Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped hundreds of facilities managers choose the right energy management software so they can reduce costs and carbon footprints.

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ARCHIBUS

The ARCHIBUS solution contains features to support all aspects of an organization’s infrastructure and facilities: from space management with AutoCAD and Revit, conference room scheduling and hoteling, to enterprise asset management... Read more

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Axxerion CMMS

Axxerion CMMS is a cloud-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) suitable for any size company in different sectors including real estate, corporate, health care, education, retail, residential, manufacturing, service... Read more

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CenterStone

CenterStone from Trimble is a modular system designed to track an organization’s real estate portfolio needs such as space management, facilities management, lease administration and environmental sustainability. Space management... Read more

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Asset Essentials

Dude Solutions provides a suite of cloud-based maintenance management applications that provides businesses with centralized requests, automated maintenance workflows and reporting. Asset Essentials is suitable for manufacturers,... Read more

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MACH Energy

MACH Energy is a modern energy management software for commercial buildings of all sizes.  The software is cloud-based (subscription) and is accessible online and via mobile devices, including native iOS/Android apps. MACH is used... Read more

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PropertyTRAK

PropertyTRAK is a cloud-based building operations CMMS software solution, designed to manage assets and buildings for sustainability; with priority-based alert notifications for those that need to know.  PropertyTRAK applications... Read more

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MaintiMizer

MAINTIMIZER from Ashcom Technologies is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) with integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) solution capabilities. The solution comes in three different variants based on their deployment... Read more

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vx Maintain

Verisae is a provider of cloud-based solution that helps large retailers automate their maintenance, energy, field service and remote monitoring programs. With Verisae’s vx Maintain, organizations manage the full lifecycle of their... Read more

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Transcendent

Transcendent is a maintenance management solution that caters to businesses in industries such as cable, communications, facilities management, manufacturing, utilities and more. Key features include asset management and tracking,... Read more

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VFA Capital Planning

VFA.facility by Accruent is a cloud-based capital planning and management system that helps organizations create budgets for facilities maintenance, renovation and capital projects. The product caters to multiple industries, such as... Read more

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IBM TRIRIGA

IBM TRIRIGA is an integrated workplace management solution (IWMS) that includes modules designed to accommodate the needs of operational, financial and environmental performance. Key features include environment and energy management,... Read more

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FM:Interact

FM:Interact is an integrated suite of cloud-based facility management tools that helps organizations manage space, occupancy, assets, moves, maintenance, leases and property. Through the system, users have access to key facility information... Read more

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Entronix EMP

Entronix is a cloud-­based energy management platform that provides consumption monitoring, demand prediction, fault detection and tenant-billing modules in a suite. The platform can be used by small to midsize organizations managing... Read more

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Wattics

Wattics is a cloud-based facilities management solution suitable for small to midsize businesses in a variety of industries. Key features include trend analytics, energy monitoring, measurement and verification (M&V), cost allocation... Read more

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DEXCell Energy Manager

DEXCell Energy Manager is a cloud-­based energy management and analytics software platform designed to help energy services companies of all sizes deliver energy usage data to their clients. Key features include automated reporting,... Read more

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CAFM Explorer

CAFM Explorer by McLaren Software is a leading, end-to-end facilities management product that combines a help desk, space planning, preventive maintenance, asset management and more into a single solution.  CAFM Explorer allows users... Read more

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vx Maintain

Verisae is a provider of cloud-based solution that helps large retailers automate their maintenance, energy, field service and remote monitoring programs. With Verisae’s vx Maintain, organizations manage the full lifecycle of their... Read more

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Infor EAM

Infor EAM solutions provide an enterprise asset management solution for companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, distribution, government entities, energy and service organizations. The solution helps... Read more

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Accuvio

Accuvio is a cloud-based software solution sustainability management via a cloud-based platform. Key features include sustainability and environmental social governance (ESG) data tracking, reporting tools, configurable dashboards,... Read more

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EnergyElephant

EnergyElephant is a cloud-based energy monitoring service that helps users track and manage energy consumption. It is suitable for various building types and all industries. EnergyElephant’s bill management feature automatically... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Facilities managers are focused on reducing costs and maintaining the most efficient building possible. The Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate that 30 percent of energy is wasted in a commercial building shows great need for improvement and an opportunity to reduce cost.

Energy management functionality offered through facilities management (CAFM) or enterprise asset management (EAM) software can help facilities track and analyze how building assets, spaces and even occupant behavior impacts energy usage and costs. This gives facilities managers the data to improve energy efficiency.

This guide is designed to explain the functions and benefits of energy management software (EMS). Here's what we’ll discuss:

What Is Energy Management Software?
Common Features of Energy Management Solutions
Benefits of Energy Management Systems
4 Steps to Improve Your Facility’s Energy Efficiency

What Is Energy Management Software?

These days, it can seem as if green is the new black. Environmental sustainability is on the minds of businesses spanning all industries.

When it comes to facilities management, the impetus to "go green" is particularly compelling, because it translates directly to savings on energy costs. Hidden energy costs can be lurking in unassuming corners of any building. Cracks in walls, dirty air filters or underperforming assets can all contribute to costly energy waste.

Those costs will remain hidden unless you take deliberate action to identify waste. That's where an EMS enters the picture. An EMS helps organizations track actual energy consumption data to see where it is being lost.

By working with your utilities provider, organizations can get specific usage data for individual floors or assets. This information will show you where to perform maintenance to increase energy efficiency.

Common Features of Energy Management Solutions

Each EMS is going to offer slightly different features and functionality. However, there are some core features you'll find in most EMS solutions on the market today.

The features listed below are those most common. They work together to collect, analyze and produce usable data to help facilities managers make smarter energy management decisions. They include:

Data importing and collection An EMS can collect and store energy billing and usage data from various sources, such as directly from meters or sensors, an existing building automation system or the utility company.
Bill tracking Organizations should track energy bills to make sure the payments reflect actual usage. Over time, energy bill data can be analyzed to spot trends in the prices of different energy sources.
Reporting Aggregates data into a useable format to find inefficient locations or energy-wasting assets. Users can factor in external influences on energy usage, such as weather, to help identify anomalies.
Energy dashboard Can clearly display key performance indicators, such as consumption, costs and emissions for a single building or multiple facilities. Users can also view energy KPIs for individual properties.
Usage benchmarking Helps facilities professionals compare their organization’s energy efficiency to a standard, such as Energy Star scores.

Benefits of Energy Management Systems

Facilities professionals can significantly reduce building costs by tracking and analyzing energy usage data. An EMS allows you to:

Gain awareness. Without a way to collect energy usage data, it’s nearly impossible to know how energy is being used in your facilities. Gathering usage and billing data and running simple reports can reveal areas of significant energy waste.

Dashboards can clearly display energy KPIs, providing facilities professionals with a wealth of data at a glance.

Dashboard in an energy management software solution

Four KPIs displayed in UtilityTrac, an EMS solution from FacilityDude

Develop energy policy and reduce costs. This is the main goal of using an EMS. Once you find the energy management issues in your organization, facilities managers and executives can develop what is referred to as an energy policy. This policy may include optimal lighting and air-conditioning settings, benchmarking goals to reach and even behavioral policies for employees, such as reminders to shut off lights, computers or other equipment before leaving.

Over time, these policies can help reduce energy costs and the overall carbon footprint of