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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2011/02/24 - University will reduce campus building energy consumption below 2002-03 levels using Pulse™ energy management software.
Pulse Energy is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership that will see McGill University become a leader in institutional energy management. Over the course of a three-year agreement Pulse Energy will deploy its energy management software across both McGill campuses. The energy management system will be used to monitor over 50 buildings and will help energy managers and sustainability administrators reduce building energy use per square foot to 12% below 2002-03 levels.
“McGill is committed to leadership in institutional sustainability,” said Ron Proulx Executive Director of Facilities Operations and Development. “Monitoring, managing and ultimately reducing our energy use will be an important part of meeting our goals and Pulse™ will be an essential tool in achieving them.”
Energy conservation is a pillar of McGill’s sustainability plans. The University’s energy reduction plan includes retrocommissioning for campus buildings, energy audits, a lighting retrofit program, and real-time energy monitoring with Pulse™.
“McGill has a long tradition of excellence and is one of the most respected universities in North America,” said David Helliwell, co-founder and CEO of Pulse Energy. “This partnership will help to establish McGill as a leader in campus-wide energy management, and the Pulse team is looking forward to achieving extraordinary improvements in energy productivity on campus in the months and years ahead.”
The campus community will be able to view the energy performance of the university’s buildings in real-time on the Pulse™ dashboard. Using this interactive technology will inform McGill students and staff about how their behaviour impacts building energy consumption and they will be able to take action to reduce their environmental footprint.
McGill’s energy and facility managers will use Pulse™ to ensure that their buildings are performing optimally on a continuous basis. University executives benefit from a variety of reports on energy use, allowing accurate measurement and verification of cost saving environmental initiatives. The energy management system will also uncover inefficiencies that could result in potential savings opportunities on the McGill campuses and inform the development of future sustainability initiatives.
The interactive Pulse™ dashboard is in both French and English for the McGill project. “Communicating building energy performance to the university community is integral to creating a culture of sustainability at McGill,” said Jerome Conraud, McGill University’s Energy Manager, “and Pulse Energy’s experience in identifying opportunities for savings, plus their strength in managing a portfolio of buildings, will help us meet our reduction targets.”
About Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 to make a rapid and significant impact on the energy efficiency of the world’s buildings. Our Energy Management Software, Pulse™, was developed in partnership with a number of leading organizations with advanced building automation and metering systems already in place. By designing the entire product around the needs of energy managers, facility managers, building occupants and executives, we have created an energy management solution of unrivalled accuracy, ease of use and relevance. Pulse™ is deployed by top utilities, large municipalities, major health authorities and throughout the commercial sector. In 2010, Pulse™ was the official energy management software of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment recognizes Pulse™ as one of the top products in the energy visualization market.
To learn more about energy management software and how McGill plans to use it to reduce building energy use on campus by 12% join us on Thursday, March 31st for an informative webinar. To register for the webinar please follow gotomeeting.com/register/423845249
For more information on McGill Energy Management Plan visit mcgill.ca/facilities/utilities. To read case studies or view on-demand webinars on how Pulse™ energy management software helps reduce energy costs in buildings, or to view a demo, visit: PulseEnergy.com/.
Jerome Conraud, McGill University
E: jerome.conraud[.]mcgill.ca / P: 514.398.5870