Encelium Technologies has introduced its new CarbonWatch (CWED) energy dashboard software application. Working in conjunction with the company’s revolutionary Energy Control SystemTM, this application continuously displays a building’s energy and carbon reduction performance in a configurable slide-show format.
As the most advanced commercial lighting control system on the market, ECS typically meets or exceeds today’s sustainable requirements for new or existing properties. The intelligent lighting solution uses the collaborative power of addressable networking technology in conjunction with advanced control hardware and software such as CWED.
“CarbonWatch helps commercial office building owners and property managers educate tenants, visitors and personnel about the energy performance of the ECS lighting control system in their building and how it contributes toward significant cost reductions as well as energy management and sustainability objectives,” said Tony Marano, president and CEO of Encelium.
Designed for public information displays in building lobbies, elevators or other public areas, CWED also can be installed on interactive Information Kiosks with touch-screen input. Sustainability data can be selectively disseminated based on each customer’s unique requirements.
Four different views are supported by CWED. These include:
· Energy savings, which compares ECS’ total energy consumption savings (kWh), for an area or building during a defined period of time, compared to the baseline lighting energy load
· Energy demand history chronicles past savings over a specified time period, ranging from the last hour to last 12 months
· Energy savings breakdown by strategy highlights ECS’ six strategies, which include smart time scheduling, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, load shedding, personal control and task tuning
· Carbon reduction displays the total effective reduction in CO2 emissions for a specified time period.
Established in 2001, Encelium has installed ECS in more than 35 million square feet of commercial space throughout North America and Europe. The system, which has an average two-to-five-year payback-on-investment period, reduces lighting use and energy costs at a faster rate than other environmental measures.
Ideal for retrofits or new construction of office buildings, schools, healthcare, public facilities, parking garages, big-box retail, stadiums, sports facilities and industrial/warehouse space, ECS improves workplace ergonomics, occupant productivity and tenant satisfaction.
In addition, ECS also contributes between 12 to 18 points, depending upon the application, toward achieving the coveted U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). CWED may also qualify for one extra LEED point in the “Innovation in Design” category.