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2016-03-30: Z3 Controls chosen for Canada's first building to target Living Building Challenge certification

Markham, 2016-03-30 - Z3 Controls today announced that the NetMeter family of energy monitoring and submetering devices have been incorporated into the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre, recently unveiled by the Regional Municipality of York.

This single-storey, 4,000 square foot structure, is constructed with a goal of achieving Living Building Challenge certification. Currently, there are only eight buildings in the world that have attained this designation.

Z3 Controls NetMeter family products (the 3P for electricity and the OMNI for water and gas) are an integral part of the building's real-time monitoring and data-logging system.

Other green features of the building include:

  • All wood used is Forest Stewardship Council certified
  • Net zero energy use: Through the use of solar panels, the building will generate more energy than it uses
  • Net zero water use: Building canopy gathers rain water and snow melt to service bathroom facilities
  • Much of the building materials were sourced from local manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions from long-distance haulage
  • Z3 Controls sub-meters capable of monitoring and measuring electrical use, water and gas, in real-time, to a high degree of granularity and accuracy.

By targeting both LEED® Platinum and the more demanding Living Building Challenge Certification, the region is pursuing the most ambitious certifications in the world.

“York Region has long been recognized an environmental leader,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “This building is constructed with a goal of achieving Living Building Challenge certification. Currently, there are only eight buildings in the world that have attained this designation. This world class facility is a fitting tribute to York Region’s former Chairman Bill Fisch and his forest stewardship and education legacy.”

York Region’s objective for the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is to achieve ‘net zero’ water and ‘net positive’ energy performance. Z3 Control sub-meters monitor, measure and data-log both the energy consumed and the energy generated.

“Z3 Controls NetMeter-3P and NetMeter-OMNI were extensively used throughout the project, monitoring every aspect of the buildings energy use and performance”, said Z3’s President and CEO John Zambakkides. “We will continue to work closely with York Region until the building achieves LEED Platinum and LBC certification”

Z3 Controls sub-meters were incorporated in two of the four key areas identified for integration:

  1. Energy: Electricity generated by solar panels is expected to produce as much energy as the building uses in one year.
  2. Water: The facility captures rainwater, returning it to the watershed as clean as when it entered the facility.

Z3 Controls will continue to work closely with York Region’s energy engineers, general contractor and sub-contractors to achieve full LBC certification.

About Z3 controls Inc.

Z3 Controls Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is an advanced energy technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets energy monitoring, measurement, data-logging, dashboarding, and analytics information systems that enable corporate energy consumers to achieve energy efficiency and control costs. Z3 Controls Inc. is a global supplier of energy savings and conservation solutions for the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Municipal segments with adoption in industries including Automotive, Paper Mills, Plastics, Metallurgical, Mines, Motors etc. as well as  Food and Beverage, Government and Critical Infrastructure (Water, Waste Water, Water Treatment), and Gas. We work closely with LDCs (Local Distribution Companies) and Utility companies and assist in their energy conservation initiatives. These solutions enable large utility clients to create the most energy-efficient programs and conservation plans. For over 4 years, Z3 Controls Inc. has been servicing customers directly as well as through global distribution partners located throughout the Americas.

2015-10-08: Learn how to measure "Zombie Energy" at the Energy into Action Conference

When

Wednesday October 8, 2015
Registration opens at 7:30 A.M.


Where

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4V 1E8

Learn about how to measure "Zombie Energy" with new tools from Z3 Controls. Also on display: a live demonstration of a complete energy management solution.

For more information about the Energy into Action Conference visit their website at: www.energyintoaction.com

2014-10-01: Join us at the Energy into Action Conference for a "Complete Energy Monitoring" Demonstration

When

Wednesday October 1, 2014
Registration opens at 7:30 A.M.


Where

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4V 1E8

Z3 Controls will be demonstrating a solution for complete energy management at the the Energy into Action Conference in October.

The demonstration features the NetMeter-OMNI and NetMeter-3P working together to provide a combined solution for monitoring almost any type of energy or commodity: electricity, gas, water, steam, air, and much more.


Complete Energy Monitoring Demonstration

For more information about the Energy into Action Conference visit their website at: www.energyintoaction.com

2014-09-23: Join us at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo

When

Tuesday, September 23–24, 2014
10:00 A.M.


Where

The International Centre, Hall 5
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4V 1E8

Z3 Controls will be exhibiting at the the Advanced Manufacturing Expo in September. See a demonstration of our complete energy monitoring solution featuring the NetMeter-OMNI and NetMeter-3P.


Complete Energy Monitoring Demonstration

The demonstration will showcase the NetMeter-OMNI and NetMeter-3P working together for combined electrical and non-electrical energy and environmental monitoring.

