Blue chip companies work with NexRev to reduce the amount of energy required to operate their commercial buildings.

Wasted energy is everywhere at these sites from heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units that are running inefficiently to lights and machinery that are left to run when not necessary.

Energy reduction is rapidly becoming a key element of a credible ESG strategy. As well, of course, of great interest to the CFO and shareholders.

Our customers are large household names in retail, restaurants, finance, travel and leisure, federal and municipal government buildings, schools, groceries, and universities. They include Home Depot, Lowes, Floor & Décor, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, Burlington, At Home, Academy Sports, Pilot/Flying, Bank of America, Aldi, Walmart – and movie theaters across America including Cinemark, Regal, AMC and CMX.

These companies have hundreds of sites spread across a regional or national footprint. However, regardless of location, rising energy costs and inflation are being felt across the US.

In an earlier blog Rebates and incentives for US businesses looking to reduce energy use in commercial buildings we talked about how, with the Consumer Energy Alliance predicting that “America’s businesses and manufacturers can expect to pay at least $41.4 billion more for business-related energy costs in 2022”, the move to technologies that use less electricity is now imperative.

At NexRev we understand that the energy consumption of commercial buildings varies according to location.  We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach because we know from experience that the needs – and expectations – of customers, employees and goods sold in a Home Depot in Florida will be very different from those in Ohio.

At NexRev we work with our customers to ensure that they balance the needs of their customers and employees (comfort) and the needs of their business (e.g. refrigeration for perishable goods) when they are considering how to reduce energy use across their building portfolio.

Optimizing energy is one thing – but this must be accomplished at each and every site, with everything tailored to the real-life environment of that building from freezing temperatures to humidity and everything in-between. So, what do organizations that are looking to reduce the energy consumption of the numerous HVACs in multiple commercial buildings actually need…

  1. Consistency of installations and rollouts for each and every site

DrivePak is NexRev’s energy-saving upgrade for existing packaged rooftop air conditioning units, found in quantity on nearly all retail, restaurants, grocery, finance, travel and leisure, entertainment, federal, municipal and Government buildings, schools and universities.

By “upgrade” we mean that almost all standard rooftop units with years of remaining usable life can be upgraded to the newest variable flow, load-matching technology now being offered by major manufacturers in their newest designs – generating immediate cost savings.

You can read more about DrivePak and how it can reduce the amount of fan energy by more than 75% in our DrivePak FAQ.

Rolling out DrivePak across all the commercial buildings of an organization is a win-win for energy managers, CFOs and shareholders.

  1. Enterprise management/visibility through software

In a previous blog we discuss how Freedom –  NexRev’s building and energy management system –enables enterprises to increase their operating efficiencies while reducing energy consumption.

Freedom provides a centralized view of connected devices, sensors, meters, as well as NexRev DrivePak deployments.

Sensors monitor the temperature within a building so that the heating or air-conditioning can be altered when necessary.  The sensors use wireless, cellular or fixed networks to share the data they gather into our building/energy management system.

Freedom acts as the IoT hub and has a number of roles. It:

  • Aggregates data from across the deployed footprint of building management peripherals – which can number many thousands of devices
  • Provides a centralized view of said peripherals being used by an organization across single or multiple buildings
  • Assesses conditions to actively manage building performance, both from a comfort and cost standpoint.
  1. Software Templating/scalability

To ensure that each site is deployed with settings and features in accordance with the standard set by corporate office to achieve maximum comfort and energy efficiency; this is this in addition to the local settings, appropriate to the climate and other factors we consider

Rolling out DrivePak in multiple locations to start saving even more energy

As your partner in energy reduction, NexRev will help extend your DrivePak footprint across multiple buildings. This is a process – and it scales up with you, as you extend your footprint. And, because it’s both locally aware and nationally tuned, your entire estate is covered.

Multi-site doesn’t just mean lots of installations to accomplish – it means taking a clear, tactical approach to ensuring that your company’s energy consumption and ESG goals are met – at every site and across the entire footprint.

Time to reduce how much energy your commercial buildings are using

To start the conversation about how you can reduce energy consumption, and slow down energy waste, please send a message to:

If you’d like to read our white paper Facts Every Energy Manager Needs to Know or the case study about how DrivePak has helped one of our customers to achieve 26% Energy Reduction with 47% ROI, then please send an email to