Energy Efficiency: Why Save Energy Systems Is Planet Fitness’ Preferred HVAC Controls Vendor
We have installed the Save Energy Systems' Demand Limiting Controller (DLC) system in over 350 Planet Fitness locations since 2015, including all corporate clubs nationally, saving corporate alone approximately $500K per year! As the number of clubs increase, so do the savings. Our customers save up to 30% annually on energy costs—and what’s more, the average DLC installation pays for itself in approximately 18 months. Not only do Save Energy Systems customers experience measurable benefits to their bottom line, they do so while improving the air quality within their facilities and reducing their carbon footprint, therefore being both fiscally AND socially responsible, making the world a better place for us all.
Planet Fitness Corporate has pre-negotiated pricing for all Planet Fitness franchisees. The pricing reflects a high number of installations and includes fixed charges for the individual components of the DLC system and installation. All installations include the supply duct remote sensor, which enhances the DLC capabilities to eliminate coil freeze, provides alerts for systems not operating within specification and reporting for diagnostics and analysis.
Discounts are applied for franchisees with multiple locations for renewal of software updates and monitoring services. They start with the 11th club and increase from there.
Thousands saved per facility per year
For those franchisees with three or more DLC systems, Save Energy Systems has created a custom portal for you to access your individual sites thorough a single point of entry. In this manner, a single URL is all that is needed to access all sites.
Energy Management Made Easy
A Better Way to Reduce Demand and Usage: Demand Limiting Controller (DLC)
Save Energy Systems has patented a one-of-a-kind energy savings system, the DLC. It consists of thermostats, sensors and a logic-containing controller designed specifically to reduce a company’s HVAC energy - demand and usage - which are your utility bill's two most expensive components. Demand is the rate at which energy is consumed. Usage is the total amount of energy consumed over time. The key to energy savings is being able to control demand and usage without compromising comfort. The DLC accomplishes just that.
How the DLC saves energy:
• Using artificial intelligence, the DLC knows the exact amount of energy an HVAC roof top unit will use before turning it on.
• To save energy, the controller will shut off one unit before turning on another (as long as the zone temperature is comfortable), thereby reducing the amount of energy consumed by the HVAC systems.
• By providing precision temperature control of HVAC systems, our DLC technology ensures savings, comfort and control—all at the same time.
Save Energy Systems maintains the most current version of software at our customers’ facilities and includes a daily backup of the database and security updates for the DLC controller, ensuring the HVAC system is performing as efficiently as possible. The DLC automatically sends real-time status alerts, which are key to managing multiple units across multiple sites. Our customer support services include managing the customer’s HVAC system and daily monitoring for consistency and accuracy to achieve optimal product performance.
Save Energy Systems will do everything we can to make it easy for you to reduce energy consumption, thereby reducing energy expenses and increasing profits while keeping your club(s) comfortable. It starts with an on-site visit to evaluate the facility, capture the HVAC unit data and prepare a detailed Statement of Work and estimate. From there we will coordinate with your IT personnel and schedule the install.
The install will take one to two days, depending on the number of units. Depending on the interior height of the facility, we may require a lift on site during the installation. Once installed the entire system is commissioned, tested for functionality and unit operations are verified. A final report is submitted along with the final invoice describing any faults found during installation. We will then work with your HVAC contractor to grant them access to the system, if desired. We work with dozens of franchisees that would be happy to share their experience.
For example, from Sal DeMartinis, Director of Construction, Alder Partners, LLC, an independent franchisee of Planet Fitness: “I install the DLC system in all of my new clubs, I’ve gone back and retrofitted some old clubs and I’m even putting the system in my new office! The service and response time from Save Energy Systems is exceptional and they are always trying to improve a great product…like interfacing with the economizers to purge the club with outside air at night in response to COVID-19.”
Actual benefits analysis from Planet Fitness franchisee Alder Partners:
• The DLC is currently installed in 16 clubs
• Online visibility allows assessment of club from any location and identifies specific issues, minimizing service calls
• Reduces energy usage resulting in reduced expenses and reduced carbon output
• Maintains a comfortable workout environment throughout the facility
• Extends roof top unit life due to lower run time
• Reduces repair time because the HVAC contractor knows what to look at right away