STATE COLLEGE, PA., Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnergyCAP Founder and CEO Steve Heinz was named the 2013 International Energy Engineer of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) at the recent World Energy Engineering Congress. Heinz was chosen among AEE's membership of 16,000 energy professionals in 90 countries for "outstanding accomplishments in promoting the practices, principles and procedures of energy engineering" over a career in energy information software that has spanned almost 40 years.
His acceptance speech is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZmTDisR1t4.
Heinz was the first to publish energy management software when he released FASER energy accounting software in 1982. An updated version, EnergyCAP utility bill tracking software, was released in 2003. More than 10,000 energy managers in 3,000 organizations have used the software to track over $25 billion in energy spending.
Heinz also pioneered popular cost avoidance measurement and verification calculations as early as 1985, more than a decade before the first version of the IPMVP standard. IPMVP has become the standard for quantifying energy savings attributable to energy management projects. FASER and EnergyCAP's cost avoidance modules have verified over $4 billion in proven cost savings for more than 25,000 buildings.
Heinz' interest in energy conservation started when he was a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. As a student in civil engineering, he proposed an energy efficiency project to improve the dormitory heating system that was adopted by the Air Force. A few years later when PCs were in their infancy, Heinz taught himself BASIC programming language, created FASER, and began selling it to government, education, and commercial organizations.
As part of a free educational webinar series, Heinz is presenting "Five Surprising Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Energy Software" on October 21. Webinar registration is available at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/274175458.
EnergyCAP makes it easy for government, commercial, and education clients of all sizes to:
- identify billing errors
- benchmark buildings to spot inefficiencies
- motivate occupants to conserve
- run reports to present data
- track greenhouse gas emissions
- measure and verify energy management performance
- perform campus chargeback billing
- automatically receive ENERGY STAR building ratings
Product information is available at www.EnergyCAP.com.
EnergyCAP is the best-selling energy management software. With online and installed software for organizations of any size, EnergyCAP delivers powerful energy and greenhouse gas tracking, utility bill processing, reporting, analyzing, and benchmarking. An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company, and industry leader for over 30 years, EnergyCAP provides implementation, training, bill processing, and support services. The website is www.EnergyCAP.com. (For sales in Canada, please contact EnergyCAP Canada at www.EnergyCAP.ca)
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a source for information and networking in the dynamic fields of energy engineering, energy management, renewable & alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. As a growing professional association, AEE's overall strength is augmented by its strong membership base of over 16,000 professionals in 89 countries and its widely recognized energy certification programs. Its network of 82 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad meet regularly to discuss issues of regional importance. The AEE website is www.AEECenter.org.
CONTACT: Chris Heinz VP of Marketing EnergyCAP, Inc. Chris.Heinz@EnergyCAP.com 877.327.3702 x24
Source: EnergyCap (Formerly Good Steward Software) - MNews