College and university communities across the country are realizing the importance of implementing active strategies directed at reducing energy usage.  SmartCon’s energy management solution provides a proactive, virtual oversight of your campus facilities resources through lighting and temperature control. Higher Education dormitories are unoccupied approximately 70 percent of the time. This statistic emphasizes the need for a room status technology that regulates energy consumption.

The improvement and ultimately the achievement of campus energy initiatives can be accomplished jointly through community participation and an effective energy management system.  SmartCon Solutions is experienced in the development, installation and commissioning of technologies that save on energy revenue spending, and compliment an effective educational environment.

  

The SmartCon & Premium Products Alliance; bringing together property and performance

SmartCon Higher Education Solutions is an independent energy management integrator specializing in the installation and commissioning of automated occupancy based room controls.

SmartCon’s collaboration with technology manufactures
provide the Higher Education  industry with a complete
solution to occupancy based room control integrations.​ SmartCon (Smart Connectivity) is aligned with a variety of preferred manufacturers and vendors that provide leading
edge thermostats, lighting controls, electronic locking control systems, and other occupant environment amenities. 


We will custom design the perfect offering for you, or you
​can select a basic system from one of our Offering Guides.
  
Offering Guides and Brochures
Energy Management
​​​Title 24
The state of California has instituted occupancy based room control standards that require Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) industry compliance in an effort to achieve energy efficiency. The adopted codes emphasize lighting standards, without compromising the quality of lighting and preserving environmental quality. SmartCon Solutions, in conjunction with their industry alliances, provides the solution that best fits your facility through energy saving lighting and HVAC technologies.

Load Control
An Energy Management system’s capability to remotely control power consumption in high capacity buildings has proven to be an effective operating application, which does not affect the customer’s day to day business needs.  The simple shift of reducing energy consumption to periods of lower demand can dramatically influence energy cost savings. In addition, an enhanced guest experience can be achieved through controlling room lighting ambiance.

Big Data
The SmartCon Solutions team has the experience in analyzing the information that generates from your Energy Management System. This data can provide insights into your facility’s energy consumption trends and expose patterns that can determine causes of energy waste and other system issues. Through the use of analytics that can anticipate a facility’s energy functionality, companies can improve decision making and implement an accurate strategic plan.

  
The Savings Potential in Higher Education Facilities
Student Housing buildings present a tremendous opportunity for energy savings. Comprehensive, cost-effective upgrades in dormatory facilities can improve efficiency by 15-30%.

Demand Response
A SmartCon installed and commissioned automated demand response program provides the latest in technology for optimizing energy usage during the stages of demand response, ensuring facility responsiveness. This technology can ensure a reliable and swift functionality.  An energy rationing approach, especially during peak periods, allows facilities to respond automatically, temporarily controlling energy usage. Targeted energy consumption during demand reduction events assists in meeting incentive payments and cost reductions.
  
Occupancy Based Room Controls; A smart management of temperature and light

Your energy management agenda starts at the door. Here’s how saving energy through occupancy detection could work for your facility:
The door contact switch signals the room’s thermostat, which acts as the “information center” that the unit has become occupied, immediately adjusting temperature, welcome lighting and drapes adjustment. A Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) continues to detect occupancy, assuring that the desired temperature is maintained. Conversely, shortly after detection of room vacancy, the door switch will return the room to an increased energy saving level, with the temperature effectively stabilizing at a predetermined, unoccupied state.

The SmartCon team will work closely with you to structure and implement an energy management system that works best for your facility.  Expertly installed and commissioned room energy controls can provide revenue savings of up to 30 percent per room, per year.
  

Lighting & Room Automation

SmartCom Higher Education Solutions provide energy savings without sacrificing safety and comfort.

Lights, shades, and temperature can automatically adjust in response to time of day, special events, or by using occupancy Intuitive controls.

Lights, window treatments, and temperature status can be centrally monitored and managed, to lower energy use and operating costs, and minimize peak-demand charges.  

Automatically trun lights on when the student enters the room increasing student safety, and automatically turn the lights off when the students leave the room increasing energy savings.