To address the expensive and complex challenges of managing energy data, EnergySavvy today launched its Partner Program. The program aims to transform how utilities and trade allies can work together more effectively to accelerate energy efficiency.
The Partner Program enables vendors of energy audit software to work seamlessly with EnergySavvy’s flagship product, Optix, an energy efficiency management system.
EnergySavvy CEO, Aaron Goldfeder, explains: ”The industry is clamoring for transparency and better quantification of energy efficiency and until now it’s been far too complex and expensive. EnergySavvy’s Partner Program enables utilities and contractors to work together in a more business-friendly way through best-of-breed software while avoiding unnecessary costs and IT risk. We’re honored to work with some of the best diagnostic software companies to embrace and bring open standards to the market.”
The audit tool vendors that have already signed on to the EnergySavvy Partner Program include Center for Energy and Environment, Energy Design Systems, OptiMiser and Snugg Home. EnergySavvy expects to announce additional partners in the coming weeks.
“We are excited to partner with EnergySavvy’s Optix Audit Partner Program as a way of expanding the value and market penetration of our innovative miScore mobile app development. We look forward to working with EnergySavvy to build a highly integrated and versatile product based on use of the HPXML open standard. This partnership definitely is a win-win for both of our organizations.” —Richard Szydlowski, Director of Engineering
“Energy Design System is proud to be working with Energy Savvy and our corporate partners Rheem and Knauf to support the HPXML standard.” – Phil Jeffers, President
“We’re excited about the potential to help more auditors, reach more homeowners, and save more energy through the Optix Audit Partner Program. The adaptability of the Optix platform is a great match for OptiMiser’s versatile and modular auditing tools.” –Andy Bardwell, CEO
“Snugg Home is thrilled to partner with Energy Savvy. The Snugg Pro platform is ideally suited to integrate with third party APIs and the HPXML standard. Energy Savvy’s Optix software aligns perfectly with our mission to streamline the energy retrofit process for contractors. This partnership will help ensure that the days of double data entry for contractors are over for good.” —Adam Stenftenagel, CEO
HPXML at the Core
At the core of the partner program is support for HPXML, a technical standard embraced by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for data collection and exchange. HPXML has a critical role to play in standardization of software tools across all residential audit and measure-based energy efficiency programs – it lets industry software “talk” to other industry software using the same terms and in the same way.
Benefits for Utilities
Leveraging an Energy Efficiency Management System with seamless “out-of-the-box” integration to audit software lowers cost, reduces overhead, avoids painful integration and improves the experiences of trade allies.
Benefits for Contractors
This industry partnership means “one and done” data entry, reducing the time and expense required of contractors.
Benefits for Audit Providers
Open standards keep audit providers from having to perform multiple one-off integrations to each different utility program.
EnergySavvy enables utility energy efficiency programs to drive more energy savings per dollar, increase customer satisfaction and achieve evaluation-ready quantification. EnergySavvy’s flagship product, Optix, is an Energy Efficiency Management System that brings utilities, their customers and trade allies onto a common platform. Founded in 2008 in Seattle, EnergySavvy Optix powers leading utility energy efficiency programs across the country including Tennessee Valley Authority, Long Island Power Authority, CPS Energy and Puget Sound Energy.