Packaging LED & Advanced Rooftop-Unit Control (ARC) Retrofits for Maximum Performance
THE ARGUMENT FOR A BUNDLED LED AND ADVANCED ROOFTOP-UNIT CONTROL (ARC) RETROFIT PACKAGE IS STRONG
LED lighting and Advanced Rooftop-Unit1 Control (ARC) retrofits have been making significant headway into the market over the past three years. They have both benefited from advancements in technologies, reduced material costs, third-party validation, and increased consumer confidence from broad market adoption. Compared to your current lighting (e.g., fluorescents, ceramic metal halide (CMH), etc.), LEDs reduce your annual lighting energy by 40-60% while improving light distribution (i.e., ‘pop’ for retailers and uniformity for offices) and color temperature. With controls including occupancy sensors and dimming, LEDs can reduce your annual lighting energy by 80-90%.
ARCs enhance your building’s thermal comfort along with exceptional heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) energy savings. ARCs reduce HVAC annual energy by 46% on average based on fourteen third-party field demonstrations by the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and utilities across the country.
Beyond improved performance coupled with significant energy savings, LEDs and ARCs have another feature in common. They increasingly have web-connected smarts in their DNA. Their inherent controllability and web integration empowers facility managers with remote control and oversight through smart phones, tablets and laptops.
If you’re looking to cost-effectively improve lighting performance and thermal comfort while significantly reducing energy and peak demand, the argument for a bundled LED and ARC retrofit package is strong for several reasons.
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