Energy Efficiency
Employ An Interactive Energy Management Tool

What Is It?

Energy management tools track consumption of individual buildings as well as portfolios of buildings and provide users with helpful information on how, where, and when energy is being used. An energy management tool can show energy usage trends over time and can compare energy use across several buildings, highlighting energy hogs and systems in need of repair, maintenance, or replacement.


Using energy management tools can enable more a effective measurement of energy metrics, which allows a business to accurately determine the necessary changes in energy consumption and usage. Most energy management tools will be three-fold: Reporting, Monitoring, and Engagement. By using such a tool, a business is able to benchmark and track in real-time (either via Web application or on-site display) all of their energy metrics and needs.

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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Au Bon Pain
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • BR+A
  • Gillette
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Oxford Properties
  • State Street Corporation
  • WilmerHale
  • Zoo New England

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Additional Resources

Examples of Businesses in the Boston Area that Use Energy Management Tools:

Available Energy Management Software


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