Food retail stores such as grocery stores and supermarkets are all too aware of the amount of energy that goes into powering their freezers and refrigerated units, and the cost of an unexpected product loss. Not to mention the monitoring and control of the rest of a building’s HVAC system, and lighting as well. These stores can be proactive, however, in managing their energy use to be more efficient while also being able to control system parameters and monitor system performance.
Greater energy efficiency can be achieved with an energy management system (EMS), which may also be referred to as a Building Automated System (BAS). Installing this type of system is an investment that can range from as small as a standalone temperature control for a single refrigerated display case to as large as a whole-building control center for complete system monitoring.