For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Expo visit their website at: www.amexpo.ca

2014-03-13: Z3 Controls featured in City of Markham Green Business Video

Z3 Controls has been recognized by the City of Markham as a leader in green business.  This video highlights how Z3 Controls is helping the City and the Region of York.

2014-02-11: Join us at the Energy into Action Conference for a Demonstration of the New NetMeter-OMNI

When

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
8:00 – 2:00 P.M.


Where

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4V 1E8

Z3 Controls will be exhibiting at the the Energy into Action Conference in February. See a demonstration of the new NetMeter-OMNI product!


NetMeter-OMNI Demonstration

The demonstration will showcase the flexibility and ease-of-use of the NetMeter-OMNI.

For more information about Energy into Action visit their website at: www.energyintoaction.com

2014-01-06: Introducing the NetMeter-OMNI from Z3 Controls
NetMeter-OMNI

Z3 Controls is pleased to announce availability of the NetMeter-OMNI: a versatile 8 channel meter, monitor, and data logger.

The NetMeter-OMNI brings the functionality and ease-of-use of the popular NetMeter-3P into the domain of other energy types beyond electricity including:

  • Water
  • Air
  • Gas
  • Steam

Each of the 8 independently configurable channels can be used with almost any sensor that outputs either a voltage (up to 24V), a current (4-20mA), or with contactors such as KYZ pulse output devices.

Together, the NetMeter-3P for electricity and the NetMeter-OMNI provide a complete solution for energy, environmental, and process monitoring.  

The NetMeter-OMNI is available now: contact sales or browse the NetMeter-OMNI product page for more information.

2013-09-25: Join us at the Energy into Action Conference

When

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
11 a.m. – 8 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
1 p.m. – 8:30 PM


Where

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L4V 1E8

Z3 Controls will be exhibiting at the the Energy into Action Conference in September.

  • Connect with leading suppliers, contractors, property managers and more
  • Hear from top industry experts on energy-saving technologies
  • Learn how to put programs and incentives to work for your bottom line

Z3 Controls participated in the spring Energy into Action Conference and found it to be a very worthwhile learning/networking opportunity.

learn more at the Energy into Action website: www.energyintoaction.com

 

 

 

 

2013-08-19: Z3 Controls Launches New Website

Z3 Controls invites customers and visitors to explore its new website.

The new website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed product information and videos, online help, and tighter social networking integration.

The site includes extensive product information and technical support resources including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Downloadable product documentation
  • Firmware updates
  • Online help that is cross-linked from the NetMeter's built-in user interface using context-aware links
  • Online plotting utility allows previously saved NetMeter data files to be viewed graphically without a NetMeter

 

2013-05-27: X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Visits Z3 Controls at OCE Discovery 2013

Z3 Controls Inc. was honoured with a visit from keynote speaker Peter Diamandis at OCE Discovery 2013. Intrigued by the NetMeter booth demonstration, Peter Diamandis discussed, with Z3 Controls, the company's products and technology as well as future technological trends. We agreed to keep in touch with Peter and his X-Prize Foundation to discuss future technological advances and developments.

Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO, X Prize Foundation(SpaceShipOne); Co-Founder and Chairman, Singularity University; futurist and New York Times best-selling author, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.

Mr. Diamandis's thought-provoking OCE Discovery keynote address can be viewed here:

 

In addition to Peter's visit we also had the privilege of meeting with the honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister Of Research And Development.

 

 

 

 

2013-05-14: Z3 Controls Exhibits at PLAST-EX 2013 With Live Demonstration on Absolute Haitian Injection Machine

During this year's PLAST-EX show at the Toronto Congress Centre, the NetMeter product from Z3 Controls Inc. was prominently featured at the Absolute Haitian booth. It was used effectively to demonstrate the energy efficiency of the Haitian Injection Molding Machine.

Energy efficiency was a key topic at the show as was evident from the steady traffic at both the Z3 Controls booth and the Haitian live exhibit.

The demonstration underscored some of the key reasons to incorporate NetMeters into factory equipment:

  • Determine the true energy cost per manufactured unit
    • This improves your ability to protect profit margins and yet bid competitively
  • Optimize peak demand loading, optimize machine operation
  • Energy cost allocation
  • Predict machine failure, optimize maintenance

Absolute Haitian can be contacted at:

2013-05-13: Honeywell EBI Support for Z3 Controls NetMeter

A new document from Honeywell, describes Enterprise Buildings Integrator™ (EBI) support for the NetMeter energy monitor from Z3 Controls.

Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator offers comprehensive automation for all of your building systems.

The new document "Z3 Controls EBI Integration" documents integration of the NetMeter with Honeywell EBI for quick incorporation of NetMeter devices into your application.

Contact Z3 Controls for access to the document.