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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


Dow Corning Deploys EnerNOC’s Energy Intelligence Software

Linda Hardesty

Dow Corning has deployed EnerNOC’s utility bill management system across more than 30 sites in 10 countries. The EnerNOC software will enable Dow Corning to improve its management of all utility bills each year in different currencies and under unique rate structures, and will help the company gain greater visibility into its energy costs at   …Continue Reading


Energy Service Companies Offered Access to eProject Builder

Linda Hardesty

eProject Builder (ePB) is a free web-based system for entering and tracking energy service performance contract (ESPC) data through the life of a project. ePB was developed and is being maintained by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on behalf of DOE. The initial version of ePB, which went live in June 2014, was developed primarily for   …Continue Reading


Energy Star Rating Drops, Says DC Buildings’ Benchmarking Report

Linda Hardesty

The District of Columbia recently released its second batch of data from its mandatory energy benchmarking, showing that the median Energy Star score for buildings dropped slightly. The first benchmarking report, covering private commercial buildings during 2012, found a median Energy Star score of 77 out of 100. But the median reported Energy Star score for private   …Continue Reading


Measurabl Benchmarks Over 400 Commercial Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The EPA’s Energy Star program named Measurabl as a Partner as a result of Measurabl’s contribution to energy conservation in the commercial real estate sector by benchmarking over 400 buildings in Energy Star Portfolio Manager, far exceeding the partnership minimum requirement of 10 buildings per year. Measurabl also completed a $2.05 million round of venture   …Continue Reading