Energy Management Tools + Software

Since 2003, Lincus has provided utilities, residential customers, and commercial and industrial clients with Web-based energy-efficiency software tools including:

inSite Energy Audit Software

inSite is a software tool that inventories and assists in the identification of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response measures focused on saving energy/gas use at small – medium commercial buildings. The tool helps to reduce the typical cost of an audit by up to 50% or more, and can generate the audit report within a few hours after completion of the site visit rather than waiting for the analysis and the report within 3-4 weeks.  The tool helps to integrate electricity, natural gas and even water conservation measures that may significantly reduce utility program budgets and reduce measure implementation timelines.

Greenhouse Gas Analyzer

Lincus is an independent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions auditor licensed in the United States. Lincus is approved to provide these services by the California Air Resources Board and the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Greenhouse Gas AnalyzerOur GHG Analyzer is an online carbon management software tool designed to help commercial- and industrial-energy consumers meet the requirements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). By using the GHG Analyzer and working with our trained professionals, our clients find new, cost-effective ways to manage GHG emissions and lower their utility bills in the process.

Lincus has developed an online Greenhouse Gas Analyzer that easily guides utility consumers through a simple survey to determine their CO2 emissions baseline. GHG emission categories that are calculated by this tool are: Utility (electricity, fuels and renewables), Refrigeration, Highway and Non-Highway Vehicles, and Waste and Recycling. This tool also provides consumers with a downloadable PDF summary report which includes GHG emission results in an easy-to-understand format. Then, with a better understanding of the many ways that GHG emissions can be controlled, utility customers can effectively manage their carbon emissions and plan ahead to comply with new emission requirements. This tool is designed for use by all types of consumers; whether single building, multi-building campus, or even multi-state locations. Lincus’ staff can also assist companies through the creation of customized GHG Analysis solutions.


Home Energy and Carbon Analyzer

Home Energy AnalyzerLincus' Home Energy and Carbon Analyzer is a web-based tool designed to allow residential utility customers to evaluate their current energy consumption in relation to their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. After consumption information is input by the consumer, this tool offers solutions on how to determine the impact of various consumption-lowering alternatives that are available to them based on their existing energy usage and other consumption behavior details provided.

The software contains a graphical cross-section of a house with common household items in place, which the user can select to enter the necessary details to calculate their baseline energy consumption. Once the baseline is established, consumers can select various high-efficiency/low-emission alternatives available on each end-use to evaluate their impact. This tool also includes details on the energy-efficiency measures, ENERGY STAR® appliances, etc.

Appliances and other items commonly used by individuals that can be evaluated include:

Lincus can also customize this tool for electric utilities to promote their various residential energy-efficiency efforts, incentives, etc.

Power Pledge

Power PledgeLincus' Power Pledge tool is designed to encourage residential utility customers to become more energy efficient and energy conscious. The tool is implemented as a part of a utility’s energy-savings campaign with residential customers through its school districts and municipalities.

The basic concept of this tool is that each user would pledge at least three energy savings measures out of a list of eighteen (18) measures, selecting those that are the most convenient for them. Some of the available measures include switching off lights during non-occupancy, purchasing ENERGY STAR® appliances, recycling old refrigerators, etc. To track the impact of the pledges on energy consumption, customers are asked to enter their “before” and “after” pledge monthly kilowatt hour (kWh) consumption. The program automatically adjusts the bills for the weather difference from last year and the difference in the number of billing days. The summary page then includes detailed information on energy savings and carbon reduction outcomes.

The Power Pledge tool also provides various reporting capabilities for utility Program Managers. Program Managers can download various details about their programs such as the number of participants, energy saved, the most poular selection in each program month, rewards shared, and monthly summaries.