May 6, 2015: Energy Efficiency Firm Says It Can Cut Building Energy Consumption up to 40 Percent
German Company Is Now Targeting the US Market
WASHINGTON and JUELICH, Germany — Having shown its effectiveness in Germany and Europe, MeteoViva is now bringing its energy-efficiency technology, MeteoViva Climate, to the United States market. With its patented software solution, the company claims it can reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40 percent in office and industrial buildings.
The company said its software determines a building’s future needs for heating and cooling, thereby sustainably reducing energy costs. To do this, the software incorporates all room climate influences in a model and calculates the optimal settings for the HVAC system. This ensures that the existing technology is optimally utilized in generating a healthy and comfortable indoor climate.
“Current technologies react to changes in temperature, often resulting in an uncomfortable climate and high costs,” said Dr. Stefan Hardt, managing director of MeteoViva. “MeteoViva, on the other hand, considers all influencing parameters — such as building physics, people, machines, and weather forecasts. It calculates in advance how much heating or cooling will be needed.” So far, the company said the software has achieved amortization rates of two years or less. It works with any building equipment and is manufacturer-independent.
“Expansion into the U.S. market is the next logical step for us,” said Hardt. “In the U.S., energy consumption is considerably higher than in Europe and the American market lags behind European energy efficiency standards. The fact that MeteoViva Climate is paid based on its success to save on costs aligns favorably with the American way of thinking.”
MeteoViva has met with potential customers in Oregon and California and will embark on a roadshow along the East Coast in June. Last February, the company founded a U.S. subsidiary, MeteoViva Inc., based in Washington, District of Columbia. Baumann Consulting, a U.S.-wide provider of green building solutions, will provide support regarding the sale and installation of MeteoViva Climate as a cooperation partner. MeteoViva said it wants to successively expand its network of qualified sales partners.
MeteoViva Climate is already being used in more than 50 large buildings throughout Europe, including at the headquarters of the logistics company DHL, at factories operated by Daimler, Bosch, and BMW, at Düsseldorf Airport and various municipal buildings in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany.
For more information, visit www.meteoviva.com.
Publication date: 5/4/2015