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News Events and Presentations

  • VaCom completed a study concerning demand response in refrigerated warehouses in California for the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC), operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California.  The primary objective of this report was to provide an overview of the variety of industrial refrigerated facilities, refrigeration systems, and control systems found throughout California.  A follow-on project is planned, including additional field data collection and study of advanced control methods.

  • When we install controls for non-ammonia systems, we typically also install refrigerant detection and alarming.  This helps achieve compliance with these new regulations, as well as reducing refrigerant replacement costs.  See the Refrigerant Management Program download for more information.

  • Freezer warehouse saves 60% on electricity from new design:  VaCom teams with Hamann Construction to help "Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises, Inc. (ICE) achieve $230,000 in incentives from SDG&E.  Article was published in the Winter 2009 edition of "Progress Through Design", the Savings by Design newsletter of SDG&E.

  • Refrigeration Control benefits have been outlined at ASHRAE meetings.  Refer to the download on the right for more information about these operating cost reduction opportunities.  

  • VaCom President, Doug Scott, presents the benefits of packaged control to Echelon's channel partners. 

  • VaCom develops LonWorks battery charging platform for Southern California Edison's Electric Vehicle program.  

  • VaCom and ASW implement a LonWorks® "Green Kiosk" to monitor the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)'s "Robert Redford" building.