CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Venstar®, a thermostat and energy management systems manufacturer, was named the winner of the Fierce Innovation Energy Efficiency Award for its Surveyor® energy management system (EMS). Surveyor was named the “Most Impressive Cost Saver” and was also honored with the “Best in Show” award. Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition is an industry awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News.

Venstar said its Surveyor EMS enables small-box retailers and other multi-location businesses to remotely monitor, control, and manage their HVAC, lighting/electrical, and mechanical systems in all their stores, giving them visibility into their energy usage. Designed specifically for chains with hundreds to thousands of locations, Surveyor provides energy management tools for facility managers.

“We are very honored to receive the Fierce Innovation Energy Efficiency Award for our Surveyor energy management system,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. “Our Surveyor team has worked very hard to create an affordable and effective energy management system that gives small-box retailers unprecedented access and control of their HVAC, lighting, electric, and mechanical systems.

“Using Surveyor, retailers typically save at least 20 percent of their energy costs, which translates to millions of dollars in savings each year and as well as dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions,” he added.

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Publication date: 11/20/2015

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