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Case Study: Mason Place


The dog days of August are behind us, but at Embue things are really heating up. We recently installed Embue in a 127-unit affordable senior housing complex in downtown Boston and we’ve already seen some impressive results. In the first two months of the heavy cooling season, Embue has saved 25% on total electricity usage (kWh) and has reduced the building’s peak demand charge by 25% as well. 

Here in Boston, it’s a familiar story. The building is not unlike many buildings in the city – masonry, built in 1918 and approximately 135,000 sq. ft. The apartments had outdated thermostats mounted directly on Whalen fan coil units so temperature readings were never accurate, leading to severe overheating and over cooling, and residents compensated by opening and closing windows throughout the year to make their apartments livable. The result was wasted energy, wide temperature oscillations, extremely low humidity in the winter and high humidity in the summer.

Just a few months ago, a team from Embue and Building Energy Services in Chelmsford, MA installed new intelligent thermostats in each unit and Embue’s building intelligence system in the building. The Embue solution will create the right thermostatic control, and as the building heating load decreases, the central equipment control will modulate boiler operation and pump speed to reduce gas and electricity consumption. The whole environment is managed via Embue Super, our dashboard that gives owners and managers control over and information about the building’s equipment and indoor environment. 

The results so far have been phenomenal and we’ve written a case study that details the solution and the results seen so far.

Read the entire case study

Embue Featured on BuiltTech Podcast


BuiltTech Podcast - Introduction to Embue

Released May 01, 2018

In this episode, we chat with Robert Cooper of Embue about "Smart" apartments and the IoT technology that is changing the multifamily industry.

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Smart homes? Everybody is doing it! But what about smart apartment buildings? Listen to our CEO, Robert Cooper, in conversation with Joe and Chloe from Talk Clean To Me as they explore tackling a unique challenge that requires unique solutions. Along the way you’ll also hear about the founding of Greentown Labs - from humble (and mildly hazardous) beginnings to the successful cleantech incubator it is today.

 Embue's CTO, Larry Genovesi

Embue's CTO, Larry Genovesi

Worcester CleanTech Incubator Elects Genovesi Chairman of the Board

August 16, 2017

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Embue is among the
2017 Editors' Choice Awards

Apr 14, 2017

Read what Green Builder magazine has to say about the Embue Sensor in the Special Awards Issue 2017 hot 50 products.


 Photo by: Sam Oberter

Photo by: Sam Oberter

April 13, 2017

The Winners of the 2017 AIA Housing Awards

Roxbury E+, in Boston, by ISA–Interface Studio Architects (with associate architect Urbanica)

Embue is the energy consulting partner of this project amongst several other partners included in this award.

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Top Ten Projects

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment 2015

Our E+//226-232 Highland Street Townhouses received a national level award. Summary of this award.

E+ // 226-232 Highland Street Townhouses


Leveraging Data

November 23, 2016

MHN Multi-Housing News

by Jeffrey Steele

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October 18, 2016

And the Top Ten Are...

National Multifamily Housing Council

October 10, 2016

Turn Any Residence into a Smart Home with Embue

Technology by Nat B


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September 23, 2016

Smart Property Management with Embue

Real Estate Tech News

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Embue Stream

October 29, 2016

Real Estate Radio Boston

Hosted by Rick Scherer and Ali Alavi
Interview with Robert Cooper, President, CEO and Founder of Embue

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August 12, 2016

Driving the Adoption of Smart Home Technology

by Tim Blackwell, Property Manager Insider

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August 3, 2016

Building the Smart Apartment Home of the Future

by Tim Blackwell, Property Manager Insider

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July 11, 2016

Get "Smart" in Your Apartment Home Technology

by Lea Lashley & Howard Behr

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June 15, 2016

NWP a Real Page Company White Paper
“The Internet of Things and Smart Apartments”

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May 27, 2016

The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

by Jake Rozmaryn

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May 11, 2016

The Internet of Things and the Multifamily Resident Experience

by Tim Blackwell

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