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Building owners and managers now have a way to save up to 40% of their electricity costs at the plug level by monitoring and managing appliances and devices plugged into outlets.     

Lynwood, Washington March 31, 2016 - Commercial building owners and managers tasked with reducing energy consumption face the challenge of monitoring and controlling electricity consumed by growing numbers of plug-in devices. So-called "plug and process" loads account for about one-third of primary energy use in U.S. commercial buildings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To help building professionals save up to 40% of these electricity costs, Alerton and Ibis Networks have partnered to bring the Ibis InteliNetwork to Alerton dealers.

Alerton and ibis networks partner to improve control of Electricity plug loads in buildings

The Ibis InteliNetwork provides real-time data on plug-load energy use, along with powerful automation tools, to enable effective control of plug loads. The system includes a simple-to-install retrofit for wall outlets, and a cloud-based management console. Because these Ibis InteliSockets are also BACnet devices, they can easily be brought into Alerton Compass® software to be managed alongside HVAC, lighting and other building systems. Using these tools, building managers can schedule selective shutdowns to individual plugs, while leaving power on for critical equipment in the same room.

The system also can be used to monitor and manage the power supply to a wide range of equipment in hospitals, universities, office buildings, laboratories, schools, and other facilities, to make sure power to essential equipment is not lost, as well as to predict potential equipment failures if power usage changes – thereby helping to save money and avoid disruptions.

"For Alerton customers looking for ways to cut their energy costs, Ibis Networks offers a simple and easy-to-integrate tool with the Alerton Ascent building management system (BMS) to dramatically reduce electricity use and gain more insight into their overall energy consumption," said Kevin Clinger, Sr. Manager, Customer Marketing, for Alerton. "Whether it’s reducing the power drain from computer monitors left on overnight or ensuring crucial equipment stays on, Alerton and Ibis have you covered."

"Alerton has long been a leader in pioneering building management systems technology, so was at the top of our list when we looked for a building controls partner," said Michael Pfeffer, CEO of Ibis Networks. "We look forward to helping their dealers bring a powerful plug load control solution to their customers."

Control Solutions, Inc About Alerton
Founded in 1981, Alerton (a Honeywell business) is a leading manufacturer and pioneer of building automation systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. In 2014, Alerton launched the Ascent Building Management System, combining the BACnet protocol and Tridium's Niagara Framework® in a single controller for more effective integration of multiple building systems. Alerton products, including the Ascent Microset4 wall sensor; Ascent Control Module global controller; and Ascent Compass® software, are used in commercial and institutional buildings throughout the world, including high-rise offices, government facilities, universities, airports, hotels, schools and hospitals. www.alerton.com

About Honeywell
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About Ibis Networks
Ibis Networks is a leading provider of energy management solutions for the enterprise. The company’s products use advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to provide building owners with actionable insights and advanced energy management tools, enabling them to make more informed decisions and save money. Ibis' flagship InteliNetwork system provides industry leading plug load management tools for commercial buildings. Ibis Networks is based in Honolulu, with offices in California and Oregon. www.ibisnetworks.com.


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