|Submission Date||Feb. 18, 2012|
Tier2-2: Lighting Sensors
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:
The Harm A. Weber Academic Center (HAWAC) is equipped with both motion and light sensors to reduce the amount of energy used without sacrificing any functionality for the occupants. The exact technology used is described by the builders, Shales/McNutt Construction, as follows:
"The electric lights themselves have photo-sensors to automatically shut off the lights if there is already enough natural light in the public spaces. Individual offices have occupancy sensors to automatically shut off lights in the room is not occupied, as well as two-stage lighting that allows the occupant to use less electrical light that full strength."
Additional lighting sensors were installed throughout the campus in October/November 2011 that use motion sensors to detect occupancy. Most recently, motion sensor lights were installed in Lindner Tower, the Math & Science building, and the Fitness Center.
The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:
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