Commercial buildings consume an enormous amount of energy- so much, in fact, that they account for almost 20% of all the energy used in the United States. As a result, energy costs have become commercial building owners’ single largest operating expense. According to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, at least 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, mainly on lighting and temperature control in unoccupied areas. Advanced Control Corporation can help building owners significantly reduce energy consumption and energy costs in their commercial buildings, by installing an energy management solution customized for their specific needs.
In a typical commercial building, 30% to 40% of the facility is unoccupied at any given time. Without an energy management solution in place, the lighting, heating, and cooling systems in those areas remain on, wasting energy and driving up costs. Advanced Control installs building automation systems that take control of these critical systems, integrate all the mechanical, electrical, and security systems of a building into one synergistic whole. These energy management solutions improve commercial buildings’ energy efficiency and reduce the ongoing expenses owners face, while providing a more secure and enjoyable working environment for the occupants.
Lighting control is an essential part of any energy management solution: used effectively, lighting control can reduce energy costs by as much as 25%. Lighting control systems use time and zone controls to turn off lights in any area of a building that is unoccupied, employing occupancy sensors that indicate when people leave an area of the building so the system can turn the lights on or off accordingly. The degree of control ranges from a basic control system for lighting and equipment switching applications, ideal for use in facilities where time-of-day control is being managed from a time clock or centralized building management system, to a fully automatic lighting control for all of a facility’s lighting circuits. Lighting control can be applied to outdoor parking lots, garages, walkways, and signs as well as indoor areas such as offices, cubicles, cafeterias, and storage areas.
Another way energy management solutions save energy and reduce operating costs, is through temperature control. Advanced Control provides industry-leading HVAC technology that can help you increase your building’s energy efficiency and lower your costs. By accurately monitoring and maintaining specified set points through building automation, temperature control can reduce the amount of energy your building uses. Advanced Control’s smart building automation software analyzes energy use to provide significant energy savings while still maintaining the comfort of the occupants. It also provides the capacity to receive, store and analyze metering and sensor data provided to optimize and track energy use. The energy management solution Advanced Control customizes for you can include tenant override technology, which allows tenants to use a smartphone based override to adjust HVAC, lighting, and temperature controls for the greatest efficiency.
Now that you have a better understanding of the benefits cost-effective energy management solutions for Miami have to offer, are you ready to employ one at your facility? The knowledgeable energy experts at Advanced Control Corporation will implement a proven strategy for superior energy management with tools and resources to help you every step of the way. Advanced Control has reduced the operating costs of thousands of buildings throughout South Florida through efficient energy management solutions that incorporate temperature control, lighting control, access control, and more. Contact Advanced today at 954-491-6660 to start enjoying higher efficiency and lower energy costs!