Green Energy Compass

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Green Energy Compass analyzes single-family home energy use patterns in a simple, easy-to-use Web-based interface. Using building details and energy data from the homeís utility bills, it benchmarks the home using the EPA's Home Energy Yardstick and provides reports to identify the best opportunities for saving energy and money. These reports are designed to provide the contractor with the information needed to convince the homeowner to implement the recommended improvements. Changes over time can be tracked for progress reports and program qualifications providing support for home energy assessment programs. Designed specifically for the needs of state and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency programs, Green Energy Compass supports both contractors with analysis tools and programs with centralized tracking and reporting. Screen Shots

Keywords

Single-family Residence, Benchmarking, Energy Tracking, Improvement Tracking, Weather Normalization

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

No special training required

Users

United States-based

Audience

Home performance auditors and contractors and state and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency programs

Input

The user needs only some basic building information such as address, age and size of house, number of occupants, and 12 months of billing data for all fuels in the building. Green Energy Compass supports either annual data for delivered fuels or monthly data for metered fuels.

Output

Green Energy Compass provides several reports designed to easily communicate how the home is using energy and where the biggest potential savings are.

Computer Platform

Software-As-A-Service

Programming Language

.Net , HTML, JavaScript

Strengths

Green Energy Compass is designed to provide a quick, initial assessment of the energy performance of home. It streamlines communication between different parties interested in a home's energy performance.

Weaknesses

Not a replacement for building simulation. Need to obtain utility bills from customer.

Contact

Company:

Performance Systems Development

Address:

124 Brindley St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States

Telephone:

607 277-6240 x270

Facsimile:

607 277-6224

E-mail:

randrulis@psdconsulting.com

Website:

http://www.psdconsulting.com/software/greenenergycompass

Availability

For pricing or to set up an account, visit the Green Energy Compass Web site and click "Buy Home Credits".