Specialty Group understands that energy management lies ultimately in the hands of those who use it. For example, the use of electric light in commercial properties contributes to around 33% of all energy used inside buildings. Because of this, we have created lighting strategies and systems that may consume up to 70% less energy from lighting.
It is a challenge to get residential energy consumption down, but with the use of automation and remote controls, it is made far easier and more likely than ever before. It is not inaccurate to estimate that a residential owner using one of Specialty Group’s methods could feasibly enjoy up to 30% savings on the entire cost of their electrical service.
How it is Done
So, how can something as basic as Specialty Group shades or draperies make such an impact? It is not only the window treatments at work. There is also the added advantage of automation. Currently, the line up of systems includes:
- Wired & Wireless whole building systems – Known as a leader in light control the company has taken things even farther by offering integration with Sivoia QED shades. This means that all of the classic features of light management and control are also partnered with the ability to fully manage shades (whether open partially or all the way) remotely and according to a program.
- Wireless Control Whole Building Systems – This is a wireless light system that gives control to lights, shades, temperature settings and even audiovisual gear. Not only does this allow for a scalable solution, but it also provides complete control and management of electrical consumption for lighting and even some climate control.
- Entry Level Small Wireless Control System – A wireless and programmable lighting solution for the home, it lets the owner turn on interior or exterior lights from nearly anywhere around the home.
- Whole Room Systems – Create up to 16 lighting zones and control both lights and shades according to your needs. This system is in compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, IECC and Title 24 (meaning it is an energy efficient system).
This range of options means that almost any household budget can easily accommodate an installation meant to cut costs and save energy. Though Specialty Group draperies and window treatments alone will help with energy consumption thanks to our materials and design; it cannot be ignored that a single and simple remote system will actually allow automation of energy efficiency.
Whether choosing a top of the line system such as one from Lutron, Crestron or Somfy with its impressive presets that allow for such basic commands as home, away, green, entertain and goodnight, to the simpler systems that give an option for remote control of lighting alone, it is clear that savings are possible.
If you are upgrading a home, building a new residence, or just worry about the constantly climbing amount on a monthly utility bill, consider automation systems by The Specialty. We provide comprehensive solutions that feature the automated systems and all of the accoutrement needed to implement them. We also rely on our insightful team dedicated to providing cutting edge technology, optimized light management, and heating & air conditioning control for buildings of all kinds.