Rising energy costs and increased awareness of environmental issues have made energy efficiency a paramount issue for commercial building owners. One of the most significant ways commercial buildings waste energy is by unnecessarily lighting unoccupied areas. When you consider that lighting costs account for 40% of the average commercial building’s electric bill, lighting control becomes the logical first step to achieving an energy efficient facility. A lighting control automation solution from Advanced Control Corporation will help reduce your energy usage, lower your energy costs, and help your building to become a ”greener” facility.
In a typical commercial building, 30% to 40% of the facility is unoccupied at any given time. Leaving lights burning in those unoccupied areas wastes energy, increases the burden on your HVAC system, raises your cooling costs, and decreases bulb life. Advanced Control’s lighting control automation solutions for Palm Beach employ time and zone controls to turn off lights when an area of the building is empty, relying on occupancy sensors to indicate whether people are present and switching the lights on or off accordingly. Making use of occupancy sensors to shut off energy in unoccupied areas of your building can reduce your energy bill by as much as 25%. Automated lighting control solutions can give you command of scheduling, occupancy, and dimming controls over all the lighting systems in your buildings, and can include tenant override technology, a smartphone based override module that allows your tenants to override HVAC, lighting, and temperature controls.
Lighting control is available for all commercial buildings, as it can be retrofitted to your facility’s existing lighting circuits or incorporated as part of a new construction project. A vast range of control is available, from a basic control system for lighting and equipment switching, ideal for use in facilities where time-of-day control is managed from a time clock or centralized building management system, to a fully automatic lighting control that encompasses all of your 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. Advanced Control’s lighting control systems are ideal for every size facility, and are available as networked or stand-alone solutions. Stand-alone lighting control solutions, such as motion sensors and light level sensors, provide an effective physical security defense with low installation and operational costs.
Networked solutions integrate all of a building’s sub-systems, such as lighting, HVAC, security, elevators, and safety systems, to operate as a single, efficient building management network. Optional Fast Ethernet-based control, which works by harnessing the openness of your building’s existing Ethernet backbone to share data between controllers at a blistering rate, is available for managing a large lighting system. This type of lighting control is ideal for larger commercial and industrial buildings where the information from a local control device such as a photo sensor or switch is used to control branch breakers located in several different panels scattered throughout the facility. Advanced Control offers various enhanced options for larger systems including an integral web server to provide ready access to panel status and configuration screens.
Are you ready to improve the efficiency of your facility so you can start enjoying lower energy costs? The lighting specialists at Advanced Control Corporation are ready to customize an automated lighting control solution specifically for your building. Advanced Control has reduced the operating costs of thousands of buildings through efficient energy management solutions that incorporate lighting control, temperature control, access control, and more. Call Advanced at 954-491-6660 to start reaping the benefits of an energy efficient facility today!