For many energy managers, especially those just starting out, planning and implementing energy efficiency projects can feel like being lost in a never-ending maze. In a tiger-infested jungle. During a lightning storm. Okay, maybe not quite so dramatic - but you get the picture.The lengthycomplex and high-risk nature of energy efficiency projects is what compelled Texas-based energy manager Jeff Julia to help his fellow energy managers out: he decided to write a book about it. And not just your typical dry, boring energy management textbook, either. This award-winning work of fiction explores 6 situations in which any energy manager is bound to find themselves at some point in their career - and how to overcome them like an Alpha Energy Manager.In this exclusive interview with Dexma, hear from Jeff on what makes a winning energy efficiency project, which technologies fit where (including, yes, blockchain for energy), and how to minimise the biggest risk factors. 

It's that time of year again - the perfect moment to take a step back, take stock and review our energy management projects to understand what went well and what might be improved next year. What better way to start than with a quick refresher on which topics and energy management articles have been the most popular this year on the Energy Analytics blog?Read on to find out if your favourite post made the Top 10 list...

Partner DEXMA EnergetipsNew month, new edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! For this 5th edition we're excited to introduce Energetips, a full-stack energy consulting firm for business.Energetips specialises in energy management and energy efficiency projects led by a multidisciplinary and dynamic team. Their energy efficiency projects have been carried out in a wide range of sectors, including industrial manufacturing, hotels and restaurants, education, sports facilities and retail chains.Joining us for this Partner Spotlight interview is Dani Puigdomènech, co-founder and project director at Energetips. Read on for the full interview: 

Thinking of jumping on the solar bandwagon now that prices have bottomed out and it's cheaper than ever to generate your own energy? Bear with me for a moment and consider the following: are you putting the cart before the horse? As cliché as it may sound, any approach to energy management should be looked at holistically and not from an individual solution perspective, argues energy manager Damon Lapping of Green Logik.

Connecting a lightbulb to the internet seems overly cumbersome and complicated, not to mention ULTRA geeky:

Why pull a Sheldon and go through all that work when you can simply walk over to the wall and flip a switch? Most people don’t even want to fumble with their smartphone just to find their way to the bathroom. The truth is that the hassle may not be worth it for many of us. But what if you wanted to do more than physically flip that light switch yourself?  In this special guest post, Wesley Faulkner of Facility Solutions Group (FSG) sheds some light on the business benefits of the energy IoT towards better building performance.

Here at DEXMA we’re obsessed with Stranger Things Season 2, so we thought: what better moment than All Hallow's Eve to share the weirdest, scariest energy management horror stories we've ever heard… and how to avoid them, obviously!With that, get ready for the most frightening 13 Energy Manager Nightmares!Keep reading if you dare…👻🎃

If there’s one thing every energy professional knows, it’s that convincing clients or building managers to invest in energy efficiency is hard. Commercial building owners and managers specifically face major points of friction when it comes to implementing meaningful energy saving measures - especially when a large portfolio of buildings is involved. In this post, learn what these barriers are and new tools to overcome them in which artificial intelligence meets energy efficiency.