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The Toronto, Canada-based start-up announced on Monday partnerships with solar energy-monitoring firm Fat Spaniel Technologies and with carbon-management software company Zerofootprint to optimize buildings for efficiency and clean power production. |
There are already automation systems that allow commercial building managers to view data from HVAC systems or lights and set policies to improve energy efficiency.
Regen Energy CEO and co-founder Mark Kerbel asserts that its system of building a "swarm" of independent controllers is a quicker and less intrusive way to accomplish the similar efficiency goals.
To reduce the electricity used for air conditioning, for example, an HVAC professional can add a Regen Energy's EnviroGrid controller to each chiller. One of those controllers has a cell modem that can communicate with Regen Energy's software.
The decentralized decision-making approach is also a break with tradition central building management systems where building equipment is typically purchased for peak power demands.
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BEPI Published Date: March 26, 2009
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