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Press Kit

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Press Coverage

Narrowing In on Negawatts: American Scientist, November–December 2011

As the need to conserve energy grows more urgent, researchers are pushing to invent better tools to get the job done. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Field Intelligence Laboratory has created a mobile system to diagnose wasteful thermal leaks in multiple buildings at a time. read more »

Negawatt Mining: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Tech TV

A Negawatt is a watt saved. In this video presentation, Professor Sanjay Sarma asks: “Today we seek Negawatts by guilt. Why not seek them out methodically, ruthlessly, using data and remote sensing?” read more »

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Press Releases

Essess is Named to the Sustainia100 at Rio+20

Essess is recognized for its ability to advance sustainability and increase quality of life at a global scale.

Cambridge, MA – June 21, 2012 – Essess (www.essess.com), a technology company that enables energy efficiency analyses on a large scale, today announced that it has been chosen by Sustainia (www.sustainia.me/solutions) as one of the Sustainia100 at Rio+20—the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Sustainia is a global community of organizations and corporations including the UN Global Compact, Cisco Systems, General Electric, Philips Lighting, and UBS Investment Bank. Sustainia works to promote sustainability through the implementation of leading, readily-available technologies.

Sourced from 56 countries, the Sustainia100 represents the most innovative and scalable solutions needed to create sustainable societies. The Sustania100 award committee includes Connie Hedegaard (European Union Commissioner for Climate Action) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (former governor and Founding Chair of the R20 Regions of Climate Action Group).

“Sustainia100 is a clear demonstration of the benefits sustainable solutions hold,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger. “They can improve our lives now, if we get into the mode of action.”

Buildings consume 40 percent of total energy produced in the United States, and 35 percent of the energy consumed by buildings is wasted. To date, the problem of energy leaks has not been addressed in a scalable, cost-effective way.

In the near-term, improvements to building energy efficiency can reduce carbon emissions even more significantly than the adoption of renewable energy sources. Essess’s technology can help identify these leaks in a quick, easy manner, thus reducing energy consumption, improving energy performance and increasing comfort.

About Essess

Essess is a technology company based in Boston, Mass., that is focused on helping building owners increase comfort, save money and eliminate energy waste by using a technology that enables energy efficiency analyses on a large scale. Essess uses a combination of a proprietary thermal imaging technology and proprietary analytics capabilities to provide building owners with a compelling, easy-to-read, thermal image that highlights potential fixes to building structures to increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Through this technology, Essess provides a low-cost, scalable and rapidly deployable means of identifying potential sources of leaks, a leading source of energy waste in the building sector. Partners, including utilities and home performance professionals, can use Essess’s thermal imaging technology to engage customers and to drive business by inspiring them to take action. For more information visit www.essess.com.

Essess Secures $6M in Series A Funding

Born out of the MIT Field Intelligence Laboratory, Essess attracts $6M investment from Vocap Ventures and DFJ Athena, amongst others, to advance innovation in energy loss detection and analytics.

Cambridge, MA – April 16, 2012 – Essess (www.essess.com), a technology company that enables energy efficiency analyses on a large scale, today announced the closing of a $6 million Series A funding round from both existing and new investors including Vocap Ventures and DFJ Athena.

“Essess clearly provides the first viable and scalable technology to assess residential and commercial energy efficiency. We look forward to supporting Essess leadership as they realize their goal of enabling energy efficiency,” said Vinny Olmstead of Vocap Ventures.

Essess uses a combination of a proprietary thermal imaging technology and proprietary analytics capabilities to provide building owners with a compelling, easy-to-read, thermal image that highlights potential fixes to building structures to increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Utilities can use Essess to augment both structural and behavioral energy efficiency campaigns. Likewise, energy auditors and home performance professionals can use Essess in marketing energy audits and efficiency upgrades.

“Buildings consume 40 percent of total energy produced in the United States, and 35 percent of the energy consumed by buildings is wasted,” said Dr. Jonathan Jesneck, Essess co-founder and Chief Scientist. “In the near-term, improvements to building energy efficiency can reduce carbon emissions even more significantly than the adoption of renewable energy sources.”

About Essess

Essess is a technology company based in Boston, Mass., that is focused on helping building owners increase comfort, save money and eliminate energy waste by using a technology that enables energy efficiency analyses on a large scale. Essess uses a combination of a proprietary thermal imaging technology and proprietary analytics capabilities to provide building owners with a compelling, easy-to-read, thermal image that highlights potential fixes to building structures to increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Through this technology, Essess provides a low-cost, scalable and rapidly deployable means of identifying potential sources of leaks, a leading source of energy waste in the building sector. Partners, including utilities and home performance professionals, can use Essess’s thermal imaging technology to engage customers and to drive business by inspiring them to take action. For more information visit www.essess.com.

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