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We're on a mission to save energy in the workplace. Smart Energy in Offices (SEiO) is a program from Duke Energy dedicated to helping reduce energy consumption in office buildings. By educating office workers about small, simple changes they can make to their daily routine—and encouraging and rewarding new good habits—we can make a difference in our community.
Access information about your building’s energy usage, load factors and historical trends—and understand what those numbers actually mean.
Receive ongoing support from your SEiO Engagement Manager to establish goals and prioritize opportunities through an Energy Action Plan.
Initiate action campaigns, games, and friendly competitions to motivate individuals to become Smart Energy Workers. Create opportunities for building engineers to focus attention on operational best practices and share their experience and insights with peers in the community.
Teams receive recognition in the community as their building advances through Levels of Achievement. Campaigns, competitions, and other educational resources motivate teams for maximum energy savings.
Simple changes in your daily work life can make a big difference in reducing energy usage.
Starting a group program in your office is easy. We’ll provide you with the tools and resources to get your office engaged in energy saving challenges.
A building-wide effort makes an enormous difference in energy savings. We make it easy.
The Smart Energy Now® program from Duke Energy was dedicated to helping reduce energy consumption in Charlotte's Uptown office buildings. Focused on educating office workers in Uptown Charlotte about small, simple changes you can make to your daily routine that together have a huge impact on Charlotte’s energy usage. Our goal was to reduce energy usage in Uptown Charlotte by 5%. With your help we brought it down by 6.2%. An extra 1.2% might not seem like a lot, but it’s enough to power over 500 homes for a year.
“We had an excellent response to our computer monitor campaign. Before the campaign, approximately 18% of all monitors in the Charlotte office were turned off in the evenings. During the campaign, we had a staff participation rate of 72%! The Green Team's goal is to periodically check to see if monitors are turned off, evaluate how we are doing and see if the staff needs any gentle reminders.”
March 22, 2016
SEiO will be hosting a dinner honoring our SEiO Coaches on March 22nd at Bentley's on 27, located at 201 S College St. We are looking forward to a fun evening and would like to thank you for your dedication. We will also be sharing exciting information about our upcoming community-wide Add it Up challenge. Coaches have received invitations via email, and we request an RSVP by March 11 to [email protected].
May 19, 2016
Our next Operator Forum will be chock full of valuable information for SEiO participating Operators. Immediately following the Forum, we will transition into our much anticipated Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting SEiO event!
December 31, 2015
The Smart Energy in Offices Team wants to THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN SMART ENERGY IN OFFICES this year. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and prosperous New Year. Stay tuned to learn more about our new campaigns and updates launching in 2016!
October 1, 2015
October is National Energy Awareness Month, a national effort to underscore how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being: https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/national-energy-awareness-month
What better time than to kick off your first (or next!) Smart Energy in Offices campaign? Call your Smart Energy in Offices Engagement Manager or email to get started today!
September 15, 2015
More than thirty of Smart Energy in Offices’ (SEiO) participating building operators gathered on September 15th at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport to attend a half-day workshop that fostered successful networking, industry education, and SEiO program updates. Presentations included best practices in facilities management provided by Chris Brady, Director of Facilities at BGEA and Lee Dunfee, Senior Vice President, East Engineering Lead at Cushman & Wakefield. Eugenia Taylor, Administrative Services Strategy Manager at Duke Energy, spoke about Energy Conservation. Attendees participated in enhanced roundtable discussions and learned valuable information to get them prepared for the next six-months of operator campaigns. Finally, they were introduced to the new SEiO Operator Network, an ongoing forum that fosters communication best practice sharing among building operators.
May 20, 2015
The SEiO team took the Building Operator Focus session to Greenville, SC in May. After enjoying lunch at City Range, attendees shared valuable insight and feedback on how they anticipate maximizing the benefits of participation in SEiO.
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