Daintree Networks recently announced its technology was deployed in a major energy efficiency project undertaken by Universal Music Group (UMG). Daintree Networks ControlScope® software and intelligent devices are being used to significantly reduce energy use across 150,000 square feet of space over four floors at UMG’s new offices in Woodland Hills, Calif. UMG will seek LEED Silver certification for the project, which was completed February 28.
Daintree Networks’ technology aided UMG in a progressive energy-saving project, one of the first and biggest of its kind in Southern California. UMG’s project included installing technology for daylight harvesting, dimming, LED lighting fixtures, and occupancy sensors. The project also allows UMG to comply with California’s Title 24 requirements, which call for a 25-percent reduction in energy consumption in both commercial and residential buildings compared with previous state requirements.
“When we began looking at options for upgrading our offices, we knew we had some significant work to do to ensure our new building would comply with the latest version of the Title 24 standards. We also understood the importance of conservation to decrease our environmental impact and reduce energy costs,” said Kevin Garabedian, UMG’s Vice President of Administrative Services and Facility Operations. “We considered various proprietary solutions that were cost prohibitive. Within a fairly short time, however, it became clear Daintree’s wireless networked smart technology was the best and most cost-effective way to achieve compliance while offering the flexibility to meet our future needs due to its use of open standards.”
California’s Title 24 energy standards were created in 2008 specifically to drive reduction in energy use for commercial and residential buildings. The 2013 standards went into effect July 1, 2014, and must be met for all new and retrofit building permits granted after January 1, 2014.