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New Resource Benchmarking Report Delivers Enhanced Visibility into Energy and Water Performance Compared to Specific Local, Regional and Peer Building MetricsSpokane, WA — Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, has announced a newly upgraded service which will provide multi-site commercial and industrial companies with greater visibility into resource performance, from the portfolio level down to the site level. Ecova’s new Resource Benchmarking Report makes the power of big energy and water data actionable, helping companies better understand how their energy and water use compares across their portfolio of locations, as well as to peer locations in their region or sector. The Resource Benchmarking Report will help companies compare their programs and results and drive greater improvements in their energy management efforts.“Ecova has provided internal energy benchmarking for our clients’ buildings since 2007, and is the top partner in automated benchmarking for ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager, supporting more than 40,000 buildings a month,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO, Ecova. “That experience, coupled with our Big Data Warehouse, which contains over 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities, guided us as we developed the new Resource Benchmarking Report. We know that timely energy trend analysis, presented in a clear and simple format lets clients focus on taking action to improve energy performance.”Understanding costs drivers, comparing consumption year over year, and identifying the right facilities for energy efficiency efforts are just a few of the features delivered in this new report. The Resource Benchmarking Report is a vital part of many of Ecova’s existing clients’ energy management strategies. Once facilities are targeted and prioritized for energy efficiency projects, Ecova’s experienced team of Energy Managers help to identify and implement the right energy efficiency projects to drive down resource consumption.“At Walgreens, we operate more than 8,000 stores and serve 6 million customers every day in diverse locations across the United States. It is imperative that all of our stores operate efficiently without sacrificing customer comfort,” said Mike Colwell, Manager, Energy & Utilities, Walgreens. “We rely on Ecova’s Resource Benchmarking Report to provide us with a clear overview of our entire energy portfolio and give us flexibility with features like mapping to drill down to specific regions or locations. This Report ensures that we are able to identify outliers and understand how our energy efficiency efforts compare, directing us to the best way to solve many of our energy management challenges.” Ecova’s Resource Benchmarking Report is available for subscription today. You can find more information here.###About EcovaEcova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.