Business case software
CHIA Vic in collaboration with BOOMPower, led the development of a software-as-a-service BOOM! platform that enables community housing organisations to quickly and easily assess the business case for introducing new energy technology, including solar, in their properties.
The software streamlines the journey, from idea through to energy assessment needs, business case development, reporting and procurement solutions.
Assessments via BOOM! can provide tailored business cases for solar, battery storage, hot water, heating and lighting solutions for individual properties. In the future it is envisaged that the platform will assist users to identify social return on investment outcomes, including the health impacts of increased thermal comfort.
The platform, which will be launched in late 2019, will be free for the Victorian community housing sector and is expected to be licensed for other not-for-profit housing providers use. This is likely to include aged care providers and retirement villages.
The development has been funded through Round 2 of the New Energy Jobs Fund, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).