Building portfolio EMS
Incenergy Building Portfolio EMS is an HVAC retrofit solution that upgrades and manages HVAC systems.
Incenergy Building Portfolio EMS is an HVAC retrofit solution that upgrades and manages HVAC systems and is particularly suited for low-rise commercial buildings that until now could not afford automated control capabilities. The platform architecture brings wireless mesh technology to EMS by leveraging cloud computing with Smart Thermostats to deliver access to more than 60 attributes in a clean Web interface that also supports mobile devices running iPhone and Android. Available through subscription services, the Zigbee-based “smart building” software offers building operators an affordable HVAC retrofit solution with complete command and control. Along with a 20% efficiency gain, Incenergy’s EMS will enable the building to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.22 million lbs in the first year and each succeeding year during the life of the EMS.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.