Enmetric Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Building Solutions Inc (IBS).
According to The ACHR News, the collaboration wil focus on customer integrations of Enmetric’s plug load management system with IBS’s enterprise energy management system, the Intelligent Building Information System (IBIS), offered for the commercial, industrial, data center, retail, government, and education markets.
The agreement will also allow IBS to sell Enmetric’s plug load solution to facilities managers and building energy efficiency professionals worldwide.
Enmetric Systems’ platform enables large enterprise customers to monitor, control, and manage individual plug load devices, including workstation electronics (computers, monitors, etc.), shared enterprise electronics (printers, copiers, etc.), and kitchen devices (vending machines, water coolers, etc.)
According to a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), plug loads account for 25 percent to over 50 percent of total electricity consumed within office buildings.
“We’re excited to combine Enmetric’s plug load management solutions with IBIS, giving clients the ability to automate plug load reduction in addition to our existing automated occupancy-based energy curtailment solutions and analytics.
The IBIS SmartFloor has already proven to conservatively reduce HVAC demand at the zone level by more than 55 percent. With the Enmetric solution, IBIS can add to its energy conservation measure management precision to include occupant workspace level plug load control and analysis,” said Francisco Ruiz, executive vice president at Integrated Building Solutions.
Enmetric’s core application, Enterprise Plug Load Management, is built on a cloud-based data analytics platform and is said to save customers 10 percent to 20 percent in total annual energy costs.