Airside Economizing is a great way to reduce operating costs; it also provides the correct ratio of outside air and return air to deliver the proper indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet the codes and provide occupant comfort. Studies have shown that up to 70% of economizers are not functioning correctly. Many times economizer systems are set up incorrectly or are left to operate in factory default mode. Many failures go undetected, costing building owners unnecessary expense and energy standards and building IAQ requirements are not met. The ZIP Economizer with BACnet capability gets efficiency strategies back on track with easy setup, automatic code change over temperatures, and superior troubleshooting capability. The ZIP’s BACnet objects will allow facility managers to configure the economizer logic and monitor its performance through the Building Management System (BMS).
Airside economizing (using outdoor air as a cooling medium when conditions are suitable) is one of the smartest ways for buildings to save energy. The ZIP Economizer is designed to provide the most energy savings through advanced economizer logic strategies and is compliant with the most recent energy codes and standards (ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, California Title 24, ASHRAE 189.1). Efficient Free Cooling With the relevant climate zone and energy code data built-in by simply entering your ZIP code, you automatically maximize energy savings and meet compliance criteria with all codes and standards. Fault Detection & Diagnostic The ZIP Economizer quickly troubleshoots faults, initiates alarms, and reconfigures for the best operation. Plug and Play With its the self-configuration, if it is not plugged into the economizer, you will not have to worry about setting it up. “The ZIP Economizer offers 75 BACnet data points available over the BMS to facilitate custom control sequences to provide enhanced system performance and troubleshooting details.” Frank DiPaolo, Product Specialist, Belimo Americas