Energy Saving Controls
Technology offers companies, and families, ways to reduce energy costs, to ensure the safety of their buildings, and to remotely monitor and manage all the various sub-systems throughout the facility or home.
Your energy saving controls may include:
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- Light level sensors that measure the amount of natural light available. When sufficient daylight is present, artificial lighting can then be set to automatically switch off, or to dim down or up to keep lux at a constant, pre-set level. Strong sunlight can be shut out by programming blinds to close to keep the house or office cooler, saving on air conditioning.
- Intelligent lighting can be programmed to automatically turn on and off according to sunrise & sunset, by linking to an astronomical clock.
- Occupancy sensors detect when a room or area is vacated, and lighting, heating, cooling etc can be switched off. Areas such as corridors, lift lobbies, etc that traditionally have been lit 24/7 for safety reasons, can have lights dimmed to 20% as standard, but coming on to 100% when someone enters the area.
- Demands on heating and cooling can be reduced by linking your climate control with thermostats that measure outside and inside temperatures.
- A “lights off’ button can disable all intelligent lighting to ensure no lights have been left on unnecessarily.
- An ‘away’ setting can ensure all non-essential circuits are switched off when you leave home, or your workplace.
- Monitor your energy use and display power consumption levels via interactive displays on a touchscreen, iPad®, or other smart device.
- Remotely monitor and manage your smart home or workplace energy management system via a PC, smart phone, iPad®, etc to prevent unnecessary energy consumption.