WegoWise Expands Platform to USGBC LEED for Homes Projects Online platform now available to 23,000 residential units to help optimize building performance and reduce operating costs
BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WegoWise, a leading building performance analytics provider, today announced it will provide developers and owners of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Homes projects with complimentary yearlong access to its WegoPro platform. The online platform will now be available to help developers and owners benchmark the energy and water performance and minimize operating costs for nearly 23,000 certified LEED for Homes residential units, with an additional 86,000 registered projects in the pipeline.
WegoWise will validate that participating LEED-certified homes projects, including single family, multi-family and mid-rise projects, meet high performance metrics set out under the LEED for Homes rating system. Their platform taps big data to automatically update with current utility information and provide clear, actionable comparisons that help users to improve the building's operational efficiency and compare actual usage against projections to determine where behavior change will maximize energy savings. Under the arrangement, WegoWise will support the program's goals to ensure that homes are functioning as energy- and resource-efficient.
"WegoWise's solution for benchmarking and measuring building performance is fundamental to the success of our program," said Courtney Baker, Residential Operations Manager at USGBC. "Homeowners and developers who invest in LEED for Home certification have a powerful energy efficiency foundation, but need a reliable tool to track the long-term performance of their properties. This program offers actionable information on actual energy and water savings, ensuring customers can get the most out of their LEED-certified project."
"Participants in LEED for Homes are already making sustainable decisions, and by presenting actionable data we help them extend the value of their investments," said Barun Singh, Founder & CTO of WegoWise. "Providing this tool to LEED-certified projects will project owners and managers an easy way to visualize their building's utility performance and get the most out of every energy efficiency dollar."
WegoWise provides an industry-leading web-based utility analytics platform for the building-performance industry. Bridging big data and energy efficiency, WegoWise distills large aggregations of energy and water data into useful, actionable information for building owners, managers, energy auditors and building efficiency programs, enabling them to automatically track, understand and benchmark building performance, and make better efficiency investment decisions. WegoWise's platform regularly identifies impressive opportunities for cost savings, as inefficient buildings typically pay four times the utility costs of efficient buildings. Learn more at wegowise.com.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building program system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Nearly 46,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising 8.6 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 130 countries. In addition, more than 20,000 residential units have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating system, with nearly 80,000 more homes registered.
By using less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Learn more at usgbc.org