The computerized ESCO

It's still in the testing stages, but a software application developed by a startup called Retroficiency, based in Boston, seeks to radically simplify the sorts of energy-efficiency audits done by energy service companies (ESCOs) to calculate the return on upgrades to heating, cooling, lighting and other systems in commercial buildings. In a story on the blog Earth2Tech, Retroficiency doesn't seek to replace ESCOs so much as give them a powerful new tool.

On Wednesday, Retroficiency announced an $800,000 angel round from investors including World Energy Solutions, as well as a working relationship with major property management firm Jones Lang Lasalle that will give it a chance to test the tech out in the real world, Earth2Tech's Jeff St. John reports.

Earth2Tech story

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