Event Information: FastCast: Retrofit your pneumatic thermostats to make your building smarter
Date and Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:00AM PDT
Description: Pneumatic thermostats waste energy, impact occupant comfort and are difficult to maintain since they do not allow for remote readings, diagnostics, or setpoint control. Yet, because traditional rip-and-replace DDC retrofits are extremely expensive, these legacy systems remain in 70 percent of the United States’ existing buildings, contributing to increased operational costs and decreased occupant comfort. But a new technology, known as the Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat—or WPT—can reduce the cost of modernizing these HVAC controls by up to 80 percent.
Join Harry Sim, the inventor of the WPT, as he discusses how buildings like 311 S. Wacker Street, a Class-A trophy building in Chicago, achieved a 1.8 year payback and improved tenant comfort by modernizing their pneumatic thermostats. He will also highlight the GSA’s independent analysis leading them to recommend the WPT in any building with pneumatic thermostats as a best practice.
* See real examples of how Class-A office buildings, government facilities, hospitals, schools and universities with pneumatics have used the WPT to improve comfort, save energy, and reduce maintenance costs.
* Learn how the WPT achieves 15-25% energy savings and a 2-3 year payback by enabling advanced DDC control strategies in pneumatic zones.
* Understand how SMARTPneumatics use data from the WPT system to provide automated fault diagnostics to identify issues that would have previously gone undetected and lead to hot/cold calls and wasted energy