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Zen Ecosystems &
Ferguson HVAC Announce Partnership – Commercial Building Energy
Zen Ecosystems and Ferguson launch partnership providing
an intelligent energy management solution targeted at solving
commercial energy related challenges and benefiting customers’
Zen Ecosystems and Ferguson today announced a partnership in
response to a market need for a simple energy management solution
for both commercial and residential consumers.
Zen provides intelligent energy management solutions targeted at
solving some of the energy related challenges that commercial
businesses and residential consumers face today. With the help of
our products and our easy to use energy platforms, Zen HQ or the Zen
Thermostat App, saving energy and reducing energy bills couldn’t be
“With more and more people becoming conscious of energy usage and
the need to reduce our carbon footprint, it is important to us to
provide an option to make our products more readily accessible to
consumers. The partnership with Ferguson provides that, along with a
network of professional HVAC contractors capable of installing Zen
Thermostats and Zen HQ for customers across North America,” said
James McPhail, CEO of Zen Ecosystems.
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Ferguson is the third largest U.S. distributor of heating and
cooling (HVAC/R) equipment, products, and services. Zen and
Ferguson are launching their commercial partnership with a new
approach to diversifying whole building portfolios for
businesses of all sizes with Zen’s “Simple Energy Management”
Zen HQ provides a simple solution to energy management for
businesses of all sizes. The Zen HQ platform integrates
award-winning, Energy Star Certified Zen Thermostats and light
switches, with an intuitive software platform that allows multi-site
businesses to easily take control of energy costs.
Additional features of Zen HQ include:
An integrated platform to view, control and schedule heating,
cooling, lighting, and energy usage across single or multiple sites.
Partial or full lockout controls that prevent on-site deviations
Ability to prevent, at the thermostat-based changes to fan control
and on/off capabilities.
Demand Response capabilities through OpenADR and utility
Zen LOOP for portfolio-wide energy efficiency and demand
Reporting and Alerts that drive preventative maintenance and
Full lighting control for both indoor and outdoor lighting,
including dimming capabilities for lighting scenes.
Additional sensors available for supply air and zone temperature
monitoring for more advanced HVAC diagnostics.
Zen partners with utilities, resellers and distributors, technology
partners and energy retailers to bring a simple and affordable
energy management solution to commercial and residential buildings
around the world. In an effort to support our partners and their
customers, Zen strives to build products and cloud solutions based
on customer and partner feedback, to ensure Zen continues to provide
useful and relevant energy management solutions.
About Zen Ecosystems
Zen Ecosystems provides intelligent energy management solutions for
businesses and consumers. Zen HQ is an energy management system
designed for the unique needs of businesses and utilities to provide
insights and control over multi-site commercial energy usage while
delivering the fastest payback in the market. The Zen Thermostat is
a beautiful, simple connected device for home and business that also
enables multi-system operators to enhance the customer experience.
Zen Ecosystems was recognized in 2018 as the Gold Stevie Award
Winner for Energy Industry Innovation of the year. In 2019, Zen was
recognized again as a Gold Stevie Award winner for Company of the
Year in Energy followed by winning the People’s Choice Award in the
Energy Category. Learn more at
is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial
plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The
company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire
protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services.
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has
sales of $18.4 billion and approximately 27,000 associates in 1,400
locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50
states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of
Ferguson plc (www.fergusonplc.com), which is listed on the
London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and on the FTSE 100 index of