Pulse Energy, Inc. today announced the launch of its third generation on-line energy dashboard, now the most sophisticated occupant engagement dashboard on the market. The Pulse™ Dashboard is one of Pulse Energy’s three tools to manage and report on energy and demand management in the world’s commercial and industrial buildings.
Key new features of the dashboard include:
• Portfolios – See how multiple buildings in a portfolio stack up against each other using metrics like energy intensity, energy per occupant or total tons of GHG emitted. Navigate between buildings using map based navigation.
• Kiosk Display – Present the Dashboard on the web, on a lobby display or on a touch-screen kiosk.
• Improved Graphics and User Interface – Based on three years of user feedback, the interface and graphics have been completely redesigned with a greater emphasis on the user experience.
• Customization – Easily upload images of buildings and customize the text displayed throughout the dashboard.
This new functionality builds on the core features of the original dashboard:
• Display Target Energy Use – Create a target for your building’s energy use and show how your actual performance measures up. Follow each week as you get closer to your goal and show occupants how they can help through energy conservation tips.
• Educate Occupants on Energy Efficiency – Display complicated energy use in a way that anyone can understand. For instance, did you know that a building using 14,000 kWh in a day is the equivalent of lighting the whole Eiffel Tower for 16 hours?
• Sustainable Feature Showcase – Highlight the sustainable features in a building using the sustainable features component. Present contact information for your Green Team or provide links to relevant green documents.
“The Pulse™ Dashboard is one of the three pillars of Pulse™ energy management software, alongside the Facility Manager tool and the Reporting & Analysis tool.” said Pulse Energy co-founder David Helliwell. “We incorporated our clients’ suggestions and have anticipated their evolving energy management needs. This is an exciting time for the team at Pulse Energy and our customers across North America, and I’d like to recognize the importance of the numerous contributions that Pulse users have made to the evolution of the product.”
“Pulse’s new dashboard is exactly what we need for our 2010 Sustainable Design Initiative.” said Kathy Wardle, Associate Principal and Director of Research at Perkins+Will. “We’re using it to engage Perkins+Will employees all over North America and already see energy-and cost- savings as a result of implementing the monitoring system in five of our offices.”
Rish Ghatikar from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) adds, “in a related research plan on use of the Energy Information Systems (EIS) in existing commercial/office buildings, we will be using EIS in one of the LBNL buildings (Building 90) to conduct a study on demonstrating the EIS implementation and lessons learned, and evaluate the EIS capabilities for energy savings and comfort improvements.”
LBNL is using Pulse Energy’s full software product in Building 90 for their study on Energy Information Systems. To view the study’s public reports, visit eis.lbl.gov/.
About Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy has been a leader in energy management software as a service solution since its launch in 2006. Currently deployed all over North America, Pulse™ energy management software is saving commercial and industrial clients anywhere from 5%-25% in energy consumption costs through monitoring, analyzing and reporting functions. Early this year, Pulse Energy won the Regional Award for New Technology from the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-IRAP), for demonstrating their unique and innovative excellence in the development and application of new technologies. Pulse™ energy management software was recently employed for Earth Hour and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to monitor Olympic venues and measure the effectiveness of sustainable building design and construction features.
To view the new dashboard, visit pulseenergy.com/new-dashboard/ and for more information about Pulse™ energy management software, visit PulseEnergy.com/.