ED Modular Vice President Xavier Toby said this about the new ED Modular plant in 2020:
"The [ED modular] plant will be the biggest modular building facility in Canada...It is really about bringing a new technology and a new building method to the industry" - Xavier Toby
A large part of ED Modular's innovation efforts include ensuring that the power systems for their buildings are able to reduce energy consumption for occupants, and installation costs for ED Modular. This is key to reducing the cost of producing modules, and reducing the cost of operating them in the field.
ED Modular partnered with us, here at Cence, to provide a superior, more energy efficient, and less expensive electrical system for their relocatable prefabricated/modular residential suites.
At Cence, we decided that implementing our full Digital Current™ system (Cence HVDC) would be the best solution to fulfill EllisDon’s request for a more energy efficient and less expensive electrical system.
The combination of these technologies creates a centralized, intelligent automation system for all connected devices, such as lighting and HVAC.
By integrating these devices with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) sensors, occupancy sensors, and our digital twin software, we enabled ED Modular to monitor, control and automate electrical loads based on real-time sensor data. This allows ED Modular to optimize energy consumption, as well as occupant comfort.
Data collected from occupancy sensors and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) sensors allows ED Modular to control lighting and HVAC based on room occupancy, temperature inconsistencies, air quality, lighting inline with circadian rhythms, natural daylight in a space and more.
This is an inherent benefit of DC power distribution, and if you'd like to learn more about why, we've written an entire blog post on the topic: LEDs don't last as long as advertised, here's why.
All in all, since the implementation of our system, ED Modular has been able to save energy costs, reduce emissions, improve occupant comfort, and decrease the frequency LED fixtures need to be replaced.