Ecova and Powerhouse Dynamics Expand Energy Management Partnership Serving Retailers, Restaurants, and Convenience Stores

Partners’ combined solution leveraged by 1,500 facilities to-date

Spokane, WA, and Boston, MA May 26, 2015 – Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, and Powerhouse Dynamics, creators of the SiteSage™ enterprise energy and asset management platform, today announced a milestone in their partnership to provide energy management and managed services to portfolios of facilities under 10,000 square feet. Powerhouse Dynamics brings its award-winning SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system to the partnership and Ecova brings its sizeable and industry-leading resource monitoring services team. Under the partnership, Ecova offers SiteSage directly to its customers, saving them up to 29% by using the combined solution.

As energy prices, staffing expenses, and product costs rise, restaurants, convenience stores, and retailers have been challenged to produce profits within tightening margins. Remote equipment control and analytics, asset management and facility services have become increasingly important in preserving operational efficiency and protecting the bottom line. Increasingly, savvy businesses are implementing energy management systems and services.

“Clients that manage large portfolios of facilities under 10,000 square feet usually have overstretched staff and no effective way to benchmark facilities, track equipment operations in real time, diagnose issues, or assess the ROI of efficiency measures,” said Bob Zak, senior vice president, facility solutions for Ecova. “Traditional energy management systems are not the right fit for this market. With SiteSage, we can give customers total control as well as instant insight down to the equipment level and up to the enterprise level, saving money and time. Additionally, our Operations Control Center can remotely monitor and manage equipment at each of their sites,” Zak stated.

Ecova and Powerhouse Dynamics already provide this solution to several clients, including Arby’s, who just announced 11 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant since 2011. “Thanks to equipment control and insights from SiteSage, and Ecova’s services interpreting and acting on intelligence generated by the system, Arby’s has seen significant annual savings across its portfolio of company-owned restaurants,” said Frank Inoa, senior director of engineering for Arby’s. This full-spectrum integrated approach offers maximum benefit while minimizing demands on restaurant, retail, and convenience store staff, freeing them to better serve customers.

“Integrating the controls, analytics and alerts provided by SiteSage with the expert facility management offered by Ecova clearly produces very significant savings for our shared clients,” said Martin Flusberg, CEO of Powerhouse Dynamics. “But energy savings are just one piece of the puzzle. Together, we also deliver preventive maintenance and lifecycle cost reductions, operational insight and efficiency, and best-in-class service. It’s an unbeatable package.”

The companies report that a major specialty retailer has begun a nationwide rollout of the SiteSage platform, managed by Ecova. Recent findings from a pilot program at the retailer’s locations indicated an average of over 18% in energy savings from leveraging the Ecova and SiteSage solution.

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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, ENGIE Group. 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 POWERHOUSE DYNAMICS

Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and others. The Powerhouse DynamicsSiteSage® platform reduces energy, maintenance, and repair expenses by centralizing control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment.

Engineered specifically for smaller facilities, SiteSage features powerful functionality delivered via simple online and mobile interfaces. The system continuously enhances efficiencies by controlling major loads, monitoring power consumption, providing insight into the performance of individual pieces of equipment, and tracking gas and water usage. Patented analytics deliver actionable intelligence via diagnostics and alerts, and SiteSage’s enterprise-wide benchmarking capabilities identify underperforming facilities and assets. To learn more about how Powerhouse Dynamics’ customers maximize energy and equipment maintenance savings with minimal staff effort, visit powerhousedynamics.com, or TwitterLinkedIn, or Facebook.