Stonewater and The Art Institute of Chicago Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS—October 22, 2009—Stonewater Control Systems and The Art Institute of Chicago recently celebrated a significant milestone—a 10-year business partnership during which Stonewater has provided Energy 1st monitoring services for The Art Institute's complex of nine museum, school, dormitory, administration and warehouse buildings in downtown Chicago. Energy 1st allows The Art Institute to shift operating equipment to alternate fuels or in-house generators, as well as to verify energy use and check utility bills for accuracy.

"There's a lot of talk these days about using "smart grid," or digital, technology to deliver energy more reliably and save on costs," said Kevin Kriegel, Stonewater president. "The Art Institute has been pursuing smart grid strategies for the last decade using Stonewater's Energy 1st technology to monitor its buildings and manage utility use efficiently."

The Art Institute's facilities manager, Patrick Jones added, "Stonewater's energy monitoring application provides near real-time data showing our aggregate energy use. This has been instrumental in our successful implementation of an energy reduction strategy that has allowed us to realize a 15% savings over the last decade."

About Stonewater Control Systems

Stonewater Control Systems, a leading provider of distributed networking technology for scalable monitoring, control and notification solutions, is privately held and located in Evanston, Illinois. Stonewater's Energy 1st platform is a turnkey solution for real-time monitoring and control as well as utility-based demand side management. For more information about Stonewater's technology, please visit

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