CASE STUDIES

Ecova has helped thousands of utilities and hundreds of thousands of businesses gain broad visibility and precise insight into inefficiencies, reduce expenses and increase return on capital investments and build lasting advantages for the bottom line—and the environment. However, the true measure of our services is not in what we say we can do, it's in what we have done. We invite you to learn from real studies of our skills, approach and principles.

Accurate Utility Budgets Equal Fiscally Responsible Spending

The annual energy and utility budgeting process can be extremely challenging to a company’s internal resources. Across companies, employees set aside time away from regular tasks to analyze previous years of data, and dive into complex, custom spreadsheets or provide a “best guess” budget for the next fiscal year. Either way, they often lack critical information about highly probable upcoming price changes, and have few tools and clear methods to handle baseline data outliers, extraordinary weather changes, and supply contract volatility.

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Holiday Retirement Bucks 10-Year Trend of Increasing Waste Disposal Costs

With over 300 communities spanning 43 states, managing the waste generated by Holiday Retirement Senior Living is a daunting task. Focusing on those challenges—and procuring some third-party assistance to overcome them—has helped the company reduce waste expenses by 13% at impacted sites, even as the national average cost of those services has climbed 28% over the past decade. The Ecova services that Holiday Retirement leverages are also resulting in continuous cost savings and sustainability gains.

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Ecova and Mass Save® Light the Way to 365 Million kWh Saved

Commercial buildings consume 30 percent of all electricity used in the United States (EIA 2013). Therefore, the potential for these businesses to save money — and utilities to collect kWh savings — is enormous. Utilities recognize the value of offering programs and product incentives to their commercial customers to help reduce energy use, but surprisingly, approximately 50 percent of utility Commercial & Industrial (C&I) programs are not currently meeting their savings goals (ESource). However, as the “low hanging fruit” of energy efficiency, lighting programs are the exception. Lighting programs consistently bring in large kWh savings, and give a big boost to large C&I portfolio savings targets.

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