We've Moved!

Come check out our new San Luis Obispo headquarters office!  We're now at 1120 Marsh St, Suite C and have some more room to expand!

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EcoVox Guest Lecture at Cal Poly, SLO: November 18, 2015

EcoVox was pleased to give  a guest lecture for students in Dave Houghton's CE 475: Civil Infrastructure and Building Systems class at Cal Poly, SLO.  EcoVox president and co-founder Ryan Hoest presented an overview of the current building automation landscape plus our work in building data analytics and continuous building commissioning.  

The course is a great example of Cal Poly's commitment to developing well-rounded, talented engineers, as civil engineering students are also given a familiarity of the mechanical systems within the building structure.

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Upcoming SkySpark Introduction Webinar

SkySpark Demonstration Webcast: December 8th, From 11:30AM - 1:00PM ET

The live, "Deep Dive" Demonstration webcast is a great way to get a solid overview of the capabilities of SkySpark and see the power of real, automated analytics. Whether you are a building owner, system integrator or engineer this is the place to start to get introduced to SkySpark. This session is scheduled for:

Tuesday Dec 8, 2015 at 11:30AM ET (New York time).

Contact info@ecovoxinc.com for an invitation.

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SkySpark Essentials Class Announced for Jan 12th - Jan 13th, 2016.

SkyFoundry will conduct the next SkySpark Essentials class on Jan 12th - Jan 13th, 2016.  A great way to get started with SkySpark, the 2-day program provides students with the essential information to start to use and implement projects.  The training program consists of 4 Modules, each of which builds on the knowledge acquired in the previous Module.

  • Training Dates: Tuesday Jan 12th - Wednesday Jan 13th.
  • Cost: $990/person
  • Location:  Controlco, 3451 Vincent Rd, Suite C, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

To register, contact us at: info@ecovoxinc.com.

 

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AB 1103 Update: Benchmarking Program to Transition to AB 802 Program after December 2015

Per the California Energy Commission:

"Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2015), signed by Governor Brown on October 8, 2015, has mandated the transition to a new statewide building energy use benchmarking and public disclosure program. This announcement clarifies the transition from the current Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (Public Resource Code Section 25402.10, popularly known as AB 1103) to the new program mandated by AB 802:

- AB 1103 will be in effect until December 31, 2015. Building energy use disclosure at the time of sale, lease, finance, or refinance will continue to be required until then. AB 1103 will be repealed January 1, 2016, meaning the Energy Commission's regulations pertaining to this statute will no longer be in effect and the current rulemaking will be ended.

- The AB 1103 docket (15-OIR-04) will remain open until December 31, 2015 to allow stakeholders to comment on the program. The Energy Commission will soon open a new docket to receive comments for the new program. Comments received under the AB 1103 docket that are relevant to the new program will be moved to the new docket.

- There will be no statewide energy use disclosure requirement in 2016. During this time, Energy Commission staff will engage in a public process to develop regulations and establish the reporting infrastructure for the new program. Staff anticipates that regulations for the new program will be in effect January 1, 2017.

- Staff will propose an order instituting a rulemaking proceeding for the new program at the November Energy Commission business meeting.

- The Energy Commission will soon conduct a scoping workshop to gather public input on implementing the benchmarking provisions of AB 802."

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Upcoming SkySpark Demonstration Webcast

SkySpark Demonstration Webcast: October 29th, 1:30PM - 3:00PM ET

SkyFoundry's live, "Deep Dive" Demonstration webcast is a great way to get an overview of the capabilities of SkySpark and see the power of real, automated analytics. Whether you are a building owner, system integrator or engineer this is the place to start to get introduced to SkySpark. This session is scheduled for:

Thursday October 29, 2015 at 1:30PM ET (New York time)

Contact john@skyfoundry.com for an invitation.

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ECOVOX IS NOW A SKYFOUNDRY PARTNER

EcoVox, Inc.  is excited to announce that we are now a Value-Added Reseller for the SkySpark analytics platform from SkyFoundry (www.skyfoundry.com/partners).  As part of the network of industry-leading reseller partners, Value Added Resellers provide SkySpark software, implementation services, training, and support to end users.  Contact us at info@ecovoxinc.com or 805.540.2044 with any questions about how you can take advantage of the versatile SkySpark analytics platform.  From higher education to K-12 districts, commercial offices to healthcare or even industrial facilities, we have a solution for your specific needs.

The SkySpark platform has been at the core of EcoVox' Energy Information System offerings that combine building data analytics with energy management services for our clients.  Our engineering team is looking forward to helping you leverage SkySpark and implement a continuous improvement process in your facilities.

PROPOSITION 39 2014-2015 EXPENDITURE PLANS DUE

Reminder from the California Energy Commission:

"The last day for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to submit a fiscal year 2014-2015 Energy Expenditure Plan (EEP) is June 30, 2015. EEPs received by the Energy Commission on or after July 1, 2015 will be considered fiscal year 2015-2016 submittals and will be noted as such in the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) Energy Expenditure Plan Online application system. Submitting an application with an incorrect fiscal year may delay the processing of your application.

LEAs that do not submit an EEP in fiscal year 2014-2015 will not lose their financial allotment. Any unused Proposition 39 awards will roll to the next fiscal year."

For more information, visit the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act web page at: 

http://energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/

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Reminders of upcoming conferences

Summer is always a busy time for industry conferences.  Mark your calendars for some key upcoming meetings:

  • May 18-20, 2015: Haystack Connect 2015 Conference in Colorado Springs, CO
  • June 3-4, 2015:  33rd West Coast Energy Management Congress at the Long Beach Convention Center                                     
  • June 27- July 1, 2015:  ASHRAE Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA

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