The U.S. Energy Information Administration notes that lighting is the largest user of electricity (39%) in an office building. Regulating lighting through advanced lighting control systems has the potential to pay big dividends and enhance energy-efficiency and building performance.
Advanced lighting control systems house all lighting circuits in a space that runs into a central location instead of a traditional lighting wall switch. Advanced lighting systems are customizable and can accommodate changes in building space configuration, schedules and activities. They also can integrate with building systems, such as fire alarm, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), while satisfying building codes and complying with green building and/or energy conservation programs.
Advanced systems provide energy efficiency and modernize facility maintenance by allowing users to monitor, adjust and program lighting from one interface. End-users have complete control over the lighting system, which makes advanced lighting control valuable for office buildings with a variety of spaces and usage. By lowering maintenance expenses and reducing energy, advanced systems further sustainable building practices.
For your next building project, consider choosing an advanced lighting control system. Click here to read an RTM Case Study: Retrofitting RTM’s South Barrington Office’s Lights.