e-IQ Energy Intelligence Platform
CATALYST controllers can operate as stand-alone units or
wirelessly networked together using the
eIQ: Energy Intelligence Platform. The eIQ Platform can then be integrated with an existing
Building Management System for a total facility solution.
The eIQ Platform adds remote access,
fault detection, diagnostic capability, and a host of other features
to the CATALYST installation. This communicating version will
automatically notify operators of any equipment performance issues
or compromised efficiency, allowing for the quick remedy of problems
before occupant comfort suffers, and energy costs skyrocket. It also
provides assurance that the anticipated savings are being achieved
The features of the eIQ Platform
- Web-Based Access – The system can be
accessed anytime, anywhere from any authorized computer with an
- Real-time Energy Consumption Monitoring –
This provides us with the capability to capture and report the
actual energy savings of the installed devices.
- Demand Limiting – The system can either use
preset demand parameters or monitor an automated signal from the
local utility (where available) to limit the consumption of the
unit and meet demand response needs.
- Fault Detection and Diagnostics – We have
developed several proprietary diagnostic functions to actively
monitor the energy consumption and performance of the equipment.
This includes the addition of several sensors to verify the
status of the equipment including airflow, discharge air
temperature, and compressor status. These additional points of
information are recorded and trended, then normalized based on
outside air conditions and time of day. The system is then
monitored for any performance abnormalities, which will trigger
an alarm & notification.
- Remote Notification – Through remote access
the system can send notifications based on system performance,
component integrity, or comfort related issues. Often times the
system will trigger a warning before occupant comfort starts to
suffer. Each site is monitored to verify that the system is
operational. Notifications can be sent via digital media to any
contact of choice.
- Building Management Controls – The system
can be integrated with most Building Management Systems. The
eIQ Platform can also work as its own open-protocol Building
Management System; capable of controlling lighting, HVAC, and
- Preventative Maintenance Cost Avoidance –
The Catalyst is able to monitor filter performance and operating
conditions of the equipment. Preventative maintenance programs
are often based on the assumption that air filters need to be
replaced quarterly. By actual monitoring of the filter
performance and system operating temperatures, it may be
possible to schedule filter changes and PM visits on an
“as-needed” basis, resulting in reduced overall maintenance
- Warranty - The CATALYST hardware is
warranted for 5 years to provide confidence that the technology
will provide long-lasting savings and performance.
The eIQ Platform is a subscription-based service. The cost of the
subscription is easily offset by the avoided energy costs, which
result from the advanced diagnostics and fault detection.