EMS Offers a Treasure Trove of Actionable Data

Annual savings: $120,693 THAT’s the kind of data you want to see on your energy management system. But your EMS likely contains a whole treasure trove of data, beyond your sometimes astounding) energy savings. Actionable data such as: Real-time Occupancy: Perhaps your maintenance team needs to visit a room; they can do so without disturbing …

In Extreme Weather Can Your HVACs Maintain the Set Temperature?

Do your guest complaints increase during times of extreme outdoor temperature? Guests will aggressively raise or lower the thermostat settings in an effort to make the room more comfortable right away. You’ll want thermostats with the inherent ability to define maximum and minimum temperatures a guest can set, to avoid straining your HVAC systems in …

Preparing for Winter

Preventative HVAC Maintenance Autumn/early winter is an ideal time to perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC systems and switch schedules in your energy management system. Achieve energy savings as high as 25 percent by running clean HVAC equipment versus machines with dirty coils and/or filters (according to a recent ASHRAE study). Justin Lendowski, HVAC  expert …

Recouping your Energy Management System (EMS) Investment: HVAC Type, and Occupancy Sensing

(Part 5 of 5) What factors are used when calculating ROI on a new Energy Management System? When you’re shopping for an energy management system, you want to be presented with a realistic ROI. There are many factors that go into the calculation. Some are weighted more heavily than others. We’ve discussed: electricity prices, natural …

Does Outdoor Temperature Impact Energy Management System (EMS) Payback?

(Part 4 of 5) Energy management systems are an investment but they pay for themselves, typically within 2 – 4 years. EMS providers can calculate your project payback based on specific data. We’ve already talked about  natural gas rates, electricity rates and unitary room controls with central controls. This week we continue the discussion with temperature …