Radiant Labs gives cities and utilities the cutting-edge tools they need to target ideal candidates for home energy upgrades, fuel switching, and renewable energy installations.

Let us propel your city’s energy plan.

Radiant Labs’ software aggregates assessor, building permit, rooftop solar potential, and utility bill data to generate an hourly energy model and anticipated replacement timelines for household components within a city or utility district.     

 

Data Aggregation & Modeling

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Radiant Labs aggregates information such as assessor data, permit data, census data, utility bills, and then creates a detailed hourly energy model for every home in a community. 

Analytics & Targeting

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Our detailed analytics platform allows city staff to drill down to an individual home level and determine the very best candidates to target for energy upgrades such as efficiency, fuel switching and renewables.

Homeowner Roadmap

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Take action with Radiant Labs' interactive tools for homeowners. A custom home energy roadmap and financial analysis can be generated for each home and trued-up with efficiency program and utility data.


Tools

Radiant Labs employs a three-step approach:

Data Aggregation & Modeling > Analytics & Targeting > Homeowner Roadmap

 

Data Aggregation & Modeling

Radiant Labs aggregates information such as assessor data, permit data, census data, utility bills, and then creates a detailed hourly energy model for every home in a community. We quantify the existing inventory of heating and cooling equipment, water heaters, roof age, and other publicly available data points to build an anticipated replacement timeline for those items in each home in a community. This step includes:

  • Cleaning and processing assessor records and building permit data
  • Utilizing building permit data to anticipate future equipment replacements
  • Building a replacement timeline for all HVAC equipment in all homes in the community
  • Performing hourly energy modeling on every home to determine the cost effectiveness, utility grid impacts, and emissions impacts of various improvement scenarios

Analytics & Targeting

Our detailed analytics platform allows city staff to drill down to an individual home level and determine the very best candidates to target for energy upgrades such as efficiency, fuel switching and renewables. The tool allows city officials and program implementers to:

  • Quantify the existing inventory of heating and cooling equipment, water heaters, AC installations, roof age and much more
  • Apply sophisticated filters to drill down and find commonalities among various home types
  • Sort and filter by additional data sources such as census, rental property, environmental attitudes, family makeup, political orientation and willingness to invest.
  • Determine the best candidates to target for energy improvement measures based on age of existing inventory, cost effectiveness, and emissions impact
  • Determine ideal geographic areas to provide rebates and incentives for rooftop PV, fuel switching, and energy upgrades
  • Perform ongoing market segmentation, monitoring, and evaluation to effectively target and sell upgrades
  • Understand how soon a city can meet their carbon reduction goals through the city-wide replacement timeline
  • Re-calibrate and evolve the replacement timeline over time with up-to-date data
  • View all target homes geographically by subdivision and neighborhood on detailed maps
  • Output a CSV and all available data for each home address in the target list

Homeowner Roadmap

Take action with Radiant Labs' interactive tools for homeowners. A custom home energy roadmap and financial analysis can be generated for each home and trued-up with efficiency program and utility data. Homeowners can:

  • View an energy roadmap and anticipated replacement timeline for various equipment and structures in their home
  • See a detailed yearly financial analysis for multiple improvement scenarios
  • Provide basic information through an interactive form to personalize the roadmap
  • Work with a general contractor to refine their personal roadmap to include actual improvement and cost scenarios

Download an example homeowner roadmap created in partnership with Boulder County's Energy Smart program.


Founding Principles

Radiant Labs was founded on the basic idea that fossil fuel burning equipment is replaced on a regular basis all across the world. Could we figure out a way to interrupt that typically emergency-based natural replacement cycle and replace it with a forward thinking process that takes advantage of renewable energy based systems? As we fleshed out this concept, we realized the following:

  • If we don’t get to someone’s furnace or hot water heater before it fails, it will be replaced by another fossil fuel burner that will last another 10 to 20 years.
  • If we do get to it before it fails, we can put together a combination of energy efficiency, electric based heating and cooling systems, rooftop PV, and an electric vehicle that will save them a lot of money down the road.
  • Through building and mechanical permit data, we can figure out roughly when most home’s equipment will fail.
  • By running computer modeling on every home in a city, we can determine which homes would benefit financially from these upgrades.
  • Each year, as new homes have equipment getting closer to failure, we can find the best upgrade candidates and work with them. Next year, we will have a new batch of homes with expiring equipment who are a good candidates. 
  • Working like this, we can systematically transform a city’s entire building infrastructure from fossil-fuel burning equipment to renewable-powered equipment over a period of roughly 15 years.

Join Us!

The City of Boulder Colorado, Boulder County, and Burlington, Vermont are working with us to meet their climate goals. Is your city next?

"Boulder and many other cities have made significant commitments to emissions reduction and renewable energy system adoption. We cannot achieve these goals without the types of tools and data management support Radiant Labs has developed. They are transforming our ability to both understand and support our community in making this critical energy system change."
— Brett KenCairn - City of Boulder