Ecova yesterday launched the Ecova Platform, an all-in-one product designed to help commercial and industrial clients manage, analyze and report on energy and resource usage.
The Ecova Platform provides facility, accounting, cost, and resource consumptive data, and can be used by staff in sustainability, energy, facility and finance roles, the company says. The program’s real-time and historical data covers energy, water, waste, telecoms and carbon.
Walgreens is already using the software, and manager of utilities Paul Silk said the platform helps the retailer identify and manage locations that fall above usage benchmarks, to significantly reduce operational costs.
The platform offers customizable access, information and reporting features, and allows users to gauge consumption and cost trends at the macro level or drill down to individual bill, line item or location.
It draws on the Ecova Big Data Warehouse, which the company describes as one of the largest, continuously evolving collections of energy and sustainability commercial building data of its kind. More than 1 billion transactions flow across the system each day, providing a picture of energy consumption and costs for over 8 percent of the total commercial and industrial US electric load.
In Febuary, Ecova launched The Ecova Blueprint, a framework for total energy and sustainability management. Ecova developed the Blueprint based on more than a decade of work with over 700 commercial and industrial clients, including 24 percent of the Fortune 500. The company says it identified over $800 million dollars of savings for those clients during 2013.
This year will be challenging for those executives responsible for managing resources, as companies face “unprecedented pressure” to cut costs, conserve resources and disclose environmental performance, according to Ecova president and CEO Jeff Heggedahl.
Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp.