Reaching Ambitious Sustainability Goals Through Energy Data
The Snohomish County, WA Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES) works to conserve natural resources, facilitate environmental stewardship, and reduce the County’s carbon footprint. OES implements innovative policies and programs that address environmental challenges. One such program is an initiative to reduce water usage by 20% and energy usage by 30% by 2020. To meet this ambitious goal, OES needed a platform that could automatically import utility bills, measure and benchmark energy performance across its whole portfolio, as well as save time and labor.
Lisa Dulude, the Snohomish County Energy & Environmental Sustainability Manager sat down with WegoWise to discuss how her team uses energy benchmarking software to track progress toward its sustainability goals, and identify opportunities to reduce utility expenditures. Through WegoWise’s easy reporting and automated data imports, OES has been able to prioritize large energy retrofit projects and track the savings, as well as improve collaboration between partners and stakeholders.
Since implementing WegoWise in 2014, OES has identified more than $100,000 in water and energy savings, plus measured a 62% reduction in gas usage and 49% savings on overall energy costs from an upgrade at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at the Snohomish County Airport.
For more details on how Snohomish County has harnessed the power of automated utility data with WegoWise, see our latest case study, now available at wegowise.com.
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