The SmartCon & Premium Products Alliance; bringing together property and performance
College and university communities across the country are realizing the importance of implementing active strategies directed at reducing energy usage. SmartCon’s energy management solution provides a proactive, virtual oversight of your campus facilities resources through lighting and temperature control. Higher Education dormitories are unoccupied approximately 70 percent of the time. This statistic emphasizes the need for a room status technology that regulates energy consumption.
The improvement and ultimately the achievement of campus energy initiatives can be accomplished jointly through community participation and an effective energy management system. SmartCon Solutions is experienced in the development, installation and commissioning of technologies that save on energy revenue spending, and compliment an effective educational environment.
SmartCon’s collaboration with technology manufactures provide the Higher Education industry with a complete solution to occupancy based room control integrations. SmartCon (Smart Connectivity) is aligned with a variety of preferred manufacturers and vendors that provide leading edge thermostats, lighting controls, mobile applications, electronic locking control and other occupancy room amenities.
A true partnership begins with trust. All of us at SmartCon believe this to be the vital first step in building a lasting collaboration. It all starts with getting to know you, exchanging points of view and securing your confidence in SmartCon’s ability to provide a solution.
Our goal is to share objective advice to initiate problem solving, which in turn will improve your property’s performance, maximize your business’ growth and contributes to your long term intentions. We look forward to the opportunity to address any and all inquiries on project budget, process, product, schedule and services. With a plan in place that is designed for your facility’s specific needs, we roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Once SmartCon has presented an aesthetic array of options to compliment your in-room design, you make your selections. We then create a wiring diagram for your facility, and move to install and program the desired functionality for your property’s room automation and thermostat controls. The various options, including light intensity, heating/ cooling fan speeds and visitor annunciation can be specifically created to accommodate your taste.
Your time and resources can be stretched thin most days, so we’ll spare you the trouble of juggling multiple transactions and varying terms. First, we provide our potential clients with options; a presentation of cutting edge products from multiple vendors, while recognizing your potential budgetary concerns. You decide the products you want, we deliver.
When your project becomes ours, rest easy... SmartCon’s project management team begins with a disciplined approach from planning through executing, and ultimately closing your unique project goals. We embrace the opportunity to apply our knowledge, skills and techniques which are designed to accomplish a singular, successful result. All projects require a defined scope of work with outlined resources. However it isn’t always as simple as following a process. The SmartCon team is experienced successful result. in dealing with the unexpected. When new challenges present themselves, we remain focused on the project objectives. SmartCon is always driven by providing quality solutions, meeting expected target dates, and staying within budget.
Installation & Commissioning
The SmartCon culture of uncompromised, superior workmanship begins at the critical stage of installation. We know that with a strict focus on quality installations, our customers have realized a better cost savings and uninterrupted occupant comfort and safety. Our attention to detail at this stage has also resulted in extended equipment reliability and life.
But we don’t stop there. All projects undergo a post-installation inspection, ensuring a smooth transition into the commissioning stage. Whether your property is a new facility or it’s time for an upgrade, SmartCon provides the highest level of installation and commissioning services. You can’t afford to have rooms down, and neither can we.
The Savings Potential in Higher Education Facilities
Student Housing buildings present a tremendous opportunity for energy savings. Comprehensive, cost-effective upgrades in dormatory facilities can improve efficiency by 15-30%.
The SmartCon Hospitality intelligent automation platform allows you to develop and deploy targeted solutions that dramatically reduce energy consumption, improve operation efficiency with truly measurable results and create a more comfortable customer experience.
A SmartCon installed and commissioned automated demand response program provides the latest in technology for optimizing energy usage during the stages of demand response, ensuring facility responsiveness. This technology can ensure a reliable and swift functionality. An energy rationing approach, especially during peak periods, allows facilities to respond automatically, temporarily controlling energy usage. Targeted energy consumption during demand reduction events assists in meeting incentive payments and cost reductions.
The state of California has instituted occupancy based room control standards that require Educational Facilities compliance in an effort to achieve energy efficiency. The adopted codes emphasize lighting standards, without compromising the quality of lighting and preserving environmental quality. SmartCon Solutions, in conjunction with their industry alliances, provides the solution that best fits your facility through energy saving lighting and HVAC technologies.
An Energy Management system’s capability to remotely control power consumption in high capacity buildings has proven to be an effective operating application, which does not affect the customer’s day to day business needs. The simple shift of reducing energy consumption to periods of lower demand can dramatically influence energy cost savings. In addition, an enhanced guest experience can be achieved through controlling room lighting ambiance.
The SmartCon Solutions team has the experience in analyzing the information that generates from your Energy Management System. This data can provide insights into your facility’s energy consumption trends and expose patterns that can determine causes of energy waste and other system issues. Through the use of analytics that can anticipate a facility’s energy functionality, companies can improve decision making and implement an accurate strategic plan.
