Con Edison Media Relations
February 29, 2012
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NEW YORK – A free energy savings calculator from Con Edison's website (www.coned.com/myenergytoolkit) can help customers tally their energy-savings investments.
Con Edison Customer Service Representative Rosalva Nuñez introduces customers to the nine easy steps they can take in a 10-minute home energy survey. Using the calculator provides money-saving steps as well as current programs and rebates available for those who take energy efficiency measures.
"Taking environmentally-sound steps to reduce energy use is quick and easy," said Marilyn Caselli, Con Edison's senior vice president for Customer Operations. "Using the calculator lets you know how you will get the biggest bang for your buck; it takes your building's age, exposures and features into account, and even allows for weather variations to yield a sophisticated payback analysis."
Con Edison's energy calculator software was developed by Apogee Interactive, of Atlanta, which specializes in accurate energy-use analysis in the utility industry. The company has analytical software that powers more than 400 utility energy efficiency and smart grid communication programs.
Apogee's sophisticated software was customized for Con Edison and tested with accounts that reflected the service area's varied building stock, company rates, and weather patterns. Customers input some information to receive energy savings estimates, and can refine more specific results using their own billing data.
"Con Edison serves a diverse landscape," remarked Apogee co-founder and chief software architect Joel Gilbert. "Our software accommodates virtually all housing types, showing homeowners how they can make specific behavioral changes and/or home improvements to lower their energy costs."
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $39 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit us at www.conEd.com, at our green site, www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.