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Peoples Electric Company launches smart building solutions

The smart building offering includes smart lighting and building automation solutions

U.S. company Peoples Electric Company, an electrical and building controls contractor, has launched its Unity Connected Building Intelligence smart lighting and smart building automation solution. The company said the new solution offers a single technology platform for HVAC and lighting controls with a front end that can integrate with access control, low-voltage communications, fire alerts and renewables, among other building systems.

The firm also explained the data collected from built-in sensors in the fixtures gives building owners and managers actionable information about occupancy, light levels, temperature and more, with real-time dashboard access to all systems and data.

“Unity is a networked lighting control system that provides the granularity of occupancy sensing, associated room-by-room and fixture-by-fixture zone control, rendering unprecedented energy savings from smarter use of lighting and mechanical systems, in addition to improved occupant comfort,” said Bill Kaufenberg, director of lighting for Peoples Electric, Company. “The unified front end saves maintenance, time and management labor on top of the energy- and labor-saving LED fixtures and lamps.”

“At one time, a building automation system was an expensive investment. Now our Unity offering is scalable to the smallest of buildings. It doesn’t have to be expensive to give owners the latest technology with the flexibility to meet constantly changing energy code requirements. Owners also receive significant ROI from energy savings,” said Bill Gausman, engineering manager for Peoples controls subsidiary System One Control.

The solution also provides full insight into building systems, resulting in optimized HVAC; dimmable, tunable lighting color; and automated daylighting and shade control, among other capabilities, the company said.

Peoples Electric is a full-service contracting firm offering all phases of electrical, communication, environmental control, building and process automation, construction, service, testing and maintenance. In addition to installation, the company offers project management and administrative services during pre-construction and construction phases.

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