Energy benchmarking provides the foundation for an organization’s energy management strategy. However, gathering reliable data that leads to actionable insights can be challenging. Ecova’s Energy Benchmarking and Intelligence services are fundamental energy information tools that enable companies to make data-driven decisions about where and how to save energy costs. High quality data is foundational to Ecova’s Energy Benchmarking and Intelligence services. Using data-based applications, we establish a baseline which reveals poor energy performers and savings opportunities across all facilities in your portfolio. These data-driven insights afford you the opportunity to make informed business decisions that will improve your bottom line.
Ecova’s energy benchmarking and intelligence tools give greater control and flexibility into how you want to view, organize and report on your facilities energy data. Through the Ecova Energy & Sustainability Management Platform, consumption and usage data is aggregated, benchmarked and organized into various structures and views. Ecova continues to evolve the analytic capabilities of the Platform, adding more flexibility and greater control than ever when it comes to uncovering resource-saving opportunities across your portfolio.
Weather is an exceptionally dynamic and significant factor when it comes to developing a comprehensive energy plan, requiring sophisticated calculation to accurately account for its impact. Weather Normalization from Ecova empowers you to account for the impact of weather on your electric and natural gas consumption and spend by normalizing usage to reflect each location’s ten year average weather pattern. Many of the reports within the Ecova Platform that you already rely on for data visualization and insight, offer weather normalization as an additional feature. To learn more about Weather Normalization, view the data-sheet.
Energy and facility professionals are challenged to measure the impact of variables like facility size, weather and occupancy behavior, but often have disparate data sets and disjointed reporting tools. Portfolio Benchmarking from Ecova was created to empower energy & facility professionals using the Ecova Platform to manipulate and analyze their facilities portfolio data in a way that offers greater insight into consumption, relative site performance, cost drivers and areas of opportunity. To learn more about Portfolio Benchmarking, view the data-sheet.
Identify why a facility is an energy or water performance outlier and what can be done to optimize it. Phone, web or on-site assessments are conducted to identify the cause for inefficiencies. Based on these assessments, Ecova will provide recommendations on how to achieve best practices, improve performance and maximize cost savings. The prioritized list of energy savings project recommendations can range from low/no cost measures to those requiring capital budgets. The process can assess upwards of 1,000 outlier sites per year, minimizing the need to conduct technical audits at every site in your portfolio.
The EPA ENERGY STAR Program allows you to compare individual buildings within your own portfolio as well as relative to similar buildings nationwide. Ecova can support you in this process through an electronic data feed, which transfers your portfolio data to ENERGY STAR’S Portfolio Manager, eliminating the manual data load process and protecting data integrity. Ecova benchmarks over 58,000 buildings in ENERGY STAR’S Portfolio Manager each month, more than any other service provider. Once you have your site data benchmarked through ENERGY STAR, our team of engineers can support onsite verification of your building’s consumption information to aid in the ENERGY STAR labeling process. To learn more about ENERGY STAR Benchmarking, view the data-sheet.
Access and insight into portfolio-wide consumption data is a critical component of a holistic energy management strategy; yet many are challenged to analyze disparate, distinct data without the proper tools and data. Interval Meter Data (IMD) from Ecova aggregates multiple sources of interval meter data to simplify the analysis of interval data to help you easily identify consumption trends, spot anomalies, and identify opportunities for energy reduction. IMD provides a more holistic view across your portfolio by integrating data from existing and new qualifying meters, as well as direct feeds from utilities participating in programs such as Green Button. To analyze the data, leverage intuitive tools such as IMD Heatmaps to account for the impact of weather or reveal load-shifting opportunities by site. Sub-meter tools enable a deeper analysis to measure the impact of efficiency projects or spot control overrides, delivering the granular visibility need to make smart decisions about improving your energy performance. To learn more about IMD, view the data-sheet.
“These reports make it possible for our company to understand where we are and navigate where we can go. We were able to establish a performance benchmark, set goals, and report very specifically on our progress.”
– Clint Coleman, California Pizza Kitchen
Learn about our two new analytics tools on the Ecova Platform: Weather Normalization and Portfolio Benchmarking.Read Blog Post
Learn how California Pizza Kitchen took a slice out of their $21M annual energy spend.View Case Study
Account for the impact of weather on your electric and natural gas consumption and spend.View Data Sheet
Manipulate and analyze facilities portfolio data in a way that offers insight into consumption, relative site performance and cost drivers.View Data Sheet
Real-time, unified access to utility meter data, sub-meter data, and billing data for analysis and reporting.View Data Sheet