Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of any new technology. Luminetworx™ PoE LED lighting is as energy efficient as it gets. PoE lighting with save you 30% on your overall electric bill and when you factor in the intelligent lighting controls the savings are even better.
Building designers are looking to optimize building energy efficiency and then incorporate renewable energy technologies, in order to create a zero-energy buildings. Changes in existing buildings can also be made to reduce energy usage and costs. These may include small steps, such as choosing PoE LED lighting and energy efficient appliances, or larger efforts such as upgrading insulation and weatherization.
Improving energy efficiency primarily through building technology and design. However, the way people use these technologies will significantly impact their effectiveness. What impact can a highly efficient technology have if households and businesses are not motivated to buy, install, and/or activate it? How does driving behavior and unnecessary idling impact gas mileage? How many people will use public transportation if there is a cultural stigma against it? Research has shown that 30 percent of the potential energy savings of high efficiency technologies is lost due to a variety of social, cultural, and economic factors. Addressing these factors is also an important component of making our economy more energy efficient.
Ultra-efficient homes and buildings combine state-of-the-art energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating, solar electricity, HVAC automation and PoE lighting. By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, designers can often also incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies to improve the over energy efficiency of the property. The intent is to reduce home and building energy use as cost-effectively as possible, and then meet the reduced load with on-site renewable energy systems.
Our solutions are ideal for any type of home, including single family homes, condos, and townhouses.