Ecova Facilitates Energy Savings for Chuck E. Cheese’s

Utility Expense and Data Management provides insights for energy efficiency efforts

SPOKANE, WA— January 21, 2015Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, today announced it has been selected by Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide utility expense and data management services. Ecova will assist the leader in family dining and entertainment in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy use at approximately 525 locations nationwide. Owned by CEC Entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese’s has been serving up wholesome family fun for more than 35 years.

Chuck E. Cheese’s has implemented Ecova’s utility expense and data management solution with a focus on cost and energy savings. Ecova will leverage its Big Data Warehouse, which contains over 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities, to help Chuck E. Cheese’s gain a better understanding of its energy consumption and spending to improve performance.

“Partnering with Ecova will provide us with key data insights to help us develop the infrastructure and strategy to promote the efficient use of resources,” said Les Lehner, senior vice president of real estate at CEC Entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company. “Ecova’s leadership and integrated services will position us for long-term sustainability that will benefit both the environment and our communities.”

“Understanding energy use and how to leverage data to save money and improve performance is an essential business need for today’s companies,” said Jana Schmidt, CEO of Ecova. “Working with Chuck E. Cheese’s to develop a plan focused on cost savings and efficiency is core to Ecova’s strategy for total energy and sustainability management.”

Ecova gathers usage and expenditure data to deliver insights that allow clients to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and set sustainability performance standards. Working with more than 700 commercial public and private sector clients in North America, Ecova helps clients see more opportunities, save more money and resources, and ultimately sustain more for their company and the environment.



Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see moresave more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is a subsidiary of Cofely, the leading brand of GDF SUEZ Energy Services. For more information, visit the company’s website at, on LinkedIn at, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.