Increasingly, entities are seeing the benefits of building automation and are seeking out connectivity. Current, which acquired controls provider Daintree Networks earlier this year, is integrating intelligence via infrastructure like LEDs, and its new app harnesses the power of data beyond energy savings.
Customers across a variety of industries are already realizing the energy-saving potential of this intelligent app, with pilot installations for customers already underway.
"At McDonald's, we aspire to deliver exceptional service for both our internal and external customers. We are always interested in technologies that can improve our capabilities and operational KPIs while enhancing the customer experience," said James Floyd, V.P.- U.S. Operations, McDonald's Corporation. "Current's EMS tool provides actionable analytics around energy use, but also offers insights into additional dimensions that enhance our customers experience. This intelligence provides infinite possibilities that include optimizing labor, reducing operational tension and improving overall efficiencies and effectiveness at the restaurants, all while creating sustainable, profitable growth. By benchmarking 'Best in Class' companies like GE and Current, we generate thinking that leads to new growth and provides us a competitive advantage in the industry."
The new energy management software is also being piloted with Simon Property Group, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development for shopping malls retail properties across the U.S.
"This connected, real-time view of how, when and where energy is being used enables our site managers to take actions to reduce and shift energy away from the grid during peak periods, saving significant monthly costs," said Michael Romstad, Executive Vice President of Property Management for Simon Property Group. "We've already installed efficient solutions such as LEDs at several Simon properties, which are providing significant energy savings and significantly better lighting levels. We estimate the energy management solution will help us reduce consumption across the board at The Westchester mall by about 20 percent."
The intelligent energy application was introduced during Minds + Machines, GE's premier event for the digital industrial sector. For more information, visit www.currentbyge.com/
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