Tag Archives: Groom Energy

Energy Efficiency and On-Bill Repayment

By Colleen Mathis One of the more astounding statistics in this class came from the case “Groom Energy Services: Selling Efficiency,” where it is cited that the U.S. energy efficiency retrofit market in the commercial building sector alone was expected to grow from $160 million in 2010 to $1.8 billion in 2014.[1] Capturing just a […]

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Building Efficiency and Big Data

By Ryley P. Groom Energy, as with many energy consultation firms, is currently missing an opportunity to provide a service widely underserved; the provision of data collection and analysis in relation to energy utilization, loss, demand, and efficiency. In the development of major projects today the utilization of BIM (building information modeling) has opened the […]

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How to Filter and Select Market Opportunities for Energy Services Companies

By I-Chun Hsiao At its inception Groom Energy focused on identifying organizations with large energy-intensive facilities such as industrial sites, warehouses, or distribution centers. This led to clients ranging from grocery stores and supermarkets (Safeway and ShopRite) to food processing and distribution (Kellogg’s, Nestlé), retail stores (L.L. Bean and Bed Bath & Beyond), and industrial […]

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Consumer and Commercial Sector Parallel: Groom Energy

By: E.M. The Groom Energy case we covered in class made me think back to my former company and the business model we developed in the residential energy efficiency sector. As with Groom Energy and the commercial structure energy efficiency sector, there were barriers we encountered as we launched the organization nationally. The business model […]

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How does Groom’s financial proposition help customers? Is it enough? What else can be done?

By Paolo Cartagena To achieve the mission of helping organizations reduce building energy costs, Groom Energy Solutions has to overcome difficult barriers. These legitimate concerns mentioned in the case make customers hesitant to say yes: Does the investment in energy efficiency meet my organization’s criteria (IRR? Payback Period?) How can one quantify electricity saved? Against […]

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