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

Mike Cham

Mike Cham

CTO, Encentiv Energy

Recent Posts:

Not Your Average HVAC Incentives: Energy Recovery Ventilation

As we continue to push for more energy-efficient buildings, one technology that has gained popularit...
Mike Cham April 27, 2023

Not Your Average HVAC Incentives: The New LED Rebate...for HVAC?

In our second article about other HVAC incentives, we will cover a technology that is being newly in...
Mike Cham February 27, 2023

Not Your Average HVAC Incentives: An Overview of ERV, ARC, and UVGI

Utility incentives for efficient HVAC systems are nothing new, but there are new and exciting incent...
Mike Cham January 30, 2023

Analysis: Prescriptive Chiller Incentives in North America

Chillers are a major source of energy usage in many buildings to provide cooling capability for occu...
Mike Cham October 26, 2022

Examining Incentives for Electric Vehicles and Chargers

Electric utilities in the US and Canada have embraced Electric Vehicle and Charger incentives rapidl...
Mike Cham March 30, 2022

Impacts of DLC® 5.1 Dimming Policy on Product Design and Sales

Updated May 18, 2021 to reflect current DLC® requirements. As of October 2020, due to changes in DLC...
Mike Cham October 29, 2020

What you need to know: DesignLights Consortium® V5 Technical Requirements

Updated May 18, 2021 to reflect revisions
Mike Cham February 28, 2020

Part II: Let’s talk about lighting controls and rebates

Welcome to part II of our series on lighting controls and rebates!
Mike Cham July 29, 2019

LED New Technology Adoption: HID Replacement Lamps

If you attended our February webinar [View the webinar Utility Rebates: What's New in 2019 here] you...
Mike Cham April 24, 2019

2019 DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting Recap

The eighth annual DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting was held April 1-3, 2019 at the Ritz-...
Mike Cham April 15, 2019

Does Field-Adjustable Light Distribution Have an Impact on Utility Rebates?

The last piece of the DesignLights Consortium’s® (DLC®) V4.4 SSL standard, Field-Adjustable Light Di...
Mike Cham March 27, 2019

Exploring DLC® Premium: Past, Present, and Future

Three years into DesignLights Consortium® Premium, with over 130,000 (and growing) products listed, ...
Mike Cham December 13, 2018

Field Adjustable Light Output and Concerns

As part of the Design Lights Consortium’s® Technical Requirements V4.4 update, Field-Adjustable Prod...
Mike Cham October 30, 2018

Industry Impacts From the DesignLights Consortium® NLC Analysis Study

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC®) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the wides...
Mike Cham October 27, 2017

Energy Star®: Driving energy savings AND rebates

So, what does ENERGY STAR have to do with Encentiv Energy? Encentivizer (Encentiv Energy’s best-in-i...
Mike Cham August 28, 2017

Do you know about HVAC and VFD incentives and what they mean for you?

Upgrading an HVAC system can be a costly project, and even adding VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) i...
Mike Cham July 27, 2017

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