Environmental Protection

Exelon Energy Helps Businesses Assess Energy Carbon Footprints

Exelon Energy is equipping its commercial and industrial customers with an online energy audit tool from Apogee Interactive, Inc. The Web-based application helps customers evaluate their facility's energy use and find ways to reduce their energy footprint, carbon impact and energy costs.

Businesses across Exelon Energy's four-state service area (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) can access a simple but powerful energy analysis calculator on the company's Web site.

Drop-down menus walk the business through key characteristics about its facility, equipment and operating patterns. Within seconds the customer can view a comprehensive analysis of estimated energy use, recommended savings actions and carbon improvements. Exelon Energy offers a variety of standard energy product options (Fixed and Indexed) to help customers achieve their needs along with environmentally friendly options.

Apogee's energy modeling and algorithms behind the online calculator are the secret to its level of accuracy even with minimal input from the customer. It simulates the energy characteristics of multiple business categories – from convenience stores to major operating centers. For Exelon Energy customers, the calculator is also customized with Exelon Energy's rates and weather data from four key zones (Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, and Philadelphia) – giving the business a clearer picture of its energy situation. "Apogee's energy analysis applications achieve superior accuracy by relying on an expansive base of actual building energy performance metrics coupled with sound energy modeling. Our software engineers have the benefit of working extensively with commercial and industrial facilities, thus enabling our code to account for a level of business pragmatism that math theory alone might not fully capture," said Joel Gilbert, chief software architect and co-founder of Apogee Interactive.

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