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Arizona City Selects EnergyCAP for Utility Tracking

Linda Hardesty

The City of Chandler, Arizona, has selected EnergyCAP software for its new utility tracking system after a formal competitive bid process. With EnergyCAP, the City will improve bill-processing efficiency, manage and analyze utility data, identify energy and cost savings, and document the benefits of energy conservation efforts. In addition to tracking 2,300 electric, gas and   …Continue Reading


Truly Transparent Benchmarking Data

Linda Hardesty

Since 2009, New York Local Law 84 mandates that owners of New York City’s large buildings submit benchmarking reports of their energy and water use. Now, the New York City non-profit Urban Green Council is taking the city’s energy benchmarking data and organizing it into a user-friendly website – Metered New York. Although the benchmarking   …Continue Reading


It’s Going to Take Time to Implement Tenant Star

Linda Hardesty

In April President Obama signed Senate Bill 535 – the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act – which, among other things, establishes a voluntary Tenant Star program to promote energy efficiency in rental property. Mahesh Tharoor, VP of Energy and Sustainability with Transwestern Sustainability Services, describes the process for Tenant Star to get off the ground. First, the Department   …Continue Reading


13 Companies Each Earn ENERGY STAR for 150 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized 13 companies that each earned ENERGY STAR certification for at least 150 facilities last year. Collectively, these 13 ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers saved $562 million on their utility bills. The ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers with number of buildings certified in 2014 are: Cenergistic, 490 CBRE, 420 Goby, 346 Target   …Continue Reading


NYC Apartments Slash Energy Costs 15%

Linda Hardesty

Property management company New Holland Residences (NHR) used WegoWise software to cut its New York City properties’ energy costs by 15 percent and water consumption by up to 40 percent. Previously, NHR had to dedicate staff time to manually enter utility data into spreadsheets. Using WegoWise software, NHR automatically collected utility bills from its portfolio   …Continue Reading


Triacta Submeters Approved for NYC Multifamily Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The New York Public Service Commission approved the use of the PowerHawk 6312 high-density meter, manufactured by Triacta Power Technologies, for submetering electricity in multi-unit residential buildings. In New York, multi-family building owners and management companies are required to install and use approved submeters or risk penalties. Triacta meters’ testing at Met Labs resulted in   …Continue Reading


Certification Program Established for Green Button Standard

Linda Hardesty

The Green Button Alliance launched its Green Button Download My Data (DMD) testing and certification program, designed to support and accelerate the broad adoption of Green Button offerings. The Green Button DMD enables electricity customers to download their usage data from an energy service provider’s website in an industry-standard XML data format. The certification program will ensure   …Continue Reading


Current Clamps Measure Energy for Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Smappee unveiled its Smappee Pro energy monitoring and control system for small and midsized businesses. Using advanced algorithms, Smappee Pro tracks energy consumption down to the commercial appliance level. It also maps and compares the energy usage at different offices for businesses with multiple locations. Born out of the smart home market, Smappee Pro has   …Continue Reading


Chicago Extends Energy Benchmarking Deadline

Linda Hardesty

A posting on WegoWise’s blog site says the city of Chicago has extended its energy benchmarking compliance deadline for buildings by two months, from June 1 to August 1, 2015. Chicago’s law requires owners of commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to track and verify energy consumption using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The requirement began   …Continue Reading


AUM Provides Utility Management for Multifamily Buildings

Linda Hardesty

American Utility Management (AUM), a provider of utility management and energy services for the multifamily industry, launched its newly enhanced Advanced Analytics 2.0 platform. By capturing over 1 billion data points from property invoices, AUM provides property owners and managers with greater visibility into their utility and energy performance. The 2.0 platform, which includes the   …Continue Reading