Compuware Gomez Ranked No. Web Performance Monitoring System for Internet Retailers: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced that it has been cited as the No. 1 provider of Web performance monitoring systems to the largest online retailers in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year, according to Internet Retailer Magazine. According to the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide 2011, 116 of the top 500 online retailers use Compuware Gomez’s web performance monitoring solution, more than the No. 2 and No. 3 Web performance monitoring vendors combined, who together serve only 113 online retailers in the Top 500 (No. 2 AlertSite-acquired by SmartBear, 71 customers and No. 3 Keynote Systems, 42 customers). Additionally, out of the top six online retailers in the Top 500, five are Gomez customers (No. 1 Amazon.com, Inc, No. 3 Apple, Inc., No. 4 Dell, Inc., No. 5 Office Depot, Inc. and No. 6 Walmart.com). Gomez helps online retailers optimize the performance and availability of their e-commerce web and mobile applications to provide fast and successful online shopping experiences. By testing and measuring web and mobile applications from their customers’ perspective using Gomez’s Global Performance Network, retailers can rapidly identify and resolve revenue and brand-impacting performance issues. More at www.compuware.com.
Farmington Hills City Hall Renovation Gets LEED Gold: The city of Farmington Hills announced Wednesday that its city hall renovation project has been awarded LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. The council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program recognizes the design, construction and operation of green buildings. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for businesses and taxpayers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, staff, and the community. City officials say that in June and July 2011, compared to June and July 2007, the new building cut energy use more than 30 percent, cut total energy costs by 70 percent and cut energy cost per square foot by 79 percent. In fact, the building’s solar photovoltaic system, which handles most of the building’s non-heating and cooling related electric needs, has built up an $1,100 credit with DTE Energy. Some project costs were supported by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program and DTE Energy’s Solar Currents Program. Farmington Hills City Hall is so efficient because of sustainable design features such as geoexchange heating and cooling, solar hot water, solar photovoltaic panels, daylighting, energy-efficient lighting, an efficient building envelope and many other measures. The city plans a reception for Monday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to recognize the achievement of LEED Gold. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call City Manager Steve Brock at (248) 871-2510.