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ITHACA, NY – Performance Systems Development (PSD) and its partners, the National Renewable Energy Lab and Cadmus will receive $1M to design, develop, and deploy the open source technology platform OpenEfficiency Initiative
During the initial pilot the integrated platform will provide cost-effective, energy savings of at least 20% in more than 300 commercial buildings. The OpenEfficiency Initiative
To date PSD has supported a number of (Department of Energy) initiatives with work in energy codes, data standards, energy modeling, and automated M&V.
“The Department of Energy has made key investments in infrastructure and standards to support whole building approaches to implementing energy efficiency,” said Greg Thomas, CEO of Performance Systems Development, “and PSD is very excited to be able to help bring these innovations into the delivery of energy efficiency programs.”
As part of its efforts to meet efficiency goals and further engage customers, Xcel Energy is partnering with Performance Systems Development and other progressive entities to provide cutting-edge tools and solutions to customers. “Xcel Energy is a leader in sustainability, helping customers manage their energy through one of the largest utility program portfolios in the United States,” said Lee Gabler, Director Demand-Side Management and Renewable Operations, Xcel Energy. “By leveraging the Department of Energy’s million-dollar grant through the OpenEfficiency Initiative, we expect to significantly accelerate the delivery of more comprehensive, whole-building solutions for our customers.”
The DOE funding will allow administrator partners to integrate their efforts through the open source platform. “The OpenEfficiency Initiative
The OpenEfficiency Initiative