Atlanta, GA & Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Lucid and Urjanet today announced that Urjanet’s utilityCONNECT service will automate the collection and delivery of electricity, water, and natural gas billing, history, and rate-plan data for Lucid’s BuildingOS energy management platform. Both companies are teaming up to solve one of the largest barriers to deploying energy efficiency: the cost of acquiring and managing building performance data.
"Data access is the first step toward enabling energy efficiency," said Lucid CEO Vladi Shunturov. "We created BuildingOS to make data access easy by eliminating the silos that exist between building technology vendors. Our partnership with Urjanet extends the reach of BuildingOS even further by giving customers visibility into their utility bills and eliminating the need for manual bill data entry."
The combination of BuildingOS, which integrates with over 150 different types of building systems and electric sub-meters, and utilityCONNECT, which normalizes and federates data streams from over 800 utilities, provides universal energy data access and a one-stop source for obtaining actionable information into energy use for schools, large corporations, government agencies, energy management software vendors, and energy services firms.
"Data acquisition has always been a major challenge in the energy management industry," said Urjanet CEO Sanjoy Malik. "With Urjanet providing vital utility billing data to the BuildingOS platform, along with Lucid’s integrations with building systems and sub-meters, BuildingOS users can get a complete view of energy information across all their buildings."
"I’m excited about the strong partnership between Lucid and Urjanet," Malik said. "Both companies have taken a vendor-agnostic approach to data-driven energy efficiency that helps our customers reduce costs and make better energy management decisions."
Lucid is a privately held software company in Oakland, California. Lucid pioneered the concept of real-time energy and water use feedback and reduction competitions with Building Dashboard® and launched BuildingOS®, the world’s first online operating system for buildings. BuildingOS quickly aggregates energy data from multiple vendors’ metering and building systems into one unified source, giving building managers easy access to energy information and analytics. The cloud-based technology eliminates vendor lock-in, dramatically reduces system integration costs, and is intuitive to use. Lucid’s software is used by the world’s leading companies and institutions. http://www.luciddesigngroup.com.
Urjanet offers large companies an automated, accurate, and easy-to-use service that helps them to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and more effectively evaluate long-term energy investments. Urjanet’s utilityCONNECT platform collects, reconciles, and analyzes energy and carbon-related data from many different sources including smart meters and delivers the data feed directly to customer applications and decision-support systems. Founded by a team of veteran entrepreneurs with technology developed with the Georgia Institute for Technology, Urjanet is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It serves multiple large blue-chip clients and is becoming a leading provider of energy intelligence to business and industry. http://www.urjanet.com.