Realizing The Value Of Trend/Telemetry Data

According to the 2015 Energy Management System (EMS) Survey Analysis: Findings from Industry Professionals, the value of EMS data is not lost on the enterprise. In keeping with the “Big Data Awakening,” a full 90 percent of the executives we surveyed understand that trend data analysis enables a baseline that guides a number of value-driven strategies and initiatives. Further, a full 56 percent currently collect and analyze 15-minute interval data, and nearly 31 percent have plans to do so in the next 18 months. But, while many EMS providers sell enterprises on the value of telemetry data for predictive monitoring, our survey respondents appear to understand the extension of that value to a wider audience and a more holistic outcome. They’re leveraging the data derived from their EMS...

Learn How to Be Your Company's Hero by Unlocking the Power of Utility Bill Data

Finance, accounts payable, energy and facility professionals – Ecova feels your pain! You do your superhuman best every day to manage thousands of invoices across hundreds or even thousands of utilities with varying systems, bill periods and bill-level detail. All these variables can make efficient utility expense and data management a struggle – and any data errors can quickly become larger problems down the line, especially when it comes to budgeting and forecasting. You hold in your hands the valuable data that can help your company control utility costs – everything from billing and meter errors to spikes in consumption and demand. Do you know how to unlock the value hidden in the thousands of bills you receive each month? Ecova invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, “Utility...

New Insight Into The Energy Management Lifecycle

Big data and the Internet of Things hold incredible potential to change the way enterprises manage their energy, and new survey data released by Ecova reveals just how close many companies are to reaping the benefits. The 2015 Energy Management System (EMS) Survey Analysis: Findings from Industry Professionals report paints a clear picture of how the energy management lifecycle is on the precipice of significant change, fueled by unprecedented access to and analysis of energy data. The Value of EMS and Trend Telemetry Data survey we conducted for the report revealed that the majority of survey respondents—a full 82 percent across a variety of industries—indicate they have EMS (energy management systems) installed at some or all of their facilities. The biggest growth came in the big box...

Learn the Key to Unlocking Commercial Lighting Program Success


As the “low hanging fruit” of energy efficiency, commercial and industrial lighting programs consistently bring in large kWh savings for utilities and give a big boost to large C&I portfolio savings targets. In the next several years, new federal thresholds for lighting efficiency will erode the kWh savings currently found with lighting upgrades, so the time to leverage lighting change-outs for savings is now. Midstream promotions have helped Ecova and our utility clients capture more than 400,000 MWh by motivating the distribution channel to stock and sell high-efficient products. Is this midstream program design the key to encouraging participation and customer satisfaction? Join our upcoming webinar, “Midstream Solutions for Commercial Programs,” on Thursday, July 23 at 2 p.m....

On a Dumpster Dive with our SVP of Facility Solutions

Ecova’s waste audit team is comprised of a few individuals who, in the words of television host Mike Rowe, “aren’t afraid to get dirty.” So you probably wouldn’t expect to find one of the company’s executives donning rubber gloves and a hard hat to sort through trash. However, Bob Zak, Ecova’s senior vice president of Facility Solutions, is also not afraid to get dirty. Last month he joined our waste audit team on an exploratory mission at one of our hospitality client’s properties to better understand their waste story.  “Understanding the waste story” is really just a nice way to say dumpster diving. To most, spending hours of your day digging through a huge pile of garbage might seem like a punishment. However, for Zak, this was an opportunity to get in on the literal ground level...