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Development of benchmarking technology to track energy use in multi-family homes

WegoWise

How do you gauge your relative utility consumption? Typically, you look at the bills. But costs alone only tell a small part of the story, especially for multi-family housing. Now building owners and property managers have a dynamic tool at their disposal; WegoWise. The name details the utilities it catalogs; water, electricity, gas and oil. With Wegowise, customers can pinpoint true problem areas, estimate savings from upgrades – and act on that information. And just one year post-launch, this web-enabled software platform, developed by BCC and our partners New Ecology and Barun Singh, boasts one of the largest energy databases in the nation. By drawing on that data, WegoWise is the most cost-effective way for multi-family housing – affordable or otherwise – to understand their utility consumption. The platform normalizes data for climate, for construction characteristics, for building type, then benchmarks the results across a portfolio or against specific criteria, such as similar types of buildings. The result: Customers can pinpoint true problem areas, estimate savings from upgrades – and act on that information, realizing cost savings that pay for WegoWise many times over.