For most facility managers, controllable lighting falls into the “good-to-have” but not “essential” category. But according to a recent article from FacilitiesNet.com, lighting controls are one of the most effective means of reducing facility energy consumption.
The article explains how controlled lighting can achieve energy savings of 15 to 80 percent in addition to savings obtained through a lighting system upgrade. The article also reviews lighting control strategies like astronomical time clock scheduling, occupancy sensing, and daylight harvesting.
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