Will Ecopilot® work in my building?
Ecopilot® requires integration with a building automation system that speaks either BACNet, Modbus, or other common communication protocols. Don’t have a BAS? We can add one. Also, does your building have a central system (boiler, chiller)? Ecopilot® offsets supply temperature setpoints for heating loops, cooling loops, and air handling units, as well as start and stop of these systems when the long-term need for cooling or heating is not required. If VFD’s are in place, Ecopilot® will also offset air and pump flows.
Does Ecopilot® manage lights and water?
No. Ecopilot® minimizes consumption for HVAC.
How much will it cost to install? How much will I save?
Every building is different, but based on 1,000 installations, annual HVAC energy savings are 25% and average ROI is 3 years. Contact us for a free assessment.
How long will it take to install?
On average, between 6 – 12 weeks.
How long will it take to start saving?
Immediately. You’ll see results the second Ecopilot® is turned on.
Does the age or size of the building matter?
No. Ecopilot® integrates with modern control systems.
Will Ecopilot® override my existing building automation system?
No way! Ecopilot® will not prevent your automation system from being overridden by building operators. Changes can also be made within Ecopilot® by your building staff.
My building is LEED certified and/or BOMA Best, is there any point of installing Ecopilot?
Yes! Ecopilot® adds an extra layer of energy efficiency that will harness thermal properties to balance temperatures, optimize HVAC and modulate control strategy for greater efficiencies (and savings).
Will I need to spend money to upgrade my building first?
No. Ecopilot® aims to leverage existing on-site assets. As part of our assessment and ongoing support, our team will make recommendations for future considerations with the goal of expanding both efficiencies and the life of on-site assets.
How are you able to guarantee savings?
As part of our building assessment, you’ll provide us with historical energy consumption data. This will become the reference point for the calculation of how Ecopilot® performs. The reference point data will be presented in the property's energy signature in Ecopilot’s dashboard display. Read more about Ecopilot’s M&V.
My BAS supplier told me they do the same thing. How is Ecopilot® any different?
Consider us a power add-on tool to your existing automation system. Ecopilot® is based on over 15 years of commercial experience and more than 1,000 installations. Unlike your BAS, Ecopilot’s proprietary algorithm is inclusive of our extensive understanding of thermodynamics and weather forecasting. We collect these data elements and provide automatic and continuous energy savings based on the ever-changing balance point temperature.
How do I get started?
Ecopilot® provides a free building assessment. To book yours, call 1-800-217-1788 or email info@ecopilotAI.com.