General Area Type Case Study:
Lighting upgrades in the open office spaces of hospitals, can improve the working environment and combined with controls provide 30-50% of the building’s potential energy savings! The following chart shows the savings potential of more area types by combining both lighting and sensor upgrades:
A common application representing 5-10% of the total building savings. Controls and lighting upgrades provide an improved working environment and convenience.
Open Office Space
Lighting upgrades improve the working environment, however an often overlooked application for controls, yet typically provides 30-50% of the building potential savings!
An area type with fluctuating usage and often unoccupied with the lights left On. Popular application for Controls and Lighting providing 2-6% of the total building’s savings.
With long run hours, Lighting upgrades are common. However, this is an ideal application for Controls providing, 15-20% of the building’s potential savings! Sensors add convenience and an element of security.
The infrequent use makes this an ideal application for Controls, providing 5-15% of the buildings potential savings. A common retrofit of Incandescent to LED or Fluorescent and keeping the annual usage to a minimum with the sensors, means these lights will almost never need maintenance.
Sometimes a difficult application due to the partitioned stalls. Properly applied Microphonic technology sensors, however, resolve this issue, allowing for 6-10% of the building’s potentials savings. Additional savings can be obtained by controlling the exhaust fans as well.
An area type with fluctuating usage and often unoccupied with the lights left On. However, an often overlooked application for controls, yet typically provides excellent savings. This application contributes 15-25% of the building’s potential savings.