Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 28, 2015
concept3D, Inc., a leading web, mobile, and geolocation software development company, today announced the general availability of its long-awaited simuwatt® Energy Auditor product, designed to lower the cost and improve the accuracy of energy audits for commercial buildings.
In the U.S., 5.6 million commercial buildings account for 36% of all electricity consumption and cost more than $190 billion in energy every year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an average of 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, presenting an opportunity for building owners and managers to reduce operating costs. Energy services companies (ESCOs), energy engineers and others provide energy audits to identify areas of savings potential, however the current process is inefficient and costly.
“There’s a drastic need to increase the number of commercial building energy audits to achieve aggressive federal, state and local energy efficiency goals” said Devan Johnson, a principal at kW Engineering. “Technology that streamlines building data collection and energy use analytics is necessary for energy auditors to deliver cost-effective, comprehensive audits at the required scale to meet these goals.”
simuwatt® Energy Auditor is an innovative cloud-based solution leveraging both web and iPad interfaces to standardize energy audit data collection, collaborate with multi-auditor teams, and export analysis-ready spreadsheets. Energy Auditor makes the audit lifecycle process more effective with integrated photo and video documentation, offline support, revision history tracking, and allows teams to merge data collected into a single standardized output.
“Energy audits often include multiple auditors collecting data in their own unique way, followed by someone assembling the data into a single output for analysis.” said Dave Ferro, VP of simuwatt®. “With simuwatt® Energy Auditor, we streamline the data collection and merge process, saving time and expense, so that engineers can focus on higher value work.”
Energy Auditor is rooted in development with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In a recent site visit, three NREL auditors leveraged simuwatt to survey three commercial buildings in a single day by dividing data collection into mechanical, lighting/plug loads and water. Using built-in collaboration tools these surveys, photos and videos were rapidly combined into a single project export to a spreadsheet for analysis.
Beginning in July, and extending throughout the summer, simuwatt is offering complimentary introduction webinars for the public—both general sessions, as well as those targeted for energy engineers, energy services companies, and lighting specialists.
About concept3D, Inc.
concept3D is a software studio and media services company offering: professional media and web services, a map management platform including CampusBird®, the leading interactive maps platform for the education market, and a suite of mobile energy analysis tools under its simuwatt® brand. Top businesses and institutions recognize concept3D as a leader in location-based media services and applications. These businesses work with concept3D to improve their brand presence across the globe. For more information please visit: http://www.concept3d.com
Lisa Harris, Vice President, Marketing