|[January 23, 2014]
Announcing New Opportunities for Harvesting Building Energy Savings
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable
energy company, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Seldera
has launched a new technology-based tool to provide low-cost energy
savings by adapting the building consumption to occupant behaviors.
"Reducing building costs and increasing the bottom line is precisely
what Seldera's new technology offers for campuses and commercial,
industrial and manufacturing facilities," said Andreas Savvides,
Executive Vice President, Seldera. "We strive to deliver quick paybacks
and low initial cost solutions to our customers."
Seldera's new offering, Building Dynamics, is a solution that uses a
wireless sensing technology to audit energy usage in buildings. The
system correlates building occupancy patterns and production processes
with energy consumption end uses to identify opportunities for saving.
It has continuous self-auditing capabilities that identify changes in
occupancy patterns to make intelligent decisions. Through wireless
sub-meters and sensors, the building consumption is continuously
analyzed and adapted to avoid waste.
"Utilizing the Building Dynamics service has been a seamless experience
for us and has delivered impressive and notable savings to our bottom
line," said Dennis Nelson, VP of Claims of New London County Insurance
Building managers and owners are continuously looking to reduce costs
through energy efficiency. The first step is learning where energy
consumption occus. Building Dynamics continuously models human behavior
inside the buildings to help make intelligent energy decisions. It
conducts audit, behavior analysis, process analysis and customizable
controls. The tool is installed in a single visit, and can work together
with the existing building automation systems. The application is
particularly effective in rapidly changing environments such as
university campuses. Owners and managers can view data anytime and keep
track of real-time energy consumption and automate savings
opportunities. Seldera's user interface sends owners and managers email
and text alerts for ongoing monitoring.
In a recent pilot project in a 46,000-square foot commercial office
building in Norwich, CT, in collaboration with the Norwich Public
utilities, Seldera demonstrated 18 percent (nearly $38,000 to-date) in
savings from operational changes driven by occupant behaviors.
Seldera is rolling out its technology on university campuses in close
collaboration with the local utility companies that often offer
incentives for the system.
About Seldera, An Ameresco company
Part of the Ameresco family since 2012, Seldera is a wholly owned
subsidiary with offices in New Haven, CT and Framingham, MA and
specializes in the development of scalable, secure, intelligent sensing
solutions for building energy efficiency. The Seldera team has a
high-level of knowledge and experience with the fast-paced and constant
occupancy changes on campuses. For more information, visit www.seldera.com.
About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent
provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure
upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for
facilities throughout North America. Ameresco's services include
upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure and the development,
construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has
successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible
projects with federal, state and local governments, healthcare and
educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and
industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA,
Ameresco provides local expertise through its 70 offices in 33 states,
five Canadian provinces and the United Kingdom. Ameresco has more than
900 employees. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.
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