Managing a multi-facility operation has many challenges, from ensuring profitability to managing staff to maintaining customer satisfaction. However, one challenge often overlooked by managers is HVAC costs, which according to survey results, amounts to 21% of the energy cost in restaurants and 50% of the energy cost in retail businesses.Read More..
As doors swing open into the summer sun and heat from the pizza oven blows through the kitchen, air-conditioning units work to cool the children running through Chuck E. Cheese’s. Managing energy usage for the 551 units of the Irving-based company can be a challenge.Read More..
Our announcements last week about the new EnTouch Elite and a new energy efficiency power bundle with Green Mountain Energy Co. mark an expansion of the EnTouch Controls business and our strategy to bring energy management to small businesses.Read More..
New offering addresses commercial customer desire for off-the-shelf monitoring and conservation toolRead More..
New EMS is simple to use and can cut HVAC costs by 25%; Product is designed to be sold by energy providers bundled with energy serviceRead More..
Electricity is one of the largest expenses for a business. In survey after survey of business expenses, electricity costs rank one or two after salaries as the top operational cost. Some business owners want to turn to green technologies like LED lighting to reduce those expenses, but balk at the big upfront cost. How will […]Read More..
We recently discovered the work of Jim Sinopoli, a consultant and analyst that runs Smart Buildings and follows building management systems very closely and is a good sage on where the industry needs to go. Recently, he’s been writing about the need for building management systems to evolve and to be more open. Here’s how […]Read More..
One of the reasons the EnTouch Energy Management Systems can be so cost effective for small commercial facilities is the availability of key technologies like cloud computing and wireless.Read More..
The commercial energy management market is just now coming into the mainstream, what might be called the “early majority” phase of customer adoption. This is due to a strong business case and improving technology (like wireless standards and the Cloud used in our EnTouch EMS) that makes systems more powerful and cost effective.Read More..
EnTouch Controls’ CEO has given a lot of presentations during his career, but speaking to potential investors from a stage in Hanger 2 of Moffett Field in San Francisco, one of the world’s largest freestanding wood buildings is one talk he’ll remember for a long time.Read More..