Lutron Electronics is teaming up with ecoInsight, the maker of the world’s most advanced lighting upgrade software, to make it easier for lighting professionals to add Lutron lighting control solutions to every project. Integrating ecoInsight’s lighting upgrade software with the Lutron Energi Advisor™ app ensures lighting professionals that they are selecting the optimal Lutron controls for their lighting retrofit projects.
In an era of rising energy costs, energy efficiency has become paramount to organizations who wish to control costs and improve their bottom line. Upgrading inefficient lighting is a proven strategy for reducing energy consumption and making a building more energy efficient. A key component of that strategy is implementing lighting controls, which can both improve the quality of the lighted environment and help maximize the financial benefits of the overall lighting upgrade.
“The integration we are building with Lutron will reduce the time it takes to specify lighting controls,” says ecoInsight’s CEO, Sean McCloskey. “We believe that this time savings will provide a significant competitive edge to our users.”
With just minimal project information from ecoInsight, such as room size, number of fixtures, type of fixtures and existing controls and financial data, such as local electric utility rates, rebates and labor rates, the Energi Advisor App provides users with a bill of materials, anticipated energy savings and anticipated return on investment. The Energi Advisor app returns a lighting controls solution, based on Lutron’s devices, minimizing the level of system design expertise needed. Overall audit and design time can be reduced by more than 40%.