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Energy Management
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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Video Blog: What can AV control and automation solutions do today?

AV control technologies have been a feature of boardrooms and conference rooms for ages – but the new generation of these solutions have expanded to the network. As the technology gets more powerful and affordable, organisations (and individuals) are leveraging Networked AV to integrate their AV and IT systems and create build smarter office and...
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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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FAQ: Why is the life span of an LED measured as lumen depreciation?

One of the most attractive features of LED lights is the fact that their lifespan is much longer than of incandescent, fluorescent or HID lamp sources and that they are much less prone to failure. This leads to amazing energy savings over the long life of their use. However, even high quality LED lights will...
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Energy Monitoring

Tips: Achieving energy efficiency: What’s needed for real results?

Even as our desire for energy efficiency continues to increase (because of increasing costs and new regulations), practical solutions continue to be difficult to find. The first step is to actually understand our current consumption of energy – which is not obvious or measured in most buildings, offices and homes. But eventually what’s needed is...
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What is the energy saving benefit of lighting control?

Actis Technologies innovative energy management solutions

  Source: Systems Integration Asia…   “Actis Technologies recently launched integrated energy management systems and solutions…”  
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Energy Monitoring

Actis Technologies unveils energy control solutions

  Source: Hospitality Biz India…   “Actis Technologies which specialise in audio-visual and integration technology solutions has recently launched integrated Energy Management Systems & Solutions…”  
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