Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Enmetric supports building energy management for DPR

Iain Morris
May 27, 2014
Software company Enmetric Systems says its Internet of Things platform has been selected by DPR Construction to support the rollout of energy management services at a new San Francisco facility.

Cited as the biggest private company in Silicon Valley, DPR (Falls Church, VA, USA) plans to use Enmetric’s (Belmont, CA, USA) service to monitor, control and manage plug-load devices in the San Francisco building, with the aim of receiving a so-called “Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB)” certification from the International Living Future Institute.

That would essentially mean the amount of energy the building uses is equal to the quantity of renewable energy generates.

So far, there are said to be only 12 buildings in the entire country that have received NZEB certification.

“We are thrilled to be a key part of DPR’s Net-Zero building strategy,” said Walter Shimoon, the vice president of Enmetrics. “Plug load has gone unchecked in buildings until now, and simple timers are just not enough.”

“It’s clear that customers need powerful dashboard features coupled with cloud-based data analytics, controls, and schedulers to completely eliminate wasted energy," he added.

Enmetric says its plug load management service uses a cloud-based data analytics platform and can save companies up to 20% in energy costs.

“We are excited to bring many different energy savings products and ideas to our customers which is why we have partnered up with Enmetric Systems to help solve the issue of plug load management, a generally unmanaged segment of building operations,” said Mike Humphrey, a regional manager at DPR.

“We intend for our San Francisco office to serve as a ‘living lab’ to test the newest and most intelligent energy efficient products on the market for others to see firsthand,” he added.
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