April 14, 2008 08:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time
WCSU Receives Energy Project Award for its Innovative Retro-Commissioning Work with EnerNOC, Inc.
Western Connecticut State University Receives Energy Project Award from the New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, and Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) announced today that WCSU was granted the prestigious Energy Project Award from the New England chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Through installation of EnerNOC’s PowerTrak Analytics® (PTA) retro-commissioning system, WCSU was able to significantly reduce its energy usage and costs. This is the first project from Connecticut to receive this award, and it is the first time retro-commissioning and demand response have been recognized with an Energy Project Award.
WCSU has been an EnerNOC demand response customer since 2004, reducing electrical consumption during times of peak demand in return for regular payments from EnerNOC. To drive further energy efficiency measures, WCSU signed up for EnerNOC’s PTA retro-commissioning offering, enabling EnerNOC to integrate its PowerTrak software with WCSU’s existing Building Management System (BMS) to identify significant, innovative energy efficiency measures. EnerNOC’s PTA system enables WCSU to monitor and analyze WCSU’s energy consumption in detail and continuously receive near real-time, automated recommendations from EnerNOC on how to maximize operational and energy efficiencies. WCSU has already implemented numerous measures identified by EnerNOC’s PTA system, which now tracks and maintains the energy and monetary savings resulting from those measures.
Through the PTA retro-commissioning activity, also known as continuous commissioning, WCSU and EnerNOC identified 44 individual energy efficiency measures, 14 of which have been implemented to date. From these measures, WCSU has reduced electrical and natural gas costs by over $90,000. In total, the implementation of all identified measures could cut WCSU’s energy consumption by 14 percent and save approximately $251,000 annually in electrical and natural gas costs.
“The results WCSU witnessed from our PTA continuous commissioning solution are a strong testament to the benefits of energy efficiency,” said EnerNOC’s chairman and chief executive officer, Timothy Healy. “By integrating our PTA software system with WCSU’s existing BMS, we were able to make data-driven recommendations to WCSU that maximized its existing investments and identified new efficiencies. We applaud WCSU’s effort to prioritize energy efficiency and are pleased their efforts have been recognized by the New England chapter of the AEE.”
“We’ve had a longstanding successful relationship with EnerNOC, and the impact of PTA on our operational expenses speaks for itself,” said Luigi Marcone, director of environmental facilities services at WCSU. “Not only are we cutting down on operational costs, we are doing our part as socially responsible citizens. This project is just one step that WCSU has taken to improve the impact we have on our environment.”
“WCSU showed real initiative in this project,” said Jim Armstrong, AEE New England's awards chairman. “It saw the opportunity for energy efficiency and, with EnerNOC’s help, found a way to identify and analyze relevant data, and turn the analysis into actionable energy efficiency strategies.”
EnerNOC, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions to commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. EnerNOC's technology-enabled demand response and energy management solutions help optimize the balance of electric supply and demand. The Company uses its Network Operations Center, or NOC, to remotely manage and reduce electricity consumption across a network of commercial, institutional, and industrial customer sites and make demand response capacity and energy available to grid operators and utilities on demand. For more information visit www.enernoc.com