Adding a smart control system to other energy-efficient building upgrades can optimize energy savings and create better functionality & flexibility. These control systems enable all sorts of interesting IoT functionality to create a truly smart building system. With a multitude of tax incentives and rebates available, now is the time to incorporate a smart control system into your building.
Why WESCO Energy Solutions? You’d be hard-pressed to find a team with more experience. Our engineers have designed, installed, and commissioned well over 30,000,000 square feet of networked lighting control systems from over 10 different manufacturers and communications protocols. Want occupancy sensing? They can handle that with their eyes closed. Daylight harvesting, task tuning, and time scheduling? No problem. Need to know where a piece of equipment has been moved within your building? Our engineers can design a system that will do that too.
Smart Building Controls create the opportunity to monitor and manage a single building or multiple sites from a single dashboard. This can be done either on-site or remotely so that problems can be identified quickly no matter where your facilities are in the world nor whether they are open or closed.
Many Smart Building Controls can interface with other building systems. This allows lighting sensor data to be leveraged for broader applications either through expanding control software or third-party apps. Additionally, other sensors, badge scans, calendars, and Wi-Fi can be tied to the system to produce greater operating data.
Advanced controls systems are installed with control nodes throughout the space. Each control node can be individually reprogrammed to accommodate changes in space, schedule, or preference without rewiring.
Lighting paired with Smart Building Controls can be tuned to a range of lighting levels, respond to available daylight and hours of operation, vary by occupancy patterns, and be customized to individual preferences to provide the ideal work environment and increase employee satisfaction.
Smart Building Controls and IoT technology enable a range of notification options that improve building operation and performance. For example, alarms can be set when temperatures are out of range, windows or doors are open, or moisture is detected. The options are nearly limitless.
Advanced lighting controls, also known as networked lighting controls, are becoming increasingly important in the energy efficiency world. Lighting controls provide a way to enhance energy savings from lighting and even HVAC and mechanical retrofit projects. But you may not realize that these technologies now offer benefits that are far beyond energy savings and basic control of the lighting system.
Smart Building Controls can be programmed to turn lights on during business hours and off at closing time. Controls can also sense when a person is in a room, turn on the lights, and automatically adjust brightness.
Pairing controls with identification badges enable attendance taking and alerts when occupancy levels are too high. In emergencies, people can be located, or close contacts can be traced for virus mitigation efforts.
Real-time location tracking can be enabled through connected sensors. Using geotagged overhead lights within the building, the senor identifies the object’s location in the building and reports back to the operator.
Daylighting senses ambient light conditions in the space and adjusts overhead lighting when natural lighting from windows and skylights is sufficient.
A digital ceiling allows for edge-device information and location-based services provided to occupants either through a smart phone app or digital signage.
Smart Building Controls create a simple way to automate mandated compliance metrics such as those that are commonly required in healthcare, manufacturing, and food preparation environments.