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Verdafero Inc. Added to ENERGY STAR’s® ‘Most Active’ Web Service Provider List



Verdafero Inc. Added to ENERGY STAR’s® ‘Most Active’ Web Service Provider List


San Francisco, CA – Verdafero Inc. is proud to announce that, through hard work and fundamental commitment to protect the environment by being an ENERGY STAR Partner, it has now been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR as a ‘Most Active’ Web Service Provider. Verdafero’s voluntary partnership and recognition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR means that we will be working toward helping their clients improve the energy efficiency and performance of their facilities. We believe that an organization-wide energy management approachwill help our clients improve their bottom line and in preserving the environment for future generations.

“As a leading provider of Utility Analytics Software Platforms Verdafero is enabling the worldwide commercial property market to save money through improved utility resource management. Verdafero’s utility management software tools are used by some of the world’s best-known companies to make informed decisions on their multiple utility streams across multiple locations and facilities. Verdafero helps organizations better manage their utility data by presenting the complex information in a way that the user can easily make informed decisions.” said Dr Alastair Hood, CEO of Verdafero.

“This recognition from ENERGY STAR puts Verdafero in an elite group of web service providers. We are very proud to have achieved this recognition from ENERGY STAR. This is an important acknowledgement of Verdafero’s accomplishments in reducing energy usage and costs in key industry segments.”

As a ‘Most Active’ Web Service Provider Verdafero has been nationally recognized for our commitment and dedication to work in partnership with ENERGY STAR, to help our growing customer base of clients to:

  • Measure and track the energy performance of their facilities at all locations.
  • Set a goal to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings by 10% or more, in support of the ENERGY STAR Challenge

We also:

  • Encourage our staff and community to learn about the benefits of energy efficiency and to implement appropriate energy efficiency measures
  • Encourage other companies/organizations with whom we work to join ENERGY STAR and take the ENERGY STAR Challenge

By helping our clients to better understand their energy use we can help them reduce energy consumption. By using Verdafero’s proprietary software platform, our customers can save on direct utility costs and millions of kWh each year


ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between businesses, government and others united to protect our environment for future generations by changing to energy-efficient practices today. ENERGY STAR works with more than 9,000 partners to improve the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.

For more information, visit www.energystar.gov or call 1-888-STAR-YES.

ABOUT Verdafero Inc.

Verdafero Inc. based in San Francisco, CA, offers a unique SaaS platform allowing organizations to capture, analyze and visualize their entire utility expenses, including energy, water, waste, fuel and carbon footprint tracking, across their entire organization.

For more information, visit www.verdafero.com or call +1 (650) 206 2441.

Verdafero’s Cloud-Based Utility Analytics Software Saves Tech CU $20,000 in Utility Costs

Verdafero’s Cloud-Based Utility Analytics Software Saves Tech CU $20,000 in Utility Costs

Utility Analytics improves efficiency while supporting environmentally sound business practices.

Tech CUSan Francisco, CA (October 18, 2014) — For Silicon Valley-based Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), being a good corporate citizen means aligning sound business practices with responsible community and environmental stewardship. To help drive greater efficiency within its facilities, the credit union recently implemented Verdafero’s cloud-based Utility Analytics software, which monitors, analyzes, and tracks electric, gas, water, waste, fuel and carbon footprint expenses across all branches.

Immediate Impact

Verdafero’s Utility Analytics gave Tech CU a better understanding of its utility use throughout the organization and the credit union can now manage that use more efficiently. In addition, the software revealed an overcharge of $20,000 in utility costs that Tech CU was able to recover.

Tech CU’s Vice President of Information and Administration, Kevin Alsup leads the organization’s facility efficiency efforts. “By improving the visibility and reporting of our utilities across multiple locations, we gain a lot of insight into where we can save money,” he said. “With Verdafero’s software, we don’t have to spend several hours a month analyzing our utility bills for every branch — the information is available at the touch of a button.”

Alsup elaborated, “As an example, Verdafero’s active alerts automatically notified me of a problem at one of our branches. Our engineering staff was unable to identify the exact cause. Upon further investigation, we found that it was a problem with the meter, resulting in an overcharge of almost $1,800 per month, which we were able to recover from the utility due to the reporting features of the software.”

Verdafero Monitors, Analyzes, and Visualizes All Utility Spend

Verdafero was designed to enable businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, increase net cash flow by cutting operating expense, and increase asset value.

“As rising utility costs, lack of water during this year’s drought in California and public opinion drive the need for a more sustainable future, we see that the financial sector is not immune to the pressures of having to reduce its environmental impact while saving overhead expenses,” said Dr. Alastair Hood, CEO of Verdafero Inc. “Tech CU now has the unique ability to track, analyze and report their entire utility usage and cost comparisons in real-time. Our technology gives management the ability to analyze, compare and report on all sustainability metrics across all their facilities, including energy, water and waste.”

About TechCU

Founded in 1960 by the employees of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Semiconductor Division, Tech CU has served the high tech workforce in Silicon Valley for more than 50 years and today has 70,000 individual, non-profit and business members and more than $1.8 billion in assets. The financial institution is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest in the country, as indicated by Tech CU’s 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. Tech CU’s members have access to 65,000+ surcharge-free ATMs nationwide, online and mobile banking, 10 full-service branches throughout the Bay Area, and comprehensive mortgage, wealth management and commercial banking services. To learn more about Tech CU, visit www.techcu.com

About Verdafero Inc.

Verdafero Inc., based in San Francisco, CA, is a software and services provider focused on helping organizations save money through optimization of their entire utility expenses, including electric, gas, water, waste, fuel and carbon footprint tracking, across their entire organization through the use of their cloud based Utility Analytics Platform.

For more information visit www.verdafero.com, or call (+1) 650 206 2441.

Media Contacts:

Alastair Hood, Ph.D., CEO

Verdafero Inc. e: alastair@verdafero.com, i: www.verdafero.com

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Verdafero Inc Obtains Energy Audit Approval from the City of San Francisco

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