Pulse Energy Customers Lead the Way for Earth Hour

Vancouver, Canada, April 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Clients of Vancouver-based Pulse Energy reduced their energy consumption by 15.8% during Saturday night’s Earth Hour, 8:30 to 9:30pm, representing another successful year of widespread action. Over the course of a year, if every British Columbian made this change for an hour per day it would conserve over 168 million kilowatt-hours, enough to power 12,000 BC homes.

Pulse Energy has been actively involved with Earth Hour, monitoring around 80 buildings for the event in 2010. The company now provides energy management software to over 800 facilities across North America, and is focused on providing insight to improve energy performance for all commercial buildings.

This year the City of Vancouver’s City Hall campus saved 15.7%, reflecting its commitment to becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. "Earth Hour is an important reminder of the challenges posed to our city and our planet from climate change," said Mayor Robertson. "The City of Vancouver's participation is one more way that we can work together to raise awareness about energy consumption and to inspire citizens across Vancouver to help realize our Greenest City goals."

A First Nations community monitored by Pulse Energy topped the table with a 100% reduction. Hartley Bay, home to 170 people in Northern BC, turned off their diesel-powered on-site generation system to highlight the need for sustainable energy use. Councillor Cameron Hill hopes that his community, aiming to become the greenest First Nation in Canada, will inspire others to be better stewards of the earth. “We all have to work together and do our part, no matter where we are,” he said.

On Vancouver Island the Royal BC Museum turned off all non-essential lights overnight, for the 4th year in a row. The University of British Columbia encouraged students living in the two newest residence buildings, həm'ləsəm' and q'ələxən, to reduce their energy consumption during Earth Hour. "Pulse Engagement Dashboards are a great tool for involving students in this type of campaign," said Kate Ferguson, Assistant Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services at UBC.

To explore the stories and results from Earth Hour at Pulse Energy, please see www.pulseenergy.com/earth-hour-2012

About Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy helps utilities to achieve regulated efficiency targets and boost customer satisfaction. This is achieved through the Pulse™ platform: a scalable software solution for commercial buildings that delivers insight to improve performance, engages occupants, and accurately measures and verifies energy performance. www.pulseenergy.com

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF and Leo Burnett. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities were invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. In 2012, Earth Hour’s I Will If You Will concept invites individuals and organisations to challenge others to an ongoing environmental commitment beyond the hour.
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Peter Cavan