How Planet Fitness trimmed $450K from its energy bill
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Save Energy Systems has developed an inexpensive retrofit for commercial/industrial HVAC systems that enables precise control of energy use and reduces demand charges. Based near Boston, Save Energy Systems recently completed this retrofit in more than 50 locations of a top national fitness chain, Planet Fitness, and shaved $450K from its energy bill.
Reduced energy costs and a more comfortable environment for members
Maintaining a perfect climate in any fitness center is difficult. The combination of highly active occupants, electrical equipment, bright lighting, and rooms of differing temperature requirements (workout vs. stretching vs. locker rooms, for example) pose unique challenges for a traditional HVAC approach.
By installing its patented demand-limiting controller (DLC) to control the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system in each location, Save Energy Systems reduced the energy bill of each location by an average of 18 percent.
ZingPR is helping Save Energy Systems reach new customers. We just went live with a news release to announce the impressive progress with Planet Fitness.
DLC's precise zone control and fully automated operation reduce overall HVAC load
- For each location, Save Energy Systems upgraded the HVAC control system to include its patented demand-limiting controller (DLC), an intelligent networked system that automatically manages HVAC energy consumption, including demand, kWh use, and overall HVAC load during peak hours.
- More than just a programmable thermostat or a monitoring system, the DLC system precisely controls the operation of all HVAC units at any location. It prevents all units from running simultaneously, while independently managing each unit's fan and compressor to maintain a comfortable temperature in each location's different zones.
- Save Energy Systems also networked each location into a central hub, providing an Internet of Things (IoT) approach that enables facilities managers at the franchise headquarters to monitor each location, and receive alerts when any HVAC unit is operating outside of a defined range.
- With 52 locations already retrofitted with the Save Energy Systems DLC technology in the past year, feedback from club managers has been extremely positive.
Look out for more news from Save Energy Systems in the coming months!