3 Steps to Take Towards Digital Energy Management

January 4, 2017

Energy is one of the largest overhead costs to any business, and can be a very complicated landscape to navigate. One building can contain numerous systems from lighting to HVAC, not to mention disparate systems across building locations. Upgrading to efficient equipment but continuing to operate in this fractured landscape is leaving money on the table. Here are three steps you can take towards digitizing your building and creating an intelligent energy environment. 



Start at the edge. 

Best in class LED not only saves you energy but can become the most ubiquitous intelligently enabled edge device throughout your enterprise. Edge devices can be found anywhere throughout your building including HVAC systems, plug-load, various sensors, and any BAS or enterprise system. 


Take control & connect. 

Connect your LED lighting with controls and sensors to all your buildings’ edge devices or platforms, wireless or wired. This creates the infrastructure for data ingestion, universal control and optimization. Controls not only add to the 50% savings but are a precursor to adding intelligence within a building.  


Integrate intelligence. 

Collect and integrate new and existing data throughout your building. Current’s digital energy management system runs on an industrial strength cloud platform as a single pane of glass to see exactly where and when energy is being used in real time. A once fractured landscape can now be integrated and optimized, reducing energy consumption by up to 20%. Analyze data at the asset level or across an entire fleet of buildings. 

  • [Control] Remotely control enterprise wide building subsystems 
  • [Insight] Trend analysis of energy consumption across the fleet 
  • [Optimize] Tools and automation to optimize equipment and costs 
  • [Assure] Financial planning, reconciliation and forecasting tools 


 Current’s new energy management tool is already being used by national customers including McDonald’s. 


“Current’s EMS tool provides actionable analytics around energy use, but also offers insights into additional dimensions that enhance our customers experience. This intelligence provides infinite possibilities that include optimizing labor, reducing operational tension and improving overall efficiencies and effectiveness at the restaurants, all while creating sustainable, profitable growth.” 

James Floyd, V.P.- U.S. Operations, McDonald’s Corporation

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