Our Proprietary AbacusTM System
Our clients not only appreciate the power of data, they understand there is a clear link between financial performance and the use of that data. Top-performing companies demonstrate minute-by-minute the connection between data-driven decision-making and organizational performance, and the reverse is true for underperforming companies. When companies lag behind their peers in the use of financial-performance data, their competition is at a substantial advantage.
The benefits of data are being seen in all facets of business, and energy management is no exception. The use of data is extremely important to strategic decision-making, and there are many other areas where the extensive use of data is yielding significant benefits.
AbacusTM doesn’t present data; it enables the Building Manager to explore and understand its meaning, and this readily translates to actions resulting in reduced energy consumption and utility costs.
Sometimes referred to as “the mother of all math engines”, AbacusTM exemplifies all the grandeur, functionality, and grace that has become synonymous with U.S. Power. Put simply, the system is at the very epicenter of our work. The measurement and reporting of energy flows and the quantification of return on investment metrics is critical as our clients deploy capital expenditure dollars. And AbacusTM enables us to granularly measure and compare cost, consumption, and associated carbon emissions at a scale and complexity without equal, presented in a visually appealing manner that is both user-friendly and intuitive.
It’s become the backbone of our analysis and scoping thrusts, and has been developed to organize and assist our Energy Services businesses and those of our Member contractors through the entire process of concept, design, and schematic development, as well as funding, contracting, construction management, monitoring and control of the building systems in which we install.
The AbacusTM system is one of the most exciting suite of technologies since the turn of this century, and to say we are its proud developers would be an understatement.