SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optimum Energy, the leading provider of data-driven HVAC energy optimization for enterprise facilities, today announced the launch of the OptiCxTM Platform. The OptiCx Platform delivers performance and energy management and the option for energy optimization for heating and cooling systems, along with world-class engineering support services.
“At Optimum Energy, we're excited to debut the OptiCx Platform,” said Matt Frey, President and CEO of Optimum Energy, “The OptiCx Platform offers our customers an innovative, scalable approach to suit their individualized equipment performance and energy management needs, with the option for additional energy optimization services through our patented operational modules and platform enhancements.”
“The OptiCx Platform offers a full menu of holistic energy optimization features for complex HVAC systems,” added Ian Dempster, Senior Director of Product Innovation, speaking at the Building Energy Summit today in Washington, DC. “Optimum Energy is changing the way of looking at energy efficiency solutions. By offering a wider, customizable platform approach, we are incentivizing businesses who may not have had the budget to implement large-scale efficiency projects to take the first step on a path to greener, smarter, and energy efficient future for their building systems.”
The OptiCx Platform provides individualized energy management and energy efficiency solutions for large-scale HVAC systems through two subscription levels: Essentials and Expert. The scalable, modular design of the OptiCx Platform allows Expert subscribers options for incremental energy optimization based on their energy efficiency goals, providing real-time system management that reduces operational expenses by as much as 50%. The Essentials subscription package offers operational analytics on HVAC system electricity consumption and carbon emissions, which can be an important, but optional first step towards the holistic energy optimization offered in the Expert plan.
The OptiCx Platform communicates with mechanical systems and devices through a network of sensors that communicates directly with the Building Automation System (BAS). In both the Essentials and Expert subscription levels, operational modules continuously pull data from sensors, and cloud-based operational analytics and real-time data are available anywhere. The Expert subscription level adds full energy optimization: in this plan, the modules use patented, sophisticated algorithms to route recommendations to the BAS on how to minimize power draw from throughout the system. The Expert plan is a closed-loop process that occurs on a continuous, real-time basis without requiring operator intervention.
Subscribers to the OptiCx Platform have access to a series of web and mobile-based applications, including the OptiCx TrendTM app, which is available via web browser or mobile device (in both the iOS and Android platforms). OptiCx Trend is a customizable app that offers subscribers the ability to proactively respond to operational changes as they occur and verify site performance against forecasted and pre-optimized levels.
The OptiCx Platform also offers a variety of platform enhancements for purchase as subscription add-ons. These enhancements include machine learning modules, which leverage Optimum's large set of operational data to improve system-level energy optimization and performance over time. Machine learning modules are the result of Optimum Energy’s continuing partnership with The Data Guild. These modules incorporate data science and Optimum Energy’s engineering expertise to predict performance of mechanical systems and optimize the efficiency of HVAC equipment in large-scale systems.
Optimum Energy offers a proven approach towards implementing the various features of the OptiCx Platform. The comprehensive OptiCx System process offers a robust, full-lifecycle services menu to ensure that unique business and sustainability objectives are met in a three-step energy efficiency process for complex, multi-building systems. Optimum Energy has a centralized, multi-disciplinary team—which has steered more than 100 optimization projects to success— and holds deep, world-class expertise in mechanical engineering, software development, financial modeling and network infrastructure.
Optimum Energy provides True OptimizationTM—data-driven HVAC energy optimization solutions for campuses and large facilities. A growing number of enterprise organizations have come to depend on Optimum’s proven track record of fulfilling and exceeding sustainability targets through the OptiCxTM Platform. Optimum combines data science and engineering expertise to reduce operational expenses by as much as 50%, while increasing the productivity of facility support personnel. These gains are achieved and sustained through Real-Time Dynamic CommissioningTM, which fights performance drift and enables automated, continuous commissioning through dynamic adaptation of the entire heating and cooling system. For more information please visit www.optimumenergyco.com.