Crestron reaffirmed its ability to play a key role in qualifying projects for ARRA (“Stimulus”) funding. The company points to the scheduling capabilities and astronomical clock built into every Crestron control system, and energy saving opportunities such as load shedding, sweeping unneeded lights off, adjusting HVAC settings during peak hours and unused periods, as well as reducing exterior security lighting are easily achieved.
The company pointed to its light and motion sensors plus shade/drape control products, which can deliver intelligent daylight harvesting, and Crestron touchpanels that can display energy consumption in real time, enabling users to further monitor and manage and energy use. Additionally, Crestron noted, it manufactures all of its 1,500 products in Bergen County, New Jersey.
“We’ve delivered energy and cost saving approaches for decades, and have the most complete solutions available for projects seeking ARRA funding,” Crestron director of integrated building technology David Wilts said “Our focus on integrated building technology brings all the different design disciplines together, to realize huge benefits in terms of control, management, and savings.”
When the ARRA was passed in 2009, it allocated $6.3 billion for state and local governments to make investments in energy efficiency, and required that all manufactured good used in ARRA-funded projects be produced in the United States (the “buy American” provision).
“Crestron is dedicated to empowering project teams with guidance in a “design assist’ capacity,” Wilts added. “We share the same goals: lowering the energy costs for government buildings in a cost-effective manner that provides a true return on investment.”
Crestron is a member of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and its products are all RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. Crestron has lighting solutions that meet ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards and can contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.