Monday, January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010, Toronto – ecobee, the green technology company that won awards with its
2009 ecobee Smart Thermostat, unveiled its second product, the ecobee Energy Management
System (EMS), today at the 2010 AHR Expo in Orlando.
Designed for the commercial market, the ecobee EMS is ideal in applications where a simple
thermostat does not provide adequate controls and functionality and a full-scale building
automation system is too complex and cost prohibitive. The ecobee EMS was designed to be
extremely easy to use, to reduce operating costs and to deliver increased energy conservation.
“We developed the ecobee EMS to accomplish the same goal as our Smart Thermostat – green
made easy,” explained Stuart Lombard, president and CEO of ecobee. “HVAC contractors,
business owners and building managers all pointed to a serious gap in intelligent and
affordable commercial energy management systems. The ecobee EMS was developed to fill
The EMS comes with a dedicated web portal that allows users to remotely control and monitor
HVAC systems as well as to, identify, analyze and trouble-shoot performance issues. This
means greater control and better diagnostic capabilities resulting in standardized conservation
policies across a portfolio of properties, better comfort levels and fewer truck rolls..
The ecobee EMS has a full-color touch screen and offers multiple occupied and unoccupied
schedules. Using the EMS, a building manager can create standard operating procedures
across multiple properties and compare, contrast and audit energy consumption levels for each
property. Users can also configure the ecobee EMS to send alerts and service reminders.
Because installation of the ecobee EMS is consistent and predictable, there is less time spent
on-site. The guided “Installation Wizard” function leads the technician through each step of the
process. The ecobee EMS can manage an unlimited number of thermostats in multiple locations
across diverse geographies. The product allows for grouping of thermostats which simplifies
management and the flexibility to provide multiple users with varying operating permissions.
Lombard added, “We're excited about the market launch of the ecobee EMS and the benefits it
will provide our customers: it will maximize a building’s efficiency, reduce energy consumption
and deliver significant cost savings.”
ecobee was founded in 2007 to deliver intelligent conservation solutions for real people. The
company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. ecobee’s products are being sold for use in
single family homes (both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial
properties. In its short life, ecobee has already received several prestigious national awards and
honors. For more information, please visit http://www.ecobee.com.