“We wanted the lighting to be of high quality, and we wanted our employees to be satisfied—and that’s exactly what we’ve gotten”
- John Wilson, Buildings Program Director for the Energy Foundation.
Overall, we were looking to balance aesthetics, comfort, affordability, energy savings and productivity,” says Hecht, “and key to doing all that was harvesting the daylight through the use of EcoSystem.” EcoSystem is a fluorescent lighting control system that combines digitally addressable dimming ballasts with environmental sensors and wall controls. The system is designed to save energy and create a more productive and comfortable work environment.
“Every light tied into EcoSystem® is addressable by the system, which gives a building engineer the opportunity to individually adjust every single light,” says Hecht, who mapped out each light source on a spreadsheet and a floor plan, to create a “light control intent” for the entire Energy Foundation space. His goal was a 45% reduction in overall lighting energy use. To maximize energy savings, EcoSystem can also integrate with the Quantum total light management system. In this application, the Ecosystem lighting control system used by a tenant (The Energy Foundation) integrates seamlessly with the Quantum light management system operated by the lessor. View further about Energy Foundation