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Here are the Top 5 Energy Stories from October

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October brought a whirlwind of energy news, tips and insights on the Direct Energy Business Blog. 

Here are the month's most popular posts.

5.) U.S. Commercial Buildings Cut Energy Intensity 12%. Here's How.

From 2003 to 2012, U.S. commercial buildings cut energy intensity by an average of 12 percent. During that same time frame, government-owned commercial buildings at the local, state and federal level — which account for about 14 percent of all commercial buildings — cut energy intensity by nearly one-quarter.

4.) These 5 Energy Vampires Are Draining Your Business

Energy vampires — which are generally those devices and appliances that continue to drain electricity when not-in-use — can be a costly source of energy waste for both homes and businesses. Here are five energy vampires that could be draining your business as we speak and some "silver bullet" solutions for each.

3.) 3 Energy Truths That CFOs Don't Want To Know

As a chief financial officer (CFO), you’re always searching for ways to strengthen the bottom line. We've put together a new comprehensive guide to help CFOs and facility managers gain greater insight into their building's energy management.

2.) Panoramic Power on Full Display at 2016 VERGE Conference

Real-time data analytics are fundamentally transforming the way the world uses energy. That fact was on full display at this year's VERGE conference in Silicon Valley. Hear Jon Rabinowitz (Head of Marketing, Panoramic Power) discuss the event and highlight how the energy and operational insights provided by Panoramic Power can help improve businesses.

1.) Be Frightened By These 7 Scary Energy Facts

There are some frightening energy statistics. For instance, the latest energy data from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory estimates that most of the nation's energy use – nearly 60 percent of U.S. energy consumption – is ultimately wasted. Here is our "Seven Scary Energy Facts" infographic to help put energy waste in perspective and provide some meaningful ways to save.

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Posted: November 01, 2016