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Ecova, Lucid Launch Joint Facility, Energy Management Solution

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SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, and Lucid, maker of the operating system for commercial building technology, announced that they are partnering to deliver a best-in-class technology solution for facility and energy management. By aligning Ecova’s utility data and service offerings with Lucid’s BuildingOS centralized platform that supports over 150 technology integrations for real-time building data, this new solution will provide a complete view of building performance and effectively enable energy efficiency across entire building portfolios.

The joint solution seamlessly unifies a facility’s historical utility data with interval meter data from multiple vendors’ metering and building systems, all of which are now accessible via a single interface. By working together, Ecova and Lucid can help clients identify low- or no-cost resource efficiency opportunities, conduct ongoing measurement and verification for implemented efficiency measures, engage building occupants in resource conservation efforts, and catch concerns early, before they become expensive problems or comfort issues.

“Ecova’s utility data and professional resource management services combined with Lucid’s robust platform are a powerful offering,” said Bob Zak, Senior Vice President, Facility Solutions for Ecova. “Our clients will now be able to see a holistic view of their entire portfolio’s performance and compare historic utility data with meter data, regardless of building technology. And with access to resource experts to identify trends and opportunities for improvement, clients have the knowledge they need to make lasting improvement in their resource use.”

Customers Can Expect Reduced Costs

“Building data is complex, fragmented and difficult to access, creating huge barriers for multi-site companies that rely on that data to make important resource decisions,” said Lucid CEO Vladi Shunturov. “The new Ecova-Lucid offering will help tackle these challenges head-on, resulting in smarter decisions and reduced costs across the board.”

Concord Hospitality, a legacy Ecova client for Utility Expense and Data Management, Budgeting and Energy Supply Management, has selected the new joint solution to gain access to daily meter data for 66 limited-service hotels under its management. Early detection of problems and the desire to reduce resource costs are the primary reasons driving Concord’s adoption of the solution. Leveraging interval meter data to monitor changes in resource consumption can result in a 13 percent reduction in energy use. Concord will leverage the BuildingOS mobile application to take daily reads of the electricity, water and gas meters at each of their hotels.

“We need to monitor consumption on a daily basis in order to prevent water leaks and other abnormalities from developing into large financial issues,” said Paul Sears, Corporate Director of Facilities for Concord Hospitality. “Capturing daily meter data in conjunction with our historic utility data will not only give management the visibility necessary to affect change, but it also engages building occupants, empowering them to be active participants in energy management.”

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