Your workplace lighting could be impeding your business growth. 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%)†. As energy costs rise, creating an energy-efficient workplace is top priority to every business.
Begin with Dimming
Dimming your lights is a great start to saving energy. A single Lutron dimmer saves a business more than US$85†† annually, and our commercial dimmers are designed to last at least 10 years. Upgrading to dimmers not only improves the comfort of your space – it improves your return on investment as well.
Single-room Light Control
Installing single-room systems in heavily trafficked spaces increases your energy savings while enhancing a room's comfort levels. Additional installations like sensors can also be integrated with lighting to further curb operating costs. With occupancy and vacancy sensors, your system will remember the lights often forgotten by employees.
Total Light Management
A whole building solution helps companies reach full energy efficiency. The New York Times cut US$600,000 from its annual lighting costs after installing the Lutron Quantum® system. As the heat produced by lighting is a substantial contributor to air conditioning consumption, lighting controls also reduce the building's HVAC energy costs. In addition to lighting controls, shading systems reduce HVAC energy costs by decreasing the amount of solar heat gain that enters a space, which also reduces glare. Reducing uncomfortable hotspots and glare also improves personnel's productivity.
Light control also decreases HVAC energy costs. Lutron shading systems reduce the amount of solar heat gain that enters a space while reducing glare. Shades can also be controlled by Hyperion® Solar Adaptive Shading to automatically adjust shades based on the sun’s position throughout the day based on the season and building location and façade. Lutron’s dedication to reliable and advanced light control systems has produced innovative and effective solutions. Whether single rooms or entire buildings, Lutron finds the best balance between energy savings and beauty.
Energy Rebates & Incentives
Your energy-saving efforts may qualify for energy rebates, as well as additional incentives from your utility company. Contact your utility company for more information.
† Energy Information Administration. 2008. 2003 Commercial building energy consumption survey (CBECS).
†† Stated savings based on dimming 500W of connected load by 50% for 8 hours per day with electricity cost of US$0.1176/kWh. Actual savings may vary depending on use and application. Contact your Lutron representative for more information.