2008’s second prize winners Small Energy Group have announced the launch of Pulse Energy:

Does your Building have a Pulse?

Vancouver – The launch of Pulse Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Small Energy Group, was celebrated on the evening of February 26 by an enthusiastic group of prominent Vancouverites, including commercial building owners and managers, the Mayor of Vancouver, and a wide range of leaders from the community.

The Pulse Energy logo was unveiled at the head office of Busby Perkins+Will, home of Canada’s leading green building architects. “We’re really happy with how the software has given us a very hands on look at how energy- and in our case water- is used in our office. Pulse Energy management software has already alerted us to a water spike that was not typical to our building’s pattern, and we were able to respond to the spike within hours of it occurring. We would like to roll out the software in all our offices across North America starting with Seattle” said Martin Nielsen, Principal Architect with Busby Perkins+Will.

“Buildings are like living, breathing entities. Every building has a pulse that can be monitored, analyzed, and ultimately diagnosed with cost-saving efficiency improvements that can reduce energy and water costs by 5% to 20%. After many months of development with our extraordinary team, we’re excited to start rolling out Pulse energy management software to clients around the world”, said Small Energy Group co-founder David Helliwell.

Joining the launch event was Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said: “The Small Energy Group has created five green jobs since December 2008, and is a compelling example of Vancouver’s potential to become a leader in the green economy. Pulse Energy is the type of technology that the City of Vancouver needs to be looking at to improve its own energy efficiency.”


Media Contact: David Helliwell 604-926-5659

2001 Competition Winner