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20 Years Later

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Oxford alum Jimmy Jia shares his thoughts on the statement that started it all (and more)   The Said Business School recently shared a post from our very own Jimmy Jia, Oxford MBA alum and CEO of Distributed Energy Management. In it, Jimmy shares the pivotal moment that started his career in energy, as well […]

Why I Went Into Energy (Single Post)

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This post combines Parts 1-3 of the series, “Why I Went Into Energy”, first published in February 2015 Like most journeys in life, my path to the energy sector happened through a combination of curiosity of the issues, overcoming challenges facing our community, finding the right opportunities and above all else, luck. My path has not […]

Announcing Free Summer Program for Qualified Non-Profits

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Want more free time this summer? DEM is offering our Discovery Initiative free of charge to five non-profit organizations this summer. Contact us to see if you qualify: (206) 462-0331 or nonprofit@de-mgmt.com. We have seen the opportunity our local non-profits have to reduce utility expenses and invest those resources in the important functions they serve […]

Filling the Energy Leadership Vacuum

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Climate has been in the news recently with the announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Treaty. Although the Trump administration has opted to forego leadership on the climate issue, there are signs for optimism. Business executives can and are seizing the opportunity to show leadership in this confusing and uncertain time. It’s […]

2016 Annual Report

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Distributed Energy Management (DEM) is a proud partner to many organizations, helping them gain control over their utility budgets and decisions. Leading companies know that adopting best practices in operations and finance helps improve resource productivity and make them more sustainable. We appreciate our clients who depend on us to be accountable for their utility […]

The Roadmap to Energy Efficiency

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Why Your Organization Has its Own Unique Path   This blog was inspired by the following article: Navigant Research: There Is No Cookie-Cutter Approach to Energy Efficiency Every decision in energy is unique. Your approach to efficiency needs to make sense for your company and your situation. Rather than looking at the best technology first, persistent […]

Interview with Jimmy

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Jimmy was recently interviewed by Diane Freaney, a student and writer who shares her thoughts and experiences with the world at dianefreaney.com. We thought some of our friends and collaborators would appreciate this, so here you are!   This is the third post in our new series called Community Impact Leaders. These are people in the community who […]

Creating Value

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Does Your Company Extract Or Generate Value?   We recently ran across an article by Gerry Valentine about business value. Specifically, Valentine discussed the idea of whether your company was extracting value from somewhere else or generating value for others. Borrowing a few questions that were posed, we decided to sit down with Jimmy and get his thoughts […]

Small to Medium-sized Building Owners Have Bright Energy Prospects

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Often Overlooked Sector Has Huge Potential in Energy Savings   http://www.energymanagertoday.com/driving-energy-efficiency-in-small-and-medium-size-buildings-0126148/ What would you do with a surplus of cash? In times of capital market uncertainties, setting aside money for future building retrofits is a smart and practical idea. This article by Energy Manager Today highlights an often overlooked sector – the energy efficiency retrofits of […]

Case Study – Green River Community College Foundation

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Something caught our attention the other day – we forgot to post a client case study! We’ve been working with the Green River Community College Foundation (GRCCF) for two years now, and several months back the Smart Buildings Center published this terrific little write-up about what GRCCF has been doing regarding their energy use in student […]