Energent energy management solution selected for 10 Ontario universities
February 5, 2014 - Energent’s energy management information system has been selected to be commissioned for 10 Ontario universities—McMaster, Carleton, Ottawa, Waterloo, Trent, Queen’s, Lakehead, Brock, Laurentian and Windsor—which will encompass more than 200 buildings.
By Alyssa Dalton
The modeling and analytics solution will “enable these universities to reach their individual and collective energy management goals, by tracking their individual energy performance as well as benchmarking and comparing their usage across the full portfolio of the 10 campuses,” said the company.
“We evaluated several energy management information systems and benchmarking software suppliers for our University Utility Energy Database and Benchmarking System (UEDBS). We found Energent to best satisfy our technical requirements within the project timeframe and budget,” said Shahid Naeem, Energy Management and Sustainability engineer at McMaster and UEDBS project lead.
Since Ontario’s mandatory 397/11 reporting requirements were introduced in July 2013, all public buildings must report their energy usage and carbon emissions, as well as the energy management plan to reduce those levels.
“Energent is very pleased to have been selected for such a prestigious project with these prominent Ontario institutions,” said Chris Reid, Energent president and CEO. “Our selection by the UEDBS team validates our belief that the Energent suite of software and services is recognized across North America as the best in class in energy management information systems.”