WegoTalks: A Briefing with Barun Singh

Over the past six years, WegoWise has grown from a team of a few people to a fantastic group of over 50! As the company continues to grow, we strive to stay as connected as possible, even with our team being spread across the globe. Through this series of WegoTalks interviews, we hope to share with you the stories of the people who’ve been here since the beginning of WegoWise and introduce you to those who have helped shaped the company into its current form.

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This week, we sat down with Barun Singh, the founder of WegoWise. As the Chief Technology Officer, he leads all aspects of product development and technological innovation.  Prior to this, Barun was owner and CEO of Thinkify LLC, an internet technology development and consulting company, and did his graduate research at MIT in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

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Free Energy Benchmarking for Oregon Multifamily Housing!

If you are an owner or manager of multifamily housing in Oregon looking to increase the energy efficiency of your properties, WegoWise, in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, has a golden opportunity for you.

Eligible properties can receive free energy assessments and instant savings upgrades as well as cash incentives for a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. To date, WegoWise has benchmarked energy and water use in over 11,000 units and 10 million square feet for Energy Trust and aims to benchmark an additional 100 buildings before the end of the year. Join other successful owners and managers in increasing the efficiency of your portfolio!

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Easy Energy Retrofits: 6 Low-Capital Investments That Will Save You Money Now

Energy retrofits don’t have to be big, expensive, or time-consuming projects. Some upgrades can cost as little as $5 upfront, take less than an hour for building maintenance to install, and start saving you money and energy right away. (Hint: we know an easy way to track energy savings, so you can ensure your retrofits are paying off.) Even low-capital changes can give your portfolio a competitive edge in the market, attract investors, keep tenants happy, and increase your return on investment (ROI). Who knows, maybe you can even put that money toward bigger energy retrofits in the future!

Ready to start saving? Here are 6 low-capital investments you can make in your buildings now:

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How to Green Your Winter Holiday

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and festive traditions - a time to indulge on the plate of sugar cookies left out in the office kitchen, find the perfect gift for a fantastically eccentric relative, travel through crazy weather to be with loved ones and take a break from a hectic schedule to relax and reflect. Here at WegoWise, we think all of the above is great (especially anything baked goods-related) and having it be eco-friendly is even better! 

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WegoTalks: A Chat with Andrew Chen

Over the past five years, WegoWise has grown from a team of a few people to a fantastic group of over 30! As the company continues to grow, we strive to stay as connected as possible, even with our team being spread across the globe. Through this series of WegoTalks interviews, we hope to share with you the stories of the people who’ve been here since the beginning of WegoWise and introduce you to those who have helped shaped the company into its current form.

Follow the WegoTalks Series to learn more about more about our wonderful colleagues!

For our first WegoTalks interview, we spent some time chatting with Andrew Chen, CEO of WegoWise. Andrew also serves as a Managing Director at Boston Community Venture Fund, a subsidiary of Boston Community Capital.

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See how CCSM used WegoWise to achieve 26% water and 35% electricity savings

Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) is a non-profit organization committed to developing and managing affordable housing in Santa Monica, CA, a beach suburb of Los Angeles. Since 1982, CCSM's mission has been to provide housing to low-income working families and individuals. CCSM manages and has developed almost 100 projects with nearly 1700 units in the city of Santa Monica. Utilities are a significant operating cost, totaling over $1.1 million annually.

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New WegoWise Case Study: New Holland Residences

New Holland Residences (NHR), a growing New York-based property management company and subsidiary of Sugar Hill Capital Partners, is passionate about elevating the living experience through innovation and sustainability. To stand out in a crowded NYC rental market, NHR is focused on increasing tenant comfort while simultaneously creating value for building owners--two aims the organization supports with building upgrades and retrofits that increase energy efficiency.

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Make Halloween Hallo-GREEN

We don’t discriminate against holidays here at WegoWise, but we do have our favorites. Halloween is one of them! Fun decorations, costume parties, scary movies and spooky snacks are all part of our fall celebration. To keep with our company’s mission, we also try to make our holidays as eco-friendly as possible. Here are some tips to keep this (at times) excessive holiday on the green side.

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