Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wi-Fi Thermostats Installed at California School

Energy ETC has installed Automated Demand Response (ADR) Ready Wi-Fi Thermostats for Millbrae, CA School District. Teachers can control HVAC with their iPhones or via the Web. More info here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Energy ETC Installs Solid State Lighting Pilot Program at Northern California Research Center

Union City, CA - Energy ETC, Inc. is conducting a solid state, LED lighting pilot program at a research center in Palo Alto, CA to demonstrate energy savings and ease of installation of direct replacement solid state lighting technology.

Existing lighting fixtures were retrofit with three LED solid state tube lamps to replace the existing T-8 fluorescent lamps. Material and installation labor for the pilot program were provided by Energy ETC at no cost to the research center.

The LED lamps consume 18 Watts of energy and yield a 14 Watt savings per lamp over the 32 Watts consumed by the T8 fluorescent lamps.

Based on the average light usage patterns at the research center, changing to LED lighting will provide an annual energy savings of 630 kWhs per office. With over 300 offices, the potential annual energy savings could be greater than 189,000 kWh/year thus avoiding 114 tons of CO2 emissions.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Energy ETC Corporate Sustainability Policy

At Energy ETC, we understand that natural resources are limited and stewardship of the planet is paramount to our continued well-being.

We know sustainable design is valuable, that we are an integral part of that design, and how we conduct business affects more than just our bottom line; it affects our world.

Energy ETC will

Utilize efficient internal processes.

Actively engage in detailed planning and project management to lessen the waste of materials, time and travel.

Minimize paper product use through electronic document sharing.

Reuse and recycle the necessary paper products we do use.

Encourage the use of audio, video and web-based conferencing technologies to reduce the travel required to fulfill the needs of our customers.

Comply with environmental legislation, regulations, and other requirements to meet customer and community needs and expectations.

Prevent pollution and reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint.

Minimize waste by actively pursuing principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Ensure safe and proper management of hazardous materials and waste.

Improve energy efficiency in building design and construction.

Educate clients about best practices for energy conservation.

Identify opportunities and innovative programs offered by utility companies or local, state, and national agencies, to continuously raise energy awareness.

Provide fleet vehicles to mobile employees that achieve significant gas mileage ratings (25 – 35mpg or better) while allowing sufficient cargo space to transport project material and tools.

Partner with manufacturers and distributors that hold sustainable practices to a high level.

Maximize Energy Star certified equipment in our designs and implementations.

Follow the tenets of the STEP program for sustainable technology systems being developed by InfoComm.

Provide devices that control and monitor power consumption.

Recommend and coordinate a common control interface for all devices in the room, in the building, on the campus or across an enterprise.

Take advantage of common cabling pathways and network infrastructures wherever feasible.

Lead by example.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Energy ETC Integrates Digital Signage and Audiovisual Services into Smart Grid Systems

August 11, 2010

Contact: Zip Wallace
Ph: 510-487-1876

Union City, CA – Energy ETC, a leader in open protocol building automation and controls integration now offers digital signage and audiovisual system integration services.

Energy ETC provides building automation and energy management solutions that seamlessly integrate into an IP infrastructure to create fully converged control networks. The company designs and installs state of the art, open, non-proprietary systems that can be easily accessed and controlled via the Internet.

The addition of digital signage and audiovisual system integration to Energy ETC’s services marks a renewed focus to increase awareness about the environmental impact of daily energy consumption. Owners and tenants can access current information about energy usage, as well as other notifications like power costs, weather and traffic information through Energy ETC’s digital signage and audiovisual systems. By integrating these user-facing systems with building automation and energy management controls, the company provides actionable intelligence to decrease a facility’s overall carbon footprint through behavior modification and automated processes like demand response load shedding.

“Through our dynamic graphic interfaces and mobile applications, we empower people to be active managers of resources rather than passive consumers. They can observe how their actions directly affect the overall performance of a facility.” states Rick Costanza, Vice President of Energy ETC.

Eric Cronwall, CTS-D has joined Energy ETC to manage the new audiovisual and digital media group. Mr. Cronwall is an audiovisual industry veteran, who has worked on digital signage and audiovisual projects with clients including Fortune 500 companies and major colleges and universities.

Bob Wallace, President of Energy ETC adds, “It is important to provide a unified interface to all building technologies. Our digital signage and audiovisual systems group brings a new level of integration between facility automation controls and the user experience.”