Improve facility performance with Lutron’s lighting energy audit

Sept. 24, 2009
Date Announced: 24 Sep 2009New program from Lutron Services Company can help reduce costs and save energyCoopersburg, PA – Lutron Services Company has announced the introduction of the Lighting Energy Audit, a new program designed to help facility managers and building owners reduce lighting-associated costs, implement creative energy-saving strategies, and enhance their reputation as leaders in environmentally responsible initiatives. As commercial buildings across the U.S. continue to age, facility management teams are increasingly being faced with issues ranging from inefficient light sources to outdated control strategies. The growing focus on sustainability has prompted many of these teams to re-examine their lighting systems when looking for new ways to save energy while lowering operating and maintenance costs. “A 2008 Department of Energy study indicated that lighting uses 38 percent of the electricity in commercial buildings,” said Glen Kruse, Director of Lutron’s Commercial Solutions and Services, “and wasted energy means wasted money. Although replacing older fixtures and lamps is often a ‘quick fix,’ the Lutron Lighting Energy Audit seeks to go beyond the light sources by providing a complete analysis of lighting control strategies currently in use, opportunities for improvement, and recommendations for cost-effective solutions. Facility owners should consider a lighting energy audit—even if they don’t currently have a lighting control system.”An audit includes an onsite visit and facility evaluation, interviews with facility stakeholders to understand how the building is used, and a complete performance analysis to determine the most appropriate solutions. Suggestions may range from installing wireless occupancy sensors to reprogramming existing lighting control systems or updating timeclock schedules. The final result is a customized solution for each facility.In many cases, the most comprehensive approach is to replace an outdated lighting control system. If a facility owner decides to pursue this option, Lutron Services Company can provide complete project management services including budget estimates, project timelines that will not interrupt the facility’s daily operations, and a variety of light control solutions that will ensure savings well into the future. Updating light control strategies, whether through different programming or new hardware, can do much more than save energy. Proper light levels also increase productivity, safety, and occupant comfort. Regardless of the benefits you are looking for, Lutron has the products and strategies to start making an impact today.To learn more, please visit About Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. ( Electronics Co., Inc, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pa., is the world leader in the design and manufacture of light control solutions for both residential and commercial applications. The company offers a wide variety of lighting controls, whole-home and whole-building dimming systems, and electronically controlled shading solutions. Lutron products save energy, increase space flexibility, and enhance occupant comfort and productivity, making them essential to any home and building. Lutron Electronics also offers a complete line of services to maintain and optimize lighting control systems through Lutron Services Co., Inc. (LSC). LSC can provide the right service solution to meet the changing needs of any building. For more information about Lutron and these solutions, visit # #Corporate ContactPaul LicataLutron Electronics Co., [email protected] ContactKate ToyDomus [email protected]

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