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July 2021

Today we revisit our 2020 magazine article, “Isolated but Innovative: Learning from Islands” where we feature U.S. islands where local utilities and governments, alongside residents and business owners, have developed novel approaches (including utility-scale battery storage) to ensure consistent access to clean and renewable power.

July 2021

Great article in Grist featuring the work of ILLUME’s Amanda Dwelley and Dr. Alex Dunn in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Justice Working Group.

July 2021

Keeping Smart Thermostat Customers Engaged as DR Events Become More Uncomfortable

July 2021

As companies turn to hybrid modes of work, how will utilities manage demand if homes are never in “away” mode? In our latest blog, ILLUME Principal, Eileen Hannigan shares how heat pump water heaters could make a comeback as post-pandemic customer habits shift.

July 2021

As Post-Pandemic Customer Habits Shift, Heat Pump Water Heaters Could Make a Comeback

July 2021

In this month’s case study we explore ways that utilities can turn to heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) in search of deeper savings and expanded opportunities to leverage DR to support the grid during peak usage.

June 2021

Webinar: Accelerating EV Adoption

June 2021

ILLUME Advising is looking for a team member to serve as our People Champion. By championing our company wide DEI initiatives, spearheading our talent acquisition, and professional development efforts, the People Champion will help us live our value of taking good care of our team, supporting employee engagement and wellness, and cheer at work.

June 2021

ILLUME Senior Consultant, Joe Kramer joins a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the role of anaerobic digestion as an alternative to landfilling during the webinar, “Diverting Food Waste from Landfills: US EPA’s New Technical Education & Analysis for Community Hauling and Anaerobic Digesters”.

June 2021

What can HVAC Installers and Distributors Teach our Industry about EV Adoption?

June 2021

What can HVAC Installers and Distributors Teach Our Industry About EV Adoption?

June 2021

What is the upside to replacing your trusted dial thermostat when the alternative is a complicated piece of digital equipment that even most of us in the industry have a hard time programming? Creating sexier, more compelling technologies cannot do it alone. To make sweeping change we need to work from the inside out, starting with a better understanding of ourselves.

June 2021

Equity and Emerging Tech in the Time of the Pandemic

June 2021

Equity and Emerging Tech in the Time of the Pandemic

May 2021

WEBINAR: The Energy Equity Playbook

May 2021

Reorienting toward equity, utilities are seeking ways to remedy disparities through income eligible (IE) offerings. Learn how we helped a Midwest utility client determine the level of energy savings necessary to reduce an income-eligible customer’s energy burden.

May 2021

CASE STUDY: New Metrics – What Assessing Energy Burden and Bill Impacts Can and Can’t Tell Us

May 2021

How can organizations create cultures that enable employees to bring their full selves to the workplace? Listen to this podcast as we learn to think critically about how discussions that focus on race and gender are good for us, and can help us be better colleagues, and do better work.

May 2021

PODCAST: Bringing Our Full Selves to the Workplace

May 2021

Join ILLUME’s Dr. Alex Dunn as she moderates, “Finding our way to Environmental Justice: Getting to a standardized definition for disadvantaged communities” at this year’s Efficiency Exchange Conference. Date: Wednesday, May 26. Time: 2:15-3:30p.

May 2021

Climate change and social and environmental injustice is inspiring all of us to become better energy citizens. But is our industry ready to take on the difficult work of centering communities?

May 2021

Workforce Development as Economic Agency

May 2021

What workforce barriers do marginalized communities face when contributing to a clean energy future? In this week’s blog, ILLUME Principal, Eileen Hannigan explains why workforce development is not just about energy jobs, but energy agency.

May 2021

ILLUME is looking for a leader, driven to help us expand on our core mission: equitably transform the energy industry to the benefit of all communities through incisive research. If you are passionate about equity, and interested in helping the clean energy industry transform through empathic research and rigorous data science, this job is for you.

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