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Energy Conservation Systems
intelligent building solutions

How intelligent building solutions help reduce operational costs

Today’s commercial buildings contain a great deal of technology and the trend is that this is becoming more and more integrated. So, organisations must now be able to intelligently manage AV, voice and data, lighting, security, HVAC and anything else that has a network connection. In order to do this all these different systems must...
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AV control with an all-in-one wall mount touchpanel

Seamless AV control with an all-in-one wall mount touchpanel

Your business may want to be able to control the Audiovisual (AV) output in the classroom, boardroom, or any other presentation environment. Your objective may be to want to be able to adjust screen brightness as the ambient room lighting changes. Your objective may also be to want to be able to combine a wall...
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All about energy conservation

Energy conservation through shades

While designing a smart home or smart business, we should always keep energy conservation in mind. Generally, we look at electronic devices and entertainment systems and ignore lighting and climate control systems. Shades, however, play a major role in saving energy. By setting the shade controls to adjust the light permitted for time of day,...
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centralised lighting controls and design

Enabling savings through centralised lighting controls and design

Centralised lighting controls and design is the ability to centrally regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for specific tasks or situations. Controlling light properly not only enhances the experience, it helps to save energy and money by using light when and where it is needed most. By using centralised lighting...
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Saving energy through intelligent lighting solutions

Today, saving energy makes perfect business sense. Saving energy costs is not only politically correct, but is big business! There are certain companies like Lutron that design intelligent lighting solutions and use cutting-edge technology to save energy through smart lighting. This video details the different Lutron methods and technologies that help homes and businesses save...
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Crestron occupancy sensor

Occupancy sensors turn off lights, even when you forget to

Automation of lighting, HVAC, and shades in response to changing conditions in an office or a home is essential for creating a complete energy management solution. While it provides amazing levels of convenience and comfort, it is also offers a solution to avoid employee friction caused when energy policies are implemented strictly. In the past...
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Occupancy and Vacancy sensors for lighting

What’s the difference between Occupancy and Vacancy sensors for lighting?

When should you use a vacancy sensor, and where is an occupancy sensor a better fit On the surface, it may seem like vacancy and occupancy sensors perform the same task, of automating the process of turning off lights to save power. But there is a significant difference in how they work which affects our...
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daylight sensors

Use wireless daylight sensors to automate power savings in your office or home

As organisations grow and become more successful they also inevitably need to expand office space to accommodate a larger team. Unfortunately as the facilities and offices grow, so does the wastage of resources – with power consumption fast becoming one of the key areas of concern. But getting people to change how they view and...
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What is the energy saving benefit of lighting control?

Tips: What is the energy saving benefit of lighting control?

The benefits of low consumption LED fixtures in aiding power consumption are well understood, especially when there are a large number of fixtures in a structure. This is leading to their widespread adoption – especially in large offices, entire buildings and across large campuses. But a lot more can be done to reduce power consumption,...
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New Trends: New Energy-positive classroom goes old school

Wired  tells us, that the Hawaii Department of Education is switching to new, energy efficient classrooms because of high local power tariffs. The new energy positive classrooms are “1,000-square-foot classroom projected to produce four times the energy it consumes—the result of eliminating the need for both artificial lighting and air conditioning.” Most interestingly, its slating,...
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The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

Over time it will grow into a practical, India-specific, knowledge base to assist CIOs/CTOs, architects, AV and lighting consultants, developers, educational institutions and the hospitality industry to make better choices and get more out of their investments in technology.

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