DENVER, June 06, 2017 – EcoEnergy, a leading provider of analytics-driven business outcome services, received the Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award at the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes EcoEnergy’s robust energy reduction project with home improvement specialist, The Home Depot. EcoEnergy is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
For four years, EcoEnergy worked to improve lighting and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) assets at The Home Depot to help maximize energy savings while also improving occupant comfort. The results was a greater than six percent reduction in energy consumption across their 2000 stores in the United States.
"We are honored and proud to receive this award. It is a great recognition of our constant innovation and application of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analytics to solve real-world problems on a large scale, leading to meaningful results for The Home Depot," said Mansoor Ahmad, managing director, EcoEnergy.
"With a highly respected and critical judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants face an extremely high bar for the level of product or project to qualify for an award," says Tim Hermes, publisher of Environmental Leader parent company, Business Sector Media. "Those who enter need to bring their A game to get even a sniff of award-nirvana. And they delivered."
The judges at the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference were impressed. One noted, “This project delivered significant business value for the retailer in the form of a greater than six percent decrease in energy consumption across approximately 2,000 stores. The project goes beyond traditional energy management by taking an enterprise-wide view of managing the operational performance of electromechanical assets across the network and leveraging an IoT approach to data capture and application of Big Data analytics to learn and improve operations. Interesting approach using big data to unlock energy opportunities over time.”
EcoEnergy worked closely with The Home Depot to define a strategy and design, pilot and implement their solution in three phases: implement controls strategies; provide an energy management platform to collect data with dedicated teams to act on any deviations; and analyze and advise on the data collected to show effective saving strategies and identify new ways to save energy.
The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits or projects implemented by companies that improve environmental or energy management and increase the bottom line.
Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges, headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also included judges from: Advanced Micro Devices®, AT&T®, Best Buy®, C&A®, Caesars®, Cox Enterprises®, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors®, Harbec™, Kellogg®, LNS Research, Marriott®, MillerCoors, Newell Brands®, Novartis™, Oldcastle® Inc., Panasonic®, Parker-Hannifin®, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway®, Sears® Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada® Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco® Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company – a member of the Vincit Group.
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