Commercial real estate portfolio managers now have a pragmatic way to reduce the total cost to tenants and increase the value and attractiveness of their properties. A robust wireless sensor network, Millennial Net's MeshScape provides the foundation to implement real-time monitoring and control at the point of energy consumption. Wireless is ideal for retrofitting; installations are simple and non-invasive. Return on investment is fast, less than 2-3 years typically.
Millennial Net's Web-based EMS provides owners, facility managers and tenants secure access and visibility to energy information, so it is not hidden in the boiler room and monthly energy bills. Energy conservation is now possible across huge portfolios of buildings in a consistent manner by rapidly and affordably deploying sensors and controllers.
Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and the co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics, gave a lecture entitled "The energy problem and the interplay between basic and applied research" in May 2009 at MIT:
"Currently, buildings consume 80% of all energy in the USA for lighting, HVAC, etc. Reducing this is vitally important." He noted that an energy reduction of 50% is possible in existing buildings, and could be combined with 80% to 90% reduction for new buildings, for overall energy savings of roughly 33%. "This is truly low-hanging fruit," he observed, "in applying technology to building retrofits."
Sustainable Reductions in Energy Consumption—the existing base of commercial real estate can be made significantly more efficient by wasting less energy and consuming energy more in line with business needs. Deploying an enterprise EMS enables property owners and tenants to work together. Companies with portfolios of properties need a central and local means to strike a proper balance with business and consumer priorities for an improved and sustainable energy program.
Information Power—owners and tenants need to gain greater visibility to reduce energy consumption across their portfolios by using an enterprise approach to energy management. This can provide real-time information to foster conservation and measure compliance, and enable managers to see energy-saving results for continuous improvement.
Lower Business Disruption and Deployment Costs—wireless mesh networking technology enables simpler retrofits to existing commercial structures while in use, with minimal disruption to operations and tenants. The Millennial Net solution helps you take action now with a program to rapidly deploy a consistent and reliable way to reduce energy consumption. There is no need to wait for a renovation or a major upgrade of capital assets (HVAC, lighting, equipment). Wireless sensor and controllers readily integrate to legacy infrastructure.
Sustainability—the reality is that many improvements degrade without oversight. Energy consumption and green initiatives must be managed on a continuous basis as any other asset. Business executives understand the importance of visibility and controls to manage financial, supply chain and quality processes. Energy and green initiatives require similar visibility and control. Millennial Net's Energy Management Software as a Service (SaaS) is readily monitored, adjusted and controlled from anywhere, over the web, to effectively manage energy consumption. It presents energy data in meaningful charts and graphs that enable portfolio managers to readily see results in real-time, 24/7.
Millennial Net's EMS experts are at "The Green Sustainability Pavilion at Realcomm 2009" Booth 220 so attendees can learn more about their groundbreaking technology solutions.
About Millennial Net
Millennial Net, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless energy management solutions designed primarily for commercial and other buildings. The company's MeshScape Energy Management System consists of a wireless sensor network combined with Internet technologies to provide remote monitoring and control of buildings' heating, ventilation and air-conditioning ("HVAC") systems, lighting and other energy-consuming devices, allowing building owners and operators to reduce energy consumption. Millenial Net's core MeshScape technology is the only wireless sensor networking solution available today that supports the unique requirements of both large and small buildings and overcomes critical challenges traditionally associated with wireless sensor networks. Millennial Net is a leading worldwide provider of commercial and industrial wireless networking systems and products for the energy management and automation markets that enable users, OEMs and systems integrators to quickly and cost-effectively implement wireless monitoring and control applications. Millennial Net is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, and owned by PHC Holding, GmbH (PHC). PHC is a privately held company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany.