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Improved Energy Efficiency for your Business

The growing trend in today’s highly competitive retail industry is to provide more diversity to attract new customers. Retailers are more commonly offering a broader assortment of products or services and striving to create a more sophisticated shopping environment. Typical energy consumption in retail stores is mainly used for lighting, air conditioning and food refrigeration, however when you add to this the energy required for heating the sales floor and for water heating, we can see how energy costs can contribute substantially to the overall operational costs of a typical retail outlet.

As the trend to offer customers a more personalized and comfortable shopping experience grows, it often brings with it higher energy demand. Rising energy prices are increasingly prompting retailers to improve their overall energy efficiency. This is not always easy as longer opening hours and increased number of opening days means energy consumption will continue to rise across North America.

Energy Savings and Comfort

The new Viconics VT8000 series temperature controller can be used to offset today’s rising costs by providing an easy, reliable and flexible replacement for older less efficient thermostats. Our VT8000 is specifically designed to bring a simple scalable solution to the retail market without the high costs or complexity often associated with other systems. The result is a solution that provides industry leading energy savings, flexibility and comfort with very little maintenance required or disruption to regular operating schedules during installation.

The advanced pre-programmed sequences of operations means no extra programming is required, and that it can be installed without special software, tools or the presence of a network. This greatly reduces the installation cost and commissioning complexity while providing control functions immediately when powered on.

Further automatic energy saving benefits can be achieved with the use of the built in occupancy sensor that automatically detects local activity.

This prompts the unit to activate heating or cooling sequences only when occupants are present thus saving on unnecessary energy costs during off hours. This functionality along with configurable night setback features makes it an economical yet highly effective control solution.

We know that flexability makes a good solution even better. We have built in numerous features which give you the power to choose options which will suit your personal requirements via our full color LCD display. You can customize language options, screen color, temperature scale, control buttons and even display your own custom logo or text prompts with a few simple clicks.

There has never before been a simpler solution which brings together control, comfort and energy savings features in one simple yet powerful package that is Network Ready, BACnet®, or ZigBee® Wireless compatible.

Network Ready for Future Scalability

The most unique feature of this system is its scalability. A single roof top unit can support up to 100 individual zones. Controllers are available in both communicating models with integrated wireless connectivity or network ready models which can easily be converted to communicating with an optional wireless communication card. This allows the system to grow along with your requirements when needs change or budgets allow. Existing units do not need to be removed to upgrade functionality.

Viconics products offer further flexibility through the use of the ZigBee® communication protocol. Moreover, since no external programming tools are required, mechanical service technicians can quickly and easily service the system without the need for support from other controls vendors.