The fabulous New York Times building continues to be known for its brilliant green features and great energy saving campaign. Once an energy-guzzling media fort, the building has now turned into a green hub from where we not only get news, views and reviews, but also reduction in carbon emissions and power consumption.
The Times Company has installed Lutron‘s Quantum management solution that includes daylight, occupant, target set point, time clock, and emergency lighting controls, which allowed them to save [!!!pdf] a staggering $315,500 annually in terms of electricity bills and has cut carbon emissions by a good 1,250 metric tons each year.
All these figures stem from the fact that the energy consumption has been cut down to 0.38 watts per square feet of lighting power from the earlier 1.28 watts, by using better techniques of daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, light intensity control and scheduling.
With all these changes, the Times worried about glare control and employees comfort, but it seems like it worked out just fine, don’t you think? – via BusinessWire
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