Encycle Corporation, a technology company focused on helping commercial and industrial customers improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems using IoT-enabled services, and Lightstat, an HVAC and lighting control solutions provider, recently announced a partnership that integrates Encycle’s patented Swarm Logic HVAC energy savings software with Lightstat’s intelligent thermostat platform.
The partnership brings IoT-enabled thermostatic control into a networked, cloud-based system that allows commercial and industrial building energy managers to reduce their HVAC energy consumption and costs by 10-20%.
Working in tandem with Lightstat’s smart programmable thermostats, Encycle’s Swarm Logic software synchronizes power-hungry HVAC rooftop units (RTUs), enabling them to operate efficiently in response to changing conditions such as outdoor temperature, building occupancy levels, and RTU performance. Instead of operating in isolation, the RTUs become part of an IoT-based closed-loop system that coordinates RTU activity, thereby apportioning energy consumption more logically among the individual RTUs without the need for additional hardware or equipment in most cases.
Encycle’s Swarm Logic technology is already in facilities in North America, including retail stores, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, offices, schools, distribution centers, and light/medium manufacturing buildings. According to the company, typical Encycle customers achieve 10-20% reductions in HVAC-related kW, kWh, and CO2with Swarm Logic.