PORTLAND, OR, – Jan. 07, 2016 – Building Energy is pleased to recognize the City of Boulder as the latest city to license Building Energy for Cities™ as the all-in-one solution for managing building energy performance programs and data. The City of Boulder will use this platform to manage data requirements for a new ordinance that requires commercial and industrial buildings to rate and report energy use data, conduct building assessments and retrocomissioning, and implement energy conservation measures.
“One of our priorities is to simplify data management for the City of Boulder’s new rating and reporting and efficiency ordinance,” according to Kimberlee Rankin, program administrator for the City of Boulder Building Performance Ordinance. “To do that, we wanted an integrated system that would allow us to track compliance for all requirements of the ordinance, run reports to assist with analysis, register service providers, communicate with building owners, and visually display and map energy usage information for the public.”
“We are proud to play a critical role in supporting the City of Boulder’s energy and climate goals,” said Chris Preston, Building Energy Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By using Building Energy, City of Boulder automates the complexities of energy audit and compliance management, freeing up valuable time and resources to drive high-impact programs with results that matter.”
Building Energy worked with the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to develop the Building Performance Database (BPD) for benchmarking and the Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform™, which it licensed to the U.S. Department of Energy. Building Energy works closely with cities to develop value-added capabilities as well as audit and user engagement applications to create a cost-effective, secure, cloud solution.
About the City of Boulder Building Performance Ordinance
In support of community energy and climate goals, the Boulder City Council adopted the Boulder Building Performance Ordinance (Ordinance No. 8071) on Oct. 20, 2015. These rating and reporting and energy efficiency requirements move beyond the city’s current voluntary programs to require actions that reduce energy use and improve the quality of Boulder’s commercial and industrial building stock. For more information about ordinance requirements, visit www.BoulderBuildingPerformance.com.
About Building Energy Inc.
Building Energy Inc. is a technology company that combines cleantech, financial technology, and information technology to transform the way building owners and service providers generate successful energy and water efficiency projects. Building Energy’s cloud-based software is used to design, implement, and finance energy and resource projects by building owners and managers, energy management companies, and sustainability professionals.
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