For Commercial Building Owners
In order to deliver value to utilities and large portfolio owners, FirstFuel enables intelligence and energy savings at the individual building level. Building owners and managers can benchmark their buildings, act on customized recommendations and monitor the savings impact of their actions, with no work required to get started.
Benchmark at an end-use level and act on customized recommendations
FirstFuel uses each building’s actual consumption data to create detailed and comprehensive building insights that drive action for building owners and managers.
- End-use benchmarking
Through our web-based portal, building owners and managers can benchmark their building at an end-use level, and understand quickly whether their attention should be focused on lights, heating, cooling, plug loads etc.
- Actionable recommendations
Our building engineers take the next step, telling you not only where the problems are in a building, but what to do about them. We start by taking apart problem areas into two areas:
• Operational - e.g. “lighting consumption is high because the lights are left on all night”
• Retrofit – e.g. “lighting consumption is high because the fixtures and bulbs are an old generation that can only be improved by upgrading to new equipment”
FirstFuel recommendations suggest practical next steps that let building owners and managers know how to implement low-cost and no-cost measures and where to get started with building retrofits. We even connect you directly to your utility account representatives and rebate programs that make saving energy cheaper and easier.
Monitor your actions and performance
Your actions can save energy in the building, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
- Monitoring overall performance
FirstFuel’s analytics can use a building’s prior year consumption and normalize it for recent weather, occupancy and changes to create a baseline expectation for your most recent actual consumption. This allows building owners to see improvements or declines in their overall efficiency.
- Monitor and verify actions
By flagging energy efficiency actions through the FirstFuel portal, building owners and managers can follow the actual savings from those actions over time.
Zero-touch enables instant and ongoing value
Building owners and managers used to have to wait weeks and invest thousands of dollars in an onsite audit, just for a one-time snapshot of energy use in their buildings. With FirstFuel, those days are over.
- Zero touch, instant value
FirstFuel uses building electric consumption data from the utility to deliver a starting point of insightful analysis, benchmarking and recommendations for action from the moment a building owner or manager logs on to the portal. Your time and money is never wasted on invasive onsite activities or device installations.
- Ongoing value
The FirstFuel portal is designed to help building owners and managers save energy over time. We encourage you to add your own actions, to customize the analysis to your needs, and to use the portal to engage the help of your utility and peers. All of the information you add is incorporated into the automated monthly, quarterly and annual data updates.