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Does ROI Mean "Reward of Ignorance" When Used to Deny the Purchase of Energy Information Systems?

Watson: If a company thinks they can manage their energy costs without actual data, I wonder if their corporate slogan is, “Better Management through Ignorance” or “Our Management Decisions are the Same With or Without Facts”?

Best Practices for a Direct Store Delivery Business Model

Foods that are fresh often have a shorter shelf life than preserved or processed products, which opens the door for potential revenue losses as these items can become out-of-code more quickly. To address this challenge, more manufacturers are considering a direct store delivery (DSD) business model.

Steam quality and autonomous maintenance

Happy Throwback Thursday. Enjoy these timeless articles on our most popular topics: the quality of steam and operator-based maintenance

Requiring Certifications to do Energy Audits & Benchmarking May Keep the Bureaucrats Happy but they Don’t Provide the Skills Required to Actually Save Energy

Watson: I don’t want to waste any more time and money getting Certifications that only qualify me do Energy Auditing and Benchmarking, exercises that don’t save any energy and are of little value to anyone other than the agencies promoting them. 

From So-So to Superstar: 7 Game-Changers to Tackle in the Drive Toward High Performance Organizations

 Benchmarking process reveals consistent qualities that led to successful transformations

Watson's Words of Wisdom on Benchmarking

Doesn’t anyone out there but me see how ridiculous the whole concept is of reviewing data once a year to verify that a building is being run efficiently? Come on, I’m a dog and I can see it. I’m betting even a really smart cat could see it too!

Learn the truth behind STEM jobs

50 percent of STEM jobs don’t require a bachelor degree. Want to learn other new facts about STEM careers? Check out this infographic.

Women in the technology workplace

There may not be many women working in the technology career field, but that doesn’t mean that women haven’t made their impact.

Teacher of the year finalist explains his views on STEM education

Rob Stephenson, National Teacher of the Year Finalist, takes the time to explain his approach to STEM education in this video and why he chose to go down the path he did.

Benefield Elementary School and GSMST collaborate to learn about STEM

A Georgia elementary school shows the incredible outcomes of letting kids work with other kids.