Announcing the WegoScore
At WegoWise, we've learned how to condense many streams of building utility data into simple, informative graphs and reports. With this information, building owners and stakeholders can make targeted upgrade investments to save energy, money, and time.
Today, we are releasing the WegoScore for multifamily buildings, which further distills a building's energy and water use into just three numbers. Each building is graded on a 1-to-100 scale for its total energy use, carbon emissions, and water use. These high-level metrics will help enable quick comparisons to similar buildings, showing managers and owners how their buildings measure up to the rest of the built environment.
We create each building's score by drawing from our deep database of over 20,000 buildings and comparing the usage of similar buildings. In this way, the score is empirical, because it relies only on known data, instead of interpolating with a mathematical model. Additionally, the score is performance-based, not just a ranking: a building's score is proportional to its usage and therefore its savings potential.
High-scoring buildings will receive stickers to place in the entryway, promoting the efficiency efforts to tenants and the community. Users can see their buildings' scores in the WegoWise app.
More detailed information on qualifications for receiving a score can be found at http://www.wegowise.com/score. Currently we only provide scores to buildings with all data tracked, which means that tenant engagement efforts might be necessary to include all meters and receive a score.
The empirical aspect of the WegoScore means that building scores will change over time: they will become more accurate as WegoWise tracks more data, and will shift as similar buildings perform upgrades. We're excited by the living, breathing nature of the WegoScore, and we hope the scores inspire our users towards efficiency and engagement.