Newly Integrated Monitor Reinforces Ability to Meet Complex LEED Certification Requirements
Owings, MD, August 9th, 2012 – Helping companies extend the power of load bank monitoring, ComRent today announced a new solution that helps companies reinforce their ability to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification requirements. The ComRent Cx Monitor™ takes dramatic steps to reinforce the company as the leading provider of load bank rentals and service.
ComRent Cx Monitor™ helps stakeholder companies prove their sustainable designs and gain greater efficiencies through the first integrated monitor, specifically designed for data center commissioning. The solution streamlines data center generator and UPS equipment power quality monitoring and reporting by integrating three key test tools – transient capture, power quality and temperature and humidity data – into a single, easy-to-use device. In addition, the Cx Monitor™ represents a critical step in helping companies meet stringent LEED Certification using strategies aimed at achieving high performance. The new product captures all data the first time, logs harmonics, frequency, voltage current, THD, and power, and documents the step-load changes, with no sacrifices in memory. If a problem arises, a plethora of data is now available for full analysis using ComRent Cx Monitor™.
“As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED offers compelling proof that an organization has achieved its environmental goals and that their building is performing as designed,” said Clay Taylor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ComRent.
According to Bob Thomas, the architect of the Cx Monitor™, “We designed a test system to help commissioning agents realize dramatic improvements in energy efficiency of electrical and mechanical systems. By offering an accurate, multi-faceted monitor designed to meet all the needs of a data center commissioning agent, our easy-to-use monitor documents all site conditions in a format that allows for faster report writing.”
LEED Certification is carried out by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an independent non-profit established in 2008. GBCI includes a network of ISO-compliant international certifying bodies that ensure the consistency and integrity of the LEED certification process. To achieve sustainable design, the needs of the present are met, without compromising the ability of future generations to secure their needs. Green building investments typically have 26% less energy usage, lower maintenance costs, lower water costs, higher client and occupant satisfaction and lower Co2 emissions. The new Cx Monitor™ helps companies meet and exceed these goals by providing a single easy-to-use power quality monitor that makes generating detailed reports fast and easy. Thomas added, “For integrated project delivery, the Cx Monitor should be a top discussion item at any stakeholder meeting where commissioning specifications is a focus.”
Content for the reports is gathered from voltage and current data required for commissioning tests, as well as temperature and humidity data for up to 100 locations per monitor. All monitors are calibrated and tested at the factory prior to shipment ensuring data accuracy. Designed to be used in both traditional and wireless connectivity, Cx Monitor™ generates 95 percent of reports automatically after tests are completed, saving valuable analysis time in preparing the report. Free, open protocol software upgrades ensure the offering works on every laptop, regardless of location.
Continued Taylor, “At ComRent, load bank rentals and service for testing and commissioning mission-critical power generating equipment is not just a side business – it’s our only business. The Cx Monitor™ is a great solution for our customers – no other competitor can match it.”
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About ComRent International
Since 1997, ComRent International has been providing Industrial Electrical professionals and facility engineers with reliable, electrical and thermal load banks, transformers, cables and switch-gear to commission and test mission-critical electrical and mechanical systems in high-performance structures such as data centers, healthcare facilities, nuclear power plants, municipal wastewater treatment plants, wind farms, oil & gas platforms, and commercial cruise ships. ComRent offers North America’s largest inventory of load banks, transformers, switchgear and cables. Its load bank rental solutions and value-added consulting services help construction managers and facility engineers validate designs, installations, total system performance and even LEED compliance. With 20 global distribution centers strategically located across the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, ComRent makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively identify potential power and performance issues in these environments—where uptime is paramount to continued operation.