The green building movement is gaining more momentum with every passing year, as commercial building owners embrace the principle of building for a more sustainable future. Whether building a new facility or retrofitting an existing structure, the first issue building owners should address in the search for sustainability is the energy efficiency of their facilities. The majority of the energy commercial buildings use is produced by burning fossil fuels, which release greenhouse gas emissions, polluting our planet and contributing to climate change. By improving their facilities’ energy efficiency, commercial building owners can reduce their environmental impact, increase the value of their buildings, and enjoy some relief from rising energy costs.
The pollution generated by fossil fuels is not the only reason Fort Lauderdale building energy efficiency is such a key issue for commercial building owners; the excessive amount of energy that is wasted in these buildings is also a serious concern. It is estimated that commercial buildings waste at least 30% of the energy they use, primarily on lighting and climate control in unoccupied areas. Advanced Control Corporation can help you make significant progress toward sustainability by installing a comprehensive energy management solution that will reduce your energy usage and eliminate some of the major sources of energy waste in your facility.
Advanced Control creates energy management solutions that are customized to meet the specific needs of each facility. At the heart of these solutions are powerful building automation systems that work by integrating all the essential systems in a building – electrical, mechanical, and security – into a single cohesive unit. Once integrated, these diverse systems work together, collecting and sharing information, then applying it to adjust energy usage as needed. In addition to improving energy efficiency, this creates a more comfortable, responsive, and secure indoor environment for the building’s occupants.
Studies have shown that 30% to 40% of commercial real estate is empty at any given time. Energy management solutions direct the building systems so that resources are turned off in unoccupied areas, yielding energy savings of up to 30%. Each building system has a role to play in the energy management solutions Advanced Control creates to increase building energy efficiency:
- Lighting Control
When correctly used, lighting control can lower energy usage by up to 25%. Energy management solutions use time and zone controls to turn off lights in unoccupied building sections. Occupancy sensors register when occupants enter and leave building sections, and lighting control turns the lights on and off accordingly.
- Temperature Control
Advanced Control’s industry-leading temperature control technology uses designated schedules to lower energy usage. You set the schedule – by time of day, week, etc. – and the HVAC system turns on or off accordingly, maintaining the set temperature point you desire.
- Utility Monitoring
Advanced Control uses versatile building automation software that has the capacity to receive, store and analyze metering and sensor data provided to optimize and track energy use. It can perform power quality analysis and monitoring as well as critical power monitoring. By monitoring and analyzing energy use in your building, customized energy management solutions can adjust buildings’ systems to provide maximum energy savings.
As the leader in building automation in South Florida, Advanced Control Corporation has reduced the operating costs of thousands of buildings through efficient energy management solutions that incorporate temperature control, lighting control, access control, and more. Our knowledgeable technicians can create a cost-effective energy management solution that will turn your facility into a shining example of sustainable building practices. Contact Advanced at 954-491-6660 and let our experts start you on the path to higher building energy efficiency today!