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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Performance Systems Development Joins Green Button Initiative

Company joins national effort to standardize energy data and engage consumers on energy use

Ithaca, NY (May 3, 2012) - Performance Systems Development (PSD) a building performance software and services provider, joins other leading technology companies and utilities to announce that it has joined Green Button, an industry-led initiative to empower consumers to make informed decisions on efforts to reduce their energy bills.

Last year, the White House issued a call to action, challenging industry to provide electricity customers with easy access to their energy usage data in a secure, user-friendly, electronic format via a “Green Button” on their utilities web site. Access to data on energy use can play a large role in helping consumers conserve energy and save money by accessing new tools and services developed by third parties.

Green Button is based on a common technical standard developed in collaboration with a publicprivate partnership supported by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology. The standard can be applied to residential, commercial, and industrial sector data.

“Easy and recurring access to energy information is critical to improve the success and efficiency of the energy efficiency industry,” said Greg Thomas, CEO of Performance Systems Development and Chair of Efficiency First, the national building retrofit trade association. “We applaud the White House for rapidly moving forward this voluntary standard. It will help building and homeowners make better decisions, help contractors and engineers improve their energy services, and help utilities improve the cost effectiveness of their programs.”

As part of its mission to achieve peak performance across America’s building stock, PSD will offer Green Button energy data connections as part of its Building Performance Compass software. PSD’s energy program management software supports residential, multifamily, and commercial energy programs funded by Pacific Gas & Electric, Duke Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the US Department of Energy and others.

About Performance Systems Development:

Performance Systems Development specializes in providing software, training, and consulting to the building energy efficiency industry. The company provides a whole-systems approach to energy policy, programs, solutions, and software processes, to improve process efficiency. PSD continues to develop TREAT, a leading energy simulation tool for building retrofits, and Compass, an energy benchmarking tool for residential and commercial use.

For more information contact:

Whit Fulton
Chief Strategy Officer
Tel: (202) 207-6882
Performance Systems Development
New York office:        124 Brindley Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Pennsylvania offices: 40 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 104, Philadelphia, PA, 19118,
                                  297 ½ Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335