Here are some of our favorite presentations and white papers on demand-side management and end-use efficiency.
The Energy Efficiency Message: An Extreme Makeover
What if everyone found energy efficiency as exciting as solar power, electric vehicles (think Tesla) and the latest iPhone? Here’s our plan for a nationwide campaign to give efficiency the cachet it deserves.
Utility Decoupling Demystified
What could possibly motivate energy utilities to pay customers for using less of their product by conserving energy? A team of bright attorneys came up with the regulatory concept of “decoupling.” Our fun and informative presentation will bring you up to speed even if you don’t have a law degree.
Energy Innovation Charrettes
Where do breakthrough ideas come from? Often they came from our clients’ own teams, thanks to a structured brainstorming approach that we borrowed from the architecture and design community. Is your organization ready for a charrette? Start here to find out more.
Wild & Farmed Salmon: A Field Guide to End-Use Efficiency Companies
Want a practical approach to understanding the characteristics of your organization’s (or someone else’s) business culture? Sometimes swimming upstream really is the way to success. Here's our perspective on mastering the currents of the advanced energy ecosystem.
Realizing Energy Savings from Lower Power Televisions
Guess which common household device uses more energy than your refrigerator. The TV has the dubious distinction of displacing the fridge as a top power hog in many homes. We teamed up with optoelectronics industry expert Phil Wright to map out opportunities for trimming energy use in the next generation of TVs. We’re excited about what we found and our roadmap for next steps.
Taking it to the Streets: Accelerating Adoption of LED Lighting in Public Spaces
How did LED lights catch on like wildfire during the first decade of the 21st century? Before you could buy LED light bulbs for your home, the action was in LEDs for street lighting, parking garages and commercial exteriors. And before that, LED traffic signals. View the backstory that started LEDs down the path to transforming the lighting market – and what remains to be done.
The Circle of Power in LED Lighting
Why did it take so long for LED lights to catch on like wildfire? Pre-2010, a nasty patent and licensing logjam stalled the commercialization of LEDs for general lighting. In response to key industry players devoting more resources to legal battles than to product development and marketing, Stanford-educated engineer and attorney Elizabeth Hastings lays out the issues and showcases some creative solutions to overcome them.
The Practice of Emerging Technology Management
Why did demand for LEI's consulting services remain high year after year, right up to our decision to wrap up operations in 2018? While we continually refined our methods and offered new insights, our work was always anchored in a keen understanding of the fundamentals. Get up to speed quickly or verify your understanding with LEI's classic primer on emerging technology management.