Belfast Telegraph

Firm in US link-up to provide energy use software

By Clare Weir

A Northern Ireland engineering firm has linked up with a San Francisco company to sell a new software product which monitors energy use.

BS Holdings will be the only provider of Verdafero's MyVerdafero software in the UK, allowing both companies to grow their export businesses.

MyVerdafero enables industrial users to track, analyse and report on all utility expenses for their businesses.

The software examines energy, water, waste, fuel, oil and wood pellet fuels across multiple locations and facilities, making it useful for facilities managers in charge of overseeing multiple sites and allowing businesses to compare the performance of all buildings within their portfolio and to monitor their carbon footprint in real-time.

Eddie Allen, general manager of BS Holdings, said that the software would benefit clients preparing for local and regional governmental carbon reporting due to start in 2015.

"We are very proud to have partnered with Verdafero and have the unique ability to offer our corporate customers a full service offering from design, installation, maintenance and now tracking, analysis and reporting on not just energy but all overhead utility expenses." he said.

Dr Alastair Hood of Verdafero said that facility managers and corporate customers do not always have the time and resources necessary to analyse large amounts of data on spreadsheets and paper.

"Now, having the ability to track, analyse, and report how a facility or multiple facilities across a large geographic area uses not just energy, but all overhead utility expenses, is of vital importance for profitability and the environment," he said.

Belfast Telegraph