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Building Owners and Managers Can Obtain Optimum Lighting Energy Savings With Dimming Strategies
Encelium Technologies’ releases white paper – an
excellent source for building owners, managers and engineers to take a closer
look at lighting as an energy savings option.
TEANECK, N.J., June 2, 2010 – Encelium Technologies is pleased to announce the release of its white paper, Optimum Lighting Energy Savings with Addressable Dimming Controls. Encelium's new white paper is an excellent resource for Building Owners, Managers and Engineers to take a closer look at lighting as an energy savings option. For a copy of the white paper, at no cost, go to Optimum Lighting Energy Savings with Addressable Dimming Controls .
The Optimum Lighting Energy Savings white paper was written by Suren Thanapal, M. Sc, P. Eng, Technical Writer & Trainer and Terry Mocherniak, Chief Operating Officer, both of Encelium Technologies.
Mr. Mocherniak is CEO and co-founder of Encelium Technologies, a leading lighting control and energy management system manufacturer. He has over 16 years’ experience in the advanced lighting technology sector and has been involved in 3 technology start-up companies. Prior to founding Encelium, Mr. Mocherniak was Managing Partner of Value Added Ventures Corporation, a Toronto based venture capital fund and was also CEO and co-founder of Lumion Corporation, an electronic ballast and lighting control system manufacturer.
Buildings consume more than one-third of the total primary energy used in the U.S. About two-thirds of a building's primary energy use is attributed to electricity. On average, lighting accounts for 30% of energy use in office buildings, and thus often dominates the opportunity for energy savings among all electrical systems. According to studies by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's lighting team, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, advanced lighting controls in conjunction with various energy management strategies can typically yield a combined lighting energy savings of 40 - 80% in office buildings.
The objective of this white paper is to substantiate and quantify the potential
energy savings that can be realized through the use of addressable (digital)
dimming lighting controls as opposed to conventional analog controls.
Encelium’s Energy Control System™ (ECS), the most advanced lighting control solution on the market. ECS reduces lighting energy consumption as well as energy costs at a faster rate than other environmental measures and has an average payback on investment of two to five years. Since the company’s founding in 2001, ECS has been installed in more than 25 million square feet of commercial space across North America and Europe. The company has experienced tremendous growth, posting a 200 percent annual increase during the last two years.
ECS seamlessly integrates and simultaneously deploys six user-friendly energy-management strategies facility-wide. These include personal controls, task tuning, daylight harvesting, smart time scheduling, occupancy sensing and load shedding.
“ECS is ideal for retrofits or new construction for all buildings types, including office buildings, schools, healthcare and public facilities, parking garages, big-box retail, stadiums and warehouse space,” said Tony Marano, president and chief executive officer of Encelium Technologies. “Not only does the system create economic value and give property owners, managers and end-users unprecedented digital control, ECS also effectively and efficiently improves workplace ergonomics, occupant productivity and tenant satisfaction.”
As the most advanced lighting control solution for
commercial buildings, ECS typically meets or exceeds today’s sustainable
requirements for new or existing office buildings. Designed to reduce
lighting-related energy costs by 50 to 75 percent, the system also contributes
between 12 to 18 points, depending on the application, toward achieving the
coveted U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental
About Encelium Technologies www.encelium.com
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