Cristal Controls, manufacturer of energy management systems and submetering systems, launches a new, entirely redesigned website.

The product section of the Website has been enhanced to provide more technical information on its energy management systems. New sections have been especially designed and added for engineers, architects, and building owners. Users can also use the website as a reference guide for the financial incentives for energy efficiency available in Canada and the USA when installing energy management systems in a building.

Cristal Controls develops energy management systems for commercial, office, apartment buildings as well as for hotels, schools, warehouses, etc. Energy management systems are installed in a building to shed loads in order to decrease power consumption in peak higher-rates periods.

Cristal Controls energy management systems can be used to control thermostats as well as almost any pieces of electrical equipments, such as motor, HVAC, or water heaters with an input-output card. Networked thermostats and input-output cards are controlled by a main card and are programmed and supervised by a central software, which assigns priorities to the use of power in the building. Power is thus used where it is most needed, while charges which are assigned a lower priority level are shed.

All Cristal Controls’ equipments use open network standards such as Lonworks®, BacNet, or both to communicate to each other.
Cristal Controls has developed two energy management systems: the LS-2000 and the LS-100. The LS-2000 is a complete and global system for energy management in buildings, which can control numerous electrical applications, shed loads, and assign priorities to power consumption of appliances in order to save energy.

The LS-100 system is designed for the control of a smaller number of points, mostly used for heating control.
Energy management systems are fundamental in a cost-lowering strategy for buildings, and they are as well for utilities as they help decrease peak demand in individual buildings.

Energy management systems are a key element in decreasing the demand at the consumer level, and are becoming more important with the advent of demand response programs in Canada. Most utilities and governments in Canada and the United States offer financial incentives in order to promote the use of energy management systems in buildings, providing interesting control opportunities for almost any building owner who wishes to decrease its energy costs.  

For more information, please visit Cristal Controls’ website at www.cristalcontrols.com.