Earth Hour 2012 at Pulse Energy

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“Earth Hour is a tremendous way to show the world the cumulative impact of a large number of small efforts to reduce energy use. Our mission at Pulse Energy is to help the world’s buildings to take those actions every day, to ensure a long-lasting positive legacy of this important event.”

David Helliwell, co-founder and CEO of Pulse Energy
Welcome to Pulse Energy’s fifth Earth Hour celebration.

Our software has monitored and analyzed the energy savings of buildings and communities participating in this global event since 2008. Learn more on this page, or follow us on Twitter for regular updates.

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2012 Highlights

  • Featured clients reduced their energy consumption by an average of 15.8% during this year’s Earth Hour
  • Over the course of a year, if every British Columbian made this change for an hour per day it would conserve over 168 million kilowatt-hours, enough to power 12,000 BC homes.
  • The City of Vancouver’s City Hall campus saved 15.7%, reflecting its commitment to becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.

April 1st – Updated Press Release

Pulse Energy Customers Lead The Way For Earth Hour

BRITISH COLUMBIA – April 1st – Clients of Vancouver-based Pulse Energy reduced their energy consumption by 15.8% during Saturday night’s Earth Hour, 8:30 to 9:30pm, representing another successful year of widespread action. Over the course of a year, if every British Columbian made this change for an hour per day it would conserve over 168 million kilowatt-hours, enough to power 12,000 BC homes.

Pulse Energy has been actively involved with Earth Hour, monitoring around 80 buildings for the event in 2010. The company now provides energy management software to over 800 facilities across North America, and is focused on providing insight to improve energy performance for all commercial buildings.

This year the City of Vancouver’s City Hall campus saved 15.7%, reflecting its commitment to becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. “Earth Hour is an important reminder of the challenges posed to our city and our planet from climate change,” said Mayor Robertson. “The City of Vancouver’s participation is one more way that we can work together to raise awareness about energy consumption and to inspire citizens across Vancouver to help realize our Greenest City goals.”

A First Nations community monitored by Pulse Energy topped the table with a 100% reduction. Hartley Bay, home to 170 people in Northern BC, turned off their diesel-powered on-site generation system to highlight the need for sustainable energy use. Councillor Cameron Hill hopes that his community, aiming to become the greenest First Nation in Canada, will inspire others to be better stewards of the earth. “We all have to work together and do our part, no matter where we are,” he said.

On Vancouver Island the Royal BC Museum turned off all non-essential lights overnight, for the 4th year in a row. The University of British Columbia encouraged students living in the two newest residence buildings, həm’ləsəm’ and q’ələχən, to reduce their energy consumption during Earth Hour. “Pulse Engagement Dashboards are a great tool for involving students in this type of campaign,” said Kate Ferguson, Assistant Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services at UBC.

To explore the stories and results from Earth Hour at Pulse Energy, please see www.pulseenergy.com/earth-hour-2012

March 31st – Initial Press Release

Pulse Energy Customers Lead The Way For Earth Hour

BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 31st – Clients of Vancouver-based Pulse Energy reduced their energy consumption by 15.8% during Saturday night’s Earth Hour, 8:30 to 9:30pm, representing another successful year of widespread action. Over the course of a year, if every British Columbian made this change for an hour per day it would conserve over a million kilowatt-hours, enough to send an electric car around the world 132 times.

Pulse Energy has been actively involved with Earth Hour, monitoring around 80 buildings for the event in 2010. The company now provides energy management software to over 800 facilities across North America, and is focused on providing insight to improve energy performance for all commercial buildings. This year the City of Vancouver’s City Hall campus saved 15.7%, reflecting its commitment to becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.

A First Nations community monitored by Pulse Energy topped the table with a 100% reduction. Hartley Bay, home to 170 people in Northern BC, turned off their diesel-powered on-site generation system to highlight the need for sustainable energy use. Councillor Cameron Hill hopes that his community, aiming to become the greenest First Nation in Canada, will inspire others to be better stewards of the earth. “We all have to work together and do our part, no matter where we are,” he said.

