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Case Study: Mason Place
The dog days of August are behind us, but at Embue things are really heating up. We recently installed Embue in a 127-unit affordable senior housing complex in downtown Boston and we’ve already seen some impressive results. In the first two months of the heavy cooling season, Embue has saved 25% on total electricity usage (kWh) and has reduced the building’s peak demand charge by 25% as well.
Here in Boston, it’s a familiar story. The building is not unlike many buildings in the city – masonry, built in 1918 and approximately 135,000 sq. ft. The apartments had outdated thermostats mounted directly on Whalen fan coil units so temperature readings were never accurate, leading to severe overheating and over cooling, and residents compensated by opening and closing windows throughout the year to make their apartments livable. The result was wasted energy, wide temperature oscillations, extremely low humidity in the winter and high humidity in the summer.
Just a few months ago, a team from Embue and Building Energy Services in Chelmsford, MA installed new intelligent thermostats in each unit and Embue’s building intelligence system in the building. The Embue solution will create the right thermostatic control, and as the building heating load decreases, the central equipment control will modulate boiler operation and pump speed to reduce gas and electricity consumption. The whole environment is managed via Embue Super, our dashboard that gives owners and managers control over and information about the building’s equipment and indoor environment.
The results so far have been phenomenal and we’ve written a case study that details the solution and the results seen so far.
Embue Featured on BuiltTech Podcast
BuiltTech Podcast - Introduction to Embue
Released May 01, 2018
In this episode, we chat with Robert Cooper of Embue about "Smart" apartments and the IoT technology that is changing the multifamily industry.
Smart homes? Everybody is doing it! But what about smart apartment buildings? Listen to our CEO, Robert Cooper, in conversation with Joe and Chloe from Talk Clean To Me as they explore tackling a unique challenge that requires unique solutions. Along the way you’ll also hear about the founding of Greentown Labs - from humble (and mildly hazardous) beginnings to the successful cleantech incubator it is today.
Embue is among the
2017 Editors' Choice Awards
Apr 14, 2017
Read what Green Builder magazine has to say about the Embue Sensor in the Special Awards Issue 2017 hot 50 products.
April 13, 2017
The Winners of the 2017 AIA Housing Awards
Roxbury E+, in Boston, by ISA–Interface Studio Architects (with associate architect Urbanica)
Embue is the energy consulting partner of this project amongst several other partners included in this award.
Top Ten Projects
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment 2015
Our E+//226-232 Highland Street Townhouses received a national level award. Summary of this award.
October 18, 2016
And the Top Ten Are...
National Multifamily Housing Council
October 10, 2016
Turn Any Residence into a Smart Home with Embue
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