|By Business Wire||
|March 31, 2014 11:14 AM EDT||
Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, today announced the availability of the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, an enterprise software solution designed to help commercial and industrial clients manage, analyze and report on their resource usage data through a single intuitive platform. The Ecova Platform is the foundation for energy and sustainability management, and provides businesses with the insights needed to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and achieve sustainability goals.
“Energy and sustainability management is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ it is critical to the bottom line and market leadership,” said Jeff Heggedahl, president and CEO of Ecova. “Gaining broad visibility and precise insight through a single platform can help build lasting advantages for a client’s business and the environment. Our depth and breadth of experience coupled with the industry-leading Ecova Data Warehouse guided us as we built a scalable solution to meet the needs of today’s organizations – no matter where they are on their energy and sustainability management journey. The result is a platform that delivers powerful business insights and drives action.”
With the Ecova Platform, organizations will have an all-in-one solution that removes the need to go to separate applications or databases for facility, accounting, cost and resource consumptive data – all significant drivers of data and accounting irregularities. The Platform offers at-a-glance customizable access, information and reporting features depending on the role and need in an organization, while configuration and reporting tools provide insight across the broad spectrum of energy and sustainability management – including electricity, natural gas, water, waste, telecom or carbon.
“The Ecova Platform has been a huge asset in managing Walgreens energy and sustainability needs in our stores,” said Paul Silk, manager of utilities for Walgreens. “The Platform’s customized dashboard is easy to understand and helps us better visualize our energy data. Using the Platform helps us to identify and manage locations which fall above usage benchmarks in order to significantly reduce operational costs.”
The Platform is built on next-generation technology architecture that delivers the scalability and security that large-scale organizations require. Enhanced reporting and viewing features give users the capability to gauge consumption and cost trends at the macro level or drill down into the individual bill, line item or location.
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkd.in/ecovainc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.