In order to tap into the tremendous energy savings potential in the world’s buildings, we will need a scalable and powerful tool that enables the savings from energy efficiency retrofits to persist over time and to be accurately measured.
Vancouver, BC (Vocus) February 19, 2010
The building sector represents the largest opportunity for non-disruptive, cost-effective solutions to climate change in cities around the world. The challenge is that while many cities know what needs to be done, they lack the capital to do enough, fast enough to make a difference. To address this problem, financiers, business leaders, mayors and sustainability directors from around the world gathered in Vancouver for The Carbon War Room's 'Green Capital-Global Challenge.' The co-founders of The Carbon War Room are Sir Richard Branson and José María Figueres, former president of Costa Rica. The conference ran from February 15th – 17th with the aim of bringing about scalable and replicable opportunities for how cities can reduce their carbon emissions.
Pulse Energy, the energy management software maker that is providing energy consumption tracking systems to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, took part in the top-level discussions. Pulse Energy CEO David Helliwell spoke yesterday about how energy management software is a critical tool in the measurement and verification of energy retrofit savings. "In order to tap into the tremendous energy savings potential in the world’s buildings, we will need a scalable and powerful tool that enables the savings from energy efficiency retrofits to persist over time and to be accurately measured,” said David Helliwell. "We are honoured to come to the table with such a distinguished group of business and municipal leaders and look forward to implementing the great ideas that have emerged from this event.”
Vancouver is an obvious place for the Carbon War Room to launch the Green Capital-Global Challenge because of its pioneering sustainability plan, Vancouver Green Capital, which has made it a model for how a difference can be made at the city level. As part of that plan, Mayor Gregor Robertson recently announced that Pulse Energy’s software will be managing energy for one million square feet of City-owned real estate. Pulse™ energy management software gives facility managers information to make smarter decisions about energy consumption, helping them reduce costs as well as their organizations’ carbon footprint.
About Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy (http://www.pulseenergy.com) was founded in 2006 to make a rapid and significant impact on the energy efficiency of the world’s buildings. Its Energy Management Software technology, Pulse™, was developed in partnership with a number of leading research institutions in the field of building energy efficiency. Pulse Energy has created an energy management solution of unrivaled accuracy, ease of use and relevance. Pulse™ has been recognized by the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment as one of the top three products in the energy visualization market.
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