SENSEI Wins Innovation in Sustainability Award


Sensei energy software success

We are want to share that we just won an Innovation in Sustainability award from the Portland Business Journal and Sustainable Business Oregon (SBO).

SENSEI won in the Energy category which considers the number of kilowatt hours of energy saved and percentage of energy from renewable sources. This is the fourth annual competition hosted by SBO and Portland Business Journal. In addition to Energy, other award categories include: water, waste, equity, food, natural environment, and transportation. Needless to say, we are very excited!

Sustainable Business Oregon hosts a bevy of industry events, and their mission is to create a platform for sharing ideas, discussing best practices and accelerating Oregon’s leadership in sustainable business by creating an organized, collaborative community. We’re really proud to be a part of that community.

We know that SENSEI is a game changer when it comes to driving continuous cost-effective savings for industrial facilities worldwide–and now others are beginning to recognize this (see how SENSEI compares to other platforms here.)  SENSEI is unique among energy software solutions because it does much more than merely monitor consumption—it helps change behavior by providing the kind of energy data people need to drive results. It’s also the only platform on the market that’s designed by industrial energy-efficiency experts.

To date the industrial complex has been under-served in terms of effective energy-management solutions because the energy industry continues to focus primarily on commercial and residential investments. In commercial buildings and homes energy savings typically results from implementing lighting and HVAC solutions. But industrial customers are faced with complex, interconnected systems that require constant monitoring and fine-tuning to maintain optimal performance levels.

When you consider that industrial facilities consume approximately 1/3 of the energy in the U.S., according to the Department of Energy, the potential for increasing efficiency in the sector is phenomenal.

SENSEI’s positive impact on the environment starts with helping industrial facilities get more productive use out of the energy they consume. When a company integrates energy optimization and efficiency into its core operations, it can be phenomenally successful at reducing both consumption and impact on the environment. SENSEI plays a pivotal role in this process by helping establish a clear picture of true energy performance and then providing a way for all stakeholders to easily communicate and work together to save more each year.



Release Notes – Version 2.6

Recently we launched our newest version of SENSEI. This latest upgrade, version 2.6, includes a range of new features, improvements, and fixes including:

  • Updates to Table Views in Explore— Formatting and data-range improvements Tables are now more useful than ever with. Remember, any saved view can be displayed as a table simply by clicking the “Table” button in the lower right area of the window.
  • Custom Reporting: Tableau software v.1 Integration—For the past few years Cascade has used Tableau software for custom analysis, such as building baseline models. It is an incredibly powerful and flexible data-visualization tool, and SENSEI’s custom reporting will now begin a steady migration to this platform. Release 2.6 is a milestone on the path towards integration. We can now schedule and push data exports to Tableau Server. If you’d like to learn more about Tableau, visit
  • Improved CSV Downloads—We’ve expanded the amount of data you can download with just one click – now, if you need years of data, you can get it in a flash.
  • Fine-Tuned Push Reports—Now you can receive regular reports via email with PDF attachments containing multiple saved views, and with a custom subject line and email body text. We will contact you soon to set this up. In the meantime, if you know which views you’d like to receive via email, just call your account manager.
  • Alarms and Notifications—Alarms and notifications have progressed substantially in version 2.6. We expect this feature to be ready next month. Alarms will appear on the graph and in SENSEI’s Manage tab. Alarm notifications will be sent via email or text (using your cell provider’s email-to-text capabilities).

REMEMBER! Before you start taking advantage of the new features, you’ll need to clear your cache. Don’t forget to bookmark and check your performance daily.

We are hard at work on the next release, version 2.7 involving some major back-end improvements. If you have feedback or suggestions on what you’d like to see in SENSEI, please email me directly: I would love to hear from you!

Dan Brown

VP Product Development,
Cascade Energy