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Encycle delivers instant energy savings with Swarm Logic®, our patented IoT-enabled technology.
HVAC is a building’s biggest energy consumer, accounting for 35% of all electricity used in commercial buildings. HVAC systems have inherent shortcomings that result in energy waste or the inability to minimize peak demand. For instance, HVAC rooftop units (RTUs) are often oversized for a building’s requirements. Similarly, traditional building controls use static business rules that must work across a wide range of operating conditions. These challenges limit companies’ ability to optimize HVAC demand and energy performance in real time.
Heavily burdened energy and facility managers are challenged to find innovative and affordable ways to reduce electrical spend, especially with many companies having completed LED lighting retrofits in recent years. Encycle can help!
How it works
Our advanced Swarm Logic® HVAC energy management technology performs five key functions within a closed-loop system to deliver up to 20% reductions in HVAC-related kW, kWh, and CO2. The process repeats itself 24/7/365, with Swarm Logic operating quietly in the background and requiring no human interaction to maintain or monitor its actions.
Swarm Logic dramatically improves the operational efficiency of HVAC systems by taking a nature-inspired approach to innovation: biomimicry
The concept of biomimicry for today’s designers is one that’s gaining momentum across the energy and sustainability spectrum. More than a buzzword, biomimicry looks at nature’s best ideas, then imitates their design and processes to create better solutions for human problems. For Encycle, our Swarm Logic technology is very much inspired by the synchronized operations of honey bees.
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Swarm Logic dynamically synchronizes power-hungry HVAC rooftop units on a real-time basis. Instead of operating in isolation, the RTUs become part of an IoT-based, closed-loop system that coordinates their activity, thereby apportioning energy consumption more logically among them. This approach lowers electricity costs, maximizes energy efficiency, and reduces environmental impact while maintaining desired building comfort levels.
Learn more about biomimicry in this engaging Ted Talks.
SwarmStat™: Synergy at Your Fingertips
Don’t have a standard building control system or smart thermostat control system? Encycle works with several leading OEM building automation system (BAS) and thermostat experts in the industry. Since we are independent, we can provide equitable guidance to the types of BAS or connected thermostat technologies that best fit your needs. While many customers find they cannot justify the deployment of a robust BAS for financial or operational reasons, they often realize similar advantages by implementing Encycle’s SwarmStat™ solution that delivers all the control benefits associated with a smart thermostat plus the savings of Swarm Logic.
Make Swarm Logic a priority and pile savings on top of savings
For customers who have already invested in newer building automation systems or are currently using a third-party energy monitoring service, Encycle delivers additional savings beyond the value they are realizing with their existing products and services. Swarm Technology™ complements a variety of energy-saving initiatives to help companies achieve the greatest energy savings possible.
Swift and easy integration
Find out just how simple it is to get your building connected to Encycle’s cloud-based technology. HVAC energy savings have never been this swift to deploy or easy to integrate. Encycle can change your energy-hungry rooftop units into “smart” rooftop assets, making your building more intelligent and less costly to operate. Swarm Logic works with buildings and packaged HVAC units of any age and in all climate zones in North America. Scalable solutions are available to meet virtually any building’s requirements, whether they are standalone facilities, enclosed malls, or shopping centers.
Swarm Logic benefits
Whether you’re managing one building or a group of buildings in different locations, Swarm Logic delivers benefits that are simply unmatched in the C&I HVAC energy management industry. Learn how we’re helping customers achieve significant cost savings, support energy-based sustainability initiatives, meet demand response program requirements, extend the life of their HVAC equipment, and so much more.
With Encycle’s Swarm Logic technology, customers can connect their facilities to a proven solution that synchronizes their HVAC investments and activities for smarter energy savings.
Encycle’s multi-patented, cloud-based software that integrates with building automation systems (BAS), connected thermostats, or IoT platform to dynamically coordinate HVAC rooftop units (RTUs) on a real-time basis allowing them to operate most efficiently in response to changing conditions such as outdoor temperature, building occupancy levels, and RTU performance. Instead of operating in isolation, the RTUs become part of an IoT-based, closed-loop system that coordinates their activity, thereby apportioning energy consumption more logically among them.
Encycle’s cloud deployment option that delivers Swarm Logic’s® software to sites with building automation systems via a cloud-based application programming interface (API).
Using connected thermostats, Swarm Logic instructions are sent via the cloud to each thermostat to coordinate their operation.
Swarm Cloud is the communications infrastructure (e.g., the internet, local and remote servers, etc.) that enables remote storage and processing of locally generated data and the transmission of Swarm Service solutions back to the local servers and their associated devices.
Swarm IoT is the application of Swarm Service solutions to cloud-connected Internet-of-Things devices.
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At Encycle, we specialize in helping energy, facility and sustainability professionals save energy, money, and the environment. Leverage our expertise and proven technology to achieve dramatic results for one building or an entire group of buildings. Call us today at 1-855-875-4031.