Pilot Program to Enable Universities and Campuses to Measure Environmental Impact of Resource Consumption
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Energy Points, a provider of energy analytics for universal resource management, and SustainEdge, a leading sustainability consultancy, today announced the launch of the Higher Edge Energy Points Solution (HEEP), a comprehensive trial solution designed to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption at academic campuses.
“We have seen tremendous growth and interest in sustainability programs across higher education institutions as universities and colleges look to reduce their consumption of natural resources and institute behavior that fits with a sustainable model,” said William Russell, managing director, SustainEdge. “The Higher Edge Energy Points Solution provides the faculty, students and staff of these institutions with the tools needed to accurately measure the fundamental environmental impact of their sustainability projects.”
Sustainability Gets an Education
The Higher Edge Energy Points Solution is a comprehensive solution co-developed by SustainEdge and Energy Points specifically for the higher education market. Using EnergyPoints Analytics, SustainEdge will provide a complete analysis of all resource streams managed in a campus setting, including electricity, water, waste, travel and more. EnergyPoints Analytics transforms these domains into energy, enabling a direct comparison of resource usage regardless of the domain or metric.
SustainEdge will use EnergyPoints Analytics to provide an analysis of which environmental projects are having the greatest environmental and financial benefits. This provides organizations with the visibility and capability to plan and manage the best use of budget towards reduction goals. The Higher Edge Energy Points Solution provides a holistic approach to sustainability management by offering cutting edge intuitive metrics, consultation with sustainability experts, real-time support and a curriculum library to enrich and involve students in the sustainability initiative.
EnergyPoints Analytics™ provides a one-to-one normalization and comparison of resource consumption across all environmental domains, including water, electricity, transportation, gas, waste and materials. Resource comparative results are delivered to the institutions through a custom portal, available to faculty, students and staff. EnergyPoints Analytics is currently piloted at educational institutions such as Harvard for building portfolio management, integrated financial and sustainability reporting, supply chain sustainability scoring and more. The Energy Points methodology is also used in curriculum at leading institutions such as Columbia University.
“We’re excited to partner with SustainEdge to provide universities and colleges across the U.S. with a way to quantify the environmental impact of their sustainability initiatives,” said Ory Zik, founder and CEO of Energy Points. “This program will provide institutions with the ability to perform direct comparisons of their sustainability initiatives so they can accurately communicate the impact of the projects and inform better project decisions that will have a positive campus-wide impact.”
For more information on the University Sustainability Initiative, please visit www.sustainedge.com/index.php/universities/
SustainEdge offers a full range of products and services to enable clients to develop and implement comprehensive sustainability programs. From nuts and bolts implementation of sustainability initiatives to strategic planning and performance measurement systems, SustainEdge helps businesses enhance their financial performance and long-term positioning. For more information, visit our website at www.sustainedge.com
About Energy Points
For sustainable businesses, Energy Points enables the management and planning of resource consumption. The Company’s platform combines advanced analytics with complex resource scarcity data to translate all resources into primary energy, enabling a direct, one-to-one comparison of domains such as electricity, water, waste and fuel. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Ory Zik, who previously founded QuantomiX and HelioFocus, and co-founded by Roy Stein, previous EVP Operations of Grid Point, Energy Points is privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit http://www.energypoints.com/
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Source: Energy Points