National Grid Selects "See The Light Energy Toolkits" as Official Energy Education Program for Whole Building Assessment

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Top New England utility makes "See The Light Energy Toolkits" the behavior-based energy efficiency component of its holistic WBA initiative for business and municipalities.

KCG Energy LLC today announced that National Grid US has authorized KCG’s See The Light energy awareness program as an energy education offering for National Grid’s Whole Building Assessment (WBA) initiative. Through WBA, National Grid takes a holistic look at the energy usage of buildings, identifying multiple ways to increase efficiency, including employee/tenant energy education. National Grid’s decision to incorporate See The Light into WBA follows a successful pilot program that delivered energy savings to retail, commercial and municipal WBA customers.

Michael McAteer, National Grid’s Director of Customer and Business Strategy, says See The Light’s behavior-based energy awareness program “aligns with Whole Building Assessment’s holistic approach to energy efficiency. We’re pleased to offer WBA customers an educational option that helps transform energy-wasting behaviors into energy-efficient best practices.”

KCG president Gary K. Markowitz says his firm developed See The Light in 2009 to provide clients with a turnkey system to reduce the energy waste attributable to human behaviors. “Every time an employee props open a back door for a coffee break, leaves a computer running overnight or turns on an oven an hour before using it, that’s energy waste,” explains Markowitz. “In my 30+ years of energy management work, I kept seeing these inadvertent human behaviors adding 10-20% to a client’s energy bill. So we developed See The Light in response to that need, to bring building occupants into the energy efficiency equation.”

The heart of See The Light is the Energy Toolkit, a tangible toolbox filled with market segment-specific training curriculum, promotional materials and measurement tools, including energy benchmarking software. With See The Light software, organizations can measure and verify reductions in energy cost, consumption and carbon emissions achieved as a result of energy efficiency initiatives.

See The Light Energy Toolkits are available for 12 market segments, including food service, hospitality, manufacturing, municipalities, supermarkets, private clubs, and banks. For more information visit or contact info(at)energytoolkits(dot)com.

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