General Area Type Case Study:


A commonly overlooked area for lighting upgrades in retail spaces is storage space. The infrequent use of this space makes it an ideal application for controls. When installed, sensors can provide up to 15-45% of the building’s potential energy savings. The following chart shows the savings potential of more area types by combining both lighting and sensor upgrades:

Private Office

A common application representing 2-10% of the total building savings. Controls and lighting upgrades provide an improved working environment and convenience.

Open Office Space

Lighting upgrades improve the working environment, however an often overlooked application for controls, yet typically provides 5-15% of the building potential savings!

Meeting Rooms

An area type with fluctuating usage and often unoccupied with the lights left on. Popular application for Controls and Lighting providing 2-10% of the total building’s savings.


With long run hours, Lighting upgrades are common. This is an ideal application for Controls providing, 2-10% of the building’s potential savings! Sensors add convenience and an element of security.


The infrequent use makes this an ideal application for Controls, providing 15-45% of the buildings potential savings. A common retrofit of Incandescent to LED or Fluorescent and keeping the annual usage to a minimum with the sensors, means these lights will almost never need maintenance.


Sometimes a difficult application due to the partitioned stalls. Properly applied Microphonic technology sensors, however, resolve this issue, allowing for 5-15% of the building’s potentials savings. Additional savings can be obtained by controlling the exhaust fans as well.

Retail Floor

A critical space for quality lighting, yet an excellent opportunity for improved efficiency. An enhanced sensor/time based system can provide savings and management information. With 75-85% of the building’s potential savings, this application is a must.

Stock Rooms

Typically these areas are left on all day with minimal usage, making lighting controls an excellent application, providing 10-20% of the building’s potential savings.