Presenters can control the lights using the GRAFIK Eye system from any point in a room via remote control, and the Sivoia QED shades work with the GRAFIK Eye system to further support presentations, as the presenters can adjust shades differently for video presentations, group discussions, or other work.”
To tie everything together, the Bently Reserve uses Quantum whole-building light and energy management solution. Quantum monitors, alerts, and reports on lighting energy usage, lamp outages, and more. The breakthrough system centrally manages electric light and daylight and can lower energy consumption by 40% or more, contributing to LEED certiﬁcation points. Building owners and facility managers gain total, simple control of the lighting system as well as the power to conﬁgure, monitor, analyze, and report on the lighting and energy data it collects.
Other building systems, such as heating and ventilation, were also updated during renovation. Lutron worked to ensure that Quantum would integrate smoothly. Through a BACnet (Building Automation and Control network) interface, Quantum connects to a central Building Management System (BMS). Quantum communicates the occupancy/ vacancy status to the BMS, which adjusts the new HVAC system to save energy.
“Lutron had to create modules speciﬁcally for this project in regards to system integration,” said Kim. “Additionally, Lutron had to create a BACnet interface so that all the systems will be speaking the same language, essentially, and working with each other.”
Both the tenants and owners are excited about the fact that Lutron’s updated lighting system allows the Bently Reserve to continue to maintain the rich history that has already established it as a landmark building, while helping the environment and accommodating the tenants simultaneously.
“We take pride in being a principle-driven company that adheres to a strict set of core values,” Mayfield said. “Lutron’s sophisticated products helped us maintain those values by successfully bridging this building’s heritage with present-day eco-standards.”
In a city, he might have added, where such values have become the norm.