Much More Than A Programmable Thermostat…
The Demand-Limiting Controller: advanced energy efficiency, made easy
At Save Energy Systems, we have developed a simple, automated platform specifically for small to medium-size commercial and industrial facilities. The DLC system concurrently manages HVAC unit energy use relative to one another, which results in reduced overall energy use and demand. Unlike other monitoring platforms, which either require manual intervention or reduce demand on a scheduled basis, the DLC dynamically combines the learned behavior of each zone under management with external temperature readings to optimize start-up energy use for the desired settings across a facility. This approach significantly reduces your energy bill.
A simple retrofit delivers a significant upgrade for any HVAC system
Most industrial HVAC units consist of a condenser/compressor plus an evaporator fan to circulate air across the heat-exchange unit. Often, there’s a third component, the economizer, which takes in outside fresh air if the temperature is low enough to cool the facility.
The Save Energy Systems DLC system has a comprehensive view across all units. It understands the exact power consumption for each component, monitors all the HVAC units installed at a facility, and then determines how best to minimize the energy consumption of each based on the temperature in each zone. For example, if it looks like energy consumption will exceed a specific power level at any time, the DLC can adjust the temperature within a zone, turning it off to allow another zone to turn on, ensuring peak power is kept below a defined limit. Since the DLC has a system-wide view, it knows which units are currently maintaining conditions within the set comfort zone, which are not, and how best to respond while ensuring overall energy demand does not exceed the threshold.
This intelligent approach to HVAC management delivers several important benefits
Insight and control: Building occupants generally hate their HVAC because their zone’s temperature seems hard to control. In response, they manually adjust local thermostats without any understanding of how this might impact energy usage. By installing the DLC, a business has complete visibility into its HVAC operation in detail, included what functions are operating when the company can take control of its HVAC system-wide operations with a completely automatic, intelligent system that ensures optimum comfort for occupants.
Energy Cost Reduction and Excellent ROI: The Save Energy Systems DLC reduces energy demand by ensuring that a facility’s separate HVAC units are never operating simultaneously. Businesses can now limit how much energy is consumed at any one time (demand charges) — and reduce overall kWh use. Typically, the DLC can shave 12-25% off a utility bill, and with a typical ROI of 12 to 24 months.
Drive Sustainability Goals: Uncontrollable energy bills are frustrating for any business that is striving to encourage sustainability across all its departments. The DLC enables any business to take control of its HVAC systems, reduce its overall energy consumption, and have a meaningful impact on its carbon footprint.
Installing the Save Energy Systems DLC within your facility is a Win-Win-Win proposition.
- Lower energy use
- Reduce energy expense
- Increase profitability
All done while being aware of the environmental impact of electricity generation and doing your part to “Go Green.”
Features & Benefits
User security for each screen & activity
Access from standard web browsers
Daily occupied time setting
Fresh air intake based on external temperatures
User defined peak rate times
Entered holidays treated as unoccupied
Report and graphs detail use and activity
Zone pre-cool prior to occupancy & peak rate times
Email alert notice when filter change is required
Email for under/over temperatures
Controlled system access
Intuitive control, anywhere – anytime
Automatic temperature setback, lower energy use
Lower energy use
Company specific timing to allow lower energy use
Lower energy use
Feedback to modify behavior to lower energy use
Only cooling when needed, lowering energy use
Efficient use of energy
Cleaner air, more efficient system, lower energy use
Avoid catastrophic failure