ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2009 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), introduced an extension to its innovative ProAct® suite of software and services that allows retailers to monitor and target energy usage across an enterprise. These new tools have the capability of lowering a retailer’s overall energy usage by five to 10 percent through better energy management.
“With energy costs at near record levels, monitoring energy usage is a top concern for retailers today,” said Bill Coulombe, president of Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division. “These new tools will deliver a complete view of a retailer’s energy usage, enabling them to prioritize improvements and reduce energy usage.”
With the ProAct software suite, users can produce ‘energy targets’ that predict each store’s total energy usage under various conditions. Armed with this model, the ProAct software suite compares actual energy usage with the energy target and provides reports that identify costly increases or decreases in energy usage. This information can also be used to identify and prioritize maintenance issues to ensure that retailers get the most out of every maintenance dollar.
The ProAct software suite is a key component of Emerson’s Intelligent Store™ architecture. The Intelligent Store architecture establishes an integrated suite of products and services that provides retail operators with a new level of operational sophistication. When combined, these innovative Emerson Climate Technologies products and services are proven to enable maintenance, energy and other operational savings. Also included in the Intelligent Store architecture are the E2 Facility Management System, Control Link™ device controllers, Intelligent Store Discus® compressors, select Lennox®* rooftop units, and other third-party devices. More information on Emerson’s Intelligent Store architecture.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About Emerson Retail Solutions
Emerson Retail Solutions is the leading provider of comprehensive facility management systems and services for the retail industry. Emerson Retail Solutions has been at the forefront of developing new technologies and trends in refrigeration and HVAC systems, lighting controls, third party interoperability, field services, remote monitoring services, and building engineering for decades. Emerson Retail Solutions is a part of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com.