PITTSBURGH, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BOSS Controls LLC, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) energy management and controls company, announced today the placement of a purchase order from the City of Pittsburgh for its Energy Efficiency Smart Plug Solution.
The City of Pittsburgh first implemented BOSS's energy-savings devices as part of the 2015 Global City Team Challenge launched by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite. BOSS Controls installed smart plugs on various devices, including window air conditioning units, vending machines, and water coolers, in the City of Pittsburgh buildings. When not in use, the devices turn off resulting in energy and cost savings.
Up to one-third of energy lost in a commercial building occurs at the plug level. By installing the BOSS system, building owners, property managers, sustainability managers and others can take full control of plug load energy waste and rapidly generate measurable ROI for every device that is plugged into the wall.
"Deploying the BOSS technology is a direct response to our desire to reduce energy consumption, conserve energy, adopt best practices and provide the City with a solution that supports our energy savings initiatives," said Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto. "Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Mayor Peduto, is at the forefront of implementing energy efficiency-related initiatives for achieving energy and climate goals."
In addition to providing the first phase of smart plugs to the City, BOSS will provide the City's energy and sustainability managers with the tools and support they need to effectively and efficiently manage all of its building plug loads. The purchase order was placed through WESCO Distribution, a leading global electrical and MRO distributor, which holds a contract with COSTARS, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's cooperative purchasing program.
"We are providing the City with a turnkey solution to simply save money on their electric bills," said Greg Puschnigg, Founder/CEO, BOSS Controls. "We are very excited to work with Mayor Bill Peduto, his team, and WESCO, to bring many organizations together with a common goal to generate and validate energy savings in our Pittsburgh buildings."
About BOSS Controls
BOSS Controls designs, markets, and sells patent pending, cloud based, Wi-Fi enabled product solutions and software. The product suite provides a seamless fully integrated virtual energy management and control system enabling reductions in building energy costs by up to 30 per cent and operational cost savings as well. The company manages the critical Wi-Fi hardware, software, and data on its cloud based platform called "Atmospheres®."
BOSS Controls, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a member of Green Building Alliance and Independent Electrical Contractors. BOSS Controls Smart Plugs 120V and 220V can be ordered directly at www.bosscontrols.com.
The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.
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