Latest Review of a Software for Tracking Energy Use in Buildings

WegoWise, is one of several IT firms that has created software for tracking energy use in buildings.  Stephen Lacey of Green Tech Media argues that Wego Wise  has one of the most creative ways to present energy use data that is being collected in their database of buildings. Visualizing Building Efficiency is a new website setup by WegoWise that is designed to help individuals “visualize building efficiency”.  A few of the visuals that Stephen Lacey explores are:

  • Savings from a toilet retrofit look like a toilet flushing
  • Building energy use intensity looks like a flock of birds
  • Regional energy consumption differences look like a rubber band

See more examples.

 

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Should Real Estate Deals Include Operating Costs? | Energy Manager Today

“Common commercial leases require the lessee to bear the cost of operations, he wrote, but this strategy also gives the landlord zero incentive to make improvements to building efficiency, primarily because any cost would be incurred by the landlord and the benefit would be to the tenant.” http://www.energymanagertoday.com/should-real-estate-deals-include-operating-costs-098128/?utm_source=Energy+Manager+Today+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7748abe218-EMT01_17_20141_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_53218c173d-7748abe218-40030713

Property Efficiency Scorecard to launch at RetailGreen Conference

Property Efficiency Scorecard to launch at RetailGreen Conference

“When ICSC set out to develop a new tool for measuring retail shopping center performance, it was with an understanding that this is a road that others have traveled before. In fact, this effort only came about as a result of member frustration at the failure of existing tools to meet the unique needs of the retail owner community.  The Property Efficiency Scorecard will launch as a web-based software tool with several key functions, designed for ease-of-use and to serve the needs of smaller and larger property owners alike.”