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NY Times Building Sees 70% Energy Savings with Lighting System

There's good news for The New York Times, at least about their building. The New York Times Building was designed to use 1.28 watts per square foot of the best place generic levitra from china lighting, but with the the best site levitra online india installation of a lighting management system, they've actually only used .38 watts per square foot, a 70 percent savings. That reduction in energy use translates into savings of $315,000 and 1,250 metric tons of CO2 a year for the building.

The 52-story tower was outfitted with Lutron's Quantum Solution, a system that controls the entire building's lighting. So, how did the Quantum achieve such a large reduction in energy consumption? The greatest savings came from setting specific lighting levels for each space and from dimming lights when daylight is available, which is particularly effective in a building covered with floor to ceiling windows. The rest of the savings came from occupancy sensing that turns off lights when spaces are vacant and from scheduling that turns lights on and off at certain times of day.

The Quantum includes software that shows real-time energy savings and reports 30-day energy use and savings. With the results from the building's first year and with the additional information provided by the system, building owners could aim for even lower energy use in the future.

These are exciting results for such a large building. It really proves how much of a difference these types of viagra online 50mgs systems can make, especially in large-scale applications like skyscrapers. Let's hope other large companies are taking note and canadian levitra looking into installing similar systems.

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Heat & Light?
written by Carl, November 13, 2008
It looks like the power savings are lighting electricity only. Since the building is levitra canada air conditioned, it seems like the power savings is even more-- maybe an additional 30% of saved power/CO2, depending on the HVAC efficiency.
future or past ?
written by litteuldav, November 13, 2008
From the younger i can recall, i've always heard to shut off the lights when nobody is in a room.
The marvels you are staring at are being used worlwide since 1970.
I don't mean to cut your joy, but you americans are in fact incredibly late upon the rest of the world, you NEED techno fix to help you shut off lights !
There is a terrible potential to save a huge lot of energy, just look outside America ;-)
Elitism doesn't solve anything
written by geri, November 13, 2008
This isn't simply about turning lights off, it is about maximizing the space, and lighting only what is necessary, when it is necessary. In other words, not only lights on, or lights off, but gradients that provide for our lighting needs as well as solves some of our problems.

"Looking outside America" isn't necessarily a solution either. It is much more complex than that. Every country, including this little ol' New Zealand, has extreme issues...If not lights left on (which it has its share of), it is recycling bins that often end up blown all over the Wellington hills spreading their sustainability into our precious resources. Elitism doesn't solve anything.

Lets all take those baby steps, each of us, whatever we need to do, to make the future whatever means 'better'.
written by Jacob, November 14, 2008
My family always turned the lights off when we left a room, but living in a shared house as I do, some people don't give a damn. Each time you do it probably saves less than a cent of electricity, and you'd be better investing your time buying carbon credits to help grow an industry rather than argue with people to change their behaviours.
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written by Charles H., November 14, 2008
If this energy saving is true it is incredibly good news. There are so many office spaces around the world and a collective control of lighting could have a big impact. My major worry though is tramadol without prescription overnight delivery that lighting conditions in offices can have a big impact on the people working there, I would love to hear from the employees to see if this system was annoying or caused any problems... ideally they would not notice it in action!
written by Ceeb, November 14, 2008
Great that lighting control is getting some attention but these systems have been installed in load of commercial buildings for years. Looks like a DALI system to me.

littleuldav - thanks for the anit-american sentiment. As an American living abroad I can tell you your no better off than anyone else. What makes you think rest of the world's shi* doesn't stink too. Are you implying you've never used a lighting control system? If not then, outside America, nobody ever forgets to shut off the lights when leaving the room? I agree with geri, no need for elitism.
written by Clinch, November 14, 2008
How much of the decrease in light usage is actually something new and innovative, and how much is just correcting laziness, such as people not turning lights off when they leave?
written by matthew, November 24, 2008
The lighting system is dynamic, so that if there is to much natural lighting coming in, it shades, it, and if there isn't enought light coming in, it might turn up the lighting levels to get to purchase viagra us a necessary amount of lighting. The system is also programmed so that different areas have different base lighting requirements so that hallways have different benchmarks than conference rooms.
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