Swarm Logic® from Encycle is inspired by the swarm intelligence of honey bees, which coordinates individual behaviors to form a collective organization that efficiently acts to build hives and feed their colony. Different types of building equipment usually operate in isolation from each other, obeying a single thermostat or a timer that has no knowledge of what else is currently operating in the facility. Since these loads do not communicate with each other, they often operate simultaneously–unnecessarily boosting the highest demand level in a given month, and causing higher than expected bills. Swarm Logic® controllers establish a mesh wireless network among power-consuming appliances, enabling them to communicate among themselves autonomously. Using a custom algorithm, the connected appliances spread out energy demand among them. The result is known as peak demand shaving. Connecting via the cloud to your existing building controls — building automation system (BAS), connected thermostats, or IoT platform — Swarm Logic dynamically synchronizes your HVAC rooftop units (RTUs), transforming the RTUs into smart, networked, energy-responsive assets.
For more details on Encycle’s Swarm Logic® technology, watch the video below or read this case study.
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