Buildouts, Refresh & Retrofit Energy Management System Use Case

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National Fast Casual Dining
Energy Management System

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Deploying an Energy Management System involves a compelling TCO and a strong ROI to justify the investment.  When a National Casual Dining Restaurant Operator began to evaluate their EMS deployment, they were looking to cut costs wherever possible without sacrificing quality and adding risk.  Source One’s ability to provide multiple trades fit the project perfectly.  By contracting with Source One for Information Technology and Electrical Trades the company was able to cut installation costs and also make more efficient time of internal resources.  The Source One deployment methodology and processes significantly contributed to lower TCO and created positive ROI to justify the project with an ambitious rollout schedule.

Project Scope

Locations: 297 Stores
Project Duration: 60 Days
Trades and Skills: Journeyman Electrician and IT Technology Specialist
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Consult with Customer to develop a schedule and skills to perform work after store closing by the most cost effective means.

A procurement and material shipping schedule was developed to coordinate material and labor to arrive on the same day of service.

A deployment plan was developed to enable multi-trade teams to complete the retrofit on an overnight basis.

Work was scheduled with a 60 day deployment goal.


Shipping Coordination: Source One scheduled all product shipping intervals for just in time material arrival.  EMS controllers were preprogrammed for each facility and time zone.

Furnished Material:  Installation TEAM was provided with all ancillary materials for a complete installation.

Installation: EMS solution was comprehensive controlling Lighting, Signage, Air Conditioning, Freezers and Refrigerators.  The EMS System was installed over two days in three phases.  First, the system was cabled for flash cutover.  All panels and electrical connections were routed to electrical bus at the breaker box.  All Data Networking and Communications were wired and tagged to the store data patch panel and EMS controller panel.  Second phase involved connecting all electrical and data cabling.  Finally, the system was tested with centralized EMS support for operation.


System testing with manufacturer and Centralized Facility Services for Operation and Certification.

Project and photo documentation recorded and project reports sent to customer.

Review work with Facility Managers for final acceptance.

Customer Results – Getting it Done!

Reduced Risk

Effective Planning, Scheduling and Skills
Zero issues/events
Skilled Labor & Tradesmen
Investment Analysis Participation
Time to Completion (42 days)

Reduced Cost

Lowered Total Cost of Ownership through Planning, Process Efficiency and Contractor Effectiveness
IT and Facility Staff Time
Single Vendor Multiple Trades
Single Point of Contact
Optimized Labor Utilization

Customer Satisfaction

Simple and Easy for Stakeholders
Minimized Time Burden for Store Management
Overnight Start and Completion
Zero Issues