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Does Your Southern California Business Office Really Need a Light Control System?

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

May 1, 2012 7:15:00 AM

lighting control systemEvery business in America is looking for ways to cut expenses and save money. So why in the world would you want to look at installing a light control system in your business office?

If you’ve ever walked through an office building after hours, you’ve probably seen the signs hanging over the light switches in the conference rooms or over the light switches by the front or back door that implore employees: “If you’re the last one out, please turn off the lights!”

Maybe it’s struck you as odd that the reason you can read those signs so well is that most of the lights are still blazing, because the last employee to leave wasn’t really sure if he or she was the last one—or just forgot to turn the lights out.

How much money is being wasted by lighting space that nobody is using? In most office buildings, lighting accounts for 39% of annual electricity use. The figures climb higher in specialized settings such as healthcare facilities (43%) and hotels (55%). With today’s energy costs, those are figures too big to ignore.

A whole building energy control solution can dramatically improve your energy efficiency. The New York Times, for instance cut $600,000 from its annual lighting costs after installing the Lutron Quantum® system. And a business in Houston saved $50,000 on its electric lighting bill, plus saw a $16,000 reduction in air conditioning expenses with the same installation.

 

Your office situation may be different, but the point is that controlling your energy use can have a big impact on your bottom line—or on the line of a business building you manage.

Western Energy Control Solutions is the exclusive Southern California representative for Lutron Electronics, Inc. We can help you find the right light and energy control solution for your specific needs. Contact Matt Sedlock (matt@westernecs.com) or Jen Moore (jen@westernecs.com) with any questions, or to find out how we can help you better manage your energy resources—and put money back on the bottom line.

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Topics: Energy Control Solutions, Light Control System, Energy Efficiency

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