Crestron Helps Architects, Engineers, and Lighting Designers Deliver a Truly Energy Efficient Building
Rockleigh, NJ, November 12, 2012 – Crestron is showcasing its Integrated by Design™ energy management solutions at Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo 2012. From hardware to software, engineering, and design expertise, Crestron will present everything needed to integrate commercial lighting control with HVAC, AV, IT, BMS, shading, and security, to deliver a truly integrated, energy efficient building. Crestron will also discuss the services and tools available to architects, engineers, lighting designers, and specifiers to support their projects.
“Despite all the ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ catch-phrases being tossed around, there’s only one dependable way to achieve measurable, worthwhile reductions in energy usage and utility costs: integrate all building systems on a single, intelligent platform,” said Mike Malone, Crestron VP of Lighting Controls. “And the best way to implement is at the beginning of the design phase. Crestron provides design assist support to engineers and specifiers to help streamline the planning and simplify execution.”
Design assist brings experience, proven designs and a structured approach to bringing together the control system requirements across electrical, lighting, mechanical, AV and IT members of the design team. “This is the only way to ensure a complete approach to design and implementation,” added Malone
As a leader in home and building technology solutions, Crestron provides the framework for an integrated, sustainable facility. For new construction, optimal building efficiency can be achieved when integration takes place at the beginning of the project, with the right connected systems in place to monitor, manage and control energy usage throughout the building. For retrofit projects, wireless automation is ideal to start making simple changes that lead to better efficiency, without making significant capital investments.
“We’re bringing lighting, temperature, and technology together so you can get accurate data and manage energy usage across the entire building,” said Malone. “Facility managers can now benchmark energy use so they can actually measure, compare, and reduce consumption. No other company even comes close to what we’re delivering.”
Crestron will showcase several energy management products and solutions at Greenbuild including:
Crestron Shading Solutions provide precise, quiet one-touch management of daylight with a complete line of motorized window shades and drapery track systems. Only Crestron Shading Solutions bring together designer shading with electric lighting, AV, climate and security control for a complete, integrated solution that maximizes efficiency, convenience and comfort at all times.
Crestron Green Light® DALI® Solutions provide incredible flexibility in building and lighting design, both in new construction and in retrofits. Part of our DALI solutions includes Crestron DALI ballasts. Unique to Crestron DALI ballasts is the optional power monitoring feature. “The ability to measure, monitor, and manage power to each light fixture, while enabling daylight harvesting and load shedding, makes it easy to combine architectural lighting control and energy management on one platform,” Malone says.
The Green Light Power Meter logs overall electricity usage in real time and stores historical data. Facilities managers and building owners can now accurately measure and monitor all electricity coming into the building. 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 via Crestron Fusion EM™ software. Armed with this substantial data, rather than estimates, managers can make intelligent and informed energy savings decisions across the building and campus.
Crestron 3-Series™ control systems provide a scalable, IP-based platform for implementing fully integrated building management and automation. Built-in BACnet/IP support enables seamless integration with HVAC and existing building management systems. All systems can now run independently and communicate with each other on the same high-powered Crestron platform, creating a truly smart building. Using Crestron 3-Series control systems, integrated control of lighting, shades, HVAC, AV, BMS, security, IT, and other connected systems now becomes faster, simpler and significantly more efficient
“With our native BACnet over IP capability the fully integrated building is easily, economically, and quickly delivered so we can meet any projects ROI goals,” added Malone.
Fusion EM Energy Management Software helps measure, monitor, manage, and control lighting, HVAC systems, and energy usage in every room of every building, all from one convenient interface. Automate daily functions and schedule events such as temperature, shades and lighting level set points, demand response settings, global lighting and climate control for unoccupied spaces, and more. Integrate with building management systems and monitor historical and real-time energy usage from a centralized dashboard.
The Crestron Mobile Pro® app for Apple and Android smart devices enables residential and commercial customers to control entertainment systems, lighting, shades, multi-room audio/video, heating/cooling, and security systems, from anywhere, anytime. Crestron will showcase a refreshed mobile GUI and hands-on demonstration, using simulated home, boardroom and classroom environments to demonstrate the possibilities.
Visit Crestron at Greenbuild, South Hall booth #907S at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, November 14-16.
For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.