Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), the developers of Mosaic™ enterprise carbon accounting and energy management software, announced today that it has joined the Open Energy Network (OPEN) coalition, uniting with other environmental and energy firms including the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Tendril, and Energy Efficiency 2.0.
The OPEN network is composed of entrepreneurial businesses, regulatory stakeholders, and energy policy advocates and will serve a critical role in establishing a clean energy future by providing a united voice in regulatory proceedings around the issues that related to smart technologies and services. OPEN advocates for legislative policies at both the state and federal levels through open information, open standards, and open markets and believes there is an opportunity to make these issues more relevant in policy dialogues around energy, innovation, and job creation.
“OPEN is valuable because it brings together a range of stakeholders with a common interest to advance open information and standards, specifically for common data formats, security, and privacy,” said Matt Wood, Product Manager for Mosaic. “Mosaic supports these efforts because we believe providing a commercial consumer with secure, easy-to-understand information about how they are using energy is critical to helping them make better, more informed decisions about their energy consumption and how to reduce waste and shrink expense.”
The creation of OPEN comes on the heels of the Federal Green Button initiative, an industry-led effort that allows electricity customers to download their household or building energy-use data in a consumer- and computer-friendly format. Green Button will provide electricity customers with easy access to their energy data via a “green button” on utility websites. Green Button is based on a common technical standard developed in collaboration with a public-private partnership supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
As part of the Green Button initiative, software platforms like Mosaic will be expected to include innovative applications to help consumers make the most of their energy usage information. Mosaic is unique among energy intelligence software because it is a simple, scalable solution that is backed by more than a decade of experience helping clients reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Applications to align with Green Button are already in development.
“As a member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, we believe the OPEN network and the Green Button initiative are critical to a successful energy future,” said Wood. “These initiatives provide a natural fit with our commitments to tracking, measuring, and reporting energy information on behalf of our clients.”
About Renewable Choice
Founded in 2001, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy is a leading global provider of greenhouse gas measurement services, energy efficiency solutions, renewable energy credits (RECs), and carbon offsets. Renewable Choice works with Fortune 500 Companies, educational institutions, small businesses, residential customers and has worked on over 3,500 LEED® green building projects. Renewable Choice and its clients have received prestigious awards from the EPA and DOE for supporting and expanding the renewable energy market and have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA TODAY, and more. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.