2016 Press Releases



Through Initiative with City of Palo Alto Utilities, TIBCO and CBRE/Cooley Reduce Water Consumption by Over 5 Million Gallons and Save More Than $75,000


Marysville, CA. November 15, 2016 – Organizations throughout the Golden State have taken steps to reduce water consumption during what scientists have said is California’s worst drought in recorded history. Two such organizations located in Palo Alto, California, are TIBCO Software and Cooley LLP (Cooley facilities are managed by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE)). These companies opted to participate in a pilot program initiative offered by the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) and GreenTraks for building energy management and sustainability benchmarking services. Under the “CPAU-GreenTraks Commercial Benchmarking Program,” participating commercial CPAU customers receive services paid for by the City including:  a one-year subscription to the GreenTraks Energy Manager™, an industry-leading cloud-based energy management system; services to establish or update an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account, allowing businesses to benchmark building energy use against similar property types nationwide; and if applicable, receive ENERGY STAR ratings.


The goal of the pilot program is to enable commercial utility customers to view their energy and water consumption in a dynamic manner, allowing users to view trends in consumption patterns, identify leaks, high usage or other anomalies, and become active managers of their utility consumption. GreenTraks and the City of Palo Alto began work on this pilot initiative under GreenTraks’ Climate Action Partners Program in October 2014. Since that time, TIBCO and CBRE/Cooley LLP have seen a significant reduction in water and energy consumption, as well as savings on utility costs. GreenTraks presented the results of these findings earlier this summer on June 21 in a Water Conservation webinar hosted by the Sustainability Management Association. A video of this webinar can be streamed from this link, with case studies beginning at 56:00 minutes: https://youtu.be/LNBj4rgSUFw). [Read more]




GreenTraks Pilot Program Results Show City Reductions of Over 4,400 MT CO2 and Over $1 Million in Savings in Prior Years


Marysville, CA. September 7, 2016 – GreenTraks presented its results to the City of Sacramento in mid-July after a one-year pilot program, and will present its findings again on September 20th at 10 a.m. PT in a webinar hosted by the Sustainability Management Association and featuring the Butte County Air Quality Management District.


GreenTraks provided energy-management services for the City of Sacramento’s fleet of vehicles, and reported project performance on three of the City’s energy-efficiency projects, including a diesel fleet conversion and two large LED (light-emitting diode) lighting projects. GreenTraks introduced a project-portfolio methodology to showcase City energy-efficiency projects, under the GreenTraks Climate Action Partners Program (CAPP) initiative for cities, counties, and utilities. The pilot program also provided the City with the basis of regular internal reporting of the City’s total actual energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for its properties and fleets. [Read more]