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May the most energy efficient team win: New England edges out Seattle in this year’s Efficiency Bowl

  • By Aaron Tinjum
  • January 29, 2015

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Is it true that Tom Brady — one of the most efficient passers in NFL history — may have schemed his way into the big game?

That’s the well-documented controversy surrounding the kickoff of this year’s Efficiency Bowl.

We aren’t NFL insiders, so we can’t formally comment on the pigskin pressure problem that is “Deflategate.”

We are, however, experts in utility innovation. And there’s no deflating the fact that both Massachusetts and Washington are national leaders in clean technology, consumer engagement, and energy efficiency. So, with Super Bowl XLIX just days away, how do the two teams — their stadiums, fan bases, cities, and states — stack up when it comes to getting the most out of their energy use? Let’s take a look.

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Before the big meal, snack on these 9 Thanksgiving energy facts

  • By Casey Davis-Van Atta
  • November 25, 2014

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The roads are clogged, the games are on, the turkeys are roasting, and the guests are nearly here. In America, Thanksgiving is upon us.

But here’s something you might not already know. All those little Thanksgiving traditions — travel, TV, and turkey especially — have a surprisingly big impact on the power grid. So in the spirit of the holiday, we’re digging deep into our data warehouse to share 9 facts about how America shifts its energy habits on its oldest holiday.

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Outlier

May the most energy efficient team win: Seattle defeats Denver in this year’s Efficiency Bowl

  • By Barry Fischer
  • January 29, 2014

If your NFL team wants to go to the Super Bowl, it helps to have an efficient quarterback.

Just look at this year’s matchup. First off, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson holds the NCAA single-season record for “passing efficiency” — a composite calculation based on completions, yards, touchdowns, interceptions, and passing attempts.  And Wilson’s nemesis in this Sunday’s game, the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, is the second most efficient passer in NFL history

As a company built on promoting efficiency, we vigorously applaud Wilson and Manning’s achievements. Our real expertise, however, is not in passing efficiency — but rather in energy efficiency. And so with Super Bowl XLVIII just days away, our question is: how do Denver and Seattle stack up on energy efficiency?

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