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Navigant is a specialized expert services firm.Based in Chicago, Illinois, Navigant has over forty offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. 2012 revenues were $845 million. The company has been listed among Forbes' Best Run Small Companies and Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies. The company's stock is a member of the S&P 400 index. Wikipedia.

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BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 17 leading vendors of connected lamps, luminaires, and controls for the residential sector. While the market for residential connected lighting remains nascent, the growing popularity of smart home technologies is changing the way consumers interact with lighting in their homes. Products such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home are increasing the adoption of connected home devices and demonstrating the potential they have in terms of lighting. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, in terms of strategy and execution, Philips Lighting is the leading vendor of residential connected lighting. “Philips Lighting is the clear leader, having essentially created the residential connected lighting market with its Hue products,” says Paige Leuschner, research analyst with Navigant Research. “The rest of the landscape includes a mix of incumbents offering rival products along with startups disrupting the market with more cutting-edge solutions.” According to the report, the introduction of the Philips Hue bulb in 2012 skyrocketed consumer awareness of the connected lighting industry and currently has the largest market presence along with integrations with nearly all relevant competitors in the smart home space. Philips is trailed by several competitors entering the market to address new use cases, offer products with more advanced technological capabilities, or provide their own take on a similar solution at a competitive price. The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Residential Connected Lighting, examines the strategy and execution of 17 leading connected lamp, luminaire, and controls vendors. These players are rated on 12 criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; partners; value proposition; technology; sales & marketing; product usability & features; product portfolio; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, companies are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing an objective assessment of their relative strengths and weaknesses in the global market for residential connected lighting. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website. Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com. Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com. * The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Residential Connected Lighting, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.


A new research note from MAKE Consulting has confirmed what many have said before, the record low prices being awarded at renewable energy auctions across the world throughout 2016 and 2017 are indicative of the increasing competitiveness of renewable energy technologies globally. MAKE Consulting, one of the leading renewable energy analyst groups, published a new Research Note this week looking into the levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, of renewable energy technologies, examining the declining costs for wind and solar energy as well as other forms of power generation across fourteen key global markets. The Research Note compares the LCOE of wind and solar to natural gas, coal-fired power, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal, and found that continued technological improvements, economy of scale, and the growth of aggressive market competitions have all served to lower the LCOE of renewable energy technologies to the point where they are nearing competitiveness or are already competitive with traditional power technologies. Only a few years ago many of us felt that, while renewable energy technology was obviously the only sensible method moving forward, it might take a lot of governmental support to ease the world into a position where renewable energy technologies were considered efficient and economically viable. While there is and has been governmental support, what very few people saw coming, however, was the pace at which unsubsidized costs would plummet all on their own — thanks, as mentioned, to technological improvements, economy of scale, and the competitiveness of auctions. Just this month, Navigant Research published figures which showed that distributed solar PV prices had dropped from $2.28/W in 2015 to $1.89/W in 2016. Similarly, wind energy prices have narrowed so quickly and dramatically that we were all caught off guard earlier this year when DONG Energy and EnBw both won the rights to develop wind farms for no subsidy at all. Parallel to the declining costs of renewable energy technologies has been the added costs attributable to fossil fuel energy sources, thanks to increased environmental regulations and declining load factors, combining to reduce the cost effectiveness of fossil fuel technologies. There is of course regional and geographical variability to the LCOE of renewable energy technologies. The LCOE of wind and solar power in the US are both low, but further development is critical for prices to continue declining. Developing renewable energy markets such as those in the Americas fluctuate depending on which country we are talking about — Mexican wind and solar prices are cost competitive with gas-fired generation, while Brazil’s costs are much higher due to supply chain dynamics. In the Asia Pacific, the LCOE of onshore wind in China and India needs to drop further for national targets to be met under evolving market mechanisms in play there, while MAKE expects the European offshore market to experience significant improvement in LCOE over the next five years due to infrastructure investments in the North Sea. Check out our new 93-page EV report. Join us for an upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference! Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Energy markets are evolving toward a greater reliance upon distributed energy resources, or DERs, whether those resources generate, store, or manage the use of electricity. Strategies to harvest more value from smaller, cleaner, and smarter energy resources are being deployed today. One such strategy is a virtual power plant (VPP), which through intelligent aggregation and optimization of DER can provide the same essential services as a traditional 24/7 centralized power plant. Navigant Research defines a VPP as “a system that relies upon software and a smart grid to remotely and automatically dispatch retail DER services to a distribution or wholesale market via an aggregation and optimization platform.” Europe has experience with supply-side VPPs where a portfolio of diverse resources are orchestrated through smart grid technology to provide balancing services that would be provided by a conventional, steel-in-the ground, 24/7 coal, gas, or nuclear plant. Most of these VPPs are focused on variable renewable sources, though there are supply-side VPPs that aggregate and optimize diesel generation and other fossil assets. While in North America demand response (DR) can be considered a form of VPP, as reduction in demand is substituted for additional generation when called upon by grid operators. But the growing commercialization of energy storage – global revenue grew 45% globally in 2016, to $1.3 billion, and 54% in the United States, to $427 million – increasingly allows for combinations of supply- and demand-side resources working together, with energy storage bridging the gaps between them. These multi-dimensional VPPs promise the maximum benefit of their component advanced energy technologies – and have become realities in places like California, Hawaii, New York, Austria, Australia, and Ontario. Energy storage is not a prerequisite to the creation of a VPP, but it acts like the glue that enhances the flexibility and the underlying value of other generation and load assets assembled in the VPP portfolio. The reason storage is so critical to flexibility is the speed of response time on shifting load up and down. Rather than merely providing a buffer to optimize DER, storage becomes a critical component of service delivery by providing, for example, bulk storage and load leveling services designed to reduce transmission and distribution losses. Stem, an energy storage vendor with a portfolio of 580 sites representing 100 MWh of capacity and 70 MWhs of stored energy, is involved in two projects with Hawaiian Electric that combine to act as a VPP. The company delivered a 1 MW mixed-asset VPP designed to demonstrate the reliability and scaling potential of software-driven storage to provide grid stability and efficiency that will help Hawaii reach its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. Working in partnership with Hawaiian Electric, 29 commercial and institutional customers across the island of Oahu will rely on Stem’s behind-the-meter energy storage software and power monitors to manage their energy use against predictive load needs and utility tariff data to boost efficiency and control loads. Stem aggregates these storage devices and makes excess capacity available to Hawaiian Electric grid operators, with responses in real times. Stem collects and transmits that cloud-based data along with the data from 300 other locations with data-only capability to Hawaiian Electric to integrate into their renewable energy monitoring forecasting. Ultimately, energy storage-enabled VPPs let a utility add the capacity of a power plant to its system without investing in a new physical plant. The capital costs are shared with end users and the benefits are accrued by both the end customer and the utility. VPPs can stretch supplies from existing generators and utility demand reduction programs (and other forms of DER). According to Navigant Research, global spending on energy storage devices for VPPs will reach $12 billion annually by 2025. Currently, the most prevalent storage technologies for VPP-based ancillary services are lithium-ion batteries and flywheels. The most versatile of storage technologies utilized in VPPs today are Li-ion batteries, which are capable of delivering support services at the centralized grid, substation, and generation levels. Li-ion batteries can also be deployed for community energy storage – a new application directly affecting both VPPs and microgrids – and be installed to firm up large-scale and distributed variable renewable resources. Flywheels are less versatile, but have extremely long lifespans (i.e., the number of times they can be charged and discharged before the unit breaks down) and can provide grid regulation services instantaneously. Manufacture of storage-sized Li-ion batteries has long been dominated by Asian companies, but the United States made its mark in late 2016 with the arrival of one of the world’s largest factories. Tesla Motors, which added powerful energy storage systems to its suite of energy solutions in 2015, recently started production in a Nevada-based Gigafactory. The massive production facility, located just outside of Reno, makes batteries for Tesla’s energy storage arm in addition to batteries for the company’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car. At this facility, Tesla expects to double the world’s production of Li-ion batteries, according to Bloomberg News – providing a lot “glue” for the world’s VPPs. Energy storage-enabled VPPs pose significant potential for integrating supply and demand side resources, while still enhancing grid service capabilities – without needing to invest in new physical power plants. Indeed, VPPs provide another tool for utilities as the grid becomes more flexible, resilient, and cleaner. Find out more about this year’s advanced energy trends and the full size of the advanced energy market by downloading Advanced Energy Now 2017 Market Report, available for free at the link below: This post is one in a series of feature stories on trends shaping advanced energy markets in the U.S. and around the world, drawn from Advanced Energy Now 2017 Market Report, which was prepared for AEE by Navigant Research.


