Cloud-based software equipped with Interval Data Recording and utility bill tracking earns Kentucky school district its sixth ENERGY STAR® distinction
CARY, N.C. (PRWEB) October 02, 2018 – Dude Solutions, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions, today announced its flagship energy management solution, Energy Manager™, was an integral component in earning Kenton County School District its sixth ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award in the areas of energy management and sustained excellence.
Energy Manager helps educational facilities control energy consumption by tracking energy expenditures and identifying inefficiencies in near real-time. Through data-driven decision making, institutions can create a culture of energy conservation and resource responsibility, while reinvesting in projects that best serve their students.
Utilizing Energy Manager, Kenton County School District reduced district-wide source energy usage by four percent in twelve months and avoided more than $1.4 million in energy costs through energy management and reduction in 2017. The district additionally completed a $5 million project through an Energy Savings Performance Contract, which included upgrading 90 percent of all school interior lighting to LEDs, replacing one school heating and cooling system, and replacing two school roofs.
“We created a fantastic energy conservation program, working with the schools and the students, but didn’t realize the impact we were making without visibility into our efforts,” said Rob Haney, Executive Director of Support Operations and Finance at Kenton County School District. “Since implementing Energy Manager, the Interval Data Recording graphs have become a vital tool in our toolbox. It allows us to validate everything we’re doing and manage reports faster than ever.”
Delivering near real-time energy insights, Energy Manager compares current usage against historical benchmarks to manage complex energy ecosystems. This data enables institutions to recognize irregularities in energy usage and pinpoint waste before it shows up on the next month’s bill.
“Energy Manager supports an important pillar of Kenton County’s energy program: monitoring.” said Ed Roshitsh, CEO of Dude Solutions. “By building on a rock-solid foundation, the district is now able to conduct bill analysis and tracking, energy shutdowns, accounting and reporting, and data analysis efficiently and prove their efforts are impacting the bottom line in a matter of minutes.”
Kenton County School District began their journey to energy conservation excellence in 2005. A growth nickel tax afforded the district the ability to replace aging buildings and implement a conservation program that included a shutdown procedure and district-wide participation. The district has saved over $11 million in energy costs since the program’s inception.
For more information about Energy Manager, visit the Dude Solutions website.