The Pacific Gas & Electric Company and energy consultant firm PECI have partnered with Vancouver software startup Pulse Energy to jointly implement a technology assessment focused on boosting the energy performance of medium-sized commercial buildings. The assessment is designed to help building owners and operators save energy, cut costs and improve comfort in their facilities. Thirty buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area will initially participate.
PG&E is testing an innovative approach aimed at streamlining the delivery of energy savings measures using PulseTM Energy Manager Software and PECI’s building efficiency expertise. Once deployed, PECI engineers can use the software’s detailed energy performance analysis to benchmark building performance, provide recommendations on energy efficiency improvements and best practices, and calculate the impact of completed upgrades on the building’s energy performance.
“PECI has conducted extensive research on monitoring systems and identified Pulse Energy as a proven technology platform with promise for tackling deeper, whole building energy savings,” said Hannah Friedman, PECI’s Director of Technical Research. “Our goal with this assessment is to demonstrate how technology can support actions based on better energy information, which could be game changing for large scale energy efficiency programs.”
“Our software equips customers with a deep level of building performance insight that, layered with PECI’s commissioning expertise, provides a powerful, whole building approach for managing and reducing energy consumption," David Helliwell, Pulse Energy’s co-founder and CEO, added. "We’re looking forward to seeing the significant benefits of applying this approach for these California customers.”
Vancouver's Pulse Energy helps utilities to achieve regulated efficiency targets and boost customer satisfaction through the Pulse Platform, a scalable software solution for commercial buildings that delivers insight to improve performance, engages occupants, and measures and verifies energy performance.