SEATTLE, WA and SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 23, 2013) – A study commissioned by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on the impact of Enlighted Inc. advanced lighting controls on workplace energy consumption finds that organizations can substantially reduce their utility bills and improve employee satisfaction and comfort by letting individuals adjust their own lighting.
“The lighting controls industry is taking full advantage of innovations in IT and telecom sectors, leading to a new generation of lighting control products known as Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLCs),” stated Kelly Sanders, senior product manager at NEEA. “These LLLC products are well positioned to transform energy efficiency and lighting use in the commercial sector through more sophisticated, individualized controls.”
NEEA, the New Buildings Institute and Enlighted, a leader in solutions for improving the effectiveness and value of commercial buildings and real estate, collaborated on a project at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Enlighted’s technology was deployed to help manage lighting and other environmental parameters for 20,000 square feet of office space in Hutchinson’s Yale Building in Seattle.
Enlighted’s system — which allows individuals to tailor lighting levels to their personal preferences and tasks — reduced overall lighting energy consumption by 59% and daytime peak watts associated with lighting by 46%. NEEA is an alliance of more than 100 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices in the Northwest.