Build an Energy-Efficient Institution You Can Learn From
When it comes to education, it’s important to set a precedent and there’s no better example for students than an institution that saves significant amounts of energy in this conservation conscious era.
Designed to exceed all energy codes for school applications, the Redwood Building-Performance Lighting Platform provides a comprehensive system where schools can obtain an average of 75% energy savings on their lighting electrical load. In addition to those savings, facility managers are able to gather insight on how the institution is being occupied, heated and cooled thanks to Redwood’s high-density sensor network that collects data about occupancy and temperature.
Featured Educational Facility Customers:
|Uses Redwood Platform to save on energy and control lighting while monitoring the institution remotely - Learn More|
|Realized 87% energy savings after renovating their classrooms and surrounding corridors|
Lighting for Educational Institutions
|Best-in-class energy savings||High efficiency lighting platform|
|Reduce HVAC costs|
|Gain LEED/BREEAM credits|
|Powerful building intelligence||Improve space utilization|
|Enhance safety and security|
|Increase student productivity|
|Flexible and Expandable||Easy to install and maintain|
|Easy to re-provision light fixtures|
|Integration with other systems via BACnet and the Redwood API|
The fine-grained data the platform receives on occupancy is used to measure and maximize space utilization, to ensure educational facilities are being used efficiently and to aid long-range capacity planning efforts by school districts and universities.
Real-time and historical insights into room usage patterns aid how schools make decisions about facility usage and can highlight simple improvements, such as identifying when instructor-owned classrooms are vacant in order to optimize the use of that space. This data provides planners with the substance to make insightful decisions so they can avoid leasing additional properties or purchasing temporary classrooms.
Enhanced Safety and Security
With occupancy sensors at every light fixture, the system collects data than can be used to enhance safety and security. During fire drills, the sensors can provide information on whether people are still in the building. In a real emergency, they can help direct first responders where they are needed most. The sensors have even been used to identify where a break-ins have occurred and if anyone was still in the building.
Lighting Linked to Higher Test Scores
LED lights have been shown to create a fuller spectrum of light, similar to sunlight. This becomes critically important in classrooms, as several scientific studies have linked day lighting to improved test scores and retention*.
|"Since traditional lighting adds significant tonnage to a building's cooling load and with lighting accounting for 14% to 20% of energy cost, it only made sense to incorporate the Redwood / LED system. The Redwood system not only offers lighting management and control technology, but also incorporates dimming, daylight harvesting and space occupancy information to maximize energy savings."
Patrick T. Hintze, Assistant Director for Construction, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
Energy Savings Techniques for Educational Institutions
Redwood’s advanced energy savings techniques significantly reduce lighting load. The following report, generated by the Redwood Platform, quantifies the power consumption impact of each technique compared to a fluorescent system with no controls.
A Single, Cost-Effective Platform for Energy Savings and Space Utilization
Commonly, lighting and controls involve three distinct and separate systems for power, control and measurement. The complexity of each system requires significant design time and field set up that increases the install cost and delivers a solution with limited control and intelligence. With AC-power wiring, these systems are not easily expanded, upgraded or re-provisioned as the needs of the business change.
Redwood’s Building-Performance Lighting Platform serves as a single system to power and control lighting at the individual fixture level, in the most energy efficient way, as well as provide fine-grained data on occupancy to measure and maximize space utilization.
Read how the Redwood Platform has enabled clients to realize an industry-best average of 75% energy savings on their lighting electrical load -
* A study by the Heschong Mahone Group based near Sacramento found that students who took their lessons in classrooms with more natural light scored as much as 25 percent higher on standardized tests than other students in the same school district.