BOSS Controls and Energy Efficiency Devices – Pittsburgh Leading the Way

Is it possible to optimize the human experience with autonomous energy efficiency and demand response load shedding? The City of Pittsburgh, BOSS Controls, Carnegie Mellon University and others are proving it is a reality at the Global City Teams Challenge (“GCTC”).

In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite launched the GCTC. The challenge was accepted by public-private partnerships that have “adopted and accelerated Internet of Things (IoT) deployments within smart city/smart community environments.”

BOSS Controls is installing smart plugs on various devices in City of Pittsburgh buildings, Carnegie Mellon University, the US Steel Tower, Black Box Corporation’s Headquarters and ABM Building Solutions LLC. The devices, which are being provided to the city at no charge, are being installed on items such as window air conditioning units, vending machines, and water coolers. When not in use, the devices will turn off, and result in energy and cost savings.

Ronald W. Schuler, Member in Charge of Spilman’s Pittsburgh office, sits on the BOSS Controls Board of Directors. In addition, we are pleased to have BOSS Controls as a client.

Pittsburgh is proving, once again, it’s ahead of the technology curve.

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