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Enerliance Pitches LOBOS to California Utilities

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Last week, Enerliance was invited to present LOBOS to a group of California utilities executives at the Emerging Technologies Open Forum in San Francisco.  We sent our CEO Scot Duncan and board member Ray Pustinger to make the pitch.

LOBOS was one of 15 emerging technology companies invited to present a 10-minute pitch for our market-ready energy efficiency and demand response technologies to representatives from PG&E, SCE, SoCal Gas, SDG&E and SMUD.

The ultimate goal of the presentation is inclusion in California’s multi-billion dollar customer incentive and rebate programs, as well as exposure to the other entrepreneurs, inventors and venture capitalists in the audience.

Of course, LOBOS installations are already eligible for significant utility-funded rebates and incentives, but we’re always interested in increasing our partnerships with utilities, and raising awareness of LOBOS in the industry.

Scot & Ray received plenty of positive feedback from their presentation, which focused on the immense energy efficiency and demand response capabilities of LOBOS systems.

We were also excited to hear presentations by other innovative energy technology companies at the forum.  In fact, we expect to be working with two of the other presenters in the near future.

Verdigris Technologies has developed an intelligent system that utilizes low-cost sensors at the circuit panel for the dynamic disaggregation of energy loads.  The system not only tracks a building’s energy usage in real time, but breaks down that energy usage all the way to an individual appliance level. When you start seeing “disaggregation” techniques change the way we perform energy audits in large facilities and advance the art of post project M&V, remember that you heard it here first.

Enlighted has developed an advanced lighting control system where each fixture in a building has an intelligent sensor that collects real-time occupancy, ambient light, and temperature information and controls fixture behavior based on those readings. The very granular occupancy and temperature information can be used by LOBOS to save even more energy, and further improve occupant comfort.

We’re excited by the potential of working with both companies.

We’d like to thank the California Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) for hosting the event and inviting us to present.  We’d also like to congratulate our fellow presenters on developing technologies that will help to shape the future of energy efficiency and demand response across the nation.

5 Reasons Lobos Will Change Your Life

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.

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