Our Technology | Swarm Logic®
We are empowering some of the biggest retailers and other multi-site companies to combat HVAC-related energy challenges.
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 struggle to find innovative and affordable ways to reduce energy spend. Encycle can help.
Encycle delivers instant energy savings with Swarm Logic, our AI-enhanced, data-driven technology.
Encycle leverages the power of artificial intelligence to dramatically reduce HVAC-related energy usage and carbon emissions. Our unique Swarm Logic multi-patented, HVAC energy management technology integrates with building automation systems (BAS), smart thermostats, or IoT platforms to dynamically synchronize power-hungry RTU control decisions on a real-time basis. This allows the RTUs to operate more efficiently in response to changing conditions such as outdoor temperature and building occupancy levels.
Instead of operating in isolation, the RTUs become part of an IoT-based, closed-loop system that coordinates their activity, apportioning energy consumption more logically among them. This cloud-based approach lowers energy costs, maximizes energy efficiency, and reduces environmental impact while maintaining desired building comfort levels.
Deployed as a software as a service (SaaS) solution, Swarm Logic typically saves customers 10%-20% on HVAC-related energy consumption, cost, and demand.
Access automated fault detection of HVAC assets with Swarm IQ™!
Available to all Swarm Logic users, Swarm IQ allows you to monitor RTU equipment from the individual unit micro level to the building portfolio macro level. Permission-based roles provide access for all management tiers within a company. The data-driven tool helps facility managers gain unprecedented visibility into the performance and efficiency of their HVAC assets. By learning about equipment issues early on, they can bundle low-priority service calls and reduce expensive truck rolls.
Because Swarm IQ is integrated into our Swarm Logic software, your RTUs are automatically monitored every five minutes without the need for costly physical metering equipment.
Swarm IQ benefits include:
- Automated detection of HVAC issues
- Moves customers into proactive, preventive maintenance
- Reduces diagnostics labor
- More efficient facilities management and budgetary spend
- Reduces energy waste and emissions through more efficient asset operation
- Prolongs equipment life
- Avoids comfort disruptions and downtime
Powerful dashboard metrics with work order notification
Swarm IQ is visualized through Swarm Portal, our easy-to-use, web-based platform that provides key metrics about the operation of your RTUs.
The efficiency of Swarm IQ is enhanced through Swarm Sentinel™, our automated HVAC RTU fault detection notification tool that provides straight-through processing of Swarm IQ-sourced data to any work order solutions platform. The data from Swarm IQ is rich in detail, unambiguous, and precise, giving building managers or service providers the information they need to investigate, schedule, and resolve the identified problem.
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.
Improving the operational efficiency of HVAC systems through biomimicry: a nature-inspired approach to innovation
The concept of biomimicry for today’s businesses 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 that benefit the environment, people, and bottom lines.
See the buzz that Swarm Logic is generating in the news.
This “swarm intelligence,” or the collective behavior of individuals to converge and complete complex, coordinated tasks through decentralized control, forms the foundation for Swarm Logic where RTUs communicate among themselves autonomously. Using artificial intelligence and the power of IoT, Encycle’s patented algorithms help spread out energy demand to shave peak demand, resulting in greater energy efficiency.
Learn more about biomimicry in this engaging Ted Talks.
Select your building control system approach.
The beauty of Swarm Logic is that it can be integrated with existing building automation systems (BAS) or compatible smart thermostats, delivering a valuable solution for everyone.
Don’t have a BAS or smart thermostats? Encycle partners with several leading BAS and thermostat OEMs in the industry. Since we are independent, we can provide equitable guidance to which types of technologies will best fit your needs.
Many customers find they cannot justify the deployment of a robust BAS for financial or operational reasons, and that is perfectly fine. We can help them 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.
Swarm Logic complements existing building control technologies to achieve even greater savings. Choose the approach that works best for your needs and your budget.
Swift and easy integration
HVAC energy savings have never been this swift to deploy or easy to integrate. 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. Learn more.
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 more.
With Encycle’s Swarm Logic AI-enhanced technology, customers can connect their facilities to a proven solution that synchronizes their HVAC investments and activities for smarter energy savings.