Kit Does Demand Response for Small Businesses

October 21, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

UDI Energy MangementUniversal Devices is offering its Energy Management In a Box – a demand response system configured for the small and medium business market. The system complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and uses OpenADR.

Energy Management In a Box combines Universal Devices’ ISY994 Automation platform with up to 64 smart thermostats. The programmability of the ISY994 platform allows building managers the ability to define advanced “If-Then-Else” conditions using schedules, current and forecast weather, occupancy and room temperatures. The system can be used with optional sensors, light controls, or other Internet connected devices.

The Commercial Advanced Thermostat Upgrade Program administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) necessitated this new energy management offering, says Universal Devices. PG&E contacts businesses during pre-defined peak periods to voluntarily shed electric loads using the OpenADR 2.0b specification.

Energy Management in a Box is available in a variety of kit combinations to meet the needs of other utility partners worldwide.

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