LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Mar 31, 2010 -- TRIRIGA®, the leading provider of integrated workplace management system (IWMS) and environmental sustainability software, today announced it is the first IWMS vendor to deliver direct integration to the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. This integration is immediately available and provides energy and facility management professionals the capability to automate the management of Energy Star's Energy Performance Ratings from TRIRIGA's award-winning environmental sustainability software, TREES.
Buildings account for 45 percent of carbon emissions and 70 percent of electricity consumption in the United States. ENERGY STAR, the national energy performance rating system, is the most widely used program for benchmarking energy use in buildings. This integration allows energy and facility management professionals to benchmark building energy performance against other buildings with similar building and operating characteristics, assess energy management goals over time, and identify strategic opportunities for savings and recognition opportunities through a secure exchange of building and energy use information.
"Many Federal, state, and local energy regulations mandate a minimum ENERGY STAR rating for new construction and major renovation," said George Ahn, CEO, TRIRIGA. "With this pre-built integration, our customers, who are already on the leading edge of energy and carbon reduction, will be able to measure and report their results to the highest government standards more easily and more efficiently. Facility professionals will be able to seamlessly measure, manage, and reduce energy use throughout their facilities portfolio."
TRIRIGA's integration with ENERGY STAR provides support for organizations involved in initiatives such as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR. IFMA started working with the EPA in 2009 to form a national energy challenge to assist its membership in reducing baseline energy usage by 15 percent or more.
"IFMA is committed to helping our members reduce energy use, save money, and improve environmental performance," said Eric Teicholz, chairman of IFMA's Sustainability Task Force. "TRIRIGA's support of the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR helps promote a valuable tool facility managers can use to meet their energy and environmental goals. IFMA is pleased that TRIRIGA has added functionality to their software, enabling their users who are members of IFMA to share data with our Energy Star program."
Named by foremost analyst firm AMR Research as the leader in sustainability software and top industry analysts as a leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems, TRIRIGA provides enterprise sustainability, real estate and facilities management solutions. TRIRIGA delivers the industry's most advanced capabilities such as configurable workflow and performance analytics engines to reduce operating costs, increase return on assets and achieve sustainability goals for mid- and large-sized commercial and public enterprises, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100. For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444, or visit www.tririga.com.
IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. The association's members, represented in 123 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA's social media outlets online, visit the association's LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or www.ifma.org.
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