BOMA BC’s uTrack program provides value to members
BOMA uTrack is web-based utility monitoring software and services available to BOMA BC members to gain situational awareness to achieve their strategic and tactical utility management goals.
Also known as PUMA by others in the industry, BOMA uTrack is developed by PUMA Utility Monitoring Inc., a B.C.-based organization that has partnered with BOMA BC to offer discounted pricing to its members.
BOMA BC President, Damian Stathonikos, emphasizes the importance of understanding your energy consumption to determine how well your building is performing.
“BOMA uTrack is a cost-effective tool to track, monitor and analyze your energy and water use to help you make informed decisions. BOMA UTrack is our recommended software and service for the most user-friendly, cost-effective, and efficient way of tracking consumption across your building portfolio,” says Damian.
Oskar Kwieton, Director of Facilities, Operations & Maintenance at Shape Management considers BOMA uTrack to be an invaluable tool for accessing data at a single point, generating timely reports, and identifying anomalies in energy use to quickly address operational issues.
“We outgrew an old platform we were using for monitoring utility use and it became clear that PUMA software and services (offered as BOMA UTrack by BOMA BC) better suited our needs.”
“We were able to leverage the BOMA BC uTrack program and benefit from member pricing to see how PUMA would work for us."
“It gave us more confidence knowing that PUMA was developed by Prism Engineering, a firm that I have worked with in the past for our other engineering needs. The software and service also complemented our overall sustainability strategy very well as we were part of the BC Hydro Energy Manager program and looking for other tools to support our Strategic Energy Management (SEM) efforts,” Oskar shares.
There have been significant changes in energy use for shopping malls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUMA helped Oskar and his team quantify the changes in energy use and understand the impact of the changes in human behaviour on their energy budgets. PUMA’s modelling and weather adjustment help separate the impact of weather from that of behaviour changes as a result of COVID-19.
PUMA also has the option to push data directly to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and helps users identify exceptional use, after adjusting for weather.
“It’s proven to be a valuable component of our energy management process month-in and month-out for the past five years. We plan to continue integrating it into our energy management program for many years to come,” Oskar adds.
Learn more about the BOMA BC uTrack program here.