FirstFuel Software CEO Discusses Building Energy Efficiency at First Annual Energy Datapalooza

Swapnil Shah Joins Energy Experts and Policy Makers at U.S. Department of Energy-led Event to Discuss the Impact of Big Data on the Energy market

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FirstFuel Software, the commercial building energy analytics company, today announced that CEO and co-founder Swapnil Shah will be discussing the impact of big data on the energy efficiency market at the first annual Energy Datapalooza in Washington D.C. The event, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Energy Data Initiative,” will bring together leading innovators and policy makers to discuss how freely available data from the government and other sources is being used to build products, services and apps that advance a secure and clean energy future.


Swapnil Shah, CEO and co-founder, First Fuel Software


First Annual Energy Datapalooza

Shah’s address will outline how energy efficiency has emerged as one of the most viable pathways for savings millions of dollars in energy costs, reducing the load on the country’s energy infrastructure, and creating an energy-independent U.S. The commercial building market represents the biggest opportunity for energy-related savings in energy efficiency.

Traditionally, energy efficiency savings opportunities are found through manual, onsite audits, which average longer than a month to complete a single building. The availability of energy data, combined with proprietary analytics from companies like FirstFuel, has reduced this number exponentially. FirstFuel is able to conduct full, commercial building energy audits in hours, identifying the operational and retrofit opportunities that lead to immediate savings. Shah will discuss how the availability of energy data is already transforming the market and the energy efficiency of FirstFuel’s customers. The emergence of such techniques makes it possible for the U.S. attain its efficiency goals of 20 percent energy reductions over 10 years.


Eisenhower Executive Office Building, South Court Auditorium
Washington, D.C.


Monday, October 1, 2012; 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

About FirstFuel Software

FirstFuel Software is the energy intelligence company that helps utilities engage their commercial customers and deliver energy efficiency across commercial building portfolios. The FirstFuel Rapid Building Assessment platform uses advanced analytics to remotely audit, motivate and monitor building energy performance, creating rich energy profiles that eliminate the need for costly and inconsistent on-site energy assessments. Founded in 2010 and privately held, FirstFuel is headquartered in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit

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