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Inside IQ Member Implements BAS Upgrade that Results in Major Savings for Colorado Business Headquarters

LONG Building Technologies Uses Optimization Software to Achieve Savings

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LONG Building Technologies, a member firm of the InsideIQ™ Building Automation Alliance, enabled a major financial and insurance company to reduce energy consumption at its regional office campus by more than one million kilowatt-hours. LONG upgraded the customer's building automation system (BAS) and installed LOBOS technology by Enerliance to add significant intelligence to the BAS. LONG, based in Littleton, is an active member of InsideIQ, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors who share leading edge technical knowledge and best practices.

The customer approached LONG to perform building intelligence upgrades related to the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that services their regional administrative headquarters, a three-building campus of more than 500,000 square feet, in Colorado Springs. The scope of the project included upgrading the variable frequency drives on several existing chillers, pumps and air handlers; replacing a number of chillers; and performing various other mechanical upgrades.

The team from LONG was fully immersed in performing the related building intelligence upgrades when they determined that the LOBOS intelligent HVAC optimization platform could add important value to the project. The LOBOS software helps large buildings use less energy, be more comfortable and automatically participate in demand response. LOBOS integrates with the building automation hardware to make it even smarter.

"LONG's adoption of a cutting-edge technology like LOBOS, and the subsequent delivery of more than one million kilowatt-hours of annual energy savings on a single project, is just one illustration of how Inside IQ members are setting the standard in building automation," said Frank Rotello, president of InsideIQ. "Implementing a new technology and employing it to generate major benefits for the client is an example of how InsideIQ members are constantly seeking out new ways to deliver savings, comfort and efficiency for our customers."

"Because LOBOS is a software platform that is installed on top of and is compatible with most modern HVAC building automation systems, joining the project at a later stage was no problem," said Todd Knapek, Enerliance director of product management.

The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance is an organization of independent commercial building automation companies representing common automation and security system platforms. More information is available at www.insideiq.org.

SOURCE InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance

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