The paradigm group had been approached a number of times to update their lighting to save costs. Each time, the numbers looked slightly different – and there was no way to tell who was right.
Kambo recognized that the parkade lights did not need to be on 24 hours a day and the best business case involved adding occupancy sensors to dramatically reduce the amount of time lights were on each day. The problem was that we were still making assumptions on how much of a reduction occupancy sensors would create. On busy days there may be far less savings than weekends, and at night the traffic would again be different.
Kambo’s solution was simple – we installed data loggers on the lights in the parkade, and installed occupancy sensors on one floor only. The data that was produced over the coming weeks showed a reduction in consumption by 49.3% from installing occupancy sensors. We then incorporated the varying traffic flow by floor and crunched the numbers.
We now had a much more accurate picture of exactly what to expect from completing the project, and how much Paradigm would actually save going forward. The business case was now attractive AND accurate and we moved quickly to install occupancy sensors throughout the rest of the parkade.
Kambo ensured that the decision making process was driven by real data which led to real results.