quick win for the team. Equipment upgrades that require capital, provide paybacks of 1 to 3 years but typically generate more savings.
Lastly, onsite generation, such as Solar, Cogeneration, and Energy Storage provide paybacks in the 3-5 year range, but offer greater savings. These are a few examples of energy savings strategies that have helped others achieve their goals. Does your team have the experience to know which will help you achieve your goals? 
Whether you are an experienced Energy or Sustainability Manager, or just getting started, Agave® Systems has developed the Evolution™ platform to assist you on your road to success. If you are looking for a central tool to acquire energy data process metrics in real-time, validate utility bills, or projects, provide alerts or bring knowledge to your team, we are excited to help achieve your business goals. Learn more about Agave® Systems, here. Be sure to tune in next time to hear more about the key characteristics of an energy manager. Until next time, have fun innovating your way to success. 
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Topics: agavesystems, energymanagement, sustainability, energyimprovement, business, energymanager, keycharacteristics, energy storage, energyreductions, solar, onsite generation, energy savings, energy goals

Energy Manager Key Characteristics: Focus on Adding Value

Posted by Agave Systems on February 20, 2019 1:23:00 PM PST
 
In this week's blog series, Agave® Systems' CTO, Mark Gilbreth, provides the importance of the Focus on Adding Value. You must make what you do in your role relevant to the business. The work you perform must drive value or dollars. Mark's advice to adding value is laid out in these key points:
1) understand business drivers,
2) enhance marketing and branding,
3) share roadmap and vision,
4) develop capital budgets, and
5) identify financial objectives.
Whether you are an experienced Energy or Sustainability Manager, or just getting started, Agave® Systems has developed the Evolution™ platform to assist you on your road to success. If you are looking for a central tool to acquire energy data process metrics in real-time, validate utility bills, or projects, provide alerts or bring knowledge to your team, we are excited to help achieve your business goals. Learn more about Agave® Systems, here. Be sure to tune in next time to hear more about the key characteristics of an energy manager. Until next time, have fun innovating your way to success. 
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Topics: agavesystems, energymanagement, sustainability, energyimprovement, business, energymanager, keycharacteristics

Success Elements Part 6: Value Based Partnering

Posted by Agave Systems on February 11, 2019 10:14:00 AM PST
 
 

 

Over the last 30 years, CEO and founder, Steve Acevedo finds that value based partnering as been the key to his success. In the final edition to the 6 Part Series on Success Elements to Building a Prosperous Energy Consulting Services practice, we learn the main benefits of Value Based Partnering. Those benefits are supplementation of staff skills, access to support for times staff is unavailable, access to collective knowledge available in the industry, risk mitigation, smooth implementation and web based status reporting of installation. If you are interested in joining Agave® Systems' referral sales team, check out our partner page. Thank you for watching our final part of the Success Elements to Building a Prosperous Energy Consulting Practice. Until next time, good luck and good selling!

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Topics: resellers, agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, salesteam

Energy Manager Key Characteristics: Intro

Posted by Agave Systems on February 8, 2019 12:28:35 PM PST
 
 
 
Energy Costs are rising and becoming a more significant portion of your companies operating budget. Local, State, and Federal agencies are mandating that your business begin reporting and reducing Green House Gas Emissions. Meet Mark Gilbreth, Founder and Chief Technology Office of Agave® Systems, Inc. Mark has 27 years of experience driving value with process improvement and automated systems. He has held many leadership positions and his success has been driven by identifying business processes, eliminating waste, and driving value to his organizations. Based on his experience, Mark shares the the 5 Key Characteristics that will make you a successful energy or sustainability manager. Those characteristics are: 1) A Focus on Added Value, 2) Establish Critical Energy Metrics, 3) Experience with Energy Improvement, 4) Model Good Teamwork Habits, and 5) Implement Controls. In this series, Mark will dive deep into each of these key characteristics. Learn more about Agave® Systems, here. Be sure to tune in next time to hear more about the key characteristics of an energy manager. Until next time, have fun innovating your way to success. 
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Topics: agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, sustainability, energyimprovement

