platform Opendiem™, by Building Clouds™. Bob Wallace
of Energy ETC said “These systems encompassed controls
and data collection for lighting, HVAC, window ventilation,
power monitoring, and renewable energy sources from
“I really think this building is an example of what’s possible
and how we can make our existing buildings in this country
more energy efficient,” said Byron Benton, training director of the Alameda County Electrical Training Alliance.
“We train on these energy efficient systems and incorporate
them into our training center as well.”
The energy dashboard will monitor and track the building’s
progress towards its zero net energy goal. Automated adjustments will occur in the background to ensure all systems
are running optimally.
In addition to tracking the ZNEC’s power generation and
usage, the integrated Energy Management System ensures
that all connected building systems work in harmony to
exceed the energy conservation goals of the Obama admini-
stration’s Better Buildings Challenge. The ZNEC is designed
to use 75% less energy compared to similar existing com-
mercial buildings in the country.
Energy ETC’s control system will optimize lighting and
HVAC systems while taking advantage of natural lighting
and automated operable windows for natural ventilation.
Constant monitoring of building energy usage will be compared to the power generated by the ZNEC's wind turbines,
solar tree, rooftop solar, and thermal solar systems.
The ZNEC serves as the training facility for more than 2000
electricians in Alameda County. Classrooms have access to
the Energy ETC control system as part of their curriculum
in advanced building controls for renewable and energy
About Energy ETC. Energy ETC provides building automation and energy management solutions which can be
seamlessly integrated into a customers existing IP infrastructure to create a fully converged network. They design
and install state of the art, open, non-proprietary systems
that can be easily accessed and controlled via the internet.
Find more information at www.energyetc.com.
About the Opendiem™ Suite. The Opendiem™ Suite can
be hosted on any virtual cloud-based hardware platform.
Using your existing IT network infrastructure or the internet, Opendiem allows you to monitor and control the
settings and efficiency of building systems and industrial
processes. Opendiem is fluent in most building management
and industrial control system protocols. Product details
can be found at www.buildingclouds.com. ;