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QCo presented on January 29, 2021 to the electric utility industry on the subject of grid-interactive efficient buildings -- focusing on recent field experience, M&V, and the need for better carbon emissions metrics. The webcast was sponsored by the EPRI Advanced Buildings Research Program.
Sep 2020: NREL contracts with QCo to demonstrate innovative building energy modeling and model predictive control algorithm in a QCo customer building already using EMeister MPC.
Feb 2019: Solar Energy Technology Office of the U.S. Department of Energy awarded QCo a Phase II STTR grant for $1M+ to extend EMeister MPC to create building flexibility -- at grid scale -- needed
to increase solar PV utilization.
Jun 2018: Solar Energy Technology Office of the U.S. Department of Energy awarded QCo a Phase I STTR grant for $150,000 to determine the feasibility of extending EMeister MPC to create building flexibility needed to increase solar PV utilization.
QCo collaborates with the Rocky Mountain Institute on a case study to demonstrate the use of building thermal mass to achieve 30% peak demand reduction, while also reducing energy use, energy expense, and carbon.
QCo sponsored Climate Investing: Transition to a Low Carbon World in September 2015. “Climate change is one of the most defining issues of our time. This conference brings together scientists, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and activists from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to discuss the many facets and complexities of climate investing.”
This was the first step towards the global carbon reduction workshop of CEOs from major oil companies and investment banks at the Vatican that occurred in June 2018.
QCo collaborated with the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), proposing to the State of New York that the key to GHG reduction is improved carbon metrics. E2 is a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity.
QCo co-founders donate large rooftop PV system
White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Cardinal Blasé Cupich picked Old St. Mary’s School solar PV installation as venue to announce sustainability initiative by the Archdiocese of Chicago. McCarthy declared it is “answering the Pope’s call”.