Detroit, ACI 2014

Chances are you were at the ASHRAE 62.2 debate, if you were at ACI last Thursday morning. While you were venting about exhaust or listening to Dr Joe drop F-bombs there was a quiet revolution taking place in room 330.

The WiFi revolution.

Retrotec and The Energy Conservatory - the two giants of pressure diagnostic tools- collaborated to show us the future. A future where a manometer is a “SmartGauge” that runs any test and logs the data into an Excel spreadsheet sans manual entry. It is a future where audit and quality control reports are created and saved instantly online. The process is intuitive and user friendly, a future where we test smarter with better results.

For Retrotec the future is here. Joe Medosch & J West took the risk to use a smartphone for the entire presentation - demonstrating live how a common smartphone can act as a remote control for the gauge, a WiFi hotspot and an internet connection. This allows the user to simultaneously control multiple SmartGauges remotely, connect to the internet and share the screen (showing the Virtual Gauge app), use the camera on the tablet to show the actual fan setup to anywhere in the world, and of course send the test data to the cloud. Retrotec’s smart gauges and supporting apps provide a new take on testing ducts for leakage to the outside with a tablet computer

 

Joe also mentioned that Retrotec is almost ready to launch beta testing what they call the rCloud. An intuitive tablet app with a web based storage system that will perform a RESNET test and save the results online and display the location on an interactive map. The user enters the street address and zip code - the rCloud app then goes to the nearest weather station and gets the outside temperature and similar conditions. rCloud also queries Zillow for the age and square footage of the house.

The next generation of testing and QA is here, SmartGauges and intuitive software are starting a revolution.

Views: 158

Tags: ACI14, Conservatory, Control, Energy, Multifamily, QCI, Quality, Residential, Retrotec, SmartGauge, More…The, WiFi

Comments are closed for this blog post

Featured Forum Discussions

BPI Anaylist and installers

Started by Larry R Waters in BPI. Last reply by Quinn Korzeniecki yesterday. 1 Reply

What causes a temperature plane in a home

Started by Energy Wise Solutions in HVAC. Last reply by Brad Cook on Thursday. 6 Replies

Velocity Pressure Testing

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Apr 15. 2 Replies

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Chris Woods added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Minneapolis Blower Door Fan and Door frame $990 OBO

I have a used Minneapolis blower door fan (fan only, no controls or panel) and the blower door…See More
yesterday
Profile IconManuela L Heyn and Paul Nagel joined Home Energy Pros
yesterday
Bill Spohn replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Wanted: Energy Auditing Equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"If you choose to buy new, give TruTech at call at 1-888-224-3437 option 1"
yesterday
Home Energy Magazine's blog post was featured

The Legends of Home Performance

A project long in the making, we're happy to finally reveal some of our Legends of Home Performance…See More
yesterday
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Larry R Waters's discussion BPI Anaylist
"Hi Larry, We're glad you're reaching out to hire some BPI folks! You can also submit…"
yesterday
Larry R Waters posted a discussion

BPI Anaylist

Industry leader in the north bay area California. Looking for experienced professionals and future…See More
Friday
Larry R Waters joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
Friday
John Nicholas replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"So why is tenant behavior significantly different in this building?"
Friday

Home Energy Pros

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (supported by the U.S. Department of Energy) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network. Please honor our Guidelines

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service