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Optimum Energy has been awarded two patents for technologies that allow building owners to harness the full benefits of HVAC optimization and boost cost, water and energy savings using cloud computing, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
The Controlled Hydronic Distribution System connects smart valves to gather granular data about components such as pumps, boilers and chillers and communicate to a controller to make better efficiency decisions. Intelligent Equipment Sequencing brings the power of machine learning to chiller plant control, enabling systems to always operate at top efficiency.
“These patents put us in a unique position to use the power of the cloud for processing algorithms, and to bring IoT communications and control to plant components,” said Ian Dempster, senior director of product innovation. “They build on and greatly expand our technology and capabilities.”
“We want plant operators to be able to future-proof their facilities, so we’re always looking for ways to improve our solutions with advanced technologies. And that always gives customers ways to squeeze more value out of optimization,” said Larry Stapleton, president of Optimum Energy.