Optimization Solutions For

Energy Efficiency
& Sustainability

Utilities, end-users, building owners, and the rest of us all have a stake in making smarter use of resources. The cheapest and lowest-emissions electricity of all, is electricity that never gets used in the first place.

Refrigeration presents unique challenges and opportunities for energy-efficiency and energy conservation.

Walk-in coolers and freezers can be significant energy hogs, with great ROI opportunities. By the same token, refrigeration is a critical system that has little or no tolerance for downtime. Delivering and proving real, long-term savings requires knowledgeable design and an experienced implementer. It’s not just the technology; it’s the knowledge, training, commissioning, and post-installation support that keep a refrigeration retrofit saving real energy for years to come.

The good news is that commercial refrigeration affords some of the most cost-effective and high-impact opportunities for energy conservation and efficiency. In a comprehensive program, refrigeration measures can help buy down the cost of expensive LED or HVAC retrofits. NRM optimization can contribute as much as 10% of overall program savings, and reduce a building’s energy usage by 30% or more, for a positive impact on LEED status and sustainability goals.

At NRM, we are proud of our role not just as a preferred vendor, but as a resource, advisor, and educator to the energy-efficiency industry. Organizations and institutions nationwide use our laboratory, testing, and training facilities in Massachusetts to further research and development. This includes everyone from utility program managers to 3rd-party evaluators to trade associations. Our experts teach and train energy auditors for other companies, even competitors, as a service to program managers and to the industry as a whole.

Our mission to raise awareness and adoption of energy-management practices for commercial refrigeration goes beyond our own solutions.

NRM provides comprehensive, investment-grade refrigeration audits and energy analysis, with rigorous engineering backup and proof-of-savings, built-in M+V, and single point of contact for end-to-end warranty and customer service. We can deliver a full spectrum of improvements and optimizations, from quick-payback small business solutions, to deep-dive automation platforms and sophisticated geographic demand-limiting networks.

Whether your project has a single cafeteria cooler, or a sprawling campus of laboratory cold rooms, NRM offers a full-service approach to refrigeration optimizations that makes an impact. Our solutions are tested, proven, and cost-effective. We understand how the world of documentation and proof-of-savings works, and include that as part of our offering. Best of all, our platform brings a lot of compelling value to a variety of stakeholders, making project approval easy and enthusiastic for your client.

NRM’s suite of optimizations and controls pay for themselves in no time, with documented, proven energy savings. Attractive financials are key to executive approval and implementation, and the benefits to on-going operations are immediate and valuable.

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Optimization Features and Benefits

Proven Energy Savings

When the energy-efficiency industry thinks refrigeration, they think NRM. Our award-winning solution is multi-faceted—comprehensive smart controls, predictive diagnostics, a web-based platform, hardware upgrades—allowing it to provide unmatched optimization. Across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers, NRM solutions reduce energy consumption by 30% or more.

A Complete Turnkey Solution

With unique 24/7 technical support, dozens of service and installation trucks on real-time GPS tracking, automated work-order management and dispatching, NRM is fully equipped to make sure you get the best possible outcome. Our true turn-key approach to implementation, commissioning, training, and post-installation support, means that one company is accountable: NRM. And our ongoing support also allows for continuous training. When roles change or new service professionals need training, we’re only a phone call away.

Built for the Real World

NRM’s controls are designed from the ground up to be serviceable by anyone. One-button bypass instantly restores the system to pure mechanical control. If the NRM controls fail or lose power, they immediately go to bypass, and come back online with all settings intact. Simple, user-friendly interfaces and operation makes it easy to get state-of-the-art diagnostics without needing to be a computer expert or an engineer. Automated temperature logging eliminates the need for manual recording.

Built in Measurement & Verification (M&V)

Store and download current and historical operational data and energy usage, locally or from The Cloud. Have access to ten or more years of in-depth performance analysis.

Predictive Fault Detection

Never be in the dark about a mechanical issue again. NRM’s platform keeps you connected to your equipment 24/7, from anywhere. Many mechanical issues can occur when you least expect them, or when you’re not even there to notice them. Evaporator coil icing up on a Saturday? Receive an alert to your phone, schedule extra defrosts from your mobile browser, and resolve the issue. Cooler or freezer door left open? Get an alert and call the onsite staff before it becomes a temperature problem.

Tailored Insights

Scalable, real-time oversight, tested and proven across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers. Track temperatures, equipment run-times, on/off status, compressor operation, energy consumption, and more. Refrigerant leak detection, lead/lag, load shifting, adaptive defrost, demand limiting, superheat and sub-cooling performance, and custom management strategies can all be easily implemented.

"In our Annenberg dining hall freezer, our compressors were on the verge of burning out, and we would never have picked up on it if not for the monitoring software. Not only did the alert save the compressor, which is a multi-thousand-dollar repair in itself, but potentially a freezer’s worth of product that might have been lost otherwise. We've had the monitoring software for 10 years, and I wouldn't give it up for anything. It is one of the best things I did to save money on this campus."

- Bob Leandro,
Dining Facilities Manager, Harvard

With Remote Site Manager, NRM's web-based monitoring and controls platform, take advantage of best-in-class diagnostics. Monitor energy usage, temperature tracking, and historical performance data from anywhere.

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