Venstar showed its Surveyor Energy Management System (EMS) at the PRSM National Conference, April 25–27 in Long Beach. Sources say Venstar’s Surveyor EMS empowers small-box retailers and other multi-location businesses to remotely monitor, control and manage their HVAC and lighting/electrical and mechanical systems at all their stores using a desktop computer, laptop or mobile device, giving them unprecedented visibility into their energy usage. Designed specifically for small-box retail chains with hundreds to thousands of locations, Surveyor provides powerful energy management tools for energy and facility managers responsible for managing multi-location companies.
Venstar’s Surveyor LCP500 Load Control Panel controls up to 10 independent lighting zones and allows a variety of control methods, including event driven, time scheduled, manual operation and Internet control. Users can choose one or a combination of the control methods to include multiple accessories that can be used to control the same lighting zone and allows for up to a two-hour override per zone.
The LCP500 also supports daylight harvesting to significantly reduce energy costs and complies with California Title 24’s requirements. The built-in lighting control system and networked sensors identify the levels of outside light coming in through windows and automatically adjust interior lights.
Sources say Venstar’s Surveyor daylight harvesting feature has saved retail chain customers millions of dollars in energy costs at more than 24,000 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Surveyor typically saves small-box retailers 25 to 35 percent of their energy costs, which translates to tens of millions of dollars in savings each year and dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
In other news, Venstar offers three commercial models of its affordable, fully featured programmable Voyager thermostat (shown here).
Designed for ease of use, Voyager thermostats feature large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and controls. Voyager thermostats feature “Simple as You Want” operation with a choice of programming options.