Protologue

How do Senior Living stakeholders view Energy?

The results are in! We asked attendees of the 2018 LeadingAge Conference & Expo about the changing electrical grid & its impact on senior living. Respondents (n=41) included a cross-discipline mix of senior living community leaders and employees (nursing, financial, operations, facilities, etc.), professional service providers (developers, architects, engineers, builders), and even a few grad students.…
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Integrated Energy Visioning

Does your senior living community have an integrated energy vision? With today's changing grid, energy should be at the core of your planning efforts – controlling costs, ensuring its availability and adequacy, aligning it with your organization's mission and community's values. New combinations of well-understood technologies make it possible to meaningfully advance these directives in…
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Volatility Ahead for PA Energy

As part of our preparation for this week's annual Pennsylvania Municipal Electrical Association (PMEA) conference, we took a look at some key factors that are set to create volatility for energy markets in the Commonwealth. These range from the planned decommissioning of coal and nuclear plants to the rise of natural gas (and the US'…
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Cupholders and Microgrids

When the first Ford model T rolled off the production line in 1908, it didn’t have cupholders. Ford’s idea was simplicity of design. This method enabled quick and therefore low-cost production, which in turn allowed millions of people to become first-time car owners. It wasn’t until 45 years later in 1953 that the vehicle cupholder…
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