CakeSystems™ Partners with Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority

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Earth Advantage (EA), a nonprofit focused on creating better buildings, announces the partnership of CakeSystems, their energy efficiency software and database platform, and Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA).

"Homeowners will feel more comfortable undertaking these home improvement projects, and Connecticut will move that much closer to achieving our ambitious energy efficiency target.” – Benjamin Healey, Senior Manager, CEFIA

CEFIA, the nation’s first full-scale clean energy finance authority, encourages the investment of public and private funds in renewable energy sources and offers incentives for homeowners, companies and other institutions to support renewable energy and energy efficient practices. CEFIA plans to use CakeSystems to assist contractors who are participating in programs that offer financial support for comprehensive home energy upgrades. CakeSystems will allow the contractors to retrofit the homes to be as energy efficient as possible, and the homeowners to reach projected energy and financial savings.

One of CEFIA’s goals it to make clean energy affordable and accessible to consumers in order to improve the environment, make their homes more efficient and comfortable and save them money. The challenge for CEFIA is helping contractors to communicate the value of home energy upgrades to homeowners. CakeSystems, says Benjamin Healey, senior manager of CEFIA, is a tool that homeowners can trust when they are making decisions to upgrade their home. “With contractors deploying a more sophisticated and responsive customer-facing tool, homeowners will feel more comfortable undertaking these home improvement projects, and Connecticut will move that much closer to achieving our ambitious energy efficiency target,” Healey said.

CakeSystems is the only home energy auditing software platform that is fast, accurate and flexible enough to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. CakeSystems at its core uses the ‘SIMPLE’ algorithm developed by nationally recognized energy efficiency expert, Michael Blasnik. The CakeSystems core auditing module is the foundation for a customized software platform that fits elegantly into energy efficiency programs to dramatically increase audit-to-retrofit conversion rates. The software is designed to allow home performance contractors to deliver to homeowners a clear and concise description of their home’s estimated energy use and carbon footprint.

CEFIA encourages the use of clean energy by providing homeowners, companies, municipalities and other institutions with loans and other funding opportunities that make the use of renewable energy sources possible.

About Earth Advantage
Our mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. We use an innovation model that transforms our real-world experience into products and services that advance building performance. Earth Advantage certifies, researches, educates, and innovates to help realize a building industry that harmonizes with the natural environment.

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For more information about the CakeSystems platform:
Andrew Healy, National Sales Manager
(503) 858-4899

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