Nineteen years ago today, EES lost a good customer. We had the control system on the central chilled water plant at the World Trade Center. EES was scheduled for service at the site that day, but was postponed due to a hang-up on the purchase order, fortunately our visit was re-scheduled, to never. We knew many of the operators, some of whom stayed at their posts when the building went down.
Pivoting quickly during the pandemic to offer socially-distanced entertainment for the local community of Holmdel, NJ, Bell Works contracted EES to install remote control of parking lot lights within four days.
Blog post by Bruce Marson, President, Engineered Energy Solutions
I guess the old saying “what goes around, comes around” if you wait long enough, is true in the controls industry as well. We had for many years, a large telecommunications client for whom we had installed PLC-based building controls in the late eighties. The client was forward thinking in regards to the energy consumed by their 2.2 million square-foot R&D facility. Having the innovative corporate culture that fueled hundreds of patents per year, they recognized the rewards we were offering with our new (at the time) PLC-based energy control system. Back in the day, no one was applying PLCs to central utility plants and major air handling systems like we were and after a review of the numbers, they took a chance. After completing the installation, we saved them $500,000 per year with a return on investment in under two years. When the project ultimately lead to the customer winning an award from the State of New Jersey for energy management, we had a client for life.
Topics: controls, control systems, PLC, engineering, building controls, energy control systems, air handling systems, pneumatics, temperature sensors, calibration, telecommunications, controls industry, central utility plants