Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ken Martin
Energy Engineer
Utilities and Energy Management, Facilities Management
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Does the institution use motion, infrared, and/or light sensors to reduce energy use for lighting in at least one building?:

A brief description of the technology used:

Auburn University uses passive infrared, ultrasonic, and dual technology occupancy sensors to control lighting in various buildings. In ceiling mounted applications we use the dual technology sensors for increased sensitivity. We use the ultrasonic sensors in areas with higher air flows such as bathrooms. The passive infrared sensors are mainly used when switch mounted devices are used.

There are some buildings that utilize a sensor to turn off lights when enough outside light is present. These sensors turn off the bank of lights adjacent to the windows.

The percentage of building space with lighting sensors:

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

40% of gross sqft of building space with lighting sensors is an estimate, not calculation.

40% of gross sqft of building space with lighting sensors is an estimate, not calculation.

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