Ecova and Lucid Launch Joint Solution That Empowers Smarter Resource Decisions

Integration of real-time meter data with monthly utility data provides a holistic, analytical tool for Concord Hospitality and others to improve energy management and building performance.

Spokane, WA — February 25, 2015— Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, and Lucid, maker of the operating system for commercial building technology, today announced that they are partnering to deliver a best-in-class technology solution for facility and energy management. By aligning Ecova’s industry-leading utility data and service offerings with Lucid’s BuildingOS centralized platform that supports over 150 technology integrations for real-time building data, this new solution will provide a complete view of building performance and effectively enable energy efficiency across entire building portfolios.

The joint solution seamlessly unifies a facility’s historical utility data with interval meter data from multiple vendors’ metering and building systems, all of which are now accessible via a single interface. By working together, Ecova and Lucid can help clients identify low or no-cost resource efficiency opportunities, conduct ongoing measurement and verification for implemented efficiency measures, engage building occupants in resource conservation efforts, and catch concerns early, before they become expensive problems or comfort issues.

“Ecova’s utility data and professional resource management services combined with Lucid’s robust platform are a powerful offering,” said Bob Zak, senior vice president, facility solutions for Ecova. “Our clients will now be able to see a holistic view of their entire portfolio’s performance and compare historic utility data with meter data, regardless of building technology. And with access to resource experts to identify trends and opportunities for improvement, clients have the knowledge they need to make lasting improvement in their resource use.”

“Building data is complex, fragmented and difficult to access, creating huge barriers for multi-site companies that rely on that data to make important resource decisions,” said Lucid CEO Vladi Shunturov. “The new Ecova-Lucid offering will help tackle these challenges head-on, resulting in smarter decisions and reduced costs across the board.”

Concord Hospitality, a legacy Ecova client for Utility Expense and Data Management, Budgeting and Energy Supply Management, has selected the new joint solution to gain access to daily meter data for 66 limited-service hotels under its management. Early detection of problems and the desire to reduce resource costs are the primary reasons driving Concord’s adoption of the solution. Leveraging interval meter data to monitor changes in resource consumption can result in a 13 percent reduction in energy use. Concord will leverage the BuildingOS mobile application to take daily reads of the electricity, water and gas meters at each of their hotels.

“We need to monitor consumption on a daily basis in order to prevent water leaks and other abnormalities from developing into large financial issues,” said Paul Sears, corporate director of facilities for Concord Hospitality. “Capturing daily meter data in conjunction with our historic utility data will not only give management the visibility necessary to affect change, but it also engages building occupants, empowering them to be active participants in energy management.”

The new offering is available now to existing and new Ecova and Lucid clients. To request a demo of the new solution, visit Ecova’s Data Insights on Demand site.

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ABOUT ECOVA

Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more,save 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 ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.

ABOUT LUCID

Lucid’s mission is to organize all buildings’ data and provide a single, ubiquitous interface which connects hardware, software, and people. The Oakland, California-based company pioneered the field of behavioral efficiency and occupant engagement technology. Lucid’s BuildingOS, the operating system for commercial building technology, brings all metering and building systems online and gives entire organizations a single point of access to optimize energy costs, comfort, and productivity. Multiple industries use the intuitive suite of applications in BuildingOS to connect diverse teams to the building technologies they rely on every day, and amplify the capabilities and value of their existing technologies. For more information, visit the company’s website at luciddesigngroup.com, or follow Lucid on LinkedIn at bit.ly/luciddg or Twitter at @luciddg.

ABOUT CONCORD HOSPITALITY

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., owns and-or manages more than 90 hotels comprised of more than 12,000 guest rooms in 20 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand affiliations including Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Starwood, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years alone.