Occupancy Based Room Controls; A smart management of temperature and light
Your energy management agenda starts at the door. Here’s how saving energy through occupancy detection could work for your facility:
The door contact switch signals the room’s thermostat, which acts as the “information center” that the room has become occupied, immediately adjusting temperature, welcome lighting and drapes adjustment. A Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) continues to detect occupancy, assuring that the desired temperature is maintained. Conversely, shortly after detection of room vacancy, the door switch will return the room to an increased energy saving level, with the temperature effectively stabilizing at a predetermined, unoccupied state.
The SmartCon team will work closely with you to structure and implement an energy management system that works best for your facility. Expertly installed and commissioned room energy controls can provide revenue savings of up to 30 percent per room, per year.
Lighting & Room Automation
SmartCom Higher Education Solutions provide energy savings without sacrificing safety and comfort.
Lights, shades, and temperature can automatically adjust in response to time of day, special events, or by using occupancy Intuitive controls.
Lights, window treatments, and temperature status can be centrally monitored and managed, to lower energy use and operating costs, and minimize peak-demand charges.
Automatically turn lights on when the student enters the room increasing student safety, and automatically turn the lights off when the students leave the room increasing energy savings.
As college students become more tech savvy, they expect their environmental experiences to follow suit. Today's student brings an average of three connected devices with them during their dormitory. This is a great opportunity to tap into their already existing habits that will provide a more engaged experience. Home away
from home comes into play.
Working in conjunction with the EcoSmart platform, the app literally puts the controls in the student's hands. They are able to lock and unlock doors, turn on lights and control the temperature effortlessly.
Intelligent Building Solutions
SmartCon Solutions is partnered with BuildingIQ providing us a unique, leading-edge solution to help our customers manage and conserve energy.
Reduce Energy Without Sacrificing Comfort
In a wide range of installations, our systems have consistently demonstrated it can reduce HVAC energy consumption and costs by 10-25%, while maintaining occupant comfort levels -even in buildings rated as highly energy efficient by LEED and ENERGY STAR®.
Add Intelligence to Your Building
Traditional approaches to making buildings smarter focus on only two factors: cloud computing and sensing. Our services and platform is comprised of five major components: data capture and analysis, modeling, measurement & verification, control, and human expertise. Incorporating these five components constitute a more comprehensive approach to the Buildings Internet of Things.
Technology With a Human Touch
BuildingIQ's 5i Platform has deep capabilities in data ingestion, aggregation, monitoring, trending, predictive analytics, visualization, automation and optimization of HVAC energy usage and consumption. Human expertise informs BuildingIQ's unique energy data analytics to provide the basis for identifying operational and equipment anomalies.
Our customers include Chapman University in Orange, CA and NYC student housing, which have deployed the system in a variety of buildings types.
24/7 optimized control, built-in measurement & verification, and demand response uniquely tailored to your facility. withe the addition of forward looking models, properties can be continually, intelligently optimized to stay
one-step ahead of high costs while keeping
For automated managed energy curtailment programs.
Automated demand response service enables owner/operators to participate, and take full benefit from, utility driven demand response programs simply, easily, repeatedly, and measurably. Demand Response is akin to a specialized form of Predictive Energy Optimization™ (PEO), but instead of an energy cost driven optimization paradigm, Demand Response achieves event goals through a more aggressive time-based curtailment strategy that still seeks to optimize comfort. Unlike other DR solutio Demand Response automatically controls the BMS down to the zone- leveraging learning models for the building's thermal behavior, BMS capabilities, and student comfort.
Visualization - Energy Worksite
Energy metering is the first step in understanding how you use energy.
Baselining, measuring, and managing Facilities-led energy initiatives.
Energy Worksite is SaaS analytics tool powered by an advanced algorithm that monitors the energy consumption of a building on an hourly basis. The service uses whole building energy interval data and/or sub-meter data to detect and provide alerts for anomalies in energy consumption, as well as supporting savings impacts. Energy Worksite models energy use to predict and alert operations staff of variances between actual measured consumption and the expected energy calculation. Energy Worksite delivers clear and straightforward reporting, on demand or on a customized schedule, and user customized dashboards.
With Energy Worksite, a hotel manager/operator gets a quick overview of the energy consumption of their properties, instant outlier identification, and rapid knowledge about over-consuming, under-consuming, or on target buildings and metered systems.
Our take on the Building Internet of Things brings an array of products and services to help you manage, tune, and operate your properties through big data,
re-commissioning, and continuous commissioning.
Fast work order ticketing and intuitive task scheduling.
Busy Hotel management personnel are constantly juggling lots of tasks and priorities to keep their sites running well and students happy. At times, it’s chaotic, a constant balancing act between the predictable —preventive maintenance, scheduled events— and the unpredictable —ad hoc events. The answer to these needs is Facility Worksite: a service request and work order management system (aka, ticketing system) that is quick and easy to use, and is very cost effective.
Facility Worksite makes it easier to manage the predictable and unpredictable demands that facilities teams face daily and helps them get things done quickly and efficiently. It’s quick to deploy and securely accessible from any web browser. It can be deployed standalone, or as an integral part of the broader platform, which helps manage and optimize HVAC operations and occupant comfort.
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