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Member News: EMPEQ Recognized Among the Top 100 Most Promising Energy Startups Globally in the Prestigious SET100 List of 2024

Ithaca, New York, March 15, 2024- EMPEQ, the leading innovator in energy and equipment auditing software technology, is honored to announce its inclusion in the esteemed SET100 List of 2024, a recognition bestowed by the German Energy Agency (dena) in collaboration with the World Energy Council. This accolade places EMPEQ at the forefront of the climate tech sector, showcasing its commitment to developing groundbreaking solutions that promote sustainability and operational efficiency.

The SET100 List is an annual compilation that highlights the top 100 most promising energy startups from around the globe. Now in its 8th edition, the list has become a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the energy sector. EMPEQ’s selection among 430+ applicants from 75 countries is a testament to its unique approach and impactful solutions in transforming the way businesses interact with energy upgrades and equipment insights.

EMPEQ’s journey began with a vision shared by founders Herbert Dwyer, an expert in the energy and critical infrastructure sectors, and Derek LaClair, a financial and real estate specialist, to make significant strides in energy efficiency for buildings. With its AI-powered technology, EMPEQ has revolutionized the assessment and proposal processes for energy and equipment upgrades, enabling detailed insights through simple photographs and reducing the time and costs associated with traditional methods.

This inclusion in the SET100 is particularly significant as it represents a recognition of EMPEQ’s innovative contributions to the clean energy sector, amidst the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. The startup’s solutions not only enhance operational efficiency but also contribute to a sustainable, equitable, and resilient energy mix, aligning with the goals of the SET100 initiative.

Herbert Dwyer, CEO of EMPEQ, expressed his enthusiasm for the recognition: “Being named in the SET100 List is a remarkable achievement for our team. It validates our hard work and dedication to not only innovating within the energy sector but also making a tangible impact on the global sustainability front. I’m extremely proud that our team was recognized as a global community change agent by a such a highly-respected international authority.”

The award comes just as EMPEQ is set to release “Fast Site Survey 3.0”. This newest version of EMPEQ’s flagship product has a more user-friendly look/feel and aligns more closely with surveyor needs and workflows. Ultimately, Fast Site Survey 3.0 provides all of the best parts of the existing app – pre-population of unit specifications, photo organization, forms & templates, and easy export – with a new project management solution layered on top.


EMPEQ is an innovative startup leading the way in energy efficiency and equipment management technology. Founded by a team of visionaries dedicated to making a real difference, EMPEQ provides instant equipment insights that enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and foster a sustainable future. Recognized among the top 100 most promising energy startups globally, EMPEQ is committed to revolutionizing the energy sector and ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable world for future generations.