Orlando Is First City To Join New Clinton Global Initiative
Connected Cities is a partnership between the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action program and Lucid, a global technology company, that will provide Orlando with specialized software to measure, monitor and centralize energy and water data for all City buildings. This information will be publicly available for the City and to residents.
“The City of Orlando has worked hard to become one of the most sustainable cities in America, and we are committed to building partnerships and sharing resources that foster positive environmental changes,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Over the past eight years, the City has achieved more than $1 million in annual energy savings. Our participation in Connected Cities will enable us to go beyond energy savings and help us to build a smarter city that is ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.”
Building on the City’s success in energy conservation, the Connected Cities movement will help Orlando further reduce energy costs, accelerate productivity and optimize taxpayer dollars. Additionally, this partnership will connect Orlando with 100 other forward-thinking cities to build partnerships and share best-practices for positive environmental changes.
These efforts are part of the City’s Orlando’s Green Works Orlando initiative and continued focus on ensuring the City protects Orlando’s natural resources and amenities for residents and future generations to come.
Connected Cities Provides the Tools for Success
Participating cities will receive access to BuildingOS, the leading building management platform, to centralize energy and water data for all city buildings, empowering data-driven resource decisions. Cities will also receive access to Lucid’s new Energy Star application for BuildingOS, which automates Energy Star benchmarking and disclosure for all buildings, as well as Bill Trends, an application that automatically collects and analyzes all utility bill data.
Bolstering the Connected Cities offering is the Connected Cities Network, a network of experts in city resource efficiency. The network fosters collaboration between cities to share scalable tactics and creates network effect for all city stakeholders to collectively yield significant cost, energy and time savings.
“Our mission at Lucid is to make building management simple,” said Vladi Shunturov, Lucid’s CEO. “Our technology is only one piece of that. Ensuring that every one of our customers has a path to success is also key. With Connected Cities, we are giving cities of all sizes the tools and network they need to reduce energy costs, accelerate workforce productivity, and optimize taxpayer dollars.”
Lucid is making building management simple. By connecting people to buildings, our intuitive solutions empower organizations to make smarter decisions that reduce costs, improve occupant comfort, and accelerate team productivity. BuildingOS, the leading building management platform, integrates, organizes and aggregates portfolio-wide building performance data and asset information for simple, collaborative analysis. The intuitive suite of BuildingOS applications enables a diverse set of teams to drive action from data, guiding them in decisions about building optimization, planning, and tenant engagement. Lucid is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices in Portland and Toronto.by