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Responsible use of resources
The construction and operation of buildings currently produce almost 40 % of global climate-damaging emissions. This makes buildings the front-runner in global energy consumption and the No. 1 climate killer (UN Environment Programme). Political uncertainties, exploding energy prices and the tangible effects of climate change make immediate action essential.
Energy is a rare commodity. In Germany, for example, the government has reacted to the crisis situation at short notice. Here, the motto from now on is: we are doing everything we can to drastically reduce energy consumption. Lighting systems for advertising purposes or architectural lighting must be switched off from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the winter months or the operators will face severe fines.
B.E.G. has been stopping energy waste since the 1980s
As an electronics company, we have been committed to saving energy for more than 35 years. The aim in the development of our motion and occupancy detectors is to switch the lighting according to demand and to realise a maximum of safety, comfort and energy savings. Taking into account the luminosity of the room thanks to natural light, the artificial lighting can be dimmed to the required brightness. Thus, by including the available natural light, energy consumption is significantly reduced.
Using energy-saving potentials
Reduce energy consumption and increase comfort at the same time - this is possible with presence-controlled building automation. Once commissioned the system works automatically in the background: this means, for example, that the lighting is automatically switched and dimmed, the room temperature or the cooling capacity is reduced when rooms are not in use or when optimal natural conditions already prevail.
Turning the lights off may still work in private households, but the larger a building is, the less users feel responsible. Especially in large buildings such as commercial buildings, industrial halls, warehouses, car parks, hospitals, hotels and public buildings, lighting control should work automatically as soon as an area is in use.
Save up to 80%
A person in a public building may not want to touch the wall switch in a toilet, and dark corridors and halls do not offer safety. During office work or lessons in a classroom, there is rarely the opportunity to notice that there is enough natural light and to switch off the lighting. In buildings without building automation, this has so far meant that safety and comfort are compromised and the lighting is permanently on.
Thus, for example, savings of up to 50 % can be made in an office building, up to 60 % in a high-bay warehouse and up to 80 % in wash rooms.