The ecobee Energy Management System (EMS) is designed for applications in which a simple programmable thermostat does not provide adequate control and a full-scale building automation system is too complex and cost prohibitive.
Through a dedicated management portal in the ecobee EMS, users can remotely monitor, identify, analyze, and troubleshoot performance issues. Because it is WiFi enabled, the temperature and operational settings can be managed from a central location, and action can be taken without having to send a technician on-site.
“The ecobee EMS provides superior performance with a straightforward, intuitive design and setup,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO. “It provides a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of commercial applications that will maximize any building’s efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and deliver significant cost savings.”
The ecobee EMS also delivers consistent and predictable installations resulting in less time on the job site, noted Lombard. It is a standard HVAC installation with no CAT 5 wires to run and no firewall rules to change. Once installed, the set-up is straightforward and efficient with an intuitive design, allowing users to manage an unlimited number of thermostats in multiple locations across diverse geographies. The configuration protocol allows for grouping of thermostats and multiple users with the flexibility to provide each user with varying degrees of accessibility and operating permissions.
The ecobee EMS was introduced in January 2010 and is widely available in every state and province in North America, as well as in Mexico and Australia.