Boston, MAPowerhouse Dynamics announced today a major expansion of the remote equipment control functionality of its award winning enterprise energy and asset management system. In addition, the company reported that the system has been renamed SiteSage, replacing the eMonitor name under which it has been known. SiteSage is designed for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, such as restaurant, convenience store, and specialty retail chains.

 “With the new SiteSage Controller, the ability to control equipment has been extended beyond HVAC to any equipment, including lighting,” said Jason Roeder, director of energy products and services for Powerhouse Dynamics. “As with the entire SiteSage system, the controller applies an extremely intuitive graphical approach to equipment control. With the unique ability to set multiple schedules of varying types per piece of equipment, this new capability represents a significant advance in control flexibility and dramatically expands SiteSage functionality.”

SiteSage allows customers to centrally control HVAC and other equipment via an intuitive web interface and mobile apps. It also remotely monitors equipment and uses sophisticated analytics to diagnose performance issues, enhance maintenance, and identify savings opportunities. SiteSage makes it simple to benchmark energy usage and equipment performance across facilities, allowing multi-location companies to identify and share best practices, optimizing performance across the chain. As the system was designed specifically for smaller facilities, despite its sophistication it features low cost, easy installation, simple operation, and minimum imposition on staff time.

The new Controller can manage multiple zones, each supporting multiple circuits, and control both single phase equipment such as lighting and 3-phase equipment such as exhaust fans.

“The new Controller functionality pushed us to the name change we had been contemplating,” said Powerhouse Dynamics CEO Martin Flusberg. “We wanted to ensure that the name reflected the multi-faceted nature of our rapidly evolving product. SiteSage is about proactive and intelligent energy management and control, and the new the name signifies that the system is very much part of the movement to smart buildings.”  

SiteSage controls HVAC and other major loads while monitoring power consumption, temperature, gas and water usage, and other variables in real time to develop a clear picture of how each facility is operating — and lets you benchmark facilities and equipment enterprise-wide. Engineered specifically for smaller facilities, SiteSage combines low costs with ease of use and minimal impact on staff time.

SiteSage protects profits by centralizing control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment, driving energy costs down and enhancing equipment maintenance. Patented analytics deliver actionable intelligence and optimized control with minimal staff involvement required. SiteSage’s enterprise-wide benchmarking helps identify stars and underperforming facilities and assets.

SiteSage is specifically engineered to control costs across a portfolio of small, energy intensive facilities. The patented SiteSage system centralizes control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment, driving energy costs down and protecting critical equipment. SiteSage controls HVAC and other major loads while monitoring power consumption, temperature, gas and water usage, and other variables in real time to develop a clear picture of how each facility is operating.