Tag: energy


New Energy Star® Portfolio Manager Features

The Energy Star® Portfolio Manager® application has been around for years and is used by thousands of companies to track energy usage. SMG uses the Portfolio Manager® to track energy efficiency of our offices as part of our documentation for Energy Star® Certification.   Now the Portfolio Manager® has been expanded to include water, waste […]


The Changing Landscapes In Kentucky

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Slides for the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment presentation.


Energy Efficiency Webinar

  I am always on the lookout for good energy efficiency resources.  The upcoming webinar below by DOE’s Clean Cities program caught my eye.  The Clean Cities national network brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. The Clean […]


Algae to Oil?

Algae converted to oil in one HOUR!!!!! It appears that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a Department of Energy lab, has developed a new innovative process to convert algae to oil. Their process claims to be less energy intensive resulting in cheaper cost to convert.  The biofuels company Genifuel has licensed the technology and is […]


Kentucky Chamber Energy Conferece Preview

As we highlighted last week, SMG is a significant participant in the upcoming Kentucky Chamber Energy Conference on December 17, 18, 2013.  The conference will focus on a number of issues that are in the news or in flux.  Josiah Frey of SMG will join Acting Director Peter Goodman of Kentucky’s Division of Water in […]