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Twitter “Nest Thermostat” Contest Rules

At Setpoint Systems Corporation we believe in solutions. We’ve been a leader in the design, installation, commissioning and servicing of smart building control systems since 1983. So it’s safe to say we have solved a lot of challenges, and saved our customers literally truckloads of money.

We want the opportunity to put some green back into your pocket as well! Keep reading for details on qualifying!

 

How to qualify:

It’s quite simple, retweet the “Energy saving is beautiful! Retweet for a chance to win a @nest thermostat.” Tweet that got you to this page. Once you retweet you are automatically entered into the contest.

Want to double your chances to win?

Reply/comment on the tweet on how much you think you could save annually with a Nest Thermostat!

Not a follower on Twitter yet? Follow this link to qualify: Follow Us

Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Unless otherwise excluded by law or by the rules applicable to a particular contest, Setpoint Systems Corporation contests are open to all Setpoint Systems Corporation Customers, Followers, and Fans, who are residents of the United States and 18 years or older. Employees, agents and immediate family members, its advertising agencies, sponsors, affiliates and representatives are not eligible to participate. Immediate family members include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren whether by current marriage, past marriage, adoption or as in-laws. All contests are void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary.
  • All contest entries become the property of Setpoint Systems Corporation. Each entrant may enter a contest only once, unless otherwise specified. In the case of multiple entries by the same person, all entries may be withdrawn and the entrant disqualified.
  • Entrants are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes applicable to prizes and the award of prizes. Setpoint Systems Corporation is required to report winnings exceeding $600 per year (in the aggregate) to the Internal Revenue Service and will provide winners falling within this requirement with an IRS Form 1099 after the close of the calendar year in which the prize(s) were won. Winners agree to provide Setpoint Systems Corporation with their social security number and such other information as may be required by Setpoint Systems Corporation to comply with applicable laws.
  • Setpoint Systems Corporation reserves the right to substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally announced if the original contest prize is or becomes unavailable.
  • All contest entrants must retweet to be entered on or before April 31st 2014, to qualify.

Not a follower on Twitter yet? Follow this link to qualify: Follow Us

Want to learn more about the Setpoint approach? Contact an account manager today! info@setpointsystems.com

Training!!!

Ongoing training is critical for a successful business and a successful career for individuals.  Setpoint Systems’ commitment to training is unique in our industry.  We are not aware of any other systems integrator that provides nearly as much training to both customers and employees.

Training

In 2013, Setpoint Systems trained over 200 customers in a total of 20 training sessions.  We also held 50 internal training sessions and had 25 new employees go through intensive 6-week training courses.  In total, we provided 1,900 hours of training.  A standard working year in the U.S. is 2,080 hours, which means we provided nearly constant training for the entire year!

So what’s in store for 2014?  Even more training!  We’re opening an office in Minnesota and will be training more customers and employees there.  We’ll be adding new customer training courses for products like enteliWEB for example.  Training will be a huge focus for us in the coming year, and all of our customers and employees will benefit!  We thank you for partnering with us in the past and look forward to sharing success in 2014 and beyond!

October/November Delta III Class

October/November Delta III Class

Setpoint Systems Corporation and Coppertree Analytics Announce New Strategic Partnership

Littleton, Colorado November 25, 2013

Since 1983, Setpoint Systems Corporation, an independent integrator of building control systems has been uniquely positioned to offer fully integrated system solutions on a common communications network. Their diverse and dynamic portfolio includes: 40+ story high-rise commercial office buildings, 1000+ room hotels, university campuses, K-12 school districts, hospitals, 40-megawatt data centers, top-secret military facilities, jails and prisons, and major league sports stadiums.

“Our customers are seeking to maximize every area of their buildings and facilities. We strive to provide optimal and collaborative solutions for their project. CopperTrees’ approach to analytics is focused on gaining insight into large and complex data sets in order to reach your building’s maximum potential.” – Aaron Nahale, CEO, Setpoint Systems Corporation

CopperTree Analytics’ approach was driven out of frustration with “smart” buildings not delivering on the promise of intelligent and efficient operation. From its inception, the team at CopperTree knew there must be better ways to operate buildings, and they made it their mission to make buildings easier to monitor, diagnose, improve, and manage.

About Coppertree Analytics:
For more than 30 years, Coppertree’s parent companies – Delta Controls (one of the largest independent building controls manufacturers) and ESC (Western Canada’s largest building systems integrator) – have been at the forefront of creating SMART buildings. Long before ‘sustainable’ was a buzz word, the founders were involved in energy audits and consulting; and so it was a natural extension to create Coppertree in response to the growing demand for building energy management services.

Our heritage means we combine an implicit understanding of the technology, which controls buildings with the practicalities of maintaining them – so you get a solution, which delivers genuine energy savings. Know your energy issues – Fix what is broken.

Put simply, Coppertree analytics provides energy management and fault detection diagnostics as software-as-a-service, which delivers you the power to optimize your building performance.

We were frustrated how SMART buildings aren’t delivering on the promise ‘intelligent’ buildings inspired and we know we can fix that. Our mission is to lessen the climate changing impact of buildings by making them easier to monitor and manage.

Based outside Vancouver, a city with a booming tech sector, we share a similar profile being young and multicultural. Our average age is 33, and diverse cultural backgrounds from Vietnam and India to Ireland and Russia. Learn more at coppertreeanalytics.com.

