Energy management system
Finalist in Networked Building Automation Systems/Controls, Energy Management Systems in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Schneider Electric’s Cassia energy management system is an in-room energy solution for hotels and other multi-unit facilities that can increase efficiency in heating, cooling, and lighting. The system uses a customizable software interface that provides real-time energy monitoring and reporting tailored to the needs of the facility. In each room, battery-powered thermostats, lighting controls, and sensors communicate via Zigbee wireless technology. The system allows guests to control their temperature and lighting settings while in the room, and when the guest vacates the room, wireless sensors restore the temperature to the facility operator’s original settings.
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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.