Systems Integration Helps University Cut Energy Use by 5 Percent in 15 Months

July 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2010, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p24
The article discusses how systems integration helps the University of Minnesota cut their energy consumption by 5% in 15 months and an annual energy-cost savings exceeding 2.4 million dollars. The university sought the help of Johnson Controls Inc. in integrating the systems wherein the latter installed a multivendor head-end workstation. The system enables to monitor and control nearly 60,000 physical points and serves as tools for mechanics and engineers in their daily jobs.


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