Most commercial spaces are over-lit, leading to wasted energy usage. But over-lit spaces can also affect the productivity of employees. Too much daylight or electric light can make even the most fundamental tasks, such as computer work, uncomfortable and difficult to perform. By incorporating lighting based on task performance and providing personal control of lighting and shading, commercial spaces can realize measurable effects on employee productivity and motivation. In addition, employees typically dim the lights when given personal control, further increasing energy savings.
Workplace Productivity & Efficiency
Proper lighting control can translate to an increase in productivity. Though typical lighting is fine for paperwork, it is usually 2 to 3 times brighter than is ideal for computer work. The solution? Lutron EcoSystem and Quantum® offer remote controls so individuals are able to adjust the light over their space. RadioTouch and GRAFIK Eye® QS controls are ideal for meeting rooms and classrooms. Lutron controls allow people to set lighting levels for different tasks, from cube to office to conference room.
Optimizing daylight and electric light saves energy and creates a productive, comfortable environment. Dimming increases lamp life and reduces maintenance costs, which can significantly affect your bottom line. Light controls can reduce the cost to reconfigure space, whether for different events, new tenants, or new layouts. Light control systems, such as Quantum, can also report on energy usage and savings to manage costs down. Lutron has a variety of solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of your work environment.
Commercial spaces can really reduce overhead costs by controlling the lighting. For example, when The New York Times Company wanted to create an "energizing work environment" and reduce its energy consumption, it chose Lutron light control strategies. With light level tuning, daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing, the company saved nearly 70% of its lighting energy each year.
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Shading Solutions Save Energy and Can Increase Productivity
Add instant privacy and conserve energy with ultra-quiet, precision-controlled shades. By controlling daylight with Sivoia® QS
shades, drapery tracks, and skylight shades, you can minimize glare and solar heat gain, which can result in reduced heating and cooling costs.