Intelligent Energy Systems
Early on, Worthington Energy Innovations realized that the key to energy efficiency is the art of controlling system components as an integrated system. Instead of designing centralized solutions that run at peak capacities, Worthington uses distributed system components that are networked together to a performance control system (“Global Controls”). This means that system components provide input on actual energy requirements and other factors in real time and Global Control algorithms can optimize energy delivery and use as weather conditions, building occupancy and energy load demands change. Global Controls also records and archives performance data used in Monitoring & Verification. M&V and Global Controls are the mechanisms that allow Worthington to guarantee and validate the performance of its systems. Our track record is so solidly demonstrable that the Munich Re Group is willing to insure the performance of a Worthington energy system. To our knowledge no other energy efficiency company in the world is capable of meeting their risk assessment standards.
Worthington Energy Solutions Global Controls Continuously:
- Monitors and responds to interior and exterior temperature
- Monitors and responds to interior and exterior humidity
- Monitors and responds to interior and exterior air pressure
- Monitors and responds to wind speeds and directions
- Ensures that system components are operating to meet actual energy demands rather than overproducing
- Adjusts smart discharge heads in the HVAC system to optimize heating and cooling
- Monitors and controls all ventilation equipment (e.g. process exhaust fans, general exhaust fans, unit heaters, etc.)
- Ensures that system components are turned off or scaled down when a facility or building is unoccupied
- Alerts Worthington and customer personnel to any equipment or performance issues
Global Controls alone are enough to produce significant energy savings, but also maximize the benefits of Energy Conservation Measures (“ECMs”) installed in an energy project. The level of data recorded by Global Controls can be used to optimize performance over time and provides a solid baseline for determining the real value (in reduced energy use and utility savings) of all present and future energy efficiency projects.