Industry Veteran DetaiLed How Property Owners and Facility Managers Can Gain Control of Lighting Energy Use and Expenditures With State-of-the-Art Technology
During the recent “Advanced Lighting Solutions” web cast, Terry Mocherniak, co-founder and chief operating officer of Encelium Technologies, detailed how property owners and facility managers can achieve maximum energy efficiency through state-of-the-art lighting control technology. The webinar was hosted by CoR Advisors.
“Although lighting is typically one of the largest energy loads for a building, it has historically not been considered ‘controllable,’” said Mocherniak, who possesses more than 18 years of experience in the industry. “That is all changing due to dramatic advances in lighting technology in the last four to five years and the global mandate for new sustainable building standards and energy codes.”
In 2001, Mocherniak founded Encelium with Marc Hoffknecht, the company’s chief technology officer. During the last decade, Encelium has achieved tremendous growth and is now a leading international technology company specializing in addressable lighting control systems for commercial buildings. Encelium manufactures the Energy Control System™ (ECS), the most advanced lighting control solution on the market today.
In his web cast program, Mocherniak discussed the six key components of an advanced lighting control system like ECS. Those include daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, smart-time scheduling, task tuning, personal software-based controls, and variable load shedding. He also detailed how an advanced lighting solution facilitates LEED certification and can be integrated - and share essential data - with other building systems including HVAC.
“For property owners and managers, the first step toward gaining control of their building’s lighting energy use and expenditures is to have a vendor complete a lighting audit and identify the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in terms of efficiency,” added Mocherniak. “After that, they can consider conducting a pilot program on strategic areas in their building to demonstrate potential energy savings and reinforce the findings of the audit.”
Additional speakers on the “Advanced Lighting Solutions” web cast included Darlene Pope of CoR Advisors, Tommy Russo of Akridge and Mike Feinstein of Digital Lumens. Premier sponsors were Encelium and Digital Lumens and supporting sponsors included Cisco, CSI and Genea. Please visit www.coradvisors.net/CoRWebinars.html to view the web cast.
Since its founding, Encelium has installed ECS in more than 35 million square feet of commercial space throughout North America and Europe. Utilizing the power of addressable networking technology, in conjunction with advanced control hardware and software, ECS typically secures lighting energy savings of 50 to 75 percent in a wide range of commercial applications. These installations range from office buildings, schools and healthcare and public facilities, to parking garages and stadiums. Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Encelium maintains operations in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Mocherniak is often called upon to speak on advanced lighting technology and has published numerous articles on the topic as well. Prior to founding Encelium, Mocherniak was the managing partner of Value Added Ventures Corporation, a Toronto, Canada-based venture capital firm. In addition, he co-founded and served as the chief executive officer of Lumion Corporation, an electronic ballast and lighting control manufacturer based in Canada.