Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Melon, an innovative energy efficiency company focused on rapid payback commercial building improvements, today announced it has joined Green Button, a White House-inspired, industry-led initiative to empower commercial building managers through energy data and enable them to save money.
The “Green Button” initiative will drive innovation in the energy efficiency market and provide owners and managers of commercial buildings with a detailed and standardized view of their energy data. Utilities across the country will provide commercial customers secure, easy access to their own energy usage data. Based on prior experiences at the US Department of Energy and leading energy efficiency companies, Melon simplifies energy efficiency and provides Energy Star benchmarking for owners and managers of commercial property.
“In the past, energy data was costly and difficult to capture, requiring building owners to install additional metering or integrate with building management systems. The “Green Button” changes that, giving commercial building owners and facility managers access to energy data with a single click,” said Craig Isakow, Melon’s CEO. ”Commercial property managers can use Melon to create an instant Energy Star Portfolio Manager benchmark. This allows building managers to understand their energy usage today and control their energy costs tomorrow. That means almost immediate financial payback in ways we’ve never seen before.”
The company’s initial Energy Star benchmarking application will launch as a pilot for submission to the U.S. Department “Apps for Energy” Challenge in May. “Apps for Energy” was announced by Secretary Chu on March 23, 2012.
New York, Washington, DC, California and Seattle require commercial properties to complete and disclose Energy Star Benchmarking to encourage owners to better understand how their facilities perform compared to their peers and then improve their buildings’ energy performance.
Building on experiences at the Department of Energy and leading energy efficiency companies, the founders of Melon deliver low cost, rapid payback energy efficiency tools and actions for commercial building managers. Having previously worked with hundreds of commercial buildings across the country, Melon was founded based on three observations: 1) Facility managers don’t have a lot of time or resources to invest in saving energy; 2) Commercial building owners demand rapid payback; 3) Traditional energy service companies typically aim to sell big projects that require significant resources and require a long payback period. Melon is riding the wave of accessible energy data to make it easy for facilities managers to understand their energy use and easily identify opportunities to quickly save money.
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Laurin Hodge (202) 681-8816 (Media)
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