Ecova, Powerhouse Dynamics Expand Partnership

Offering energy management systems, services to c-stores, restaurants

Ecove Powerhouse Dynamics

SPOKANE, Wash. & BOSTON -- Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, and Powerhouse Dynamics, a supplier of enterprise energy and asset management systems, have announced that they have expanded their partnership to provide energy management and managed services to retailers, restaurants and convenience stores.

Powerhouse Dynamics brings its SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system to the partnership and Ecova brings its resource monitoring services team. Under the partnership, Ecova offers SiteSage directly to its customers, saving them up to 29% by using the combined solution, said the companies.

As energy prices, staffing expenses and product costs rise, restaurants, convenience stores and retailers have been challenged to produce profits within tightening margins. Remote equipment control and analytics, asset management and facility services have become increasingly important in preserving operational efficiency and protecting the bottom line. Increasingly, businesses are implementing energy management systems and services.

“Clients that manage large portfolios of facilities under 10,000 square feet usually have overstretched staff and no effective way to benchmark facilities, track equipment operations in real time, diagnose issues, or assess the ROI of efficiency measures,” said Bob Zak, senior vice president for facility solutions for Ecova. “Traditional energy management systems are not the right fit for this market. With SiteSage, we can give customers total control as well as instant insight down to the equipment level and up to the enterprise level, saving money and time. Additionally, our Operations Control Center can remotely monitor and manage equipment at each of their sites.”

Martin Flusberg, CEO of Powerhouse Dynamics, said, “Integrating the controls, analytics and alerts provided by SiteSage with the expert facility management offered by Ecova clearly produces very significant savings for our shared clients. But energy savings are just one piece of the puzzle. Together, we also deliver preventive maintenance and lifecycle cost reductions, operational insight and efficiency, and best-in-class service. It’s an unbeatable package.”

Spokane, Wash.-based Ecova is an energy and sustainability management company.

Powerhouse Dynamics, Boston, uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers and others. The Powerhouse DynamicsSiteSage platform reduces energy, maintenance and repair expenses by centralizing control, analysis and management of energy-consuming equipment.

Engineered specifically for smaller facilities, SiteSage features functionality delivered via online and mobile interfaces. The system controls major loads, monitoring power consumption, providing insight into the performance of individual pieces of equipment, and tracking gas and water usage. Patented analytics deliver actionable intelligence via diagnostics and alerts, and SiteSage’s enterprise-wide benchmarking capabilities identify underperforming facilities and assets.