Energy Industry Innovation of the year! We at Zen Ecosystems are honored to have been selected as the Gold Stevie Award winner for Energy Industry Innovation of the year! Zen HQ and Zen Thermostat were both recognized for being a simple energy management solution for businesses of all sizes. Highlights from the judges: "Great accomplishments and strides in innovation. In 2017, the company bought significant energy management capabilities to the commercial realm with low-cost software tools f to manage the worst energy offenders in a facility: HVAC and lighting. This company made it on Fast Company's the Top 10 list of Most Innovative Companies in Energy for 2018 and Energy Manager Today recognized the company with a Product of the Year award. The company also achieved Nationwide rollout cross 360 National Stores retail locations, resulting in energy bill savings of more than 25%."
Predictive Maintenance and Smart Thermostats Using the right IoT devices can help you predict required maintenance. The data can give insight on how well your equipment is running or if there may be an issue with your machine. “A thermostat can provide ambient temperature for the space and runtime data to show you how much the thermostat has to run to keep up with setpoints,” McPhail says. “The way to get the most out of the [Industrial Internet of Things] space is by adding other components – for instance, a thermostat plus a return air sensor. Then go a step further and incorporate real-time energy monitoring devices as well.” For the full article on Buildings Media, click here!
Hotels and Energy Costs It is no surprise that hotels use a lot of energy. However, it may be shocking to find that 45% of that energy usage is due to HVAC and lighting. Taking control of the energy usage and cutting the energy waste can lead to a higher profit margin. “Our goal with this series is to highlight the unique energy use challenges for each sector and provide context for how facility stakeholders can better manage energy use,” Zen Ecosystems CEO James McPhail says. “The first step in that process is identifying the biggest energy drains that can be controlled.” To check out the full break down of energy use, click here!
Partnership to provide comprehensive smart energy management and monitoring capabilities We are proud to announce our partnership with Eyedro Green Solutions, Inc. By pairing Eyedro's electricity monitoring equipment with our energy management platform customers can see the impact that Zen HQ is having on their energy usage. “Energy management is a complex arena, with countless opportunities for greater efficiency, but transparency is key,” said Zen Ecosystems CEO James McPhail. “Eyedro’s integration allows customers who are already saving with Zen HQ to monitor more and use actionable insights to make changes that improve their energy use, and ultimately, their bottom line.” To read the full press release on Business Wire, click here!
Cut Energy Costs It is no surprise that if you cut costs, it means that your profit increases as well. However, sometimes it is hard to cut costs. Cutting energy costs by 20% can lead to an equivalent of a 5% increase in sales. Check out our infographic by clicking here Retail TouchPoints.
Commercial businesses and adopting energy management strategy More and more commercial businesses are adopting an energy management strategy. 2018 is expected to be a huge year for implementing these strategies. But why are so many companies just now taking advantage of energy management systems? James McPhail spoke on the subject in Forbes Technology. "The manufacturing and industrial sectors have traditionally been leaders in energy management strategies. For these types of facilities, energy use has an obvious impact on the cost of operations, and management understands a strong energy management strategy is key to overall business success. Utilities have also historically offered these big energy users better incentives to curtail electricity use during periods of peak electricity demand. Now, businesses with smaller, multisite facilities are increasingly choosing to optimize their energy use to realize the benefits of energy management technologies." Check out the full article here!