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Macy's Estimates 20 Percent Cost Savings Through Energy Conservation Partnership

April 6, 2009
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A technician is shown using the Field Diagnostic Systems’ HVAC Service Assistant tool to optimize system efficiency.

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. - Macy’s Inc. and Field Diagnostic Services Inc. (FDSI) have announced a plan to partner in California to optimize the air conditioning unit performance at Macy’s stores and distribution centers across the state.

Bonnie Knowlton, director of energy at Macy’s West, said, “Macy’s has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce our energy consumption and related carbon footprint and costs. FDSI’s technology and services will be used to assess the current performance of our a/c units and then ensure that they are successfully tuned to run at an optimal level. Our analysis suggests we could save approximately 20 percent of our a/c related operating costs through this process and reduce the carbon footprint of these units by a similar amount. The savings will pay for the investment in a matter of months.”

Todd Rossi, president of Field Diagnostics, elaborated, “Our partnership with Macy’s is a validation of our strategy of working with national accounts to help save considerable energy costs by ensuring that their a/c units are efficiently tuned to optimize their performance. FDSI’s HVAC Service Assistant diagnostic tool is designed to analyze the performance of a/c units, identify the work required to make the units run properly, verify that the work was executed correctly, and provide a comprehensive online reporting module for the management of the process and the engineers utilizing the tool. Air conditioning is typically the second highest energy cost in commercial buildings, after lighting. There is tremendous opportunity for enterprises to reduce this cost with the appropriate tune-up of their a/c units.”

By integrating patented tools, algorithms, and software, Field Diagnostic Services Inc., based in Fairless Hills, Pa., provides technology and services to assess the performance of air conditioning equipment and optimize its energy efficiency. Since 1994, FDSI says its engineers have produced technology used to assess and improve the performance of more than 300,000 heating and cooling units across the United States. FDSI was the 2003 AHR Innovation Award Winner for its HVAC Service Assistant tool. Customers include many Fortune 500 facilities, mechanical service companies, heating and cooling equipment manufacturers, and electric utilities.

For more information, visit www.fielddiagnostics.com.

Publication date: 04/06/2009

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