Contact Information
Setpoint Systems Corporation
Corporate Headquarter
8167 Southpark Circle
Littleton, CO 80120

+1.303.733.2300

Info.setpointsystems.com

Coppertree Analytics
100 – 5265 185A Street
Surrey, BC V3s 7A4

+1.604.575.5943

info.coppertreeanalytics.com

Setpoint Systems Corporation Receives 2013 Best of Littleton Award

Setpoint Systems Corporation Receives 2013 Best of Littleton Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, August 13, 2013 — For the third consecutive year, Setpoint Systems Corporation has been selected for the 2013 Best of Littleton Award in the Instrument Contractor category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com

Setpoint Systems Corporation Contact:

Setpoint Systems Corporation
Email: info@setpointsystems.com
URL: http://www.setpointsystems.com

 

Case Study: Buckley Air Force Base

Unique prolems to solve: An old World War II base, Buckley had 100-plus buildings in various

Rod White, Chief Mechanical

Rod White, Chief Mechanical

stages of disrepair. Often buildings had stand- alone systems; many had no building controls whatsoever.

There were at least eight different control systems in place, none of which could “talk” to one another. The Air Force’s goal was to tie everything to a single central control station to monitor the entire base.

System solution: After researching control systems at bases throughout the country, Buckley chose Delta Controls. Deciding factors included 3-D animated graphics, system reliability and ease of use. In Phase One of the base’s upgrade, Setpoint Systems installed Delta Controls in 14 buildings, including office spaces, hangars, HQ buildings, shops, work areas, fitness areas and the cafeteria.

ResultsAccording to Rod White, utilizing Delta Controls’ BACnet® system has balanced base performance for the first time. The Delta Controls’ system is much easier to understand, maintain and control. This means much less repair work for the staff. With HVAC working so well, the next step is to incorporate Access, Lighting and Irrigation. Rod calls the experience “one of the best projects I’ve ever been associated with.”

The former home of the Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley has been transformed into a fully operational Air Force base, home of the 460th Air Base Wing, as well as the 140th wing of the Colorado Air National Guard and 42 other units.

Case Study: University of Colorado

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Located at the base of Pikes Peak along the southern Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is host to 12,000 students. Founded in 1965, UCCS has a campus covering over 500 acres, with buildings as diverse as Main Hall, which dates back to 1914, to the 87,000 square foot Beth-El College of Nursing.

Unique problem to solve

UCCS had several goals for the project, each requiring a special set of circumstances. One building called for the replacement of an old DDC system, another needed a partial replacement of an old data management system. Modems needed to be replaced with a campus wide network; software was upgraded. At the same time a new Web server and historian was installed. In addition, the school added electrical meter tracking for all the buildings in order to monitor when peak usage was occurring. Equally important was to be able to complete the project with available funding.

System solution

Setpoint provided UCCS with several package options so the school could choose which solution worked best for its needs and budget. A BACnet system integrated different existing systems as well as the new network, HVAC and electrical meter reading and trending. The University Center went from a pneumatic system to DDC. Setpoint worked with the UCCS IT department to program the system to fit the school’s specific requirements.

Results

Says Ralph Henline, HVAC Technician, “Setpoint was great in causing as little disruption as possible while the system was being installed. The Delta system has helped make it easier to improve occupant comfort. For instance, in the Engineering Building, we have better temperature control. And no longer have to run chillers and boilers at the same time!” Mr. Henline was also quite impressed with Setpoint’s after service, pointing out that when a glitch arose with the firmware, Setpoint replaced the affected controllers at no charge.

What they’re saying at UCCS

On service and support

Setpoint provided us with several option packages so we could build what was most relevant for us. It was important for the school to have that flexibility. Our IT Department uses a little different setup than most other schools, but Setpoint worked with us to get everything talking.”

Ralph Henline, HVAC Technician

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

 

 

About Delta Controls:

Since its inception, Delta Controls has taken a single approach to business: do what it takes to do the job right, all the time, every time. That’s why we offer the most interoperable BACnet platform in the industry. And designed our own HVAC, lighting and access systems to be fully integrated and operated from a single workstation. We pride ourselves on our easy-to-use graphic interface and customizable software. Simply put, we do it right.

Introducing Coppertree Analytics

We wanted to take a few moments to introduce Coppertree Analytics into our scope of solutions we can offer you for complete integration, control, and monitoring of your building or facility. Over the next few days we’ll explore together more details and benefits of utilizing Coppertree Analytics.

Who/What Is Coppertree Analytics

For more than 30 years Coppertree’s parent companies Delta Controls (one of the largest independent building controls manufacturers) and ESC (Western Canada’s largest building systems integrator) have been at the forefront of creating SMART buildings. Long before ‘sustainable’ was a buzz word the founders were involved in energy audits and consulting; and so it was a natural extension to create Coppertree in response to the growing demand for building energy management services.

Our heritage means we combine an implicit understanding of the technology which controls buildings with the practicalities of maintaining them – so you get a solution which delivers genuine energy savings. Know your energy issues – Fix what is broken

Put simply Coppertree analytics provides energy management and fault detection diagnostics as software as a service which delivers you the power to optimize your building performance.

We were frustrated how SMART buildings aren’t delivering on the promise ‘intelligent’ buildings inspired and we know we can fix that. Our mission is to lessen the climate changing impact of buildings by making them easier to monitor and manage.

Based outside Vancouver, a city with a booming tech sector, we share a similar profile being young and multicultural. Our average age is 33, and diverse cultural backgrounds from Vietnam and India to Ireland and Russia. If you are interested in joining our team of programmers, designers and energy experts please get in touch.

If you would like to learn more please visit: Coppertree here or contact a Setpoint Systems Corporation Account manager here for a live Demo!