The need to save energy is an ongoing concern for commercial building owners. Energy costs make up a significant percentage of the operational costs of commercial buildings – in fact, they have become commercial building owners’ single largest operating expense. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, cooling, lighting, and ventilation account for 62 percent of electricity use in office buildings. Intelligent building systems, which integrate all the electrical, mechanical, and security systems in a facility so they can share information, can use occupancy information to adjust heating, cooling, and lighting usage and reduce energy consumption. In addition to saving energy with an intelligent building system, building owners also enjoy higher rental prices, increased tenant retention, and enhanced building values.
At any given time, 30% to 40% of an average commercial building is unoccupied, but the lighting, heating, and cooling systems remain on. This pointless energy use just wastes valuable resources and drives up already high operational costs. Advanced Control Corporation’s intelligent building systems employ building automation systems that take control of these critical systems, combining them with access control, energy management, and environmental controls to create an integrated energy management solution. These innovative energy management solutions are able to reduce building energy usage by as much as 30%.
The automated lighting control solutions Advanced Control installs can give building owners command of scheduling, occupancy, and dimming controls over all the lighting systems in their buildings, enabling them to reduce energy costs by 25%. Time and zone sensors can turn off lights in unoccupied areas, either on a set schedule or in response to information gathered by occupancy sensors. Occupancy sensors register when occupants leave or enter areas of the building, and the lighting control system turns the lights on and off accordingly. Lighting control can be applied to outdoor areas, such as parking lots, garages, walkways, and signs, as well as all the indoor areas in buildings, including offices, cubicles, cafeterias, stairways, and storage areas.
The intelligent building systems Advanced Control installs also save energy through industry-leading HVAC technology. Our building automation systems provide temperature control by accurately monitoring and maintaining specified set points. Motion sensors, access card readers, or passive RFID scanners can register when a building area becomes unoccupied. Leveraging that information to reduce energy waste, Advanced Control’s building automation systems shut off the HVAC system. Scheduling features can be programmed to turn the HVAC on and off at a certain times during the day, week, etc., ensuring all building areas are at the desired temperature point by the time occupants arrive in the morning.
Utility monitoring is another way Advanced Control’s intelligent building automation software provides energy savings. Our versatile software can perform power quality analysis and monitoring as well as critical power monitoring. It also has the capacity to receive, store, and analyze metering and sensor data provided to optimize and track energy use, analyzing energy usage to determine the best way to provide optimal energy savings while still maintaining the comfort of the inhabitants.
Are you ready to start saving energy with an intelligent building system in Broward from Advanced Control Corporation? Our knowledgeable technicians are ready to customize an energy management solution that incorporates temperature control, lighting control, access control, and more to reduce your energy usage and start you on the path to higher building energy efficiency. Contact Advanced at 954-491-6660 to discover all the benefits our intelligent building systems have to offer!