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New Plug Load Controller Measurably Reduces Electricity Consumption in Commercial Buildings

September 9, 2015
By Press release

Smart plug load solution from Enlighted drives commercial buildings closer to net zero energy consumption.

Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 1, 2015 – Enlighted, Inc., the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, launches its new Plug Load Controller, designed to significantly reduce unnecessary outlet energy use through intelligent control. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 to 50 percent of U.S. commercial building electricity consumption can be attributed to plug loads.

“General office and miscellaneous equipment like computers, monitors, printers, projectors and TVs consume unnecessary energy when not in use,” said Neeraj Purandare, VP Product Management, Enlighted. “A recent physical survey of 11 office buildings in San Francisco and Washington DC identified that only 44 percent of computers, 32 percent of monitors and 25 percent of printers were turned off after working hours.Our new Plug Load Controller reduces this wasted energy use.”

The Plug Load Controller works with sensors in the Enlighted System to transform outlets into smart receptacles controlled through occupancy or schedule-based on/off control. “As companies continue to work towards net zero goals, Enlighted provides a networked system that maximizes energy savings beyond lighting alone,” said Purandare. “With the new Plug Load Controller, we deliver an energy efficient solution that addresses the continued increase in outlet energy usage in commercial environments.”

The Plug Load Controller is easily configurable with the Enlighted Energy Manager to provide advanced data on outlet energy consumption, carbon reduction, energy and financial savings, and helps achieve Title 24 compliance in California. The latest Energy Manager 3.4 software update provides added support for Enlighted’s new Plug Load Controller, allowing for managing controlled power outlets.

For more information on the Plug Load Controller and the Enlighted System, visit

1 “Field Surveys of Office Equipment Operating Patterns”


Designed to change everything, Enlighted provides the world’s most advanced digital sensor and analytics platform for smarter buildings to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Enlighted was founded in 2009 and has received venture funding from Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information about Enlighted products, visit

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