Pulse Energy Enables Energy Savings of 16 Percent During First Week of Olympics
February 22, 2010
Pulse Energy, the energy management software provider to the 2010 Olympic Games, has unveiled figures from the company’s Venue Energy Tracker which indicates a savings of 135,716 kilowatt hours of electricity (kWh) during the first week of competition, a 16 percent reduction compared to unmonitored consumption levels.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games along with BC Hydro had created the Venue Energy Tracker to track, analyzes and reports on real-time energy consumption from the venue sites through an energy management software.
Founded in 2006, Pulse (News - Alert) Energy has been creating a significant impact on the energy efficiency of the world’s buildings. Its Energy Management Software technology, Pulse, was developed with advanced building automation and metering systems and the technology is said to have been recognized by the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment as one of the top three products in the energy visualization market.
Using Pulse Energy’s software, the Venue Energy Tracker monitors energy consumption at nine key Olympic sites and venues, marking the first time in Olympic history that venues have monitored and publicly reported on energy consumption during the Games. As stated, each participating site has a dashboard monitoring real-time energy usage, enabling facility managers to make instant adjustments to venue energy use.
According to the Venue Energy Tracker, the Richmond Olympic Oval achieved a high level of energy savings this week by consuming 40,176 kWh less than what the venue would have used if the current sustainability measures were not in place.
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Edited by Erin Harrison