Power TakeOff Selects Urjanet for Automated Utility Data

Linda Hardesty

Power TakeOff, a provider of interval energy data monitoring, analysis and reporting, will use Urjanet data, sourced from over 1,400 utilities worldwide, to expand its service offerings and simplify utility data acquisition. According to Power TakeOff, with over 47,000 utility rate structures in the United States and thousands of bill formats, it’s a challenge for   …Continue Reading

SiteSage Now Manages Utility Bills

Linda Hardesty

Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage energy and asset management system for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, has announced two new extensions to enable centralized utility bill management and the capture and tracking of key equipment asset information. The two new extensions are now available for all customers. SiteSage Bills electronically captures and integrates   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Program Offered for Multifamily Buildings in 7 States

Linda Hardesty

Green building consulting firms New Ecology and Elevate have partnered with WegoWise to increase energy efficiency in the multifamily affordable housing market. The companies are implementing a free benchmarking process in seven states: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois, Missouri, western Pennsylvania and Virginia. The program is intended to be a one-stop shop for multifamily building owners   …Continue Reading

EcoSteer, Advantech Partner for Monitoring via Sensors

Linda Hardesty

UK-based energy and environmental software platform provider EcoSteer is partnering with Advantech. The partnership brings together a combination of specialist skills in monitoring large numbers of sensors and making sense of data gathered from several sites. Advantech contributes its comprehensive system integration, customer-centric design and logistics support. EcoSteer offers its experience of dealing with the   …Continue Reading

Getting Tenants to Share Energy Data

Linda Hardesty

There are a number of reasons why tenants may not want multifamily building owners to have access to their utility data, according to a WegoWise blog posting. This can create a problem for building owners who want to benchmark energy usage. One big reason tenants may not want to share data is privacy. Tenants are   …Continue Reading

Building Energy Secures $300K in Growth Financing

Linda Hardesty

Building Energy, a provider of cloud-hosted software for managing energy efficiency in buildings, has secured $300,000 in growth funding from Seattle-based Lighter Capital. Building Energy will use the funding to expand operations. Portland, Ore.-based Building Energy says it brings together energy data on the 5.6 million commercial buildings in the US. Building Energy will launch   …Continue Reading

Benchmarking Goes Through Growing Pains

Linda Hardesty

There are 10 cities and one county in the United States that require energy benchmarking: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Cambridge, Mass., and Montgomery County, Md. In its first year of private sector benchmarking, New York City had to scrub nearly 25 percent of all property submissions   …Continue Reading

Ecova, Lucid Join for Building Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Ecova and Lucid are partnering to deliver a facility and energy management offering that will align Ecova’s utility data and service offerings with Lucid’s BuildingOS centralized platform. The partners say the new solution will provide a complete view of building performance and effectively enable energy efficiency across entire building portfolios. The joint product unifies a   …Continue Reading

How Does Energy Asset Score Differ from Energy Star Score?

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar to explain its Building Energy Asset Score to energy efficiency service companies. The Asset Score is a free, web-based software tool developed by DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that assesses the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings. According   …Continue Reading

Web-Based Tool Monitors Energy

Karen Henry

Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa in Canada, has released the EnergyFlow Monitor, a web-based tool that helps businesses and landlords identify inefficiencies in energy use. The application collects data from individual meters—electric, gas, steam, fuel oil and water—in one-minute intervals. That data is then transmitted to secure servers and can be accessed online.   …Continue Reading

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