Kingston Hall at Southern New Hampshire University - Kingston, NH, US

Why Distech Controls technology?

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) wanted an interactive dashboard to help drive down energy costs by educating students on the amount of energy being consumed. While it is common to display energy consumption on a floor-by-floor basis through metering, the University wanted more. They challenged Control Technologies, Inc. (CTI) to find a cost-effective way to display energy usage at a granular level, by room, for all 382 residents. They wanted their students to understand how effectively they are using energy versus their peers.

Solutions fitted in the building:

Rather than install meters on a room-by-room basis which would have added tremendous cost to this project, CTI was able to leverage the technology that already existed within Distech Controls EC-Smart-Vue sensor. The sensor has an innovative ECO-Vue feature that graphically indicates energy consumption in real-time, putting the control of the environment of their rooms at each student’s fingertips. CTI transformed the data from the 300 ECSmart- Vue sensors in the dorm rooms into an interactive graphical display by using the EC-Net 4 Supervisor software platform and a 48” touchscreen display in the dorm’s main space. “This innovative solution made helping us work towards our energy and costs goals an engaging and fun activity and a real lifestyle change for our students”, said Scott Greeb, Senior Facilities Engineer.

The BACnet/IP based controls system by Distech Controls provides a truly open system that is essential for campus-wide integration to all current systems and will easily accommodate the future growth of this rapidly expanding University.

The advanced technology of Distech Controls Allure ECSmart- Vue sensors was a cost-effective solution to provide the data needed for this creative project.

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System Integrator: Control Technologies, Inc.

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