The key to achieving maximum energy and operational savings associated with building energy codes is through compliance verification and ongoing systems monitoring. Autani’s EnergyCenter software easily allows a commissioning agent or acceptance tester to verify that component programming and settings comply with your local energy standard requirements. Ongoing system monitoring and reporting ensure the integrity of executing energy-saving strategies.
Energy Saving Strategies
Here are some of the key energy saving stragies available to Autani users that can all be commissioned and monitored through the EnergyCenter Software:
Dim indoor and outdoor lighting when daylight is available.
Local Dimming Control
Permit occupants to lower the light level below the high-end trim for comfort and additional savings.
High-End Trim | Institutional Tuning
Set the maximum light level based on customer requirements in each space to prevent overlighting.
System Metering and Monitoring
Revenue grade metering for measurement, verification, and system monitoring to identify changes in energy performance.
Occupancy / Vacancy Sensing
Turn lights on when occupants are in a space and off when they vacate the space.
Manage lighting and HVAC electrical loads to limit
ratchet charges and periods of peak demand pricing.
Manage smart thermostats and sensors to implement temperature setback of HVAC equipment based upon occupancy or timeclock.
Plug Load Control
Manage control of select plug loads for demand management and the elimination of phantom loads when the building is not occupied.
Automatic Scheduling & Timeclock
Implement automatic shut off of indoor and outdoor lighting systems, including astronomical timeclock for outdoor lights to maximize energy savings.
Sequences of Operation
Here are some examples of sequences of operations that can be deployed through Autani’s EnergyCenter Software.
Occupancy / Vacancy
Wireless / Dimmer Switch
Lighting & Thermostat Timeclock Control & Scheduling
Plug Load Control
For more information on Sequences of Operations please download our Application Guide
To find out the latest guidance on compliance and what standards your state is adhering to please take a look at the US Department of Energy website. If you are not sure about which codes apply to your project please feel free to contact our support team. Other key compliance standards can be found via the links below:
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