Mayor of Vancouver Announces that City’s Buildings Will Soon ‘Have a Pulse’
Pulse Energy’s new office launch is a Vancouver Green Capital success story
VANCOUVER, BC –Vancouver’s Pulse Energy celebrated the move to their new downtown office last night with an official launch party drawing some big names in Vancouver. Political leaders braved a rainy winter storm to rub shoulders with the city’s business, real estate and energy sector elite.
Mayor Gregor Robertson toasted the fast-growing company on their success, and made an announcement that the City of Vancouver, in partnership with BC Hydro Power Smart, would be deploying Pulse Energy’s technology in its own buildings. Mayor Robertson told a group of 150 guests that “by improving the efficiency of our largest buildings, Pulse Energy’s energy management software will move Vancouver closer to our goal of becoming the world’s Greenest City. A great benefit of Pulse Energy’s approach is that it enables cost savings that don’t require expensive capital expenditures on new equipment.”
“We are excited to join the City administration to make Vancouver a Green Capital. This will allow them to improve energy efficiency by quickly fixing energy-wasting problems, and also to show the world how they’re performing on the web,” said David Helliwell, Pulse Energy co-founder.
Walking the talk, Pulse Energy displayed their new building’s energy consumption at the office launch party. After checking in with a courtesy bike valet and choosing to take the 6 flights of stairs to Pulse Energy’s office, guests viewed real-time data on Pulse’s live dashboard and were made to appreciate that minor changes in their behaviour offset more than just the martinis they were drinking.
But energy savings are realized not only through changes in behavior. The software’s ability to catch anomalies in consumption patterns and measure and verify building retrofits, are benefits that current users of the software, like the University of British Columbia and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, see translating to energy savings of
5% to 20%.