Hub Controls Announces Successful Pilot With Greater Opportunities

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Binghamton, New York, February 22, 2024 — Hub Controls, the developer and provider of an award-winning automated personal energy management system, announced they have completed a successful pilot with Greater Opportunities, an individual and family services enterprise. Following the successful pilot Hub Controls will deploy across all off the Greater Opportunities properties.

The mission of Hub Controls is to address inequities in access to affordable energy, especially for low-income communities. The company is partnering with energy providers and organizations to close the gap, while in turn reducing carbon emissions on the path to Net Zero in 2050 or sooner.

The trial was conducted over 90 days, in which pilot hubs were installed as replacement thermostats across various apartment units. The results of the trial indicated user savings of over 45 percent, a significant saving on the monthly heating bills.

“Our pilot with Greater Opportunities is evidence that Low-to-Moderate Income communities can benefit greatly by simply installing Hub Controllers,” said Oliver Hynes, Founder of Hub Controls, which last year expanded to serve energy companies, building management companies, public housing organizations, and consumers in the United States, after years of success in Ireland. “Greater Opportunities is both an inspiring and effective organization, and together, we will provide hundreds with a powerful tool that ensures optimal energy use and savings.”

The Hub Controls pilot program is designed to enable building owners and service providers with a no cost, no risk trial of the Hub Controller before committing to full-scale installation. Hub Controls bears 100% of the installation, service, and data management cost of the first 5 Hub Controllers.

Hub Controls communicates the results and savings in real-time through the Hub dashboard and app.

“Energy can be extremely pricey, with electricity costs rising 32% over the past three years, and natural gas a staggering 89% over the past five years. Hub Controls addresses this problem, making affordable energy more accessible, and helping service providers, building owners, and residents by providing a system that is affordable, easy for service providers to install, and intuitive to use” said Mark Silvanic, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Opportunities.

Hub Controller is an example of a very accessible on-ramp to energy savings. It is a reliable and inexpensive system that is continually self-learning, so consumers simply set their basic parameters, and the system then monitors and adapts to the homeowner’s preferred comfort level to ensure energy is never wasted”.

Hub Controls was recently selected for Uptake Alliance’s inaugural startup cohort and is participating in their innovation program, designed to facilitate and propel startups to secure commercial agreements, boost revenue, assemble exceptional teams, and secure funding.

“Hub Controls’ pilot marks a significant step in democratizing access to energy savings and advancing sustainability, said Gillian Francis, Head of Partnerships at Uptake Alliance. Their innovative approach not only fosters energy efficiency but also supports underserved communities in their pursuit of affordable energy solutions. We’re proud to partner with them, as they drive toward an equitable, sustainable future. This program is a testament to the potential of technology in bridging the gap towards net zero goals, especially in low-income communities where the impact is most profound.”

About Hub Controls 

Hub Controls is the developer and provider of Hub Controller, an award-winning automated personal energy reduction system that saves users money while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. For more information, visit https://thehubcontroller.com/.

Media Contact for Hub Controls

Cynthia Artin

Genesis Digital


+1 845 664 8484

About Greater Opportunities

The mission of Greater Opportunities is to educate, advocate, and empower individuals and families to improve the quality of their lives through the development of self-reliance, while promoting a culture of people working together to help themselves, one another, and their community.

Media Contact for Greater Opportunities

Name: Mark Silvanic

Greater Opportunities

Email: msilvanic@greaterops.org

Phone: +1(607) 723 6493

About Uptake Alliance

Uptake Alliance is an intersectional community of startups, corporations, utilities, investors, and policymakers. Together, we are helping to create the market conditions for frontier climatetech ventures to thrive. Our global venture development program connects organizations with technical challenges to startups with novel solutions – making a regenerative impact on business performance, technological adoption, and everyone’s climate future. For more information, visit www.uptakealliance.com.

Media Contact for Uptake Alliance

Terri MacKay

Uptake Alliance


(917) 397-0317