Crestron Fusion EM control software bolsters energy management

AUTHOR: Inavate

Crestron is bolstering energy management for schools, universities and corporate enterprises with its Fusion EM software.

Fusion EM tracks carbon footprint and allows the control and scheduling of temperature set points, lighting levels and demand response settings. Fusion EM can automatically turn off lights and reduce HVAC use in unoccupied spaces.

The Crestron Fusion platform is a scalable framework which provides the basis on which to monitor and manage lighting, energy, and AV, while providing the tools for remote help desk, room scheduling and asset tracking. Fusion expands upon Crestron RoomView Server Edition (SE) platform with its scalable redundant architecture and multiple front-end components: Fusion RV and Fusion EM.

Fusion RV software, which provides AV, help desk, meeting scheduling and technology management, is the upgrade path from RoomView SE. Fusion EM provides energy management and tracking. Both front-end components coexist on the same server platform and share the same architecture.

Fusion EM tracks all your lighting loads and provides a bar graph showing real-time and historical energy consumption. It can be viewed by day, week, month or year and numbers can be compared to the previous time period. Project future consumption by simply viewing future periods. Fusion EM estimates energy-use data based on lighting fixture information or takes advantage of real data collected by GLPP, GLPAC, GLS-EM-MCU or other energy metering devices.

The user can call upon predetermined rules that are followed during peak consumption to cut down energy usage by a facility. When the demand response mode is activated, Fusion EM ensures that each room is overridden according to the demand response settings.

Fusion EM prepares rooms for meetings. Pre-meeting settings can be adjusted from a GUI. Dropdown menus provide temperature set points and lighting presets. A selection can then be chosen and the user can set how many minutes before the meeting they want it to take effect. If the meeting is cancelled occupancy will be undetected and after a timeout period it will return to the vacated state.