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Largest Software-as-a-Service U.S. CMS Adoption To Date

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CNN Money reports that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has adopted EnerNOC solutions for managing energy and carbon:

The initial three-year project includes deploying EnerNOC’s energy management applications at more than 17 million square feet of state-owned office buildings, colleges and universities, state prisons, state hospitals, and other public buildings, delivering critical real-time energy information to over 1,000 professionals in the Commonwealth. Three of EnerNOC’s energy management applications will be deployed to drive energy savings: SiteSMART™, data-driven energy efficiency; SupplySMART™, energy bill analysis and risk management; and CarbonSMART™, enterprise carbon management. The CarbonSMART deployment will represent the largest carbon accounting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) project in the United States. The relationship between EnerNOC and the Commonwealth may extend for an additional three years to implement Phase II, covering an additional 40 to 50 million square feet of state building space. In addition to energy savings for the Commonwealth, EnerNOC expects that deploying a project of this scale will help to create roughly 50 high-quality, Massachusetts-based jobs.

On the importance of real-time data:

“Measuring energy performance for all fuel types in real time, the project will quickly and accurately reveal patterns and pockets of inefficiency that exist even in the best-run buildings, enabling agencies to target energy improvement projects.

On the selection process:

EnerNOC was selected by the Commonwealth through a Request for Response for the EEMS issued by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in December, which yielded 25 proposals, of which five were short-listed and asked to provide detailed proposals in February. A Project Management Team comprising one voting member each from DOER, the Department of Capital Asset Management, the Department of Correction, and Fitchburg State College ranked the proposals and determined that EnerNOC provided the best value of functionalities within the project’s $10 million budget, and that EnerNOC offered the most effective management approach backed by substantial experience relevant to parameters of the EEMS project.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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