The in-depth Symposium will examine the latest cyber security threats and trends, as well as real-world strategies for securing critical networks and data in enterprise, commercial, government and industrial environments.  The event will bring together industry practitioners, researchers, regulators and solution providers for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the cutting edge of cyber security. "This will be a tremendous opportunity to network with those who are pushing the envelope of cyber security in today's environment," says Daniel Coran, Program Manager for the Symposium. "The event emphasizes one-on-one interaction between thought leaders, technology innovators, and those responsible for network security." "IBM's CEO recently observed that cybercrime is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, and every company in the world," Coran says.  "This Symposium is designed to help organizations get a grip on this threat and meet it head on with the latest technologies, best practices and success strategies." The Symposium is organized by the Smart Grid Observer, an online information portal and weekly newsletter serving the global smart electric grid industry.  Event partners include InfoSec Conferences, the National Council of ISACs, Loss Prevention Magazine, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Illinois Security Professionals Association, Navigant Research, TechSquare Labs, Women in Technology International, Voices of Leaders, and Mind Commerce. The event will be held at the Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State Street in downtown Chicago. For full information and to register, visit www.cybersecurity-symposium.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cybersecurity-international-symposium-in-chicago-to-examine-latest-threats-and-challenges-300453901.html


The global annual market for the deployment of distributed solar PV plus energy storage is expected to exceed $49 billion by 2026, and reach 27.4 gigawatts, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Navigant Research published its latest Distributed Solar PV Plus Energy Storage Systems report this week, which examines the global market for the combination technology distributed solar PV plus energy storage, or DSES. The focus on this particular subsection is unsurprising, given the growing importance DSES has in emerging economies and rural locations. Navigant noted that the “growth of distributed energy resources (DER) is changing how electricity is delivered by the grid to end users” and that “Distributed solar PV has become a valuable part of the global power generation mix and is forecast to grow substantially in the next several years.” While “the value of standalone solar PV systems is contentiously debated throughout the United States and in other grid regions,” the same cannot be said for the value of distributed solar in “remote locations without access to electricity or reliable grid electricity service.” Distributed solar PV systems with energy storage capabilities are providing many in emerging economies and rural communities with reliable electricity for the first time ever — especially when we take into account the economics of distributed solar PV plus energy storage compared to fossil fuel methods such as diesel. The Navigant Research report finds that the industry is larger than these emerging and rural communities, and many residential and commercial industrial sectors are beginning to shift away from solely purchasing electricity from their local utilities, and beginning to procure a diverse suite of on-site technologies, including solar PV coupled with energy storage. This is particularly the case for commercial and industrial sectors (C&I) looking to increase their renewable energy levels, or to transition entirely to 100% renewable energy. In all, the report highlights three separate DSES market segments — residential, C&I, and remote/off-grid markets. As such, the global annual market for the deployment of distributed solar PV plus energy storage is likely to reach 27.4 gigawatts (GW) by 2026 and amount to $49.1 billion. “An emerging confluence of technical, economic, and regulatory factors is beginning to drive growth in the residential, C&I, and remote, off-grid DSES markets,” said William Tokash, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “Beyond this, coupling battery energy storage technology with solar PV and virtual power plant (VPP) software technology will allow this class of DER to be dispatchable from a grid operator standpoint to address intermittency and provide grid services as well.” Specifically, the region expected to see the largest DSES expansion is the Asia Pacific region, where annual DSES power capacity and revenue is expected to reach 12.9 GW and $23.1 billion. Annual Distributed and Remote, Off-Grid Solar PV Plus Energy Storage Power Capacity and Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026 The second largest region will be Western Europe, expected to reach 7.3 GW and $12.5 billion across the three market segments. The report also highlighted three market drivers which the authors believe are combining to “facilitate the initial deployments of DSES.” Unsurprisingly, core among these drivers is the increased availability of battery energy storage systems and the decreased costs for both solar PV and battery technology. Of course, what could be the primary reason we are seeing such a focus on DSES expansion is the fact that solar PV systems on their own only provide electricity when the sun is shining. Couple it together with a energy storage system, however, and the system begins to provide greater functionality around the clock. Check out our new 93-page EV report. Join us for an upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference! Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.


