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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Lucid Provides Energy Reduction Software to DC Government

buildingOSAugust 2014 - Earlier this year, Lucid, a 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research award recipient, announced that the District of Columbia (D.C.) government was using Lucid’s BuildingOS® software in order to reach an energy reduction target of 20 percent in 20 months. BuildingOS®, the world’s first online operating system for buildings, to simply track energy consumption to drive a behavior change in consumption. It creates an easier system to access real-time energy data for 180 buildings in D.C.

This partnership with the D.C government led Lucid to become the technology provider for D.C.’s Green Schools Challenge, a challenge between K-12 D.C. Public Schools to reduce energy consumption. The competition ended with 24 schools saving a total of over 76,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and the top school reducing 30 percent of its electricity consumption.

Lucid, founded a decade ago, has created two technologies (Building Dashboard® and BuildingOS®) now used by hundreds of customers (including major universities, local governments, and major corporations), won an EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet and an SBIR award, honored with the Flex Youth Power Award, featured in Wired Magazine, and published in an international magazine, among many other achievements.

For more information on SBIR awarded Lucid technology: Software Framework for Enabling Innovation in Behavior-based Energy Conservation in Commercial Buildings

For the full article: Washington D.C. Uses BuildingOS® to Centralize Energy Information Across 180 Buildings and Help Achieve 20% Reduction Goal Exit

For more information about Lucid: Lucid — Makers of BuildingOS® and Building Dashboard Exit