The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) has approved OptiMiser software for submission of NYSERDA-qualified home improvement projects through its pilot HPXML-based contractor portal. OptiMiser will pilot its software with a limited number of pre-approved NY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractors over the next few months. After the pilot phase, all participating contractors will be able to use OptiMiser for all phases of NYSERDA home performance projects. Throughout the pilot and after, the NYSERDA audit tool rebate can be applied to the purchase of OptiMiser licenses.
The addition of OptiMiser to the NY State program promises to make it easier for contractors to sell jobs and perform energy efficiency work in New York. OptiMiser is the most advanced residential energy assessment tool, with users in and out of utility programs across the country. Built from the ground up to give contractors the best information with minimal effort, OptiMiser's NYSERDA edition is designed to jump through as many of the regulatory hoops as possible for contractors, while also offering full support for complex home performance measures, intelligent auto-calibration to utility bills, real-time modeling in an offline touchsreen-optimized interface, customizable homeowner-friendly reports, and integration with your business systems like SalesForce.
Interested in being a part of the Pilot? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you'd like to be part of the pilot.
There's even a rebate on software license costs! NYSERDA is offering up to $500 off your OptiMiser license costs. Check out this form.
Free Webinar for Interested Contractors: OptiMiser will be offering a free webinar to allow contractors to see our energy modeling software tools in action. OptiMiser's Ryan Moore will be presenting on multiple dates. For more information, or to register for this event, visit https://optimiserenergy.com/events/. This event is free for NY contractors.
Use OptiMiser’s Fast and Accurate Audits to Connect with Your Customers
OptiMiser provides the accurate results your customers need while reducing time-consuming data entry.
OptiMiser offers exceptional ease of use, including radical simplification of the audit process. The moment you start, OptiMiser constructs a full building model. Current energy use profiles and improvement analyses are always maintained in the most realistic state possible by extracting the most information out of every observation you make.
OptiMiser can provide accurate modeling results with only basic building information using age- and region-specific defaults and, when utility bills are available, an industry-leading automated utility data calibration system. Entering building characteristics and other information is streamlined and intuitive for even the newest OptiMiser users. All the most important controls professional auditors need are available without having to search through menus.
OptiMiser’s unparalleled efficiency means that results can be available to the auditor and homeowner immediately. This translates to more active time with your customers to discuss results and provide the direct interaction that will make your audits most effective. Plus, with our customizable report generator, you can produce your report exactly the way you want it, on site!
Provide your customers with the complete picture
OptiMiser models homes with unparalleled accuracy so that you can give your customers complete information. When utility bills are available, OptiMiser uses bill data and multiple weather databases to accurately model year-round energy use in any climate. OptiMiser’s utility bill analysis adds accuracy and speed by automatically assessing bill quality and making optimal use of the available information. OptiMiser can automatically detect periods of unusual usage or usage that doesn’t match reported building specifications. It can handle multiple fuels and delivered fuels. If exact bill dates aren’t available, OptiMiser can find best fit dates, drastically increasing the percentage of bills that can be used and reducing wasted data entry time.
OptiMiser Generates HPXML and is Being Used For 1,000s of Audits Every Week
OptiMiser is a leader in the development of the HPXML standard -- contractors are using OptiMiser to submit projects everyday! They're finding OptiMiser can speed up their workflow and reduce turnaround time on project approval and rebate payments. NYSERDA is piloting the adoption of the open HPXML standard for data exchange. Stay tuned here and contact NYSERDA to find out when HPXML-compliant software such as OptiMiser will be available for everyone, or contact us to be part of the pilot.