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Pulse Energy Solutions Helps Make 2010 Winter Olympics More Energy Efficient

March 01, 2010

It is neither for the tragic beginning with the death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, nor for the dramatic closing with Canada winning the final gold- this year’s Winter Olympics will be remembered for a different reason altogether.
This was for the first time in the history of Olympics that the authority seriously considered taking help of software to control and monitor energy consumption and the good news is: the efforts were rewarded.
The 2010 Winter Olympics’ consumed less electricity, thanks to the Pulse (News - Alert) Energy’s innovative technology. It was the 12th day of this year’s Winter Olympics and  Pulse Energy, the energy management software provider to the 2010 Olympic Games, revealed some really interesting data.

The company’s Venue Energy Tracker released figures that would give any green-minded person some reason to smile. The firm revealed a 15.3 percent\savings in energy consumption on day 12 of the Olympic Games in Vancouver. This is not all; the tracker has also measured total savings of 16 percent since the Games began.
From industries to sports---energy conservation has become the key element in the event management and planning. This is for the first time in the history of Olympic that venue energy tracker has been employed to measure levels of energy consumption at key venues. Pulse Energy’s software has helped the Venue Energy Tracker monitor energy consumption at nine key Olympic sites and venues during the games.
In addition, the Tracker publicly reported on energy consumption during the events. A dashboard has been installed for every participating site. These constantly keep watch on the levels of energy consumption and report to the concerned persons in real time. This system enables facility managers make necessary adjustments to venue energy use.
It was not spectacular display of skills and talents of the participants, the day belonged to the UBC Winter Sports Center. According to the figures revealed by Pulse’s energy tracker, the said centre consumed significantly less energy than usual. The center’s energy consumption was 2,200 kWh less than what the venue would have used if the current sustainability measures were not in place. This meant a straight 13.4 percent savings in energy consumption.
This achievement has added a new feather in the hat of Pulse Energy. Since its foundation in 2006, the company has been making a rapid and significant impact on the energy efficiency of the world’s buildings. Its energy management Software technology, Pulse was developed in partnership with a number of leading organizations with advanced building automation and metering systems already in place. Pulse Energy boasts of an accurate solution. The product has been designed around the needs of facility managers, energy managers, operations managers and executives.
Pulse’s energy management solution is specially recognized for its ease of use and relevance. It comes as no wonder that Pulse has been recognized by the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment as one of the top three products in the energy visualization market.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney