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Artis Energy Insights


What Your Business Can Do About High Connecticut Electric Rates


by Chris Pieper

High Connecticut electric rates put financial pressure on local businesses, and it can be frustrating to see that most other states have lower energy costs. However, businesses do not have to take a back seat to what happens to Connecticut electric rates. By getting involved with legislators, advancing sustainable energy and practicing strong energy management, organizations can help make the state’s energy picture more attractive.


CT Innovation Brings Opportunities to Spur Local Economy


by Chris Pieper

While the environmental and financial benefits of energy management are well-known, most commercial real estate owners and managers do not see energy management technologies as a way to improve tenant relationships.


Save More from Connecticut Energy Suppliers


by Chris Pieper

At 15.32 cents per kilowatt hour as of the end of 2016, Connecticut commercial electricity rates are 52% higher than the national average and the highest amongst the contiguous United States. So, it’s no surprise that businesses want to save more from Connecticut energy suppliers.


Save Energy to Offset Minimum Wage Increases


by Chris Pieper

Connecticut’s minimum wage ticked up again in January to $10.10/hour as the last stage of a three-year increase bringing the minimum rate up from when it was $8.70/hour in 2014.


Reduce Effective Connecticut Electric Rates with Energy Analytics


by Chris Pieper

Connecticut electric rates remain high and have a meaningful negative impact on local businesses, but companies do not have to sit back helplessly.


How Connecticut Energy Suppliers and Customers Can Help Each Other


by Dan Robertson

Connecticut energy suppliers and their customers have more in common than one might think. Rather than being in opposition to each other, they can actually both help each other achieve their goals, primarily through the lens of sustainability.


How Tech Could Boost CT Job Growth


by Chris Pieper

Connecticut’s job market has struggled to recover from the Great Recession, as the state ended 2016 with a net decline of 2,000 jobs for the year. Overall, CT has only recovered 70% of the jobs it lost during the 2008-2010 downturn.


Use Sustainability as a Marketing Strategy


by Chris Pieper

The three most important factors in real estate may be location, location, location, but there are still other factors that make a difference in enticing prospective renters, as well as potentially getting them to pay a premium. As such, commercial real estate companies should use sustainability as part of their marketing strategy, as more businesses want to be part of the growing eco-friendly movement.


Businesses Can Help CT Reduce Greenhouse Gases


by Chris Pieper

Connecticut’s government has a goal to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% below 2001 levels by 2050. To meet this long-term goal, CT is taking steps now to develop interim reduction targets and strategies along the way.


Why Real Estate Companies Need Energy Analytics


by Chris Pieper

Commercial real estate companies can use analytics to improve their business in a variety of ways, such as to identify smart investment opportunities, increase sustainability performance and improve overall business intelligence.

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