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2016: Looking Back on a Big Year

January 1, 2017

2016: Looking Back on a Big Year

2016 was a big year for our nine SEiO communities located in five cities across North and South Carolina. We saved 45 GWh of energy in close to 200 buildings, and covering over 33M square feet. There were 12,273 individual energy saving actions taken, such as Dress for Energy Saving Success, during the Butterfly Effect challenge.

2016 was also a year of positive change for SEiO. The tenant participation experience was redesigned and improved with the launch of the user-friendly platform This new platform launched in sync with our improved community wide challenges, which feature fun and easy actions that are doable in just seconds.

In collaboration with Envision Charlotte, we also launched the Happen App, containing the same SEiO challenges and actions as seen on The app makes it even easier for you to participate, allowing you to take action wherever you may find yourself during the work day.

Before our next challenge, Winter Warm Up, be sure to download the Happen app by going to and selecting the appropriate link for your device, or find it in the App Store or Google Play.