Businesses across the country are going green. Consumers are beginning to demand that the companies they do business with look at their environmental footprint. This is forcing companies to find new ways to create a more sustainable business model and one area of focus is energy efficiency. JouleX’s energy management system helps companies save money by saving on energy costs related to their information technology infrastructure.

Although energy efficiency is a hot trend among business owners right now, it typically focuses on the building’s energy efficiency. Onsite renewable energy, green roofs and LEED designed buildings are just a few ways that companies are creating a more energy-efficient facility. However, it is just as important to focus on the energy use of what goes in the building, as it is to ensure that the building itself is as energy-efficient as possible.

To help facilitate this process, JouleX has created an enterprise-level energy management system. The system monitors, analyzes and manages the energy use of any network-connected device. This includes standard information technology infrastructure devices like individual workstations, servers, and printers but it also includes anything else that may be connected to the network including HVAC systems and other facility management products.

The JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) system can reduce energy costs by up to 60 percent thanks to a three-stage approach: monitor, analyze and manage. After collecting data on all network devices, the system will analyze that data to determine how the company can reduce energy use on a specific device, during a specific time frame, or even at an individual business location. At this point the system manages the energy use through a complex system of planning, simulation, optimization and more.

Although companies are trending towards sustainable business practices, the almighty dollar still reigns supreme. To help make the case for the JEM system, JouleX estimates that for every dollar invested in the system, the product realizes $4 in payback for the company.

For example, a 5,000-user JEM license can reduce annual energy use by more than 2.7 million kilowatts; this comes out to about a $330,000 annual savings on energy bills alone. In addition to the cost savings that the JEM system can create, a reduction in energy use also has a positive environmental impact. The reduction in energy use for that same 5,000-user license is equal to removing more than 80,000 autos from the road each year.

Customers who purchase a JEM system can reduce their energy use, reduce their carbon footprint, and save money in the long run. Not only do they get all of this, but JEM is also easy to install because it requires no device agents. With a background in IT myself, I find this a particularly exciting aspect of the product. The JEM system can be installed in just a few hours and then it will automatically discover any IP-connected devices on the network. This isn’t just a green product; this is an easy-to-use green product. Nothing beats easy and green.

JouleX is based out of Atlanta but also has an office in Munich, Germany. For more information about the product, visit the JouleX website.

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