On Vancouver Island the Royal BC Museum turned off all non-essential lights overnight, for the 4th year in a row. The University of British Columbia encouraged students living in the two newest residence buildings, həm’ləsəm’ and q’ələχən, to reduce their energy consumption during Earth Hour. “Pulse Engagement Dashboards are a great tool for involving students in this type of campaign,” said Kate Ferguson, Assistant Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services at UBC.

To explore the stories and results from Earth Hour at Pulse Energy, please see www.pulseenergy.com/earth-hour-2012

March 30th – Updated Media Advisory

UPDATED Media Advisory: Pulse Energy Customers to Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 31st

Vancouver, BC – March 30th – To mark the company’s fifth anniversary with Earth Hour, energy management software provider Pulse Energy and its clients will be taking the lead on energy conservation. In honor of the world’s largest environmental event the people of Hartley Bay, a First Nations community in Northern BC, will aim for a 100% saving by turning off their sole source of electricity.

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus will be running an energy-saving campaign for two of their residences. A news release outlining the efforts of Pulse Energy clients will be published soon after Earth Hour, including the organizations above, Royal BC Museum and City of Vancouver.

Pulse Energy has been actively involved in Earth Hour over the years, monitoring around 80 buildings for the event in 2010. The company now provides energy management software to over 800 facilities across North America, and is focused on providing insight to improve energy performance for all commercial buildings.

For more information and to arrange interviews with Pulse Energy staff and customers, please see our website or contact Peter Cavan.

What Pulse Energy clients and staff celebrating Earth Hour
When Representatives from Pulse Energy will be available on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd for interviews. Please contact Peter Cavan to arrange contact with participating organizations.
Who David Helliwell, co-founder and CEO, Pulse Energy
Cameron Hill, Councillor, Hartley Bay
Andrew Parr, Managing Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, UBC
David Alexander, Communications Manager, Royal BC Museum
Communications Department, City of Vancouver
Where The organizations span British Columbia, with in-person interviews facilitated in the Vancouver area.

March 25th – Initial Media Advisory

Media Advisory: Pulse Energy Customers to Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 31st

Vancouver, BC – March 25th – To mark the company’s fifth anniversary with Earth Hour, energy management software provider Pulse Energy and its clients will be taking the lead on energy conservation. In honor of the world’s largest environmental event the people of Hartley Bay, a First Nations community in Northern BC, will aim for a 100% saving by turning off their sole source of electricity.

Pulse Energy has been involved with Earth Hour since it began in 2007, and now monitors over 800 facilities across North America. The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus will be running an energy-saving campaign for two of their residences. A news release outlining the efforts of Pulse Energy clients will be published soon after Earth Hour, including the organizations above, Royal BC Museum and City of Vancouver.

For more information and to arrange interviews with Pulse Energy staff and customers, please see our website or contact Peter Cavan.

What Pulse Energy clients celebrating Earth Hour
When Saturday March 31, 2012, 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Representatives will be available for interview on the morning of Sunday April 1st
Who - David Helliwell & Owen Rogers, Pulse Energy
- Cameron Hill, Hartley Bay
- Andrew Parr, University of British Columbia
- David Alexander, Royal BC Museum
- City of Vancouver
Where Across British Columbia, with representatives in the Vancouver area

2011 Results

On average the locations monitored by Pulse Energy reduced their energy consumption by 20%, saving two megawatt hours of energy during Earth Hour. If every person in Canada achieved this level of energy savings for an hour daily there would be enough extra energy to send the Vancouver Skytrain to the sun and back 814 times. See the overview for more information on last year’s results.

Media Contact

Peter Cavan
peter.cavan@pulseenergy.com
Office: 778.331.0514
Cell: 778.386.5886

About Pulse Energy

Pulse Energy helps utilities to achieve regulated efficiency targets and boost customer satisfaction. This is achieved through the Pulse™ platform: a scalable software solution for commercial buildings that delivers insight to improve performance, engages occupants, and accurately measures and verifies energy performance. www.pulseenergy.com

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