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New Product Release- Delta Controls- eZNS-T100

Network Sensors: eZNS-T100

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Description

The eZNS-T100 network sensor offers building occupants an intuitive touch-interface to adjust individual comfort levels while tailoring to the needs of their specific market. Along with a temperature sensor with humidity, CO2 and motion options, the eZNS also offers a choice of backlit colors to provide additional user feedback and esthetic appeal.

The eZNS sensor’s NFC technology allows installers to use NFC-enabled mobile devices to configure the eZNS and enable enteliWEB integration.

Features

  • RGB backlight allows choice of colors to indicate conditions, alarms and night mode
  • LCD screen displays users’ button and device mode selections
  • Capacitive touch zones allow custom button sizes
  • Multiple button layout options. Simple one-touch buttons, or two-touch buttons for added functionality
  • Slider to quickly adjust setpoint or tap for precise changes
  • Fully programmable in GCL+
  • USB Service port, software enabled or disabled. Service tool not required.
  • Smartphone and tablet integration and set up using NFC technology
  • Recessed mount for minimal profile or surface mount backplate options
  • Fits most electrical boxes worldwide
  • 2-piece design with tamper set screw lock

Application

The eZNS is suitable for a wide range of sensing applications, from basic temperature monitoring, to indoor air quality and occupancy sensing. A customizable interface allows for intuitive user interaction.

An available external input allows for additional zone monitoring such as window or door contact, temperature averaging or other dry contact sensor information.

When paired with an application controller, the eZNS supports advanced control strategies such as demand control ventilation, energy savings based on occupancy and optimal user comfort.

Download the catalog sheet here: eZNS-T100_catalog_Sheet

Want to learn more? Email us: info@setpointsystems.com

New customer training class – enteliWEB!

We’ve had many requests for this, and are pleased to announce a new training class–enteliWEB!  In case you haven’t heard about it, enteliWEB is web-based software which combines the power of enterprise dashboards with easy to use facility management tools. Customizable energy management dashboards and powerful energy reports give managers the tools to reduce consumption and lower costs.  Visualizing both energy management and facility management on a single dashboard makes it easy to close the loop between monitoring and control.

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In our two-day enteliWEB class, you will learn:

  • Capabilities and benefits of enteliWEB
  • Server requirements and licensing
  • Configuration and network connections
  • Integration with Historian
  • Managing multiple sites
  • Dashboards (enterprise, system, and personal)
  • Alarm management and tracking
  • Energy reports and metering
  • Activity logging
  • Importing ORCAweb graphics
  • Basics of enteliVIZ graphics

Whether you already have enteliWEB or are considering deploying it at your facility, this class will give you knowledge you need to better monitor and control energy use.  The class will be held in our Colorado office on April 3 and 4, 2014.  Click here to sign up! enteliWEB on tablet

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip- Analog Totalizer

Analog Totalizer

Analog Totalizers are used to calculate the accumulated quantity of a measured variable according to that measured variable’s rate. For example, by using an Analog Totalizer you could determine how many kWh of electrical consumption you have if you’re measuring electrical demand in kW. To do this you would simply enter the Monitored Object, select Hours as your conversion rate and kWh as your units.

Common Pitfalls in GCL+ Programming (Part 2 – Using And, Or)

In a recent post, we introduced boolean logic and the AND, OR, and NOT operators.  Now we will show some common ways in which these can be accidentally misused in a GCL+ program, and how to correct these errors.

AND

As we saw previously, the AND operator compares two boolean (true or false) statements.  If and only if BOTH statements are true, the entire statement will be true.  This is very commonly used in GCL+ programs.  There are some important things to watch out for, however!

For example, this bit of programming looks just fine, but actually won’t work the way you would expect:

If AHU1_LOW_LIMIT And AHU1_SMOKE = Normal Then

      // Commands we want to execute would be here

End If

Here’s what’s happening.  When you use “And”, GCL+ will evaluate what’s on either side and compare the two things.  If they’re both true, the whole condition will be true.  When it sees AHU1_LOW_LIMIT all by itself, it evaluates it.  In this case, “Normal” is OFF and “Alarm” is ON. In GCL+, ON is the same as true and OFF is the same as false.  So the equivalent is:

If AHU1_LOW_LIMIT = On And AHU1_SMOKE = Normal Then

      // Commands we want to execute would be here

End If

This is the same as:

If AHU1_LOW_LIMIT = Alarm And AHU1_SMOKE = Normal Then

      // Commands we want to execute would be here

End If

As you can see, this is not the intended result.  Here is the correct way to do it:

If AHU1_LOW_LIMIT = Normal And AHU1_SMOKE = Normal Then

      // Commands we want to execute would be here

End If

OR

The same thing applies if you’re using “Or”.  The OR operator compares two boolean statements.  If either of the two statements is true, the overall statement is true.  This is the correct way to do it:

If AHU1_LOW_LIMIT = Alarm Or AHU1_SMOKE = Alarm Then

      // Commands we want to execute would be here

End If

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

Easy Ways to Improve Building Efficiency

A recent FirstFuel survey covering 60 million square feet of U.S. commercial building space has revealed that the majority of operational improvements for energy efficiency can be made with very little or no cost to building owners.

Although investing in facility retrofits can help with operational efficiency, an upgrade isn’t the only way to enhance system performance.

This research also found that the vast majority of low- and no-cost energy-efficiency improvements are still untouched in many medium and large U.S. commercial buildings.

Here are three easy operational improvements you can make today without spending money or retrofitting existing systems. These suggestions may seem like no-brainers, but the FirstFuel study proves that a large number of commercial buildings still haven’t implemented them.

HVAC/Equipment Scheduling
Equipment start-up and shutdown don’t always match building occupancy levels. The bottom line: If a building is empty, the HVAC system doesn’t need to be operating to maintain comfortable temperatures. More than 50% of the commercial buildings analyzed by FirstFuel have equipment ready for occupancy at least one hour before people actually arrive (and the equipment runs for at least one hour after tenants or occupants leave for the day). According to FirstFuel, switching to day-only operations can use up to three times less energy when compared to energy use for 24/7 HVAC operations.

Check Doors and Windows
To minimize air loss, make sure all doors (both traditional and automatic) and operable windows seal completely. If they don’t, check weatherstripping and make adjustments accordingly. Most automatic doors can easily be adjusted by in-house facilities professionals to ensure proper closure.

Clean Lamps and Fixtures
When it comes to building maintenance and cleaning, are you remembering the building systems overhead? According to BetterBricks, just cleaning lamps and fixtures can improve lighting output by 10% to 60%. Both lamps and fixtures gather dust very quickly due to heat and static charge. When dust and dirt build up, the amount of light reflected on these surfaces lessens, and less lighting output is provided. As a result, you end up turning on more fixtures to provide the lighting levels you need. Because cleaning existing lamps and fixtures improves lighting output, you may be able to turn off, dim, or delamp to save energy. Dirt and dust can also cause lamps to operate at higher-than-normal temperatures, which may shorten expected useful life.

Read about more low-cost or no-cost building improvements here.

Take your building efficiency to the next level?

Have you implemented all three of these operational changes? Are you seeing savings as a result?

Incorporate lighting controls with BAS to save energy- Part 1

Incorporating daylighting and lighting controls with a building automation system can result in energy savings.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the benefits of incorporating lighting, daylighting, and building automation systems.
  2. Know the codes and standards that govern lighting and daylighting.
  3. Learn to gather and analyze data from an automation system.

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