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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North uses Verdafero’s Utility Analytics to find hidden savings

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As a part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North, a leading hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced the results of energy audit focused on energy reductions that will help the hotel achieve its sustainability goals. Conducted jointly with Verdafero, Inc. the audit found saving opportunities of over 81,067kWh per year by implementing energy efficient technology and best practices.

Jason Dorfman, General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North, said: “As a premier Bay Area hotel committed to developing a sustainable business, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North is always looking for practical ways to become more energy efficient. Verdafero’s findings identified savings that allowed us to invest in new technology to improve our sustainability and reduce our consumption footprint and in the process, will help the hotel become one of EPA Energy Star’s most energy efficient hotels in the nation. This is something that we are obviously very proud of.”

Verdafero helps hospitality property owners and operators understand their utility usage now and in the future to help control utility consumption and costs, budget for future expenses and can rate properties across the nation in utility efficiency all at the touch of a button through Verdafero’s utility analytics software platform. Using Verdafero’s utility analytics platform, the DoubleTree hotel was able to identify these saving upgrades and investment opportunities.

Dr. Alastair Hood, CEO of Verdafero Inc. added, “We are very pleased to have worked with such a forward thinking hotel chain as DoubleTree by Hilton. The unique insights gained from Verdafero’s utility analytics platform gave us both the ability to not only make informed decisions on current utility costs and usage within their San Francisco Airport North property our comprehensive auditing service found the particular investment opportunities to realize these savings.”

As an ENERGY STAR Partner, and recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR as a ‘Most Active’ Web Service Provider, Verdafero Inc. is committed to helping their clients improve the entire operational efficiency and performance of their facilities.

The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel minutes from downtown San Francisco boasts panoramic views of beautiful San Francisco Bay and offers a prime location just three miles from San Francisco International Airport.

A premier hotel offering free high-speed Internet, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel provides superior service, spacious rooms, on-site dining, free parking near San Francisco and free SFO Airport Shuttle Service for the convenience of our guests.

For more information, visit http://www.doubletreesfo.com/ or call +1-415-467-4400.

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

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

Verdafero – Utility Analytics Software Platform Provides BS Holdings Ltd with the tools to lead the way in Sustainability

Verdafero – Utility Analytics Software Platform Provides BS Holdings Ltd with the tools to lead the way in Sustainability

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – Following the signing of a successful partnership agreement between BS Holdings & Verdafero Inc. in 2013 BS Holdings have been busy implementing Verdafero’s Utility Analytics Software Platform along with their proprietary Bio-Fuel Heating Systems to multiple client sites across the UK and Ireland. The results are very encouraging.

The Situation

In 2011 the UK government introduced the Renewable Heating Initiative (RHI), the first of its kind in the world. The RHI is a scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. The UK Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.

The RHI pays participants that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. The primary renewable fuel is composed of wood pellets which is less polluting than oil or any other fossil fuel. The financial incentive covers the price of equipment conversion and reduces the heating bill. Thus By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.

BS Holdings. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, BS Holdings is the premier supplier of advanced heating and air handling equipment systems & support to private, public and commercial customers in the UK and Ireland.

The company saw an opportunity to extend its markets and sell more of its eco-friendly equipment: by using Verdafero unique capability to visualize how their customers spend their utility money, it is easier to show them the impact of replacing older equipment by a newer model, and take advantage of the government financial incentives, creating a win-win-win situation: more savings, and even less costs, while reducing the carbon footprint of the organization!

How Verdafero Technology has been Helping BS Holdings

“Over the last few years as we installed more and more bio-fuel heating systems across multiple clients in the UK and Ireland it became increasingly difficult to effectively monitor and track the usage and costs of the heating systems to accurately record and receive payment for carbon reductions through the newly introduced Renewable Heating Initiative (RHI).” said Eddie Allen, General Manager of BSH.

He also adds:

“As an example of how Verdafero helps us drive our business, the RHI rebate can almost cover the cost of the heating fuel for a business. Having the ability to now capture, analysis, visualize and report the usage and costs from each bio-fuel installation across multiple client sites spread across the whole of the UK without having to visit each site individually is of vital importance to our business,”

“We can now do this from the comfort of our computer. Also, being able to offer our customers a full service offering of, not just, installation and maintenance of the bio-fuel heating systems but now the ability to capture, analyze and visualize the usage and costs of each and every system we install provides our customers with unprecedented access to how they are running their businesses. Up until now utility expenses have been seen as something that are fixed and a cost of doing business. Now with greater insight, provided by Verdafero, the user and importantly BS Holdings have the data at their fingertips and can quickly and efficiently alert the customer to any potential problems, show how each installation’s operations compare to others and importantly help the customer reduce their overhead expenses. For BS Holdings we use the system to accurately calculate the RHI metrics. Being cloud-based we can use Verdafero’s platform while on the road at the customer’s site” Eddie Allen continued.

Alastair Hood, CEO of Verdafero Inc., said, “As rising utility costs and public opinion drives the need for a more sustainability future we see that the UK government’s RHI is a great step forward in reducing business’ environmental impacts while also saving them overhead costs. BS Holdings and their customers now has the unique ability to track, analyze, compare and report on all sustainability metrics, including carbon footprint, across all their installations, not just in energy but water, waste and any other utility expense a business might have.”

For more information please contacts:

Alastair Hood

Verdafero Inc. +1 (650) 206 2441



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