30 Aug '11, 9pm

Adura Drives Energy Waste Out of Parking Garage Lighting

Adura Drives Energy Waste Out of Parking Garage Lighting

Building managers, who are already hip to the savings high-tech HVAC control systems can offer, are starting to turn their focus to lighting, which can account for about 30 percent of a building's power consumption. One of the big places they’re seeing opportunities for advanced lighting controls is in parking garages, where always-on lighting adds unnecessary operating cost and carbon emissions to the building footprint. Adura Technologies recently completed installations in two high-profile parking garages in San Francisco. During a 20-week measurement period, the company's automated lighting-control systems reduced energy use for lighting by 40.5 percent at the Hills Plaza complex garage and by 41 percent at Anchorage Square Garage. The 186,000-square-foot Hills Plaza garage is part of a historic 3.2-acre, multi-use complex serving two popular restaurants, condominiums ...

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