ATLANTA — JouleX, a leader in enterprise energy management systems for data centers, office environments, and facilities, announced that it has added Best Energy Reduction Technologies LLC, manufacturer of Bert®, a WiFi plug, to its JouleX-Ready™ technology partner program. The integrated JouleX and Bert solution is said to allow users to quickly and easily manage their entire plug load, both IT and non-IT, to reduce energy costs by up to 70 percent. According to the companies, the solution integrates with building management systems (BMS) from Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and others.

Bert extends the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) platform to monitor, analyze, and control devices plugged into outlets that are not natively enabled with Internet Protocol (IP) such as refrigerators, coffee makers, copiers, vending machines, etc. This solution gives building and energy managers the ability to manage their non-IT plug load with their existing WiFi network along with their IT plug load in a central dashboard ― providing visibility into all plug loads in context with other building loads such as HVAC and lighting.

“We are excited to join the JouleX-Ready technology partner program and team with JouleX to provide customers a unique solution that reduces plug load for both IT and non-IT devices,” said Scott Yetter, CEO, Best Energy Reduction Technologies (Bert).

The integration with building management systems allows users to set policies that trigger within a BMS, pull energy data from a BMS into the JEM platform, or from JEM into their BMS.

“The combined solution of JouleX and Bert provides organizations with a plug load system that can measure energy usage, identify savings, and reduce energy waste throughout the entire enterprise,” said Tom Noonan, president and CEO at JouleX. “We are excited to go to market to provide an integrated plug load solution to customers around the globe.”

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Publication date: 6/17/2013

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