A partnership between Energy Technology Savings (ETS), Lowe’s, and Electrolux could have major implications for multifamily energy usage.
The companies are launching a pilot program, installing wireless pack-aged terminal air controller (PTAC) units at high-rises in New Jersey. By connecting the PTAC units to wireless networks, users will be able to con-trol the devices from anywhere, at any time, says ETS Chief Executive Office Jeff Hendler.
“It engages the end user, whether it’s the manager with a whole bank of PTACs in the common area or the resident with units in their apartment, to manage those in a more intelligent way.”
The combination of technology retrofits and behavior modification is essential to ETS’s approach to energy savings. Explaining that “data is king,” Hendler says the company conducts a full, customized analysis of each building they work with.