10/09/2013 | Rebel Rooftop Unit to Integrate Intel Technology to Drive Internet of Things

iotDaikin Applied is making use of the Internet of Things (IoT) through the integration of an Intel-based intelligent gateway solution in its existing Rebel rooftop units. With the Intel-based intelligent gateway solution, Daikin Applied is able to seamlessly connect Rebel units to the cloud and securely aggregate, filter and share data. This allows Daikin Applied to help people proactively manage the performance of their buildings and makes them aware of HVAC issues before they happen.

Rebel is already one of the most energy efficient rooftop units on the market and the first to meet the Department of Energy's Rooftop Unit Challenge; saving commercial building owners up to 60 to 70 percent on HVAC energy costs over traditional rooftop units. With the combination of Daikin Applied and Intel technology, building owners will have access to maintenance and operations intelligence that Daikin Applied anticipates will transform the industry's expectations of what sustainability and performance look like in commercial buildings.

At the maintenance level, the solution will predict faults such as fan or motor failures and will alert users when filters need to be changed based on usage not time. At the operations level, the system can sync with the weather forecast to adjust for changing climates before it happens. It can provide access and insights into a building's Energy Star Ratings as well as comparable buildings in its area. It will provide users with financial summaries of their energy savings and equipment payback; measure and automatically adjust for building comfort based on building users profiles; and give users direct access to its level of power usage as well as its CO2 use to provide a more accurate view of the carbon footprint.

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