In-depth event examines technology advances and strategies for minimizing cyber security risk for businesses, organizations, and critical infrastructure -- According to the British insurance company Lloyd's, cyberattacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion each year, which includes direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the normal course of business. Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that the global cost of cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021, which includes damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost property, intellectual property theft, and other areas.*To help companies and organizations meet this increasingly urgent challenge, the Smart Grid Observer is hosting the first annualJuly 10-11, 2017 in Chicago ( www.cybersecurity- symposium.com ).The in-depth Symposium will examine the latest cyber security threats and trends, as well as real-world strategies for securing critical networks and data in enterprise, commercial, government and industrial environments.  The event will bring together industry practitioners, researchers, regulators and solution providers for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the cutting edge of cyber security."This will be a tremendous opportunity to network with those who are pushing the envelope of cyber security in today's environment,"says Daniel Coran, Program Manager for the Symposium. "The event emphasizes one-on-one interaction between thought leaders, technology innovators, and those responsible for network security."Companies confirmed to speak include Tripwire, Aetna, Fireglass, Cryptzone, CloudPassage, Carnegie Mellon University, Sixgill, SecurityScorecard, Trend Micro, CounterTack, Lastline, Arbor Networks, Cyber adAPT, UpGuard, VMware, Sumo Logic, Lacework, Hexadite, AsTech Consulting, Coronet, Ixia, Sonatype, SecureKey, HYPR, West Monroe Partners, and GigaTrust.Topics to be addressed include:-  Developing A Real-World, Effective Strategy for Enterprise Network Security-  Commercializing Military-Grade Network Security-  Excellence in the Essentials: Managing Complexity Through Foundational Controls-  Demystifying the Dark Web-  The Importance of Evaluating Third Party Risk-  Understanding the Risks of Smart Cities-  Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits-  The Weaponization of IoT-based Botnets-  BYOD Policy in Today's Gig Economy-  New York's Game-Changing Cybersecurity Rules and Beyond-  Using the Cloud to Secure the Cloud-  Leveraging Security Analytics and Big Data to Bolster Security in the Cloud-  New Approaches to Cloud Security: Achieving Zero-Day Breach Detection-  DevOps Lessons Learned From Detroit to Deming-  Automating Security in a Continuous Delivery Culture-  And more"IBM's CEO recently observed that cybercrime is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, and every company in the world," Coran says.  "This Symposium is designed to help organizations get a grip on this threat and meet it head on with the latest technologies, best practices and success strategies."The Symposium is organized by the Smart Grid Observer , an online information portal and weekly newsletter serving the global smart electric grid industry.  Event partners include InfoSec Conferences, the National Council of ISACs, Loss Prevention Magazine, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Illinois Security Professionals Association, Navigant Research, TechSquare Labs, Women in Technology International, Voices of Leaders, and Mind Commerce.The event will be held at the Conference Chicago at University Center , 525 S. State Street in downtown Chicago.For full information and to register, visit www.cybersecurity- symposium.com


BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Navigant Research analyzes competing powertrain options for light duty vehicles (LDVs), providing global forecasts for annual sales and vehicle populations, driven by scenario forecasts on battery prices, oil prices, and autonomous mobility system penetrations. The potential of automated driving technologies promises to disrupt the global transportation system through improved efficiency in cost, time, and space. This is likely to encourage greater adoption of LDV travel via highly utilized vehicles, which are expected to become smaller and increasingly energy efficient. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, mobility services enhanced by automated driving could result in dramatically fewer vehicles on roads by 2035. “By decreasing the costs and hassle of LDV travel through automation, transportation is apt to become more dependent on it, but if vehicle automation is not accompanied by electrification or alternative fuels, its net impact will be to increase fossil fuel consumption,” says Scott Shepard, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “In this respect, city governments will wield significant power in determining what technologies are adopted in automated mobility services, and those determinations are likely to be to the advantage of vehicles with zero-emissions capabilities.” Alternative fuels do have the potential to serve as reliable replacements to gasoline and diesel, according to the report. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are expected to account for 8 percent of the global LDV population by 2035 but could reach as high as 17 percent with high oil prices and aggressive declines in battery prices. The report, Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles, evaluates the economics and capabilities of competing powertrain options that will feed the future transportation system. The study provides market sizing for the overall LDV market and light duty internal combustion engine, stop-start, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, fuel cell, natural gas, and propane autogas vehicles (ICEVs, SSVs, HEVs, PHEVs, BEVs, FCVs, NGVs, and PAGVs). Global forecasts for annual sales and vehicle populations are driven by scenario forecasts on battery prices, oil prices, and autonomous mobility system penetrations within the LDV fleet. Forecasts are provided by segment under conservative, base, and aggressive scenarios. Core model scenario forecasts are also provided alongside powertrain sensitivities to each scenario parameter. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website. Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com. Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com. * The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.


BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy efficient building products and services, providing an analysis of market issues and global forecasts for revenue, segmented by product type, service type, region, and construction type, through 2026. The landscape for energy efficient building technologies may be changing more rapidly today than it has at any point in its history. New market trends such as digitization, as a service offerings, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the ubiquitous nature of software systems are bringing new dynamics of operation and competition. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the global market for energy efficient building technologies is expected to reach $227.4 billion in 2017 and grow to nearly $360.6 billion in 2026. “Participants in the energy efficient building equipment value chain are creating new and innovative products and services that broaden and deepen market penetration with increased simplicity, or through added sophistication, as well as investment and payback figures that better match the internal requirements of end-use customers,” says Tom Machinchick, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “Companies that did not have the foresight to start assessing the digital transformation years ago will be at a serious disadvantage competing in the years to come.” Digitization is allowing improved building performance while also changing the competitive dynamics of the industry, according to the report. Whether through acquisition or a strategic development and training plans, companies that are ready for evolving market dynamics can create a host of new market opportunities for themselves. The report, Energy Efficient Buildings Global Outlook, analyzes the global market for energy efficient building products and services in nine key segments: HVAC, lighting, controls, water efficiency, water heating, building envelope, other, and commissioning and installation services. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including market drivers and hurdles, opportunities, and current market trends, related to energy efficient building technologies. Global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by product and service type, region, and construction type, extend through 2026. The report also examines the key regional market dynamics and technologies related to energy efficient building products and services, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website. Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com. Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com. * The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Energy Efficient Buildings Global Outlook, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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JAMIS Software Corporation, the leading provider of world-class project ERP software, is pleased to announce the expansion of their Lunch and Learn series partnership with Capital Edge Consulting to include the west coast. The complimentary events offer attendees an opportunity to explore regulatory updates and compliance changes with industry experts while earning CPE Credits and enjoying a complimentary meal. Craig Stetson, Managing Director at Capital Edge Consulting, will join the west coast events to discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with a new Administration, as well as the obstacles that could directly affect government contractors’ compliance programs which may impact multiple areas of the business, including: cost accounting and allocation practices, determination of allowable costs, estimating and pricing practices, business systems documentation and internal controls, purchasing and supply chain management practices, contract administration, and financial reporting practices. Stetson has over 25 years of direct experience in a wide range of cost accounting and regulatory compliance matters related to government contracts. Before joining Capital Edge, Stetson was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Navigant Consulting, and KPMG. He began his career as an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). “JAMIS is excited about the opportunity to host Lunch and Learn events on the west coast with Capital Edge Consulting,” said Dan Rusert, Director of Business Development and Marketing Operations for JAMIS Software Corporation. “We want to give federal contractors on the west coast an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts, without having to travel all the way to the DC area. Craig Stetson’s extensive industry familiarity coupled with JAMIS’ knowledge of ERP software for government contractors will present a valuable opportunity for contractors.” In addition to a discussion led by industry experts, attendees will also receive a demo of JAMIS Prime. JAMIS Prime ERP streamlines the DCAA compliance process and allows businesses to focus on cutting costs and winning contracts. This demo, coupled with Craig Stetson’s presentation, will give attendees the tools to improve their performance and increase their knowledge of the GovCon industry. To learn more about lunch and learn events coming to your area, visit our website at https://jamis.com/govcon-events/ JAMIS Software Corporation is a leading provider of ERP software solutions designed specifically for government contractors and other project-focused organizations. JAMIS delivers comprehensive, intuitive, innovative, and cost-effective solutions for the most respected names in government contracting. Companies large and small rely on JAMIS to