McWong International teamed with project partners Contemporary Energy Solutions, Pentalux, and Silvair to deploy a large TruBlu™ control network at Yamaha Motors’ midwestern distribution center, located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The SIG-qualified TruBlu mesh control network consists of 320 nodes and 40 control zones encompassing the 175,000 ft2 facility, and estimated energy savings exceed 250,000 kWh.
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at a control room in an oil refinery.
A recent Energy Center project set out to determine just how much energy could be saved by lighting a parking structure with LEDs. Findings from this two-year study of The Brewery parking structure in Milwaukee suggest LEDs are a good fit; however, LEDs combined with motion detectors, commissioning and daylighting are an even better solution. […]
Schneider Electric worked with Albany International Corp. to develop a lighting control strategy tailored to its manufacturing processes at the company’s Menasha, Wisconsin plant. That solution was the Square D® brand PowerLink NF2000G3 and NF3000G3 lighting control systems, which provided the appropriate type of lighting control based on the different work areas in the facility, […]
Adapted from an article originally published in the July issue of Illuminate Magazine. Used with permission. Project: Sears Distribution Center Owner: ProLogis Tenant: Sears Holdings Corporation Location: Stockton, CA Architect: Ware Malcomb Lighting Design: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc. Electrical Engineer: ACIES General Contractor: Big-D Pacific Photography: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc., Cooper Lighting In 2006, Sears […]
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. In this award’s […]
Kaiser Permanente installed WattStopper lighting controls as part of a warehouse renovation designed to improve lighting and reduced energy consumption. The upgrade resulted in better task lighting throughout the facility and energy savings of over 40%, as detailed in the following case study.
WearGuard-Crest, a division of ARAMARK, set an ambitious goal: to replace all the lighting fixtures throughout 280,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and retail space at its headquarters in Norwell, Massachusetts, just south of Boston. Furthermore, the company wanted the project to pay for itself in energy savings. J&R Wiring, Inc., took up the challenge. After researching the most advanced lighting control systems on the market today, J&R Wiring identified the one technology with the most powerful return on investment (ROI)—DCL® (Demand Control Lighting) from Universal Lighting Technologies.
Founded in 1884, Ganahl Lumber Company is California’s oldest lumber retailer. Today, Ganahl operates eight stores in Orange County. Ganahl was selected by its utility provider as an ideal candidate for DCL technology in 2005. Ganahl agreed to install a complete DCL system in its 20,000 sq. ft. retail and office facility in Costa Mesa, California. The installation was performed by Energy Controls & Concepts, Inc. (ECC), an industry leader in the analysis, development, and management of lighting efficiency projects. DCL (or Demand Control Lighting) allows Ganahl to reduce lighting levels throughout the building with a single command. The DCL control unit communicates with the building’s lighting ballasts at the circuit level in order to reduce power anywhere from 1 percent to 50 percent. The result is significant energy and financial savings.