LaMar Lighting Co. has announced its LED and fluorescent occu-smart fixtures qualify for the Demand Management Program incentives offered by Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Created specifically for seldom used areas, occu-smart helps reduce energy consumption by dimming to minimum-code illumination when the space is unoccupied while switching on to full illuminance upon occupancy.
The Demand Management Program provides increased amounts of funding (while available) as well as technical support for energy improvements that accelerate and expand implementation of high-performing energy measures and reduce system-coincident peak demand. Con Edison electric customers and third-party developers acting on behalf of building owners in New York City and Westchester County are eligible to participate. For a full description of the program and eligibility requirements, visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/demand-management-program.
The current lighting incentives for new construction and retrofits range from $0.16/kWh to $0.16/kWh + $800/kW. The incentives increase as energy reductions are aggregated across multiple facilities. Approved projects must be installed and operational by June 1, 2016.
One of the most effective and least expensive ways to decrease energy use is to reduce lighting loads by dimming lights when stairways are unoccupied. Lighting typically remains on at full output year-round despite very low occupancy patterns. According to LaMar’s recent study of three high-rise residential buildings in New York City, the stairwells are unoccupied about 90% of the time. Occu-smart offers the option of multiple low-light levels with energy savings up to 88% of full output during unoccupied times. As an example, a two-foot model can consume as little as 3.5W in a standby mode and offer savings of over $90 a year per fixture in New York City, where the average Kilowatt/hour is $0.20.
Assembled in the USA, all occu-smart fixtures use the highest-quality components, made in the USA whenever possible, and present modern, clean-lined design elements that will complement any surrounding. With more than 200,000 units in operation, occu-smart’s installations include the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC; Minot Air Force Base, ND; Madison Square Garden, NYC; Hersheypark, Penn.; and Columbia University, NYC.
To learn more about how LaMar Lighting’s occu-smart luminaires can help you earn the Demand Management Program incentives, contact LaMar Lighting’s official distributor Wiedenbach-Brown Co Inc. at (917) 418-2420.