provide detailed visibility into all of their projects, as well as provide the foundation for DCAA and other regulatory compliance. JAMIS helps companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways to foster new levels of collaboration and drive profitability and growth. To learn more about JAMIS Software Corporation, please visit: https://jamis.com/ Capital Edge Consulting combines unique backgrounds and experience in consulting, public accounting, industry, DCAA and DCMA to provide clients with unmatched government contracting expertise. This breadth of specialized experience enables them to provide the exact services and level of expertise federal government contractors need to succeed. Capital Edge Consulting provides custom-tailored consulting solutions to government contractors ranging in size from startup to Fortune 100 companies in industries such as manufacturing, nuclear energy, professional services, biotech/pharmaceuticals, defense, and information technology. To learn more about Capital Edge Consulting, please visit: http://www.CapitalEdgeConsulting.com


News Article | September 13, 2017
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hospitals nationwide could reduce annual supply expenses by approximately $23 billion in aggregate through improvements in supply chain operations, processes, and product use, according to a Navigant analysis of more than 2,300 hospitals. This represents a 17.8 percent average total supply expense reduction opportunity or up to $9.9 million a year per hospital – an amount equivalent to the annual salaries of 150 registered nurses, or the cost of 4,000 cardiac defibrillators or five Da Vinci robots. The analysis also shows lower supply spending does not have to reduce quality, as hospital-acquired condition and value-based purchasing scores are slightly better at top-performing supply chain facilities. Moreover, the chance to realize savings may exist for all types of hospitals, with opportunities relatively equal across such characteristics as size, regional location, and whether the facility is urban or rural, for-profit or not-for-profit, or system-based or standalone. To view these results, visit www.navigant.com/SupplyChainAnalysis. “The pressure on hospitals and health systems to reduce costs and maintain quality will only intensify, no matter the outcome of healthcare reform,” said Christine Torres, system VP of supply chain management for Philadelphia-based Main Line Health. “The supply chain represents close to a third of the average hospital’s overall operating expense, and it’s predicted to surpass labor as a hospital’s greatest expense by 2020. Opportunities exist for all organizations, even top performers, to improve supply chain efficiencies while continuing to offer the highest levels of care to the communities we serve.” The study found that the top 24 percent* of 2,331 U.S. hospitals analyzed spent $23 billion less a year than other facilities on supply chain products and related operations, processes, and procedures. Savings could be achieved if the remaining 76 percent of hospitals perform at the level of top performers for supply chain budget efficiency. Top performers consistently leverage evidence-based protocols and data analytics to reduce variation in pricing, product use, and clinical outcomes. This information better equips supply departments to: “It’s clear that some hospitals have the appropriate strategies and processes in place to efficiently manage supply chain budgets while maintaining high-quality outcomes,” said Rob Austin, associate director at Navigant. “For example, we have found, somewhat counterintuitively, that the highest-performing providers are simultaneously able to decrease cost and improve quality, in part by reducing clinical variation. Lower-performing supply chain departments need to leverage these types of proven best practices to drive care delivery improvements.” Benchmarking data is also essential, but providers must look outside their organization to obtain a true snapshot of performance. “In-hospital benchmarks and year-over-year improvement goals are valuable in monitoring internal supply chain performance, but these measures don’t reveal an organization’s true improvement potential,” said Paul Weintraub, director at Navigant. “To accurately uncover efficiency opportunities, providers must look beyond their facility’s four walls and leverage industry-wide benchmarking data that compares their supply performance against that of their peers.” Publicly available data from Definitive Healthcare (2015-2017) was reviewed across four key performance indicators (KPIs) for supply expense: per case mix index (CMI) adjusted patient day; per CMI adjusted discharge; as a percent of total operating expense; and, as a percent of net patient revenue. Hospitals were divided into 12 peer groups based on CMI and adjusted occupied bed count, and 560 of 2,331 (24 percent) with savings opportunities of less than 5 percent of total supply expense across each KPI were designated top performers. Navigant’s Healthcare practice is comprised of more than 500 consultants, former provider administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of strategy, operational/clinical consulting, managed services, revenue cycle management, and outsourcing experience. Experts collaborate with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers, and government entities, providing enterprise-wide strategic development and performance improvement solutions. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. 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