From re-lamping, to ballast bypass and fixture retrofits, we install all types of LEDs, lamps, and fixtures. What we install depends upon the client's budget, the available incentive, what triggers Title 24 (California Building Code) and the environment in which the retrofit will be located.
LED lamps and fixtures are not created equal. There are significant differences in the characteristics of LEDs including the wattage, lumen output (lumens/wattage), color temperature (kelvin), warranty, and the type of driver vs. ballast that powers the LED.
Through extensive experience, we have learned which characteristics work best in a given setting and how to provide energy savings while cultivating a productive environment. LEDs offer better illumination and rapid energy savings, especially in areas that require round-the-clock illumination, like parking garages.
An LED retrofit should be a no-brainer in any building not currently espousing these energy-efficient bulbs. Perhaps the easiest and most cost-effective first step in creating an efficient environment, LEDs can save more than 50% of the lighting load in a given building. Lighting loads can account for 40% of a building’s total energy consumption. By saving 50% of that 40%, a building can recover 20% of its total energy spend.
Other Approaches to Energy Efficiency:
We pride ourselves on providing simple tools to seamlessly implement energy-efficient systems. HVAC control, for instance, is an area where we’ve streamlined both energy efficiency and access to operational information. A friendly energy-monitoring dashboard used in conjunction with easily-installed, automated workflows puts the HVAC control hub in the palm of your hand.
Internet Enabled Thermostats
For several years now, we have been installing Internet Enabled Thermostats in properties across Southern California. Designed to be familiar and foolproof, these thermostats get programed and managed via the above-mentioned dashboard, allowing immediate control and management of a building’s entire system. With features including humidity and CO2 monitoring, these thermostats go above and beyond traditional HVAC management methods. And with the dashboard providing such accessible and comprehensive intel into a building, temperature problems are easier to identify and mitigate.
Air Supply Temperature Probes
Installing an air supply temperature probe allows operators to simply consult their dashboard to determine whether or not the HVAC unit is actually cooling the building.
Most commonly, a tenant will call to communicate concerns about the inside temperature. This feature makes temperature problems immediately identifiable and solvable – minimizing discomfort and energy waste.
The HVAC control systems we design help answer questions while saving energy.
Economizers provide free fresh airflow into a building when it’s cooler outside than inside. Utilizing economizers can save 25%+ on HVAC energy costs when working properly. More often than not, however, economizers have never been opened or remain stuck closed. No one could know this because no information on economizer functionality is readily available. By instituting a web-enabled economizer controller, building operators now have the power to control and troubleshoot a building’s economizer functionality all from their handy dashboard.
Identifying energy loads that shouldn’t be on allows for energy savings. We recommend a cloud-based energy monitoring system that offers remote equipment management. Using our innovative sensors and wireless building controls provides real-time power monitoring for small and medium-size commercial buildings.
Having this visibility results in:
- Savings: Lower costs on HVAC and lighting load run-times.
- Tenant comfort: reduces heating and cooling complaints.
- Facility value: Higher operating income.
- Reduced equipment maintenance: Reduced operation of system run-times prolongs equipment health and lifespan.
- Peak kW Management: With automated notifications delivered from your remote monitoring system, you can manage and respond to peak kW demand. Peak kW occurs when all energy systems in a building are simultaneously active. Utilities charge for peak demand after 15 minutes of consistent usage. Our monitoring system provides automatic, specific load shedding to reduce kW demand and cost.
We provide solutions to lower energy costs that also increase the valuation of your facility due to higher Net Operating Income.