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Mellow mists and energy savings...

Autumn is upon us, the season when our personal energy levels fall as our body prepares to conserve resources.  At the same time, utility energy consumption rises as the costs increase. 

As we focus on the bleak months ahead of us, so our business perspectives of assessment of costs and increased utility prices loom large in our thoughts.

We could ‘batten down the hatches’ and try to survive the gloom by just ‘turning down’ levels of usage – straight forward ‘switch off to save’.  This is not acceptable when energy is a required output of business for refrigeration or heating. 

What about illumination? Blackpool Illuminations sees this English “seaside city of holiday” still buzzing with excitement and laughter long after other resorts have gone into winter hibernation.  There will be over one million bulbs powering the Blackpool Illuminations, and this year is a special year for Blackpool. This year marks the centenary of the first public display of light in Blackpool.  It was in May 1912, to mark the opening of a new section of the promenade by Princess Louise.   10,000 lights were festooned along the sea front. The lights were such a huge success that the following September Blackpool Chamber of Commerce were persuaded to stage the ´Illuminations´.  This was the beginning of Blackpool Illuminations.

In these times of austerity, calls have been made for reductions to or even (surely not?) an end to the display of lights that have seen off two worlds wars and countless recessions. 

In many cultures, the winter is celebrated with light to provide a contrast to the short dark winter days and long nights. The winter light does not shine bright; it is soft and pastel, creating a warm and pleasant feeling. This period is a time for celebration in many cultures and the optimism of ‘lighting the dark’ is a powerful metaphor for business – ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, ‘lighting the gloom’ etc.

In Blackpool, the foresight and planning requires smarter use of lighting – energy saving measures and smart sensors are just a part of the plan that Blackpool puts into place.  Budgets are squeezed and costs are assessed but the show must go on.

Not everything is taken as ‘on or off’ binary values.

That thought is the one I want you to think about in your business – are you thinking ‘on or off’ with energy conservation or actually thinking smart?

Maybe you should be thinking Smartcool 

Latest Press Releases

Smartcool Signs Agreement with New Distributor Targeting Residential Markets

Vancouver, BC. August 19, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Smartcooling LLC (Smartcooling) and received an initial order of ECO3 units. Smartcooling is a new independent distributor, formed for the specific purpose of broad...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. August 13, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is please to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014, with a Florida-based food distribution firm.  The goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor ...

Smartcool Enters Next Phase of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation secto...

Smartcool Drives Major Energy Savings Project for British Car Manufacturer

Vancouver, BC. June 17, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has installed its energy efficiency products across one of the largest car manufacturing campuses in the UK, saving upwards of 525,000 kWh per year. The premier British car manufacturer is already an industry leader in sustainable bus...

Smartcool ECO3 Showcased in Rexel UK’s Energy Efficient Presentation Home

Vancouver, BC. June 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to have its ECO3 product featured in a presentation home designed by Rexel UK Ltd. The home is used as an education and display center on the future of sustainable buildings, and features a variety of products like Smartcool...

Smartcool Software Delivers Savings in Emerging Solution for Automated Energy Management in Small Co…

Vancouver, BC. April 8, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is actively moving into the 'internet of things', as its proprietary algorithms provide a unique tool to revolutionize the automation of energy efficiency and energy management in small commercial buildings. Since signing a Software L...

Smartcool Announces 18% Savings by New Energy Efficiency Solution for Refrigerated Transportation Ma…

Vancouver, BC. March 19, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce initial results of 18% energy savings from an evaluation of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology on two sea-going refrigerated containers. "This is an exciting new market that we are entering," says George...

Smartcool ECO3 Energy Savings Multiplier Uncovered by Arizona Distributor Guardian Energy Solutions

Vancouver, BC. February 26, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has worked with independent distributor Guardian Energy Solutions since 2012 to introduce the ECO3 product to the Arizona market. In the last year, Guardian has led the way in adopting a highly successful strategy of installing th...

Smartcool Delivering Energy Demand Reduction Programs with Australian Utility Energex

Vancouver, BC. February 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is providing its energy saving software and products to the world-class energy demand reduction programs run by Energex, one of the two dominant utility companies in Queensland, Australia. Energex projects involving Smartcool in t...

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