The Bert® 110I Inline Models I and IR
Simple and Secure Circuit Control
With Bert® Inline products facilities managers gain a whole new level of control. With the ‘behind the wall’ configuration, you can control a single device, a group of outlets or an entire circuit. You can even control hard wired devices. The 110 Volt unit comes in two configurations- an inline only or a dual inline/receptacle module. Teamed with the 110 M plug based units and the BertBrain 1000 control software, Bert® is a brilliant solution.
- Measure energy use with Bert’s real-time measurement features.
- Analyze energy use, establishing optimal schedules and documenting savings.
- Control plug based devices in mass throughout your facility.
The Plug Load Problem
Studies show that plug based load is a large and growing source of energy use estimated at 20% of energy use for offices and at 25% of energy use for schools. Yet many schools, offices and retail locations close for nearly as many hours per year as they are open. Bert® provides the simple, sophisticated tools to easily turn equipment on when buildings are occupied and off when they’re not.
Each Bert® contains a microprocessor that can communicate with the Bertbrain application software using your Wi Fi network. Bert® can be scheduled individually or in groups thus allowing you to set schedules that mirror the actual operating hours of your facility and easily modify schedules throughout the year.
Inline Circuit and Device Control
The Bert® 110 Inline is available in two configurations. The Bert® 110IR with a built in duplex receptacle (shown on previous page) and the Bert® 110I without a receptacle (shown at right). Both products are rated up to 20 amps at 120 Volts.
Many utilities offer demand management or load shedding programs. While you may already have programs to reduce larger centralized loads such as air conditioning, you never had a cost effective way to manage smaller distributed loads until now. The Bert® plug load management systems makes controlling distributed loads both simple and cost effective. Just hook your water heaters, air conditioners and vending machines up to Bert. Using our Bertbrain application you can set up a load shedding groups and schedules. Now when you have a load shedding event, with the click of a mouse you can easily turn off some or all of your plug load devices. Schedules can be created by groups of devices or type of building and you can even cycle specific buildings or devices for a preset time.
ASHRAE 90.1 and California Title 24 Code Compliance
Since, Bert provides both measurement and control capabilities in one system, the Bert Plug Load Management System helps commercial buildings comply with changes in the CA Title 24 2013 and the ASHRAE 90.1 2010 and 2013 Energy Codes. Did you know the 2010 ASHRAE Code requires “Automatic Receptacle Control” for 50% of a building’s receptacles? The 2013 ASHRAE Code requires “Electrical Energy Monitoring” meaning the receptacle circuit’s power must be recorded at least every 15 minutes and reported hourly, daily and monthly. Similar requirements are also included in the California Title 24 2013 Electrical Power Distribution Systems. Not only do these code changes apply to new buildings and additions, but alterations to existing buildings such as changing 10% or your lighting load. Whether you are trying to control individual outlets with the Bert Smart Plugs or entire circuits with the Bert Inline Series, Bert makes ASHRAE 90.1 and CA Title 24 code compliance both affordable and efficient.
The Bert® Plug Load Management System
The Bert® Plug Load Management System consists of the Bertbrain 1000M software application, your Wi-Fi network, and a virtually unlimited number of Berts®. By simply plugging water coolers, coffee machines, printers, copiers, etc. into the Bert® Smart Plug Series (Bert® 110, Bert® 110M and Bert® Vend) or wiring circuits with the Bert® Inline Series (Bert® 110I, Bert® 110IR and Bert® 220I) you can remotely measure, analyze and control all of your receptacles and circuits. Bert® runs on the existing Wi-Fi network so all devices can be remotely controlled in mass. Each building can have a unique schedule, thus turning equipment off during nights, weekends and holidays when buildings are unoccupied. The Bert Plug Load Management System installs quickly so energy savings are immediate and payback is 1 to 2 years.
Learn more about how K-12 schools, colleges, offices, hospitals, state/local governments and retailers are managing plug load with the Bert® Plug Load Management System by visiting http://www.bertbrain.com.