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Texas State University Selects New Energy Management Software

Texas State University, San Marcos is implementing new energy management software that automates the university's data entry and audit process and provides Web-based reporting and other tools.

The university employed a utilities analyst to research new energy management software options that met the university's requirements, and the analyst recommended EnergyCAP. The new system will go live in September and the implementation will be complete in October, at which point it will track 60 buildings and 500 utility meters for the university.

The university's energy management software requirements included:

  • Ability to track submeters and create chargebacks to bill tenants for energy use;
  • Ability to calculate savings attributed to energy management projects;
  • Interoperability with SAP accounts payable system for the purpose of paying utility bills;
  • Interoperability with Energy Star's Portfolio Manager system for the purpose of receiving building ratings; and
  • Web-based access to utility bill and energy data.

"After extensive research, we concluded the total energy management software package in EnergyCAP would meet our needs and goals," said Brittany McCullar, utilities analyst for the university, in a prepared statement. "It will bring immediate benefits for automating our data entry and audit process with sophisticated benchmarking, reporting, and project measurement and verification tools."

EnergyCAP is available in multiple versions:

  • EnergyCAP Enterprise is a network client-server system with Web reporting that is suitable for universities and provides utility bill processing and energy reporting;
  • EnergyCAP Express is a Web-based system that is suitable for colleges and manages utility bills and energy data; and
  • EnergyCAP Professional is suitable for public school districts in the United States and is available only through a Transformational Energy Management process contract with Energy Education.

Texas State University, San Marcos is located in central Texas and serves more than 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Further information about EnergyCAP is available at energycap.com.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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