EMS Cuts Lighting Energy Expenditures Up To 50% to 75% and Delivers a 2 to 5 Year Payback-On-Investment by Energy Savings
June 12, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The ENCELIUM™ Energy Management System (EMS) from OSRAM SYLVANIA has been named a Top Money-Saving Product by Buildings Magazine. The most advanced lighting control solution on the market today for commercial buildings, the ENCELIUM EMS is proven to reduce lighting energy expenditures up to 50 to 75% and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
“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.
The ENCELIUM EMS enhances a building’s ability to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Buildings can potentially earn up to 19 credits toward the minimum 40 credits through efforts to “Optimize Energy Performance,” a subcategory of “Energy & Atmosphere.” In addition, the ENCELIUM EMS can facilitate a building’s compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, EPAct, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and various utility rebate programs.
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.
OSRAM SYLVANIA recently acquired Encelium Technologies, a global leader in integrated lighting control and energy management systems for commercial buildings. The Encelium product line features the Energy Management System (EMS), the most effective energy-saving lighting control system on the market today. Since 2001, the EMS has been installed in more than 45 million square feet of commercial space in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com/encelium.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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