NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. & TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- REGEN Energy's Swarm Energy Management™ solution helps facility owners to achieve points through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. LEED is an internationally recognized green building program that provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Through certification, projects are recognized for their work towards "greening" their facilities while simultaneously improving building performance and reducing their operating costs.
In LEED v4, the newest update to the rating systems, USGBC will introduce a new credit that addresses load reductions achieved through demand response programs ("DR"). REGEN's Swarm Energy Management solution can help project teams earn all three of the points associated with this credit. Points can be earned even in areas where demand response programs are not yet available. DR programs help facility owners relieve grid stress while reducing their operating costs."REGEN Energy and the USGBC share a common goal: improving grid stability through increased enrollment in demand response programs," said Mark Kerbel, REGEN's co-founder and EVP Business Development. "Customers have found that our solution is an incredibly easy way to automate participation in DR programs. Moreover, they enjoy the unique occupant comfort and load management benefits provided only by our Swarm Energy Management controllers." REGEN's patented swarm logic distributes curtailment requests across loads as smoothly as possible, providing superior occupant comfort compared to conventional temperature setback or load limiting strategies. REGEN's swarm logic ensures that buildings do not rebound into very high peak demand conditions at the completion of demand response events, a common problem using conventional curtailment methods. Additionally, REGEN has helped many commercial and industrial customers across utility districts access readily-available financial incentives.