General Services Trials LED Controls System

February 5, 2014 By William Opalka

SpaceWiseThe US General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Philips’ SpaceWise technology to participate in the FY2013 Green Proving Ground (GPG) program that evaluates innovative sustainable building technologies.

SpaceWise is designed for large, open-plan office spaces. Intelligent and dimming controls are tuned to specific application needs in the LED luminaire. Energy savings of up to 50 to 75 percent over traditional lighting technologies have been experienced. Presence detection and daylight harvesting permits each fixture to act independently, yet they are part of a mesh network that reacts to occupants – all without the need for re-wiring or additional building controls.

Green Proving Ground uses GSA’s own real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate technologies that reduce energy consumption in federal buildings and have significant savings potential. The technologies are selected for their potential to help reduce operating costs, improve occupant well-being and to meet the sustainability goals in President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on environmental, energy and economic performance.

SpaceWise will be measured and validated at GSA properties in Chicago and Atlanta for energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, operations and maintenance, and deployment potential.  The GSA will work with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to conduct the testing and evaluation study.

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