3 Money-Saving Energy Products: 2018

May 31, 2018

Find out what money-saving energy products were chosen for 2018 by the BUILDINGS editorial staff.

Energy management is trending all around the globe. Today, facilities managers and building owners like you are focusing more than ever on energy conservation. At the heart of it, using the right energy products in your facility not only lessens environmental impact but are also cost-effective.

Companies are developing products that are innovatively putting these goals into action. The 3 energy savers (and money savers) that were chosen for this year's BUILDINGS 2018 Money-Saving Products include a system that protects workplace safety and expensive equipment; a solution that simplifies lighting and control installations; and a way to save as much as 30% on energy bills.

Find award winners from these other categories: 
Envelope | HVAC | Interiors | Janitorial | Life Safety & Security | Lighting | Plumbing & Washrooms | Roofing

Here are the 3 energy product winners for 2018:

  • Arc Quenching Magnum DS Switchgear
  • PowerHUBB
  • Zen HQ

Arc Quenching Magnum DS Switchgear

The Arc Quenching Magnum DS Switchgear system improves electrical workplace safety, protects expensive electrical equipment and reduces the downtime of critical processes.

Nearly 30,000 arc flash incidents yearly can result in burns and life-threatening injuries to personnel and cause equipment damage that takes months to recover.

These systems extinguish arc flashes in less than 4 milliseconds, reducing incident energy available and minimizing equipment damage. They detect the ignition of an arc inside the equipment and transfer it to the arc quenching device.

Company: Eaton
Category: Energy Management | Power/Electrical


This Power over Ethernet (PoE) solution simplifies lighting and control installations by reducing time, resources and materials needed to traditionally install line voltage.

PowerHUBB can be scaled from basic lighting control to advanced cloud-based analytics. Cost-effective for smart building deployments for facilities that require an immediate ROI.

Installation of PoE lighting with low-voltage cabling is simple with a Cat5e/6 connection for power and communication. Can be installed by low-voltage installers and is easily configured through software by IT professionals.

Company: Hubbell Control Solutions
Category: Building Automation

Zen HQ

Zen HQ is a simple, cost-effective commercial energy management solution that empowers multi-site enterprises to save as much as 30% on energy bills through automated insights and controls.

Platform gives customers the ability to schedule and monitor HVAC equipment, lighting and other building operations remotely through a computer, tablet or smartphone. Energy reductions cut maintenance costs for overworked equipment and improve its lifespan.

Cloud-based software enables facilities managers to participate in utility demand response programs to avoid utility peak demand charges and capitalize on incentives. Average ROI is 1-2 years.

Company: Zen Ecosystems
Category: Energy Management | Monitoring/Metering

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