“An excellent yet simple means to install real-time energy management into low-tech building space. Demand response manage capability is a nice touch which enables a company to benefit from demand response events by turning off HVAC systems for several hours. Good economic benefit.”
–Energy Manager Today Awards judge
Zen HQ, developed by Zen Ecosystems, is a cost-effective energy management solution, empowering multi-site enterprises to save as much as 30 percent on their energy bills. The platform gives customers the ability to remotely schedule their heating, air conditioning and lighting, monitor the health of their HVAC equipment, and view energy consumption. By connecting with the Zen Thermostat, Zen HQ provides a solution that pays for itself in less than a year, the company says.
The cloud-based management software provides intuitive scheduling, lockout controls, access from anywhere (computer, tablet, smartphone) and enables building managers to participate in utility demand response programs for extra energy savings. Enterprises can reduce their energy bills with a simple energy management system that controls multiple, geographically diverse sites.
The Zen HQ platform focuses on what makes the biggest impact on a business’s electricity: HVAC and lighting. The solution can be quickly installed in less than a day, minimizing disruption to a client’s operations.
Zen has deployed their Zen HQ system in National Stores–a chain of retail stores with 360 sites
across the US and Puerto Rico. Since deployment, National Stores has achieved a 24 percent
reduction in their energy costs, far exceeding targets. Earlier this year, Zen Ecosystems won a contract with Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide demand response capacity to help the utility replace energy lost in the Aliso Canyon methane leak. By reducing power consumption from a range of commercial and industrial buildings, including national retailers, commercial offices, schools and local government facilities, Zen HQ systems empower SCE to stabilize California’s grid.
One judge called Zen HQ a highly replicable and very cost effective system which provides significant ROI to the customer. “The simplicity component sets this system apart in the building management business. Many such systems cost significantly more and require a much longer installation time,” the judge said.