For Immediate Release
D.C.- White House and U.S.
Department of Energy officials recognized Pepco and other key partners in the
effort to make America's buildings more energy efficient. Pepco's Commercial Program Manager for Demand
Side Management, Manuel Vera, received personal recognition for his leadership
at a White House ceremony Wednesday night.
Vera leads the company's initiative that makes it easier for building
owners to access and understand energy data for the whole building and enable
energy performance benchmarking. This
also provides opportunities to improve energy and cost efficiencies.
my 25 years with Pepco, my passion has been to help customers manage their
energy use," Vera said. "With this project, our team had the opportunity to do
something innovative that will serve as an example for other utilities."
recognition is part of the DOE's 2015 Better Buildings Summit, an annual
conference showcasing the best practices in energy efficiency. Pepco and other leading organizations are
gathering this week to showcase solutions that cut energy intensity in
buildings and plants by 20 percent over the next ten years.
makes an energy data management tool developed by Schneider Electric called
Resource Advisor available to commercial customers, building owners and
property owners in the company's DC and Maryland service territories. The tool allows building owners to retrieve
utility data for the purpose of whole-building energy performance benchmarking.
The District of Columbia and Montgomery
County, MD, require building owners to report annual benchmarking scores. This reporting process helps commercial
property owners identify and prioritize efficiency upgrades to save energy and
lower operating costs.
Electric's Resource Advisor automates a previously cumbersome process of
collecting usage data for an entire building with multiple meters and inputting
the data into third-party benchmarking tools.
"As the Better Buildings Initiative
enters its fourth year, leaders continue to showcase how saving energy saves
money, creates jobs, and most importantly accelerates the nation's
competitiveness in the clean energy economy while preserving our environment
for generations to come," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Kathleen Hogan, said Pepco's Resource
Advisor solution strengthens Pepco's customer service and clean energy
leadership and "sets a national example for utilities to follow."