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South Coast Plaza Towers Now in Second Season of LOBOS ADR

Monday, June 16, 2014

One million watts. That’s a lot of juice. Enough to power nearly 435 2,000-square-foot homes running air conditioners, pool pumps and electric water heaters. In fact, it’s such a big number that SCE predicted the South Coast Plaza Towers in Costa Mesa, California, would only be able to deliver a third of that amount to the grid when they signed on to take part in SCE’s demand response program. But guess what? South Coast Plaza installed LOBOS.

The South Coast Plaza Towers, which include three out of the first four office buildings to be awarded LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council for Operations and Maintenance, are renowned for their environmental building initiatives, so when they decided to outfit the towers with automated demand response capability, they, of course, used the optimization technology that is second to none.

After South Coast Plaza Towers installed LOBOS in the fall of 2012, SCE ran a commissioning test expecting around 300,000 or so watts of demand response curtailment. What they got, however, was one million watts, and while we weren’t particularly surprised, because we know the power of LOBOS, we were thrilled to so significantly outperform. And, of course, with tenant comfort being such a priority, LOBOS delivers this curtailment without anyone ever breaking a sweat.

We’re grateful to the South Coast Plaza management for looking to us to help make their demand response participation such a success. They’re now entering their second ADR season, and we are looking forward to hearing about their green gains for years to come.

SCE offers a variety of savings incentives for companies who participate in demand response programs. Find out how much energy LOBOS can save in your building by using the handy calculator found on our website homepage.

Read the press release featured on PRWeb.

 

IBcon 2014 is Almost Here and Enerliance Will Represent

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In 2012, the big news to come out of IBcon was the official market launch of LOBOS and its recognition by Tridium as a product of note in their Niagara Way spotlight. At IBcon 2013, LOBOS was a finalist for a Digie Award. And at this year’s IBcon, we are pleased to announce that our parent company, Yardi Systems, who just last month finalized its acquisition of Enerliance, will be serving as a platinum elite sponsor.

To top it all off, Enerliance founder Scot Duncan is involved with not one, but two panel discussions, speaking on the panel, Energy Management vs. Building Automation – Understanding the Differences, and serving as moderator on the panel, Smart Buildings to Smart Grid – Using Building Intelligence to Enable Automated Demand Response.

The overarching theme for this year’s conference is, Embracing Change – Rethink, Innovate, Transform, with a focus on the technology that allows industry transformation and growth. This is great exposure for us, and we can’t wait to get to Vegas and talk some serious shop.

IBcon 2014 will be held at the LVH Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 17-19.



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