kW-Field

kW-Field is a tablet-based touch screen field tool for professionals conducting commercial and industrial energy audits. Screen Shots

Keywords

Commercial Energy Auditing Field Software

Validation/Testing

See users below

Expertise Required

A two-day in-person training course on use of the tool is strongly recommended, applicable for building professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Users

Customers include Large Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Utilities, Engineering Firms, Consultancies, Corporate Energy Managers, etc. Approximately 15 customers representing ~100 users.

Audience

Professionals conducting on-site assessments of commercial and industrial facilities for the purpose of identifying opportunities to implement energy savings technologies and practices.

Input

All information is entered via the touch screen applications. The picture and menu-driven format allow users to navigate through a building flawlessly without reducing pace of walkthrough.

Output

Standard Excel outputs, HTML produced summaries. Version 3.0 (available Q1 2012) will contain ability to customize both inputs and outputs.

Computer Platform

Any Windows-based computer with a minimum screen resolution of 1280x800 and has a dual-core processor or better.

Programming Language

Adobe Flex and Java.

Strengths

Leads an auditor through a facility. Prompts user for appropriate questions about energy consumption and characteristics of equipment.

Weaknesses

In-depth building simulation or modeling

Contact

Company:

kWhOURS, Inc.

Address:

United States

Telephone:

888-900-5947

E-mail:

colin@kwhours.com

Website:

http://www.kwhours.com

Availability

Cost is annual license (paid monthly or annually) which includes customer service and all updates to software.