Hancock MINT (Mobile Intake) is a mobile application that connects to the Hancock Energy Efficiency Cloud (HEEC) and enables the user to work offline to collect new building data through the creation of files or to edit existing building data. Using MINT, auditors can create instant proposals offline at the customer site to instantly show costs and savings.
Using one-step synchronization, the user uploads all data and proposals from the MINT app to the HEEC, which then become immediately available to all appropriate users within their organization. The HEEC online portal allows organizations to continue expanding on files and proposals, changing or adding to the building data, and collecting multiple proposals to apply for incentives.
When installing MINT for the first time, various universal items catalogs are uploaded. These can be used to automatically populate relevant information in your files.
MINT hosts files, created by the user, which act as containers for all the building information collected. Each file offers a File Overview screen, providing quick access to client information, directions to the site, and the ability to call the client. It also consists of the following main areas, each briefly discussed below. All information is collected offline. No internet connection is needed.
Files: Building data collections. Files can be created directly on the MINT app or can be created in HEEC and downloaded to the MINT app. Existing Files assigned to the logged in User and 'In Progress' will be downloaded to the MINT app. Files marked 'Done' are uploaded from the MINT app and removed from the local device.
Items: Items consist of individual or groups of objects that have properties of energy consumption. Items, such as lighting fixtures, are populated using a search catalog or recently used items from previous collections.
Areas: You can break down sections of a building. This can be an entire floor or broken down into specific areas, like bathroom, office, etc.
Building Info: This section provides information gathered about the building including the building type, total area, year built, and utility billing information such as electricity, oil, water, etc.
Notes Summary: MINT is able to capture multimedia images of the building. In this section, you can take photos of the building, floor layouts, rooms, fixtures, etc. You can also add helpful notes to the pictures.
Operating Schedules: This summarizes the operating schedules you created within your areas.
Attachments: You can attach helpful information, such as spreadsheets, reports, etc.
Proposals: Using this feature allows you to instantly make changes to the building information and create a proposal showing the instant cost savings that you can share with your customer immediately while still onsite.
To Do List: You can keep a running to-do list for each file, easily seen and ready to update as needed.
After collecting all the data and generating proposals, the user syncs the files to the Hancock Energy Cloud online portal.