Telkonet, Inc., whose complementary business divisions include EcoSmart, an intelligent energy management technology solution and EthoStream, one of the largest high-speed Internet access (“HSIA”) providers in the world, introduced its new EcoCentral Virtual Engineer cloud-based command center at HITEC 2013.
EcoCentral Virtual Engineer, the new command center for Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management solution, offers a wealth of convenient features to maximize energy efficiency, operational efficiency, and guest satisfaction. Intelligent thermostats, occupancy sensors, door and window contacts, outlets and light switches form a network to communicate information between rooms, floors, and buildings. Integrated, room-by-room data collected by EcoSmart’s intelligent energy management technology enables the advanced EcoCentral Virtual Engineer to:
Evaluate Equipment Performance - monitor capability of in-room equipment, identifying which HVAC equipment may be malfunctioning, allowing engineering resources to be deployed selectively and proactively, ensuring continuity of comfort. It also enables facility managers to monitor HVAC issues proactively as well as maintain, repair, and replace HVAC equipment, filters and thermostats.
Monitor Total Energy Savings - tracks room-by-room energy savings and stores detailed data about a property’s HVAC, lighting and plugload devices and energy usage patterns to calculate actual energy savings. This information can be then used to qualify for “green” certification, secure rebates from a local utility, or prove a property has achieved brand sustainability standards.
Facilitate Intelligent Load-Shed Actions – designs profiles to dictate how thermostats, outlets, and lights will respond to a Demand-Response request. Schedule “events” in EcoCentral Virtual Engineer, and devices will switch to Demand-Response profiles at the appropriate time.
Enable Logical Profile Shifting – you can specify the number of units to run concurrently, and EcoCentral Virtual Engineer will keep load at a constant level. Alternatively, specify the necessary kWh reduction and let EcoCentral determine how to best set back thermostats.
Control Buildings, Zones, Rooms, or Individual Devices in Real Time - virtual thermostats, light switches, and outlets simplify control allowing you to change HVAC settings room-by-room with the touch of a few buttons on the virtual thermostat.
Visualize Property Data Points with “Floor Planner” - view energy savings by floor and savings by side of building; identify room-by-room variance from average cooling and heating runtimes to determine which rooms do not function as well as others. A high run-time may be isolated to a single room due to a potentially malfunctioning HVAC unit, prompting a maintenance check.