HELiOS provides an integrated suite of building energy analytics and due diligence services to develop, analyze, insure and finance energy retrofits with ease and confidence.
Standardized building energy performance assessment and energy retrofit analytics.
Projects due diligence and performance risk assessment.
Self financing or 3rd party financing - PACE, On Bill, Energy Savings Agreement, Leasing ...
The management of energy data and information, utility bills, energy savings projects, and determination of actual savings and ROI is a time consuming, complex, and confusing task across any size portfolio of commercial buildings.
HELiOS Building Efficiency applications immediately streamline your management of building energy use data, energy efficiency upgrade potential comparisons, and energy performance tracking both before and after efficiency projects are completed. HELiOS provides an “enterprise grade” solution for tracking and managing your properties.
Energy audits, building energy modeling, energy retrofit analysis, and post-project measurement and evaluation of actual building performance are expensive and time consuming projects, limiting the number of analyses that can be done, with costs that can exceed project savings.
HELiOS Building Efficiency Solutions are designed to streamline your building energy assessment, retrofit evaluation , and measurement and verification processes, potentially by a factor of 5X or more. This means your firm can reduce project costs, and still increase your bottom line revenues.
Financiers, PACE Program administrators, and even the CFOs of Property Management companies are overwhelmed with inconsistent energy efficiency project information on the projects they are being approached to fund. Funding decisions are often times deferred, or canceled because project priorities and value proposition are not understood.
HELiOS provides a compelling solution to financiers to increase deal flow while searching for and evaluating project financing opportunities for commercial buildings.
Insuring energy efficiency project performance has typically been only done with large project performance contracts, leaving the small and medium sized buildings at risk on efficiency project performance and savings.
HELiOS’ patent pending risk assessment and rating solutions have been designed to provide the risk assessment needed by insurance companies to underwrite policies for PACE funding vehicles, as well as traditional lenders, financiers, and building managers. HELiOS is the world’s first to offer quantitative energy performance risk assessment and rating products.
Utilities are faced with the management of multiple energy efficiency incentive programs that are offered in the commercial marketplace, in their service territories, or unregulated markets. Inconsistent energy analytics, project evaluation and approval methods, as well as post-retrofit measurement and evaluation can become huge program overhead costs.
HELiOS delivers a SaaS based energy efficiency project assessment and performance tracking tool that can dramatically streamline the program management.
HELiOS provides end-to-end building energy analytics to support the development and financing of building energy retrofit projects. Our web-based solutions include: Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA), Energy Audit Evaluation, Rapid Building Energy Modeling, Energy Retrofit Simulation, Energy Efficiency Risk Analysis, and Measurement & Verification.
Commercial Property Owners and Managers are increasingly regulated and subject to investor requirements to disclose the energy performance of their buildings. While the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager offers free benchmarking reports and statement of performance, it is not sufficient for evaluating energy savings opportunities, running financial analyses, managing energy improvement projects and measuring the energy savings performance rigorously.
HELiOS PROPERTY MANAGER™ provides an easy to use and collaborative platform, fully integrated with EPA Portfolio Manager, enabling facility managers to benchmark building energy performance, identify and evaluate energy savings projects, manage the retrofits, and track the performance to verify the projects ROI.
Buildings energy use is determined by multiple factors and variables, and are notoriously compicated to track in a meaningful and comparible manner. Energy services providers and facility managers need to process through disparate time series of energy bills, normalize them to calendar months, neutralize the effect of weather, occupancy, working hours and other variables to create reliable performance metrics. In addition, understanding energy use by end-use category requires complex algorithms to disaggregate the loads.
HELiOS Energy Analytics simplify the process and provide standardized energy performance metrics to easily track usage, prices, costs and energy savings.
Conducting a building energy performance assessment (BEPA) on a building involved in a commercial real estate transaction is a starting point for developing, evaluating and financing energy improvement projects, and the subsequent reporting of the measured energy savings.
HELIOS BEPA™ (Building Energy Performance Assessment) provides simple and easy to use tools to benchmark, analyze, monitor and report buildings’ energy performance. Our technology is based on rigorous standards of energy performance for buildings, including ASTM BEPA E2797, IPMVP and ASHRAE 14 Guidelines.
A standardized and systematic means to identify and quantify the potential performance of Energy Efficiency Measures is a critical factor in providing the consistency that the financial community needs to approve the funding of commercial building projects.
HELIOS EEM™ (Energy Efficiency Measures) enables energy auditors and facility managers to evaluate the economics of Energy Efficiency Measures, their energy savings and financial characteristics, as well as identify utility rebates and other incentives.
Ongoing measurement and verification is critical for the demonstration and insurance that energy efficiency projects are delivering expected and contracted energy savings. Unfortunately, energy efficiency is invisible to the eye. Retrofit projects require standardized energy analytics to recognize the cash flows from energy savings.
HELIOS M&V™ (Real-time Retrofit Performance Tracking and Reporting) uses standardized measurement & verification guidelines and protocols such as the IPMVP and ASHRAE Guideline 14 to track energy reductions and savings on a monthly basis. Standardized M&V through the HELIOS’ platform offers a rigorous and transparent way to track energy savings to all parties involved in a building energy retrofit (owner, lender, contractor and utility).
HELIOS EE-SIM™ (Energy Modeling Tools for Retrofit Analysis) allows non-experts to rapidly model their properties and analyze their energy retrofit opportunities. This eliminates the need for costly and labor-intensive energy engineering cycles to develop and identify viable retrofit projects.
HELIOS EE-SIM™ is based on a standardized building energy model that has been in use in Europe for evaluating building codes and energy performance for over 10 years. HELIOS uses advanced algorithms to calibrate the model to actual building energy use. The clear advantage is drastically reduced modeling time from 1 to 2 weeks of expert building energy scientist time to less than 1 hour. The US Department of Energy has recently completed favorable comparison studies with DOE2.2 and EnergyPlus, thus validating the use of this simplified building energy model.
Capturing and rating energy savings with confidence is critical for obtaining financing.
Although returns on investment are usually very attractive (avg, ROI > 25%), building energy retrofits require significant upfront capital (~ $3/ sq.ft.). Gaining confidence in the value of energy savings is critical to convince CFOs and Investors that cash flows from savings will be delivered, and thus offer performance guarantees through energy savings insurance.
HELIOS EE-RISK™ provides a rigorous evaluation of the probability of achieving a certain level of savings from a retrofit project, which can then be insured.
HELiOS RETROFIT EXLPORER™ allows for rapid evaluation of
potential energy retrofit projects in a pre-energy audit stage.
Coordination of properties and financing options is a necessary starting point for creating a vibrant market. Energy retrofits offer real estate investors & owners a sure way to significantly increase their asset value, but financing is needed upfront.
HELIOS EXCHANGE™ (Cloud-based Marketplace) facilitates and coordinates retrofit financing under proven 3rd party financing models such as PACE, Energy Savings Agreements, or On-Bill-Financing through utilities, as viable alternatives to self-funding.
HELIOS EXCHANGE™ provides end-to-end building energy analytics to support the development and financing of building energy retrofit projects. Our web-based solution allows for reducing the transactions costs of energy retrofit project financing by a factor of 3. This makes it economical for small and medium-size commercial buildings to seek third party financing for their retrofit projects under existing financing mechanisms such as Commercial PACE, Energy Services Agreements (ESA), and On-Bill-Financing (OBF).
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