USA: Emerson has completed the purchase of Canadian energy management solutions company Verdant.
Emerson says the addition of Verdant broadens its growing energy management and optimisation capabilities for residential and commercial applications.
The hospitality and light commercial industries, in particular, says Emerson, are increasingly seeking opportunities to mitigate energy consumption and reduce operating costs while ensuring comfort. The typical hotel guestroom is vacant more than 50% of the time, yet energy usage remains the second largest operating cost for hotels. Verdant’s products and services combine advanced occupancy and thermal sensing technologies with real-time analytics to ensure optimal energy settings, reducing consumption and maximising cost savings for hotel operators without compromising guest comfort.
“As the hotel and hospitality industries continue to work toward energy efficiency and minimising their carbon footprint, having the right technology and software to make this a reality is vital for success,” said Brent Schroeder, group president of heating and air conditioning for Emerson. “This addition of an established and fast-growing commercial energy solutions provider complements our existing digital analytics and broad services capabilities and will also allow us to expand our efficiency offerings to customers in new markets.”
Emerson sees Verdant’s cloud-based intelligence platform, coupled with Emerson’s own award-winning portfolio of Sensi products and commercial building controls, helping both industry and consumers take action for a more sustainable and efficient future.