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InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Introduces Scalable, Customizable Energy Dashboard
Dashboard is an Affordable Tool for Smaller Facilities to Monitor, Display Energy Use
LITTLETON, Colo. — April 8, 2013 — The InsideIQTM Energy Dashboard is a customizable tool for monitoring and reporting on energy and water use at any facility. Created by the InsideIQ™ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, the Energy Dashboard is scalable to support any size building, but it is especially useful for small to midsize property managers who would normally not be able to afford this type of tool to collect information about their facility. The Energy Dashboard is available from any of the 48 InsideIQ member firms, located in North America, The Netherlands and Australia.
“Our objective in creating the InsideIQ Energy Dashboard was to make available a tool typically provided by large building automation and control companies that our member firms could offer to customers, especially those with moderate sized facilities,” said Mark Balent, president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance. “Our Energy Dashboard can be customized for any application, from a basic form to a multi-screen version that can report energy usage and history at multiple buildings on a campus.”
The configurable Energy Dashboard can be set to show real-time energy use alongside historical and peak usage data for performance comparison. Screens depicting total use are available that illustrate actual and typical use on daily, monthly or annual basis. An available Weather Bar with current and forecast weather data helps users anticipate energy use. The dashboard can also be branded with the facility operator’s name and graphic style to give it a fully customized look.
Building owners have the choice to use the InsideIQ Energy Dashboard in a variety of ways. Facility staff can monitor energy and water use from their desktops in order to maintain efficient operations of the facility. Or the Dashboard information may be displayed on monitors in a public area of a building to inform occupants of energy usage and savings in order to motivate them to conserve resources.
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance is an organization comprised of 48 independent commercial building and facility automation companies representing common automation and security system platforms. Members specialize in the design and implementation of facilities and process control systems, systems integration, enterprise security systems, facilities maintenance services, energy services, and the representation of other value-added products and services. InsideIQ is the largest independent organization of its kind. Member companies provide consistent applications, coordination, and support for commercial facility owners across North America, Canada and parts of Europe. More information is available online at www.insideiq.org.
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