Pivotal Energy Solutions is a technology company focused on delivering innovative software solutions for the energy efficiency market. Our flagship product, Axis, is a cloud-hosted software platform designed to enable operational efficiencies and transparency for energy efficiency program administrators, participants, and evaluators.
Used by leading program sponsors and utilities such as NEEA, Energy Trust of Oregon, and Arizona Public Service, Axis serves as a centralized data collection, storage, and sharing hub with integrated workflow management and messaging functionality. In addition to supporting the RESNET energy rating protocols, the modular architecture of Axis allows for customization of functionality, visibility, and workflows to meet program-specific needs.
Axis is a cloud-based data and workflow management platform that streamlines energy ratings and energy efficiency program participation through data sharing by connecting raters/verifiers, HERS providers, home builders, HVAC contractors, QA organizations, utilities, program evaluators, and others using a centralized data repository. Contact us to learn more about Axis.
- Track your homes in shared system.
- Import Architectural Energy Corporation’s REM/Rate™ data and populate inspection checklists.
- Export and upload or populate ENERGY STAR 3.0 checklists on a per-home basis or as a batch process.
- Create custom Energy Efficiency Programs (EEPs) and define program data collection requirements and incentive levels
- Review home inspection and energy model data
- Process incentive payments
- Store program documentation
- Customized report generation
- Immediate access to Rater inspection reports for Builder homes
- Track incentive payments
- Review Energy Savings prior to construction
- Customized report generation
With Axis, we will have access to more comprehensive data to QA homes within our program.
Fri October 06, 2017
Pivotal Energy Solutions (Pivotal) and OptiMiser, a leader in residential and commercial energy efficiency audit software, announced today an agreement that will enable energy efficiency assessment and rating data to be shared directly between the OptiMiser software platform and Pivotal’s AXIS platform to facilitate the visibility of energy efficiency data in real estate listings. Users of OptiMiser software, with the home owner’s consent, will have the option to transfer data into Pivotal’s aggregation and distribution platform so that validated energy efficiency improvements made to a residence are available at the time of sale, improving the likelihood that home owners will recover the cost of the improvements when they sell their home. The OptiMiser data will also be used to auto-populate documentation for appraisal purposes, such as the Appraisal Institute’s Green and Energy Efficient Addendum (G&EEA). Andy Bardwell, CEO of OptiMiser, stated, “This partnership with Pivotal allows our users to enhance the value proposition for home owners considering energy efficiency improvements by documenting their improvements and making them available at the time they decide to sell their home.” Bob Burns, CEO of Pivotal added, “We’re excited to provide this service for home owners and to be working with the OptiMiser team. Our goal is to help home buyers or renters make educated decisions about their next residence. Enabling validated data collected by energy services professionals using the OptiMiser platform to flow into the real estate market helps accomplish that goal.” Target release of this functionality is early 2018.
ABOUT OPTIMISER: OptiMiser’s goal is dramatic improvement in the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. Since 2008, OptiMiser LLC has developed software tools and analytics for building performance professionals and utilities around the country. OptiMiser systems are used to analyze, manage, and report over 5,000 building assessments each month. OptiMiser is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
ABOUT PIVOTAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS: Pivotal Energy Solutions, headquartered in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, is committed to enabling proper valuation of energy efficient homes through the collection, storage, and sharing of energy efficiency data. AXIS, Pivotal’s cloud-hosted workflow management and database solution, enables the aggregation of energy efficiency rating and certification data while delivering operational efficiencies for home builders, raters, utilities, and program administrators. New solutions developed this year enable energy efficiency rating data and program certifications to flow seamlessly into the real estate market to help home sellers, appraisers, and lenders document and share energy efficient home features and certifications.
Tue August 29, 2017
The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) announced today that Pivotal Energy Solutions (Pivotal) has been awarded the RESO Data Dictionary Version 1.5 Gold Certification. Pivotal, a technology company based in Phoenix, AZ, is an aggregator of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor air-quality data, and offers solutions for automated population of “green” data in real estate listings. Bob Burns, CEO of Pivotal, stated, “Our goal is to enable transparency in the home buying process. Adding energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor air quality program certifications and rating data to a real estate listing helps perspective home buyers and renters make more informed decisions about their next residence." Pivotal’s solutions enable the automated distribution of validated address-level single-family and multi-family energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor-air quality program certification data to real estate end points making the data available for listings.
Contact Pivotal directly for more information regarding sharing certification and/or rating data with the real estate market or integrating data into your MLS or online portal.
Mon January 16, 2017
Pivotal Energy Solutions has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2016. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program thanks in large part to its knowledgeable in-field verifiers. Being one of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification program partners to be recognized validates the commitment Pivotal has made to providing customers with increased value, professionalism, and relevance in the marketplace through third-party verification to the NGBS.
“As the home building market continues its rebound,” said Home Innovation Labs president and CEO Michael Luzier, “dedicated partners like Pivotal prove that supporting our rigorous third-party certification program isn’t just a passing fad – it’s a strategic business decision that is paying dividends and changing the marketplace. Others around the industry could benefit from following the lead of this year’s NGBS Green Partners of Excellence and building on the program’s success.”
Bob Burns, president of Pivotal, stated “We are honored to be recognized by Home Innovation Labs for our efforts to help drive proper valuation of energy efficient homes in the real estate market. Our data sharing agreement with Home Innovation Labs is a huge step forward in furthering the consolidation of energy efficient home certification data and delivering this data into the hands of home sellers and real estate market professionals to drive accurate home valuations.”
Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Home Innovation Research Labs has certified nearly 100,000 green single-family and apartment homes, and more than 1,650 lots within green residential land developments. (For more details on current certification numbers, visit www.homeinnovation.com/ngbsgreenstats.) For more information on NGBS Green Certified homes and Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Partner builders and remodelers, visit www.NGBS.com.
For more information about Pivotal, visit www.pivotalenergysolutions.com or contact Bob Burns at 800-980-AXIS.
ABOUT PIVOTAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS: Pivotal Energy Solutions, headquartered in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, is committed to enabling proper valuation of energy efficient homes through the collection, storage, and sharing of energy efficiency data. AXIS, our cloud-hosted workflow management and database solution, enables the consolidation of energy efficiency rating and certification data while delivering operational efficiencies for home builders, raters, utilities, and program administrators. New solutions being developed this year will enable energy efficiency rating data and program certifications to flow seamlessly into the real estate market to help home sellers, appraisers, and lenders document and share energy efficient home features and certifications.
ABOUT HOME INNOVATION RESEARCH LABS: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.
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