The foundational first step toward compliance is getting a handle on energy usage and managing utility bills.
State College, PA (PRWEB) September 23, 2010
The City of Cleveland has selected EnergyCAP to help meet the requirements of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. In the Agreement, U.S. mayors pledge to reduce carbon dioxide output by 7% by the year 2012. More than 1,000 mayors have already signed the Agreement. The foundational first step toward compliance is getting a handle on energy usage and managing utility bills.
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has committed to reduce the city’s energy and fuel consumption by 10% over three years. In pursuit of this objective, the City invited 15 companies to submit proposals for “Utility Data Management Software and Systems.” After a competitive process, the city selected EnergyCAP to help manage over 850 electric, natural gas, and other utilities totaling approximately $60 million annually.
The city is purchasing EnergyCAP with funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grant will greatly offset the cost of EnergyCAP and help the city to reduce energy use and expense.
In addition to tracking and reporting greenhouse gases, the city can use EnergyCAP to audit bills for billing errors, benchmark city buildings to quickly identify inefficient facilities, track interval data to analyze energy usage patterns, and perform Cost Avoidance to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of energy conservation efforts.
EnergyCAP will interface with the city’s Accounts Payable system to streamline the bill payment process, and will automatically submit energy consumption data to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program to generate an ENERGY STAR rating for eligible city buildings.
To learn more about EnergyCAP, please visit http://www.EnergyCAP.com.