The latest energy efficiency industry news, tips, trends, and insights from the Encentiv Energy team.

Ashley Garia

Ashley Garia

Director of Marketing & CX, Encentiv Energy

Recent Posts:

Want to See All Rebates for Not-yet-listed Products? Try Encentivizer Product Awareness with Product Builder

Encentiv Energy launches Product Builder, the first ever tool that allows you to see DesignLights Co...
Ashley Garia January 31, 2022

The first instant rebate plugin that works for commercial LED ecommerce sites and utilities

To say that ecommerce is growing rapidly in the C&I lighting space is an understatement. 54% of ...
Ashley Garia August 29, 2021

Introducing the new Product Awareness that helps you create more relevant marketing content, sales enablement that converts, and plan market expansion

Your go-to headquarters for finding where utility rebates are highest in North America for any of yo...
Ashley Garia July 28, 2021

Sales Enablement With a Twist

Sales enablement helps build trust with your prospects and helps you cut through the noise. But what...
Ashley Garia April 28, 2021

Glossary of Industry Terms & Concepts

This glossary contains definitions of terminology and concepts commonly used in the energy efficienc...
Ashley Garia January 27, 2021

Encentiv Energy is Growing!

Jason Brown, PE, CEM, LC joins Encentiv Energy as new Vice President of Customer Operations
Ashley Garia October 23, 2020

Your Guide to Rebate Bonus Programs

Are you looking into rebate bonus programs? Get ready to learn more about them and what you need to ...
Ashley Garia July 27, 2020

Resources to help you through this pandemic

We’ve been navigating through this new world for what seems like a long time. Energy efficiency proj...
Ashley Garia April 30, 2020

How Encentiv Energy is Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given how rapidly the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is progressing we wanted to be transparent wit...
Ashley Garia March 18, 2020

Startup List for 2020

As the new year rings in, one thing is for certain: utility rebate programs are changing...a lot.
Ashley Garia January 30, 2020

3 Things About Upcoming Utility Program Changes You Need to Know

Rebates are a vital component to energy efficiency, no matter what your role is in the industry. The...
Ashley Garia November 26, 2019

What you need to know about tariffs and how to offset them

Let’s face it, tariffs are confusing and seemingly unpredictable. This article will provide the basi...
Ashley Garia September 30, 2019

Top 5 articles you need to read now

These articles are the best of the best. Learn about utilities and why they give away money, horticu...
Ashley Garia August 28, 2019

DesignLights Consortium® Updates to Testing Requirements for DC/PoE Luminaires

In order to simplify policy and reduce the amount of testing required of manufacturers, the DLC has ...
Ashley Garia August 20, 2019

Full Report: LIGHTFAIR International 2019

The Philadelphia Convention Center was home to the 30th annual LIGHTFAIR International Trade Show + ...
Ashley Garia May 30, 2019

Encentiv Energy and Streamlinx Partnership: Accelerating Utility Incentive and Program Research for Retrofitters at LFI 2019

See it in action at LIGHTFAIR International 2019 in SnapCount’s Booth 3867! Encentiv Energy and Stre...
Ashley Garia May 6, 2019

2019 Utility Program Changes

As the new year rings in, one thing is for certain: utility rebate programs are changing...a lot. Cl...
Ashley Garia January 30, 2019

Most Read Articles of the Year

What a year 2018 has been! We’re ending on a high note and covering the most read content of the yea...
Ashley Garia December 19, 2018

A manufacturer's guide to understanding how to use rebates to increase sales

Rebates...UGH. They’re like your favorite worst enemy. We all know how important rebates are to the ...
Ashley Garia August 27, 2018

July 2018 Recap of DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting

The DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder meeting was held earlier this month at Boston Park Plaza in...
Ashley Garia July 31, 2018

Combining Efficient Retrofit and Rebate Processes

If you’re like most retrofitter professionals, this scenario may seem familiar. You audit a facility...
Ashley Garia July 31, 2018

A Breakdown of Lightfair International 2018

Lightfair International proves to be one of the best trade shows across the industry year after year...
Ashley Garia May 30, 2018

LED Lighting Facts® Program is Ending

Did you know the Department of Energy is ending the LED Lighting Facts® Program? Here's how the Desi...
Ashley Garia March 29, 2018

DesignLights Consortium® Controls Summit Recap

The DesignLights Consortium® 2018 Controls Summit was held in San Ramon, California at the spectacul...
Ashley Garia March 29, 2018

Utility Rebate Program Changes for 2018

Throughout the year, there are seemingly endless changes taking place within utility rebate programs...
Ashley Garia December 28, 2017

What's missing from your energy audit software?

