Electrical & Lighting
Venstar SchoolStat thermostat model T2900SCH
February 04, 2011
Venstar, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier, launched the SchoolStat thermostat (model T2900SCH)—a commercial, programmable specialty thermostat that “helps schools go green while keeping classrooms comfortable”.
By Anthony Capkun
With 5+2-day programmability, SchoolStat can be programmed with a pre-morning warm-up during winter months so that the classroom is up to temperature when school starts. It helps reduce energy use and costs by automatically going into energy savings mode at the end of day and on weekends when the classroom is unoccupied. Because classroom schedules vary, the thermostat can be manually placed in Occupied mode at the touch of a button. It will then stay in that mode for up to four hours; each button press of the override button provides an additional 30-min extension. When this time expires, the thermostat reverts to its normal programmed temperature for that day and time. SchoolStat is compatible with Venstar’s EZ Programmer (model ACC0432), which allows the installing technician to program only one SchoolStat then quickly clone that programming to all other SchoolStat thermostats.