The Green Light - What is Energy Monitoring?
Table of Contents
- What is Energy Monitoring?
- Crestron Green Light® Power Meter
- Revel® saves money and energy with Crestron
- Check Out Our Sustainable Integrated Building Management Solutions at ISE 2013
- Crestron exhibiting at the Strategies in Light 2013 in Santa Clara, CA
- Crestron Green Light® Power Meter Wins 'Product of the Year' Award
What is Energy Monitoring?
*Pictured Above: Vancouver Convention Centre
As energy costs continue to rise and regulations mandating clean energy impact building codes, designing lighting systems for your clients that are green and cost efficient isn’t just a marketing strategy, it’s a necessity. So how do you do that?
Before you can manage energy consumption you need to be able to monitor it. A complete system connects to all energy resources to provide a defined baseline of energy consumption. Different types of energy monitoring can be used: calculated (good), current monitoring (better) or power metering (best).
But energy monitoring is just the first step; you also need an energy management solution that includes measurement device sub-systems that provide user intervention capability in case of failure. By utilizing such a system, facility managers can continuously track and analyze consumption and quality patterns, as well as determine low-efficiency areas quickly and easily. This gives them the opportunity to take necessary interventional steps in a timely fashion. This helps your clients grow and evolve their level of energy management, whatever their level of sustainability.
Learn more about the different types of energy monitoring and how to transition to an energy management solution here:
Crestron Green Light® Power Meter
The Green Light Power Meter (GLS-EM-MCU) logs overall electricity usage in real time. Facilities managers and building owners can now accurately measure and monitor all electricity coming into the building. It measures and tracks actual energy consumption by attaching to the incoming electrical service and branch circuits. The GLS-EM-MCU also works in unison with the GLS-EM-CTI and GLS-EM-CT to provide more detailed data by tracking individual branch circuits in a home or office. Actual power usage data is then transferred to a Crestron control system over Ethernet where it can be displayed on a touch screen, laptop, or Apple® and Android™ mobile devices for easy viewing. Armed with this substantial data, rather than estimates, managers can make intelligent and informed energy savings decisions across the building and campus.
Power Metering, the best method of energy monitoring, is a key component of many Crestron Lighting Control Solutions. Some of our products that also come with optional Power Metering built in are:
Crestron Green Light® Integrated Lighting System (GLPAC)
Crestron Green Light® Power Pack w/infiNET EX® Wireless (GLPP)
Crestron Green Light® DALI Ballast
Customer Success Stories
Upscale resorts such as Revel® are setting a new standard in luxury accommodations, while saving an average of 9.4% on lighting and HVAC energy costs per month*. Among their amenities are Crestron systems in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas that go far beyond anything previously installed. It’s simplified system monitoring and maintenance, resulting in $2 million in savings over the cost of installing and managing separate systems.
*Based on calculations made by Crestron integration team. Actual energy savings may vary.
People & Places
Check Out Our Sustainable Integrated Building Management Solutions at ISE 2013
Today, commercial buildings are smarter than ever before and require a fundamentally new approach to building management. Crestron will introduce the European Market to its Integrated by Design™ solutions in Amsterdam during ISE 2013. Crestron solutions enable global monitoring, management and control of AV, energy, voice & data, lighting, security, room scheduling, and HVAC on a single platform to maximize energy savings, lower operational costs and increase productivity. ISE attendees will have the opportunity to experience the fully-functional integrated building environment live at the show.
To see Crestron Integrated by Design solutions in action, visit Crestron in hall 2, booth C24 at ISE 2013.
Crestron will be showcasing unique lighting control and light driver technology next month at Strategies in Light 2013 in Santa Clara, CA. We invite attendees to visit us at booth #845 to see the latest in DALI and LED technologies designed to bring lighting together with temperature and technology so facility managers can get accurate data and manage energy usage across the entire building.
Crestron Green Light® Power Meter Wins 'Product of the Year' Award
Shades, 6X4 DigitalMedia™ Switcher, and GLS Power Meter Recognized as
Best Home Technology
Crestron was honored with three 2013 Electronic House Products of the Year Awards. EH Products of the Year Awards recognize the best technology, products and services for the electronic connected home. Winners were chosen by a panel of industry leaders along with the Editors of Electronic House and CE Pro magazines. Electronic House is one of the most prestigious trade publications in the custom electronics industry.
The winning Crestron products are:
•Crestron Shading Solutions - Décor Series - Category: Motorized Window Treatments
•6x4 DigitalMedia™ Distribution Center - Category: Multiroom Audio
•Crestron Green Light® Power Meter - Category: Energy Monitoring Devices and Services
"This year has truly been a year of innovation for Crestron as we launched more cutting-edge products than we ever have before," said Sean Goldstein, Crestron VP of Marketing. "Winning three Products of the Year Awards is great recognition from our industry and we're excited that our new home technology has been chosen among the best of the best."
Featuring Quiet Motor Technology™, Crestron's complete line of quiet motorized roller shades, Roman shades, and drapery track systems offer a wide variety of designer-inspired fabrics and hardware finishes to match any décor.
DigitalMedia™ 6X4 Distribution Center offers an affordable solution for distributing all HD digital and analog audio/video content through the whole home. Over a single CAT5e wire DM-MD6X4 feeds your favorite HD content from a central location to any or every room, no matter how big or small your home. Play Blu-ray™ movies, HD cable TV, Apple TV®, streaming Internet videos, songs from your iPod®, and 3D video games such as Wii™ and PS3™ in any room throughout the house.
Mounted next to a standard breaker panel, the new GLS Power Meter logs overall electricity usage in real-time kilowatt hours, enabling homeowners to accurately measure, monitor, and manage all electricity coming into the dwelling.
To see these and many other Crestron products in action, schedule a tour of a Crestron Experience Center or Design Showroom today.
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