St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 18, 2008
Building owners in America can now take control of their electric costs, conserve energy, reduce emissions and possibly even get paid to do it.
With the advent of $130-a-barrel oil prices, Gridlogix joined the NewEnergy AllianceSM , a group founded by Constellation Alliance, LLC, a subsidiary of Constellation NewEnergy, to help building owners participate in demand response energy programs.
Other Alliance participants include: Cimetrics, Clasma, Delta Controls Inc., Energy Control Inc., LonMark International, Novar, Richards-Zeta, and Tridium. The NewEnergy AllianceSM participants connect information technology with Building Automation Systems (BAS) -- boilers, lights, chillers, HVAC, security, computers etc - to discover areas of energy waste, optimize equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and enroll in demand response programs that pay eligible owners who can shed load.
Gridlogix EnNET and AEM software provide the heart of this capability. Gridlogix connects to BAS, energy meters, disparate energy sources and equipment and normalizes them on one database. This connectivity empowers energy managers to leverage existing equipment and commission their systems. It also allows them to see where they can scale back a chiller, adjust thermostats, cool with outside air, reconcile competing or failing systems, divert to less costly energy sources, or take other new measures to save power. This enhances their ability to participate in demand management programs by having increased visibility over their enterprise and better predicting and directing their energy utilization without sacrificing the comfort, security or productivity of their occupants.
The NewEnergy Alliance SM represents the second generation of demand response solutions. By leveraging companies with existing expertise in building operations, NewEnergy AllianceSM customers may be able to achieve demand response at a lower cost of installation from building vendors that already manage their buildings. These reduced costs benefit the customers and the utility industry alike.
"The Alliance has formed just in time to help Americans staunch rising oil, utility and other inflationary costs affecting business and competitiveness. This group offers Alliance building owners a huge advantage in demand response regions," said Gridlogix CEO Hal Gentry.
"As utilities look for innovative technologies to manage grid reliability and reduce emissions, the NewEnergy AllianceSM targets the single largest user of energy -- buildings -- with an immediately practical and prevalent technology, Building Controls," said Gridlogix President Carter Williams.
The NewEnergy AllianceSM recently promoted these techniques and tools for building owners and consumers at Connectivity Week in Santa Clara, California. Gridlogix exhibited and demonstrated its capabilities there.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Gridlogix is the winner of the Missouri "Technology Company of the Year for 2007." Gridlogix is a leading software solution provider for enterprise software and "machine 2 machine" interoperability. Customers use Gridlogix EnNET to integrate systems throughout the extended enterprise into a real time management system for Energy, Maintenance, Security and Compliance.
Gridlogix eliminates "cost of implementation" as a barrier for implementing comprehensive IT enabled cost saving, lean, "Green" and revenue generating strategies. Where Microsoft and Cisco are the "Go To" technologies for integrating 500 million computers in the world, Gridlogix's software integrates these computers to the more than 40 billion microprocessor controlled devices throughout the enterprise, supply chain and customer base. Gridlogix customers include universities, schools, governments, fortune 500 companies, hospitals, data centers, etc. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.gridlogix.com.
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