Military Energy Efficiency
Soldiers spend the majority of each day outside residence halls. Without an energy management system, a base is unable to avoid excessive heating and cooling of these unoccupied spaces. EcoSmart helps minimize energy consumption when rooms are unoccupied, assisting military clients in meeting the goals of military energy efficiency initiatives and increasing base savings.
When soldiers return to their rooms, our intelligent technology ensures that the temperature reaches the preferred setpoint within a pre-programmed amount of time. With Night Occupancy Mode, soldiers remain comfortable - even while sleeping.
While many bases prefer standalone, hardwired solutions, a networked wireless installation allows use of EcoSmart's secure cloud-based interface (EcoCentral) remote management portal. When an entire residence hall is unoccupied - for example, in the case of soldier deployment - the base facility manager can remotely put all the rooms into deep setback. With a networked energy management system, a setpoint or mode can be changed over EcoCentral. Adjusting setback temperature is done easily by grouping new settings into profiles, which can be delivered to multiple thermostats at a time.
Military-Specific Installation Requirements
Versatile communications options, including wired, wireless and hybrid solutions, ensure all types of buildings will find an effective communications solution. Because many installations must be hardwired to meet security standards, we are prepared to work around the challenges that can accompany a wired installation - working quickly to pull miles of wire to help eliminate unnecessary downtime.
Highly trained and experienced military installation energy management crews can complete work in the timeframe established by a military base or its contractor. To meet onsite safety requirements, all our installers have been OSHA-certified in addition to undergoing rigorous product training.
Our military energy efficiency solutions offer flexible configuration of thermostats and occupancy sensors. A door contact is not a required component, but it can be integrated into the in-room solution to help provide complete information about room occupancy.
All of the EcoSmart products can qualify for the 'Buy American' provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA].