CEL is seeking new partners—particularly rural community organizations—to pilot our technology.
Buildings account for almost 40% of the energy consumed in the U.S. and over 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Benchmarking buildings' energy use helps us understand and improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions. Across the country, states, cities, and counties have adopted voluntary or mandatory building energy benchmarking and transparency policies. These policies apply to existing buildings including public, commercial, and multifamily buildings.
The Institute for Market Transformation has mapped the places that have adopted mandatory benchmarking and transparency policies. The map includes locations that require benchmarking and/or other actions for various building types. IMT is regularly updating this map, so check their website for the latest version.
Do you live in one of these areas? Do you want to learn how CEL’s tech can help you easily and affordably comply with new building energy policies? We are looking for partners—especially those in the rural areas of the states on the map—to pilot our technology.
Through our Smart & Resilient Schools program, our partners allow us to examine their building energy data so that they can learn whether our technology can help them reduce their expenses and their energy burden. Partners receive a grant to pay for the controls and monitoring. Our controls are fully automated, which means you won’t have to manually adjust building and equipment operation. The saves you time and money while actually improving occupant comfort. At the end of the pilot period, we will roll out the monitoring, results, outcomes, and lessons learned from the broader Smart & Resilient Schools community at the end of the year. If you’re satisfied, you’ll have the option to renew the software license.
For our next pilot round, we are looking to add at least seven more sites. We are particularly interested in rural partners. Sites can include any tribal or rural community center, church, library, school, or other community building that is struggling to reduce its energy burden.
If your organization fits the bill, click the link above to fill out an application for our pilot!
If you are selected, you will receive a grant to pay for the controls and monitoring, and the program will be offered at no cost to you. Once you’re in, here’s how it works:
🏫 We’ll come out and install the controls and monitors for free. You’ll also get a free 1-2 year license for our smart building technology for managing energy, carbon, and occupant comfort in commercial buildings.
👩🏽💻 Throughout summer unoccupied periods, we will calibrate the model for full operation by fall.
💡 The technology will create a model for building operation and autonomously operate the building equipment as close as possible to the optimum in real time. This means you won’t have to manually adjust building and equipment operation, saving you time and money while actually improving occupant comfort.
📈 We will roll out the monitoring, results, outcomes, and lessons learned from the broader Smart & Resilient Schools community at the end of the year. If you’re satisfied, you’ll have the option to renew the software license.