BLDGScout, LLC (BLDGScout) is a software company created by students at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The company was incorporated in 2013 and was awarded funding that same year through the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office - Building Innovators fellowship. The team is comprised of Shariq Ali and David Buckmaster while both were students at CWRU. Experts from the Building Technologies Office as well as industry specific advisors in lean start-ups, cell phone app creation, and technology have helped to support and advise BLDGScout throughout its existence.
BLDGScout seeks to use its software create a positive relationship between utility companies and their customers through daily interactions via its app "enpower." BLDGScout has partnered with a small utility company to run a pilot, however, the company is still looking for more utility companies to run pilot tests with.