The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a plan to significantly reduce energy use and costs at state facilities through the signing of a three-year, $5.6 million deal with Boston-based EnerNOC, Inc. and use of advanced energy metering and analytics to highlight opportunities for increased energy efficiency at state properties.\u00a0 The new contract, signed by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) with EnerNOC, will create the Commonwealth Building Energy Intelligence\u00a0 (CBEI) program, through which energy usage at millions of square feet state buildings will be tracked in real-time and provide recommendations for reducing energy use. \u00a0\n\n\u00a0\u201cThis innovative program further signals our commitment to using advanced technologies and cutting edge strategies to make state government more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sound,\u201d said Governor Charlie Baker. \u201cThis initiative will ensure that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in energy efficiency standards and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.\u201d\n\n\u201cThis program will yield considerable energy savings and carbon footprint reductions for the Commonwealth,\u201d said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. \u201cThe Baker-Polito Administration continues to be committed to a clean, affordable and resilient energy future and hopes to set an example for other entities and Massachusetts citizens to look into energy efficiency solutions.\u201d\n\n\u201cThrough the Commonwealth Building Energy Intelligence program, we are furthering our pledge to lead by example in reducing the environmental impacts of state government,\u201d said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. \u201cThe program will leverage new technology solutions to promote sustainable energy practices at state facilities and help us meet our Global Warming Solutions Act goals.\u201d\n\nThese services will provide state facilities with access to real-time metering, building management system integration, utility bill management and building energy analytics, enabling them to optimize day-to-day energy management, identify energy anomalies as they occur, prioritize energy projects that target under-performing buildings and identify billing errors on utility bills. Facilities include a wide array of building types with unique energy and cost-reduction opportunities, including state office buildings, residence and dining halls at state universities, administration and classroom buildings at community colleges, state hospitals, correction facilities, trial courts and others.\n\nFunding for the new program will come from both the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and DCAMM, with DCAMM overseeing the contract and the relationship with EnerNOC. DOER and DCAMM estimate that when fully implemented the features of the new contract should result in energy reductions of at least 5 to 10 percent, with anticipated savings of several million dollars per year.\n\n\u201cInvesting in innovative and data-driven energy programs affirms the Administration\u2019s dedication to identifying creative solutions that will reduce the overall energy use at state facilities,\u201d\u00a0said Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A\u0026F) Secretary Kristen Lepore. \u201cThis investment provides environmental benefits while saving taxpayer dollars.\u201d\n\n\u201cAs DOER emphasizes energy efficiency as a key strategy in our Leading by Example programs, supporting this initiative with DCAMM improves our path to achieve our goals,\u201d said DOER Commissioner Judith Judson. \u201cWe look forward to seeing state facilities utilize this important tool to reduce energy, costs, and emissions from building operations.\u201d\n\n\u201cWe look forward to enhancing our ongoing energy efficiency efforts at state government facilities across the Bay State through the Commonwealth Building Energy Intelligence program,\u201d said DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone.\u201cThis program provides us a vital vehicle to identify and implement all-important operational energy-saving strategies, and I applaud DOER\u2019s financial support of this program, which is yet another example of the close collaboration between our two agencies.\u201d\n\n\u201cAs our nation\u2019s leader in energy efficiency, we applaud Massachusetts\u2019 commitment to innovation, maintaining its first place status, and meeting its aggressive GHG reduction goal of 25% by 2020,\u201d said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. \u201cEnerNOC\u0027s energy intelligence software provides the visibility and insights that entities like the Commonwealth of Massachusetts need to drive further efficiency and accountability into how they manage energy.\u201d\n\nThis investment in the Commonwealth Building Energy Intelligence system builds on the efforts of the Massachusetts Enterprise Energy Management System (EEMS), the first-phase of the program. This contract provides substantial technological and strategic advancements from the first-phase of the program.\n\nThe Baker-Polito Administration has been working to stabilize and reduce the cost of energy for residents and businesses, strengthen the clean energy economy in Massachusetts and help meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements set forth under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). Through the filing of\u00a0hydropower\u00a0and recently signed solar\u00a0legislation, the Administration hopes to diversify Massachusetts\u2019 energy portfolio and encourage the development of renewable energy resources.\n\nEnerNOC, a global energy services company based in Boston, has more than 1,300 employees, with 500 in Boston, and has offices in over 13 countries on 5 continents.