This week we're delivering on a long-time feature request: the ability to annotate your energy data with contextual notes.

The energy chart tells you what happened in your building. Notes help explain why. So, for example, if some sort of unusual event occurred in your building on a given day that affected your energy use, you can make a note of it as a reminder. Such events could be an after-hours air request, a system test, an outage — anything at all that helps explain the building’s behavior.

Because notes are visible to everyone in the account, they promote information sharing and provide a long-term historical record.

Best of all, adding them is easy. Just right-click anywhere on your load curve:

The notes show up as a beacon on the load chart. They also appear in a list view beneath the load chart, which makes them easier to review when you are looking at long periods of time.

Hovering over any item on the list will highlight the corresponding portion of the load curve, and clicking on it will zoom in on that time period.

We hope you enjoy the new feature. Please try it out and let us know how we can improve it.

About Adam Stein

Adam runs the product team at Gridium. Formerly he co-founded TerraPass, and before that worked at Tellme and Trilogy. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Stanford, neither of which impress his young daughter.

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