Because rising energy costs and environmental pressures are becoming a major concern for customers, Juno Lighting Group has created the new Energy Plus Calculator™ to help save energy and money on lighting. This new tool, a free download available at www. junolightinggroup.com, will help facility managers (fms) find solutions when making complex decisions about construction or remodeling projects.
“We’ve created this calculator to help the user make decisions based on pay back and returns on investment (ROI) with a report on how their lighting decision will impact the environment,“ said vice president of affiliate sales Scott Walters. “Juno has been considered a leader in lighting applications for years. This tool is one more resource that we know our customers will use in the decision-making process.”
The Energy Plus Calculator delivers comprehensive reports on short and long term energy costs, helping users consider carbon footprints. It can also be used as a business tool, to help create more effective business proposals and get quick tax savings calculations. When the knowledge from the calculator is applied, it can help avoid costly code violations and reduce operating costs
Users of the calculator begin by entering specific building and project information. The base system information that is entered should include fixture specific data for any type of lighting fixture, ranging from project information to space or building setup. A few clicks of the mouse will produce a report that compares the base system with up to four different solutions. The options will include calculations of potential energy savings, tax benefits, and an analysis of environmental impact.
Reports will be customized, taking into account building information, fixture comparisons, lighting controls, energy comparisons, HVAC factors, maintenance time, maintenance costs, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct 2005), and other factors, such as rebates and financing.
Once downloaded, the calculator is available offline. It is completely portable and accessible without an Internet connection. The application can be accessed via the energy resources tab at www.junolightinggroup.com. The Energy Plus Calculator is a Microsoft Excel based application available for use in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.