A Sheffield-based energy solutions company has launched its real-time energy optimisation technology.
VISTA offers ‘new ways of seeing’ for energy professionals. In fact, it takes energy savings and carbon reduction to a new level by adding an additional layer of intelligence to a building management system (BMS). The result is a step-change improvement in energy visibility, optimised building control – and guaranteed energy savings, whilst improving comfort levels in the building.
Developed by BG Energy Solutions’ (BGES) carbon reduction specialists, VISTA is much more than a ‘box within a BMS’ or a data analytics tool.
Available in two versions - VISTA Pro and VISTA Lite - it integrates seamlessly into an existing BMS, HVAC plant, lighting control and other smart interfaces, in order to save energy by operating both intelligently and efficiently. This is achieved by taking on-board live weather forecasts, energy tariff data and building operation trends.
Building and energy management professionals can take advantage of its user-friendly front end and real-time information – thereby saving building operators time and helping to identify issues quickly.
VISTA Pro uses EcoPilot technology to deliver a complete picture of energy use.
Using the thermal mass signature of a building, EcoPilot improves a building’s comfort conditions, while automatically optimising energy usage from HVAC systems. Commenting on the launch, BGES managing director Gareth Barber said: “This is a very exciting and significant launch for us. VISTA is the formal productisation of our already-successful and multi-award-winning energy optimisation solution. We have refined our offering even further and have placed end users firmly in mind during this process. The result is a powerful energy management tool. Energy savings are typically 20% and ROI is expected in under 2 years. We cannot wait to take VISTA to an even wider audience.”