The City Benchmarking Program is designed to automate compliance management, reporting, and data analysis for cities managing Energy Star Portfolio Manager® based benchmarking initiatives. Developed in collaboration with the City of Chicago and Institute for Market Transformation to manage benchmarking report data for over 3,000 buildings, the City Benchmarking Program minimizes administration costs and enables on-demand data analysis and reporting. This Program also automates the generation of intuitive energy-use comparison reports driven by the Architecture2030 ZeroTool and Zero Energy Performance Index (zEPI). By automating the compliance management and reporting process, Maalka maximizes program engagement and impact and minimizes cost.
The Firstview™ Portfolio Diagnostics Program is ideal for cities and municipalities that want to save money and time as they improve the energy efficiency of their building portfolios. The Program is driven by industry leading analytics developed over two decades by the New Buildings Institute (NBI) and supported by Maalka data collection, validation, and reporting capabilities. Each building in the Program will receive an automated NBI FirstView™ Report, which provides data-driven performance comparisons to similar buildings across the country and advanced analytics that help your city prioritize energy efficiency investments and improvement strategies. With the Portfolio Diagnostics Program, you can follow an established EE framework adopted by cities across the U.S.
The KAVA™ Energy Efficiency Analysis Program helps you set energy efficiency investment and improvement strategies for buildings across your portfolio. The powerful KAVA™ engine automatically creates a fully calibrated energy model for each building in your portfolio and tests thousands of scenarios to determine the most cost-effective way to reduce energy-use and save money across your portfolio. Co-developed with the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), KAVA™ is the most accurate and powerful simulation based tool on the market.
Designed in collaboration with the Award Winning Retrofit Chicago team, the Better Buildings Challenge Program is perfect for cities and organizations that are tracking progress towards energy-use and emissions reduction goals. Maalka automates the generation of truly engaging reports that communicate progress towards goals and provide alerts to building stakeholders if they are off track. Powerful built-in data validation and analytics enable progress tracking that aligns with Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge guidelines, allowing individual baselines to be managed for each building and progress to be compared across buildings in the Program. With Maalka, program administrators can maximize engagement with building stakeholders to assure that goals are reached.
This program allows you to set energy efficiency investment and improvement strategies.
A goal-oriented program designed to help your city or organization track energy reduction progress.
Learn what actions you can take to improve energy efficiency.
Use this program to track and reduce energy use and emissions.
At the heart of every data-driven sustainability initiative are the people. The structure of many programs makes it difficult to engage stakeholders with the data and resources that provide them the most value. Through MailChimp integration, Maalka enables program managers to engage building owners and tenants with data-driven insights seamlessly and securely through powerful email campaigns.
Sustainability programs often start small and then expand both in size and scope. Maalka is built to support hundreds of thousands of buildings and any type of data stream imaginable. Maalka supports traditional sustainability program data streams like energy, water, and waste as well as sensor-based data streams that allow you to track things like temperature, lighting, acoustics, vibration, humidity.
"Maalka’s services make better communities because they inform people’s decisions across high performance neighborhoods that improve the efficient use of buildings and open spaces. "
- Charles Kelley, Associate Partner at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
"Maalka is directly supporting our efforts to track, quantify, visualize, and communicate participating buildings’ efforts to improve energy performance by 20% within five years. Maalka’s team quickly grasped the analytical needs and opportunities facing our growing program, and we’ve been consistently impressed by Maalka’s collaborative and effective approach to platform design and rapid iteration to help buildings reduce energy use and operating costs."
- Jamie Ponce, technical adviser to Retrofit Chicago’s Energy Challenge
Rimas Gulbinas, PhD is a Department of Energy Building Innovator. Combining his analytical expertise with a deep understanding of building operations and tenant relationships, Rimas helps to define Maalka's features and functionalities.
As a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, John Teeter helped define how the federal government will meet our national energy efficiency goals. He brings that vision to the Maalka team along with years of experience in the fields of science and technology.
Clay Teeter brings decades of experience building highly scalable software systems to Maalka, optimizing the Maalka platform to uniquely handle data streams for thousands of buildings at a time.