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Identifies energy waste

04 November 2013

Trend Controls' latest version of its Energy Management software – Trend Energy Manager v2.0 – builds on the worldwide success of the original version and has many enhanced features that will enable building owners and managers to investigate how they are using energy, and devise strategies to reduce carbon emissions and save money.


Designed to maximise the potential of an existing BEMS, Trend Energy Manager v2.0 can be installed on a company’s own server or be remotely hosted through the Trend Energy Solutions and Support Team. Once connected it will browse the BEMS and produce a list of system meters and sensors from which the data collection points can be selected. It provides automatic reporting and allows rapid diagnosis of energy misuse. 

The software allows a wide range of plant items, such as sensors, pumps and boilers, to be incorporated and plotted. Now, as part of the company’s efforts to identify ‘cause and effect’ for energy use in a building, a setpoint can be logged when its value changes and the effects can be followed through the enabling of the plant and in turn the energy consumed. This level of granularity clearly highlights the impact of specific actions and activities within a building.

The system’s ability to interact with, and to collect data from, third party devices is another development. By using the Trend Open Protocol Server (TOPS) software application it can interoperate with BACnet configured devices as well as Trend Open Network Nodes (TONN), which enable third party controllers to interact directly with the system.