Energy Management System
Schneider Electric’s comprehensive in-room Cassia Energy Management System for hotels and multi-tenant buildings increases energy efficiency and guest comfort.
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of the Cassia Energy Management System (EMS), an intuitive in-room energy solution for hotels and other multi-unit facilities that maximizes operating efficiencies while enhancing the level of guest comfort and experience. Estimated to save up to 44% in energy costs per year, the Cassia EMS uses room automation and energy monitoring software to increase efficiencies in three areas of major consumption: heating, cooling, and lighting.
From installation to day-to-day operation, the Cassia EMS offers facility owners innovative ways to eliminate energy waste and other associated costs. The system uses a graphically rich, 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 are deployed and communicate via Zigbee state-of-the-art wireless technology. Since the components of the in-room system use wireless technology, a simple, nonintrusive retrofit of equipment can be accomplished with quick installation turnaround times. This offers owners the benefit of a continued revenue stream in addition to a rapid return on investment.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey