Goby & Urjanet Partner on Big Data for Energy Efficiency Solutions
Goby’s SeaSuite™ platform will now use Urjanet to access big data sets from hundreds of utility providers across North America to assist commercial real estate facilities with energy efficiency.
ATLANTA and CHICAGO — May 29, 2014 — Goby, Inc. – a 2014 ENERGY STAR™ Partner of the Year- and Urjanet, Inc., the world’s first provider of automated big energy data, today announced their partnership which will enable Goby’s customers to easily access big data from utilities. This will allow companies to strategically manage and reduce their energy use.
“Goby’s SeaSuite™ customers can fight climate change through greater energy efficiency,” said Goby CEO, Chris Happ. “In order to achieve insights to cut carbon emissions, it takes accurate data from a facility’s monthly energy bills.”
Leading commercial real estate firms utilize Goby’s SaaS-based SeaSuite™ platform to track sustainability in a single cloud-based interface. SeaSuite™ customers average 5-10% cost reductions just by tracking energy consumption, but it takes timely, high quality data – like Urjanet’s big energy data – to achieve the insights needed to identify reduction opportunities.
Now, by partnering with Urjanet, Goby is enabling its SeaSuite™ users with access to near real-time, big data services that automate the collection, normalization and delivery of data from a rapidly growing list of more than 900 utility providers. Instead of relying on data entry clerks to manually input data, Urjanet’s proprietary platform aggregates data from thousands of sources to deliver it directly into applications such as SeaSuite™.
“Working with an innovative company like Goby is a perfect testament to the value of combining a leading-edge real estate technology solution with an efficient, automated big energy data service,” said Urjanet’s CEO, Sanjoy Malik. “Good decisions can only be made when you have good data, and that is precisely what SeaSuite™ customers will be getting with the combined solution.”
Goby is a nationally-recognized energy and sustainability consulting firm leading the market in ENERGY STAR benchmarks and LEED certifications. Goby’s award winning SeaSuite™ Software as a Service platform captures and distills multiple data sources into simple, contextualized dashboards, tasks, and reports to cost-effectively monitor, optimize, report, and track whole-building energy and sustainability performance.
SeaSuite™ users annually manage more than 250 million square feet from the cloud including regulatory compliance with energy reporting ordinances nationally, more than 300 Energy Star benchmarks, and over 100 LEED EB:O+M projects. In addition, SeaSuite™ users and buildings have collected reduced average energy consumption by more than 20% since 2010. As a result of Goby’s outstanding contributions to energy and greenhouse gas reduction in commercial real estate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Goby with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Service and Product Provider Award. For more information, visit http://www.seasuite.com.
Urjanet’s mission is to provide the world with easy access to automated utility data. Our cloud-based platform connects directly to utilities to seamlessly acquire and normalize disparate utility bill and interval data. The processed data is delivered directly to industry-leading business applications.Public and private organizations across the world use Urjanet data to achieve sustainability goals and reduce energy consumption and cost. Urjanet is rapidly becoming the global standard for utility data and powers applications from the leading energy and sustainability solutions providers.Urjanet is a privately-held company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.urjanet.com.
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Marketing Communications Manager, Urjanet