If you already have an energy audit platform or you’re looking to get one…you know the benefits of g...
Ashley Garia November 29, 2017

Key Takeaways from KEEA

The future for utilities, rebate programs, and DOE/EPA cuts. The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance...
Ashley Garia November 29, 2017

We're Celebrating 10k Views of the Encentivizer™ Widget

Why is 10,000 views (and counting...) a significant number you ask? Well, it's because in a few shor...
Ashley Garia November 14, 2017

Large Financial Services Company Finds Out for Themselves, “Does Encentivizer™ Project Estimator Really Work?”

This project was for a large corporate financial services company that consisted of LED lighting and...
Ashley Garia October 27, 2017

Encentiv Energy Accepts Office Lighting Challenge for Energy Efficiency Day 2017

This year, Encentiv Energy is participating in the second annual Energy Efficiency Day on October 5,...
Ashley Garia October 5, 2017

Mike Cham, CTO to Receive AEE Energy Innovator of the Year Award for Second Time

The Association of Energy Engineers, a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, is...
Ashley Garia October 4, 2017

You Should Know This When It Comes to Utility Rebates

This is one of the most overlooked items when applying for rebates - don't let it happen to you. Reb...
Ashley Garia September 27, 2017

Encentivizer™ Product Awareness: New Interactive Map Feature

Featuring a New Interactive Map to Easily See Which States are Offering the Highest Rebate Amount fo...
Ashley Garia September 27, 2017

Saving Schools Incentive Dollars Doesn't Take a Summer Break

Following the ritual of spring graduations, school districts and universities across the country fin...
Ashley Garia June 28, 2017

Lightfair Adventures

For those of you that may not know about Lightfair International, it's the world’s largest annual ar...
Ashley Garia May 25, 2017

Don't panic, just make sure you're clear on this

If you didn’t take a 6-month vacation, odds are you’ve been developing projects that will be affecte...
Ashley Garia April 20, 2017

What You Need to Know about DLC Requirements V4.0

DesignLights Consortium™ is implementing the final step in the Technical Requirements Version 4.0. W...
Ashley Garia March 12, 2017

Encentivizer XL™ Gets Major Updates

Powerful New Features Support XL Users Pittsburgh, PA, February 7, 2017– Encentiv Energy today annou...
Ashley Garia February 6, 2017

Encentiv Energy Delivers New Experiences for Encentivizer Platform

New Awareness UI, Enhanced Financing Options for Portfolio Awareness & All-New Lighting Controls...
Ashley Garia November 16, 2016

Encentiv Energy Launches New Website

Encentiv Energy is inviting utility companies, manufacturers, and energy efficiency service provider...
Ashley Garia November 15, 2016

Encentiv Energy Announces Investment from Investment Group Led By Birchmere Ventures

Pittsburgh, PA, September 28, 2016– Encentiv Energy, a Pittsburgh-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS...
Ashley Garia September 28, 2016

Energy Innovator of the Year Award Goes to Encentiv Energy's Chief Technology Officer

AEE Recognizes Individuals and Organizations for Contributions to the Energy Industry – The Encentiv...
Ashley Garia September 9, 2016

Encentivizer Awareness™ Now With Enhanced Features

New Features Make Managing National Accounts or Multi-Site Facilities Across Multiple Utility Territ...
Ashley Garia June 29, 2016

PJM Says Yes to Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Qualifies as a Capacity Performance Offering
Ashley Garia February 2, 2016

Utility Rebate Customers: Claim your PJM Capacity Credits!

Beyond each of our local electric utilities, large regional cooperatives manage the generation and t...
Ashley Garia November 28, 2015

PJM Incentives: The Facts

For those of you that may not know about PJM incentives or have questions, here's a quick study.
Ashley Garia July 24, 2015

Watch a Video on Encentivizer

In the perplexing world of energy efficiency rebates, we have the tools to help you navigate it. The...
Ashley Garia July 15, 2015

Bonus Rebates Are Back!

Special savings for customers of First Energy
Ashley Garia December 1, 2014

FirstEnergy G&I Audit Incentives

Eligible participants will receive an incentive of up to $0.05 /kWh saved, not to exceed 50 percent ...
Ashley Garia November 30, 2014

FirstEnergy Street Lighting, Outdoor Lighting, and Traffic Signal Incentives

Governmental & Institutional customers of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penelec,...
Ashley Garia November 19, 2014

Beyond Utility Rebates: PJM's EER Program Webinar

Lighting Solution Development is teaming up with Encentiv Energy to host a free webinar about one of...
Ashley Garia September 12, 2014

Ohio and Pennsylvania Customers: Are you taking advantage of PJM incentives?

There is a lot of talk about local utility rebates as incentives for energy-efficiency projects, but...
Ashley Garia July 24, 2014

13 Changes to Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in Pennsylvania

It's that time of the year again when Pennsylvania utilities make changes to their energy efficiency...
Ashley Garia July 11, 2014

First Energy PA: New Bonus Available!

Government, Non-Profit, and Institutional (includes schools, institutions of higher education and ho...
Ashley Garia July 11, 2014

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