POUNCE Solutions: Sustainability Directors


“The process for installing a system uses so much less material than traditional systems.”


LEED v4 performance standards emphasize continuous monitoring. POUNCE Systems seamlessly provides continuous monitoring that is locally and remotely accessible.

Actual Temperature Data

One of the POUNCE® Systems installations includes devices in a room with exterior walls. Device 008F is located on the exterior wall and device 0044 is on an inside wall about 10 feet away.

As you can see from the POUNCE® Dashboard graph, the maximum recorded temperature for device 0044 is 44°F and the minimum temp is 17°F. The other device showed an average temperature of 72°. This is a pretty good indication that the exterior wall is lacking insulation.

Syracuse weather data from that same span.

It’s almost uncanny to track the red temperature line in the bottom plot vs. the CEWD temperature in the top plot.


 

  • POUNCE® Systems are designed to help you reduce the amount of energy required for your daily life, especially at work. POUNCE® will accomplish this without negative effects on your comfort. In fact, the information that a POUNCE® System provides about your indoor environment can actually help to improve your experience.

  • At Cortland Research, LLC, we believe in minimizing the energy consumed throughout the complete lifecycle of our products. That®s why we have made the following decisions when designing POUNCE® Systems.

    Packaging
    We use recycled cardboard and biodegradable plastic bags for shipping our devices.
    The system controllers are packaged in cardboard that is recyclable.
    Plastics
    Our standard POUNCE® devices are light almond color. The natural color of the resin that we use does not require extra chemicals in the dye process. However, other colors are available upon request.
    Circuit Boards
    Our circuit boards are built using lead-free solder.
    Batteries
    Other brands of sensors may use batteries for power and batteries are not good for landfills. POUNCE® sensors do not require batteries.
    Cradle to Cradle
    When POUNCE® devices reach their end of life, we encourage users to return them to us and we will properly recycle them.
  • A POUNCE® System will reduce carbon emissions by improving the energy efficiency of existing building systems thereby reducing the electrical and fossil fuel demand. A calculation for a single project associated with off-campus dormitory apartments at a local college estimates a reduction of carbon emissions from electric generation by 98.9 metric tons per year. (http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/refs.html). Per CA draft "Task Lighting Plug Load Circuit Control, March 2011, a small office produces 2,844 lbs. CO2/yr. A large office produces 61,804 lbs.

  • All of our products are designed, produced, assembled and tested in the USA. Not only are we helping our local economy, we are eliminating emissions associated with shipping cargo around the world.

  • For our employees, we believe in ethical treatment, promote a lifestyle of work-life balance and offer benefits to encourage a good healthy lifestyle.

  • We engage local schools and our community by hosting informational tours for promoting careers in science and business.


POUNCE® Systems reduce energy consumption by monitoring activity in buildings and dynamically adjusting the building environment.

…studies have shown that continuously monitoring and adjusting operations and implementing a small number of energy-efficiency strategies could reduce that energy use by as much as 30%.

*http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/reducing-wasted-energy-in-commercial-buildings.html