Wattstopper® Digital Lighting Management Helps USGBC Meet Its Own Highest LEED Standards
BOSTON, MA., November 9, 2017 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. is more than just an office building. It serves as a living lab and a testament to the organization’s commitment to its own LEED standards. So when the USGBC team sought out a lighting and plug load controls solution to help it stay within the rigorous LEED Platinum standard, it turned to Legrand.
USGBC selected Legrand’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system to ensure it would improve energy efficiency and meet their needs. Wattstopper DLM offered an innovative and occupant-centric approach to lighting and plug load controls. It is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.
“The DLM system offered the best opportunity to meet our energy efficiency and sustainability goals,” said Melanie Mayo-Rodgers, USGBC Facility Manager. “It allows for flexibility, offers reliability, lighting control efficiency and is sensor driven based on occupancy to lower electrical consumption and achieve additional energy savings.”
Among the benefits the headquarters saw were a 34 percent reduction in energy use in the first year. Real time collection and analysis of data allows USGBC to quickly address areas where energy efficiency requires improvement. It also enables remote troubleshooting through flexible digital components that can be programmed via computer, handheld wireless programmers, or at the device level.
The system provides USGBC with the ability to schedule specific shutdown schedules in areas of the office that do not have sensors. This allows users to reduce energy waste when spaces are not being utilized. Integration with the building management system allows occupancy sensors to maximize energy savings by controlling heating and cooling in vacant spaces.
Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable, and flexible energy-efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services has been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years. legrand.us/wattstopper.
About Legrand and Legrand, North & Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
Mary Placido, Legrand Building Control Systems