Equity Office Properties and British Gas Business Win EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award
BOSTON, Mar. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), announced today that Equity Office Properties, one of the nation's largest commercial real estate firms, and British Gas Business, the United Kingdom's largest commercial energy supplier, were honored with the 2015 EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award. The award is given annually at EnerNOC's global EnergySMART Conference , an event that brings together energy management innovators and practitioners.
In the enterprise category, Equity Office Properties was recognized for its comprehensive approach to energy expense management. Since 2012, Equity Office Properties, which owns a portfolio of approximately 45 million square feet of Class A office space throughout the United States, has identified approximately $800,000 in low and no cost operational savings opportunities, reduced peak demand charges by 50 percent at some of its California-based properties, centralized utility bill management, streamlined ENERGY STAR reporting, and implemented new energy procurement strategies. EnerNOC's energy intelligence software is currently deployed at more than 40 properties in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, many of which are LEED certified. Other finalists in the enterprise category included: Ahold USA, Blommer Chocolate, Grand Prairie Independent School District, Macerich, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT), and Wicomico County Public Schools.
"All of our enterprise finalists have demonstrated a passion for data-driven energy management. Equity Office Properties stands out even among this distinguished group of nominated innovators because of its commitment to looking at energy expense management holistically, driving value from buying energy better, using less, and being more strategic about when energy is consumed," said Fielder Hiss, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at EnerNOC.
In the utility category, British Gas Business was recognized for prioritizing customer engagement and setting a tone for how the next generation utility can assume the role of trusted energy services provider to its customers. In 2014, British Gas Business initiated a program designed to provide its entire commercial base of over 850,000 business sites with customized energy information to inform better decision making. With EnerNOC's software analytics, British Gas Business helped its customers achieve new levels of energy efficiency, while at the same time, helping to foster stronger customer engagement and retention. Other finalists in the utility category included Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU), Portland General Electric Company (PGE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).
"British Gas Business understood early on that serving small, medium, and large commercial enterprises with highly targeted, industry-specific content that is compelling and easy to act on is one of the most cost effective ways to build loyalty among what is arguably a utility's most valuable customer segment," said David Helliwell, Vice President of Utility Solutions at EnerNOC.
"Equity Office Properties' and British Gas Business' success is exemplary of what happens when companies approach energy management starting with visibility into their energy data and connect it to actionable insights," said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. "As the EnergySMART Global Conference welcomes over 1,000 energy innovators from around the globe, it's a great honor to recognize these two organizations that were early adopters of energy intelligence software and serve as shining examples of what can be achieved by applying the power of EIS to today's toughest energy management challenges."
EnerNOC is a leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software (EIS) and services to thousands of enterprise customers and utilities globally. EnerNOC's EIS solutions for enterprise customers improve energy productivity by optimizing how they buy, how much they use, and when they use energy. EIS for enterprise includes budgeting and procurement, utility bill management, facility optimization, visibility and reporting, project tracking, demand management, and demand response. EnerNOC's EIS solutions for utilities help maximize customer engagement and the value of demand-side resources, including demand response and energy efficiency. EnerNOC supports customer success with its world-class professional services team and a Network Operations Center (NOC) staffed 24x7x365. For more information, visit www.enernoc.com.
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