Managing Electricity - Our Methodology

Pacifica Companies - Meridian at Lake San Marcos, California

Pacifica Companies - Meridian at Lake San Marcos, California

Smart Building Evaluation

These projects are designed to deliver years of affordable service with dramatic economic benefits.  Savings typically reduce the total electrical bill more than 70%.  State-of-the-Art software built in an Open Architecture let you monitor and manage or "tune" interior and exterior lighting, room temperature, water use relative to weather, and many other building components in real time (not 45 days later via bill review).  This allows you to improve service, increase productivity, and deliver superior products.

  • Landlords realize amazing increases to Asset Book Value.
  • Leaseholders acquire game changing operational savings, improve service, productivity, and products.
Greystar - Avana Wescott Plantation, South Carolina

Greystar - Avana Wescott Plantation, South Carolina



  1. Lamp Wattage
  2. Time in each State (On, Off, or Dimmed to reduce Watts)
  3. Utility Rates

Conventional lighting generally represents 40 - 95% of your electrical bill. Only three (3) components determines how much it costs to operate every light in your business.  Our LED solutions evaluate all 3 components for every light in your business.  The result reduces your lighting bill every day, month and year. Lower building costs improve lower operating expense and increase Book Value of the asset.

We calculate the precise electrical consumption of your lights, but you may use our rule of thumb to estimate how much of your electrical bill is from lighting:

Office 50-60% | Manufacturing 30% | Health Care 50 -60% | Multifamily / Senior Living  (Common Area) 60 - 70%

Warehouse 70 - 80% | Parking 90 - 95% | Hospitality 50-60% | Retail 30 - 70% | Manufacturing 35 - 50%

Greystar - Daniel Island Village - South Carolina

Greystar - Daniel Island Village - South Carolina

Other ways we Improve Operating Results

There are many other ways to reduce consumption.  Some may not be an option for your business, but we consider all of the options to optimize our proposal.  Below find a summary of just a few.

The State - Off | On |. Dimmed

When it comes to Energy Conservation there is no better word in the dictionary than OFF.  Energy you don't purchase because a light, machine, sign, HVAC, etc. is OFF delivers the best possible outcome.  Obviously the exact opposite is true when the same equipment is ON - or is it?

The most under recognized opportunity today is Dimming and use of Variable Speed Drives.  You see, a light, and many pieces of equipment (elevators, fountains, ventilation fans, etc.) can run in a state that requires less electricity.  Just like the "Power Saver" mode on newer appliances, equipment operating in this state will consume less power.  Since cost is based upon the consumption (Watts, Therms, Gallons) any opportunity to reduce consumption saves money - a lot of money.  Our Smart Building approach exploits this opportunity to lower your cost.

Tiered Rates - Demand | Demand Response |  ADR | Open ADR | Variable Speed Drive

Most utilities price their energy on a tiered basis meaning throughout the day the cost for the same unit of energy climbs up and down within a set range.  Typically, utility price per unit is at it's peak when the demand on the system is highest.  Demand controls, Demand Response (DR), Variable Speed Drives (VSD), and our Smart Building solutions that take advantage of Open ADR are some of the additional tools we use to manage the consumption of every light, motor, appliance, HVAC component, and piece of machinery running on your property.

The IoT - Open Platform Controls

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For years the concept of the "Internet of Things" has seemed like a dream.  However, like computers, as prices fall and technology expands, the resulting opportunities are amazing.  Controls now let us manage every light, plug, thermostat, door, water pipe and much more with precision real time accuracy from the Cloud.  We use every opportunity to exploit the IoT in your building - we now know Smart is an investment that delivers financially superior outcomes today in an environment built for tomorrow.

The Science of Deploying Solar - It's Technical

Selecting a Solar platform and someone to install the system is a daunting technical task that often requires a significant investment of capital.  Developing a Solar system is not like hiring a contractor to remodel the kitchen or the house, and it's not like selecting a solar system for your home.  The fact is, 5 installers will look at the same rooftop and design 5 completely different solutions. Each will deploy different design assumptions, each will be comprised of different components from different manufacturers, and each will have vastly different performance characteristics in the first and for the next 30 years.