King County uses energy-tracking system used by Microsoft

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday that a two-year pilot project that will make King County the largest government in the United States to use a new energy-tracking system that Microsoft uses to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The tracking software will be installed at five King County buildings and will provide the maintenance staff with real-time analytics that will help them operate them more efficiently, identify HVAC problems faster and better prioritize maintenance work. They will able to spend less time identifying the cause of a heating or air-conditioning problem and more time fixing it.
"My commitment to creating the best-run government in the United States includes taking advantage of emerging technology that makes our operations more efficient," said Executive Constantine. "This innovative partnership will reduce our energy consumption, our electricity bills, and our carbon emissions, all at no cost to local taxpayers."


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