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“The iWorx controls package really lived up to its promise. It’s now my system of choice.” Kelly Backus, Independent contractor Lowell, VT When Kelly Backus was called into the Coventry Elementary School in Coventry VT, he found a building management system that was a spaghetti bowl of wiring snarls, an unreliable boiler that ready to run, right out of the box. Its LON-based, open protocol backbone features application-and equipment-based controllers that are pre-pro-grammed. There’s no complicated fi eld commissioning; just input setpoints, then start controlling and monitoring the system on-site or through a web enabled device. Kelly Backus knows how easy it is: “You pretty much just plug the modules in and go. I can access the system wherever I can get online”. rooms. The savings started immediately. “The mechanical system upgrade quickly saved thousands of dollars,” said school board and building committee member Alan Desroches. What’s more, in March, 2011, the school used 1,430 gallons of oil. With the new system a year later, oil consumption was down to 690 gallons, a savings of over 36% . Get in to iWorx. Deliver the sustainability and system effi ciency your commercial and upscale residential customers want with iWorx web-based building, management, monitoring, and control. Visit us online to learn more! continuously short-cycled, and town taxpayers who were fed up with the system’s excessive fuel consumption. Signifi cant savings. Kelly replaced the oil-guzzling boiler with an 800 MBH, three-pass, cast iron Biasi boiler, controlled by a BLMC iWorx module. Five fan coil units controlled by DXU3 iWorx modules supplement the baseboards throughout the class-Plug and go. Kelly turned to iWorx®, the web-based building management, monitoring, and control platform from Taco Electronic Solutions. Every iWorx controller is www.taco-hvac.com iWorx is a trademark of Taco, Inc. • Taco Electronic Solutions is a subsidiary of Taco, Inc. © 2012 Taco Electronic Solutions, Inc. • LON, LONWORKS, & LONMARK are trademarks of Echelon Corporation.