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Your Lighting Belongs To You

Many facility manages might be surprised to know that lighting can often represent the most costly energy load in a commercial or public building.  Similarly, while industrial facilities might require huge energy requirements to support their process loads the cost of lighting energy is no less an important consideration.  This all means that the lighting component of energy consumption is perhaps the first place for a facility manager to examine solutions for conservation and reduced energy expense.

Your lighting belongs to you and that means that it is you who will direct your precious revenues towards supporting the cost of lighting expense.  Imagine the benefit of being able to control, constrain and contain those expenses so that the resulting savings improves your income statement; directing cash flow directly toward the operations that make you money instead of costing you needless expense.

There is only one smart choice to a greener future without the expense.  That future lies with an efficient lighting installation and the control package that makes that installation a cost savings Shangri la.  Trillium has the experience and know-how to take today‚s facility to that green future while delivering a payback that is measured in weeks or months, not years.

Tomorrow has arrived today with Trillium's comprehensive controls, installation and equipment package.

* Addressable Lighting Control.
We provide the facility manager with the ability to control dimming and switching of target fixtures with smart software that is able to grow and expand with your facility envelope.  You direct light and light intensity to your chosen locations thereby conserving energy and eliminating energy waste.  All this is accomplished from a basic PC using a web based application.  It doesn‚t get any simpler.

* Go Green Without Trying and Get on the Path to LEED Certification.
Whoever started the notion that promoted the idea that to go green is to incur expense is just plain out to lunch.  Trillium's solutions are cost savings solutions.  They are designed to provide our Customers with cash flow first and foremost.  But the hidden benefits provide our environment with responsible activism that supports our community and country's mandates towards a greener future.  Trillium's solutions can provide 10-22 points towards LEED certification while contributing to four of the six LEED categories.

* Federal EPACT and Utility Rebate Opportunities.
Trillium's solutions are designed to maximize the Federal EPACT deductions and Utility Rebate opportunities.  When Trillium‚s planners prepare an energy feasibility report it is done with the expressed target of maximizing return for our Customer.  This means that the Federal, State and Local energy initiatives are fully investigated and incorporated into our final feasibility findings.  It is not surprising that often times the value of the Federal deduction coupled with Utility rebate exceeds the cost of the total project.  

Lighting Control and Selection That Saves Money

We know that for you to be here tomorrow you must start conserving today.  After all, the competition isn‚t sitting on their hands.  With Trillium‚s Lighting Controls in place you will be able to tap into your lighting energy expense, reducing your energy cost by utilizing the following systems and devices.

* Auto ON/Auto OFF.
Trillium uses strategically located occupancy sensors throughout the facility to control light fixture switching so that unoccupied areas are left dark until a sensor is triggered by human movement or heat.  But we don't stop there.  Trillium's Controls Package can include time sensitive or scheduled switching or dimming of entire lighting zones or even a single individual light fixture.  Lights burning over the weekend are a thing of the past.

* Ambient Opportunity.
Trillium installs photo sensors that measures natural available light and compensates to maintain light density by auto diming installed fixtures or zones sometimes turning the illuminated areas of a facility completely off without diminishing the lighting level at all.

* Individual Control.
Many facility managers are surprised to learn that not everyone wants the brightest light.  Individuals working at defined locations are able to reduce their personal light level to their desired preference thereby reducing the overall energy load.

* Energy Shedding.
The system can be programmed to detect pre-defined signals that might indicate a utility price fluctuation or a demand peak.  When such signals are detected by the system an automated reduction of electrical demand can shifted or reduced through dimming or switching to shave the peaks and avoid costly utility surcharges.  Such energy shedding can be prioritized by zone or area so that key areas are last affected or not touched at all.

* Luminaire Selection
Perhaps there is no greater cost savings than that generated by the efficient selection of energy conserving fixtures or luminaires.  Lighting technology is moving so rapidly that facilities constructed a few years ago are now prime candidates for new lighting retrofit.  It was only a few years ago that metal halide lighting systems were pronounced as the state-of-the-art technology.  Today they antiquated cost burdened dinosaurs that should be replaced today, not tomorrow.  But metal halide systems are not alone responsible for energy waste.  High pressure sodium and most fluorescent fixtures are also smart candidates for replacement or retrofit.

How to Begin, the First Steps

It all starts with Trillium's customized Feasibility Report.  This report centers on how your facility utilizes energy, the cost of that energy and the nature of the energy consuming devices, luminaires and building processes.  The scope of the feasibility can be narrowly defined to target a single energy use, such as lighting or be expanded to include the entire facility energy envelope that might include at least HVAC and boiler performance.  Trillium's feasibility report will expose wasted and inefficient uses of energy.  It will provide a list of corrective actions and the expected cost savings that will result if those corrective actions are implemented.

Let us assume that we are preparing a feasibility study for lighting replacement/retrofit.  To begin we first require facility information that includes:

* The Architectural Building Footprint.
This is nothing more than the floor plan layouts of the facility.  It will allow us to compute square footage used for Federal EPACT eligibility and to help us insure that lighting system replacement or retrofit selections can be located to provide sufficient illumination.

* Existing Building Lighting Fixtures.
This most often times is available on the architectural building lighting plans.  These drawings are typically labeled E1, E2, etc.  They show the number, type and location of every fixture in the facility.  If the electrical drawings are not available then our field crew can perform a site inspection to obtain this information.

* Past Energy History
The previous year's electrical utility bills provide us a history that shows cost factors that we need to make the projections that form the basis of our cost savings.

* Facility Operating Hours.
You provide us the operating hours that your facility requires throughout a calendar year and we can use that information to design a lighting system that will be a least cost system with the lowest operation expense.

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