Custom Development

Energy Circle’s in-house technology team drives the advancement of our platforms and tools. On a selective basis, we develop custom websites and applications that contribute to our overall mission of championing the fixing and construction of better buildings.

Feature Development for Our Platforms

Our development team is primarily focused on our own platforms -- adding features and tools that boost the quantity and quality of lead generation, enhance online relationships between client sites and their target audiences, and simplify web administration for client teams. Energy Circle's features roadmap is robust and driven by the needs of our client network.

Commitment to Open Source

We are committed to developing systems using open-source technologies, including both Drupal (our preferred platform) and Wordpress. We believe in open-source because it reduces costs, shortens development cycles, is more flexible for clients and enables robust integrations. Our developers are active members of open-source organizations (Energy Circle hosts the Maine Drupal User Group) and contribute code to the broader community.  

Areas of Focus & Expertise

Our platform development efforts are focused in these areas: (1) improving the quantity and quality of leads, (2) easing the process of reputation (reviews) management, (3) simplifying content management and impact, and (4) easing the day-to-day processes of website management by non-technical teams. Within these overarching focus areas, the Energy Circle team is constantly polling our users for suggested enhancements and breakthrough features.

Specific Services

Selectively, we offer custom development services for important organizations in our industry, such as Building Science Corporation, Building Performance Institute and the Home Performance Coalition. Some of the specific types of development we’ve undertaken include:

  • Comprehensive Website Development
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Customization and Integration
  • Project Database Development
  • eCommerce
  • Event Management
  • Complex Content Management
  • Integration with third-party applications
  • Membership management tools
  • Complex data migration from old sites and applications
  • Custom reporting tools

Got a web development project? Want to learn more about our comittment to open source technology? Contact Energy Circle today.

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