Monday, June 11, 2012
Wondering what all the fuss is about with LOBOS? We thought we’d help clarify with a list of five reasons stating how LOBOS will change your life.
#1 – LOBOS Is Brilliant
Keeping big buildings cool is a complex business. Doing it well requires lots of individual components to work together both seamlessly and efficiently, and that’s no easy task.
LOBOS makes it easy. When LOBOS is adding its intelligence to your building management system, it’s like having an expert engineer standing in your building’s control room, constantly optimizing, integrating and enhancing the performance of your cooling system.
Besides providing system optimization right out of the box, LOBOS isn’t a static system. At the same time that it’s making your building smarter, it’s learning. And as it learns, it self adjusts. That means that over time, LOBOS will look for and implement ways to make your building more comfortable and more efficient.
#2 – LOBOS Cuts Energy Costs
LOBOS goes far beyond standard energy efficiency improvements.
Combined with utility incentives and other financial benefits, the average LOBOS installation will pay for itself in less than three years.
In most buildings, the heating and cooling system accounts for about 40% of the energy used by the building. The average LOBOS installation cuts the energy those systems use by between 25% and 50%.
Whether you look at those savings in terms of sustainability, or improvements to the bottom line – LOBOS can make a big difference.
#3 – LOBOS Is Comfort
It would be fair to describe LOBOS as a system designed to improve comfort, that happens to save energy along the way. With LOBOS guiding your building management system, you can expect happier, more comfortable occupants.
We’ve seen LOBOS installations reduce comfort calls by more than 80%. And you don’t need us to tell you how valuable occupant comfort is. One famous BOMA survey found that poor HVAC system performance was the primary reason that tenants leave office buildings.
A building with a reputation for excellent occupant comfort will have a much easier time retaining and attracting tenants, which will translate into increased occupancy rates, productivity, and building valuations.
#4 – LOBOS Automates Demand Response
LOBOS makes participation in demand response programs easy and automatic. When it receives a demand response event signal from the utility, LOBOS springs into action.
While traditional demand response programs require building managers to literally flip switches and turn off air handling components, LOBOS manages demand response events automatically and intelligently.
LOBOS uses its intelligence to make sure the building is meeting its demand-response obligations at the same time as it minimizes the change in comfort levels for the people in that building.
With LOBOS automated demand response, building owners get the financial rewards they were promised, building occupants can stay more comfortable and utilities get the peak load reductions that they need.
#5 – LOBOS Slashes Maintenance Costs
When the cooling system of a large building has a problem that goes undetected, that problem can become very expensive. Undetected problems can waste energy, make occupants uncomfortable and require complex manual diagnosis.
LOBOS fault detection software automatically monitors a building’s performance and issues alerts as soon as it sees that something’s not right.
Since every building is unique, LOBOS can be configured with custom rules and alerts that are tailored to your specific building needs.
With LOBOS early fault detection and diagnosis, you can expect a system that runs more smoothly and costs less to maintain.
Calculate What LOBOS Can Do For You
Our installation calculator will give you an idea of what a LOBOS system could do in your building. If you’re ready to get started, you can send your results to one of our experts who will help you get a more accurate estimate of your expected costs and savings.
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