Success Elements Part 5: Project Management

Posted by Agave Systems on February 4, 2019 5:04:42 PM PST
 
After selling your service or product to your client, you then enter the implementation phase where you much have strong project management. In this video, CEO and Founder of Agave® Systems, Steve Acevedo speaks about the key parts to project management. One, evaluate your communication process with both external and internal partners. Two, your statement of work should follow the SMART model: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time. Next, Evaluate your critical success factors. Fourth, reevaluate your schedule. Lastly, evaluate your post project reporting or deliverables. Watch as Steve describes each of these key factors of project management in the video above. If you are interested in joining Agave® Systems' referral sales team, check out our partner page. Tune in next week for part five. Until next time, good luck and good selling!
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Topics: resellers, agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, salesteam

Success Elements Part 4: In a Box

Posted by Agave Systems on January 23, 2019 10:25:05 AM PST
Selling services is always a challenge. In this video, Steve Acevedo, CEO and Founder of Agave® Systems, explains how within that challenge is replicating the message from the subject in an easy, consistent way. In the fourth edition of the six-part series of Success Elements in Developing a Prosperous Energy Consulting Practice, Steve discusses how to take your core offering and putting "In a Box". When you take your core offering and put it "In a Box" it allows you to develop features and benefits from a branding standpoint. This helps clients understand the value proposition you bring by reducing the complexity of the message which creates a velocity of sales. If you are interested in joining Agave® Systems' referral sales team, check out our partner page. Tune in next week for part five. Until next time, good luck and good selling!
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Topics: resellers, agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, salesteam

Success Elements Part 3: Methodologies

Posted by Agave Systems on January 14, 2019 10:50:41 AM PST
 
Do you struggle with keeping your team's focused with the the mission at hand? In this video, Steve Acevedo, CEO and Founder of Agave® Systems, explains the importance of methodologies. In the third edition of the six-part series of Success Elements in Developing a Prosperous Energy Consulting Practice, Steve discusses how a methodology is a recipe for replicating things that have worked. He pin points the key client interface phases where a methodology should be applied and talks about how it is important for the client relationship. If you are interested in joining Agave® Systems' referral sales team, check out our partner page. Tune in next week for part four. Until next time, good luck and good selling!
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Topics: resellers, agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, salesteam

Success Elements In Developing a Prosperous Energy Consulting Practice: PART 2

Posted by Agave Systems on January 4, 2019 9:45:17 AM PST
 
Are you having troubles qualifying an opportunity? In this video, Steve Acevedo, CEO and Founder of Agave® Systems, explains the importance of responsiveness. In the second edition of the six-part series of Success Elements in Developing a Prosperous Energy Consulting Practice, Steve discusses components clients look for: reliability, availability and service ability. Learn Steve's tips on responsiveness and how you can improve your relationship with your clients. If you are interested in joining Agave® Systems' referral sales team, check out our partner page. Tune in next week for part 3. Until next time, good luck and good selling!
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Topics: resellers, agavesystems, energymanagement, successelements, partners, referral, salesteam

Agave® Evolution™ Version 3.0 Launch

Posted by Agave Systems on December 7, 2018 10:05:00 AM PST

Agave® Systems is excited to announce the launch of Evolution™ Version 3.0.

Agave® Evolution™ is a cloud based Energy as a Service (EaaS) solution that enables energy management by simplifying the continuous process.The EVOLUTION™ Analytics monetizes energy usage patterns to help identify when reducing energy can generate the biggest savings for our client.

Agave® Evolution™ Key Benefits:

  • Real-Time Interval Data
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Better Energy Management
  • Rate & Billing Auditing
  • Energy Star Benchmarking
  • Reduce Demand Charges
  • Microgrid Efficiency Analysis
  • Understand ROI on Energy Projects
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Topics: energy, agavesystems, energymanagement, cogeneration

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