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The Benefits of Energy Performance Platforms

Retro-commissioning, strategic energy management (SEM) and pay-for-performance programs involve complex datasets and diverse stakeholders, particularly in Demand-Side-Management programs that need to validate energy savings, document influence, and report defensible results.  

DSM program administrators are streamlining their offerings by moving decentralized data and manual processes into centralized, automated system: an Energy Performance Platform.  

Energy Performance Platforms like Energy Sensei handle the complexity of energy management offerings and provide scalability to expand your programs to more customers. Adopting an energy performance platform has benefits for your program administrators, implementers and participants. Energy Sensei Software


  • Track energy savings, energy cost, and emissions reductions over time 
  • Integrate automated interval energy, billing and weather data so energy teams can view and analyze recent energy trends 
  • Connect actions to results by tracking projects in an online opportunity register.  
  • Store and share data in a secure, encrypted, cloud-based platform. As energy team members change roles, notes and plans don’t get lost in buried Excel spreadsheets. 
  • Collaborate with program coaches and engineers in real-time, without emailing spreadsheets back and forth 
  • Track projects and aggregate results across a portfolio of buildings 



  • Integrate automated interval energy, billing and weather data for timely and trusted program reporting 
  • Rely on participants to securely upload their own energy driver data using intuitive interfaces 
  • Aggregate portfolio results to analyze trends and identify which customers need attention 
  • Standardize M&V methodologies and reporting 



  • Measure program influence with a centralized activity log of project updates 
  • Streamline the forecasting and reporting process without hunting down disparate spreadsheets 
  • Export program data on-demand 
  • Keep program data centralized and secure so nothing is lost when key staff change roles  

The Energy Trust of Oregon has recently adopted a new Energy Performance Platform utilizing our Energy Sensei software. This platform replaces the current system of Excel-based performance tracking workbooks and opportunity registers across their commercial, industrial, and multi-family SEM programs. SEM participants now have access to a centralized platform for their portfolio of enrolled sites, including energy intensity models, project management and energy performance tracking. 

If you are interested in seeing what an Energy Performance Platform could do for your organization, reach out to one of our Cascade Energy experts who can walk you through our Energy Sensei platform and how it can work for you! 

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