“Energy efficiency is potential opportunity residing in building systems for property owners and facility managers. By utilizing an advanced lighting control solution like our EMS, owners and managers now have unprecedented control over a property’s lighting energy load and are reining in energy costs,” said Terry Mocherniak, director of global business development, LMS business unit of OSRAM SYLVANIA.
The ENCELIUM EMS allows for individual controlling of each lighting fixture or peripheral device in a facility. All devices are networked and controlled through a central software interface. This provides for addressable dimming or switching of light fixtures independent of electrical circuiting for the purpose of energy management. Once addressable dimming controls are implemented on a facility-wide basis, a number of advanced lighting energy management strategies – such as daylight harvesting, load shedding, smart time scheduling, task tuning, occupancy sensing and personal control – can help to optimize energy performance and improve lighting quality.
“Our EMS delivers a 2 to 5 year payback generated by energy savings, averaging about three years, which is relatively faster than other environmental measures,” added Mocherniak.
OSRAM recently introduced its ENCELIUM Polaris 3D, the company’s new web-based software application for the ENCELIUM EMS. Polaris 3D provides a 3D dramatic, color gradient representation of lighting system data as a means of identifying areas and trends of lighting inefficiency and operational anomalies throughout a given facility. It can identify lighting level status meaning on/off, lighting levels, load shedding status, lighting power density or energy consumption, occupancy status, and comparable energy trends. Its advanced software creates energy savings reports for a floor, zone, or even a fixture based on the desired timeline whether it is a day, week, month or year.
The ENCELIUM EMS also includes the ability to “talk” to other existing building automation systems such as HVAC, fire and security. This provides users the ability to monitor and control their facility from one centralized location. Highly flexible, EMS is designed to either stand on its own as a separate lighting and energy management system or be integrated with an existing building system depending on the application.
Since 2001, the ENCELIUM EMS, formerly known as the Energy Control System, has been installed in more than 45 million square feet of commercial space including office buildings, schools, healthcare and public facilities, parking garages and stadiums. It is ideal for both new construction and retrofits.