In July, I wrote an article about a LightFair product demonstration that I received from Toggled, of their new wireless smart lighting platform, Toggled iQ. In that story, I focused on the various components (sensors, controllers, smart TLEDs, etc.), and the performance capabilities of those components.
What I didn’t cover was the question of why invest the additional time and money in a wireless networked lighting control system like Toggled iQ.
Converting a building from fluorescent to LED lighting can save up to 60% in lighting energy savings. Adding additional layers such as controls and back-end data analytics can add another 20% in energy savings.
Implementation of available Toggled iQ analytics capabilities allows users to manage and actively engage in improving their facilities’ energy efficiency. Device sensors provide data to Toggled iQ analytics tools which help identify areas that may be underperforming from an efficiency standpoint or flag areas that may not be used as often as originally thought – allowing for future efficiency adjustments.
By providing an optimal occupant experience, the Toggled iQ smart building platform can increase overall tenant satisfaction and can improve long-term tenant retention. Everything from lighting to HVAC can be customized and controlled in real-time, whether it be a single fixture, room, building or campus, all from the Toggled iQ mobile app. The building can be controlled by the organization or an individual.
Predicting the remaining useful life of a building asset based on real-time data provided by Toggled iQ Analytics allows organizations to create, manage, and optimize maintenance schedules.
Toggled iQ Analytics provides multiple tools to help identify potential signs of deterioration, anomalies, and actual equipment performance issues in real-time. Collected data allows for the development of predictive maintenance schedules, which ensures assets continue to work at their optimal levels for as long as possible. Real-time data and predictive maintenance schedules also help to reduce labor costs associated sending crews out for maintenance that may not have been necessary.
WORKER SAFETY & PRODUCTIVITY
Maintaining clean building spaces will be key for those returning to work, post-pandemic. Part of that maintenance includes air quality. Toggled iQ devices can monitor and optimize air quality.
Providing quality lighting environments is also important. Toggled iQ lets end users tweak and tailor their lighting environment to make their workspaces more pleasant, efficient, and productive.
Flexible in-person workspaces can enhance collaboration and communication at work. Building owners and corporate leaders can develop their own unique workspaces that align to their organizational culture and environment. The control system can change room configurations in seconds, with the mobile app.
Uncertainty in the pandemic has made it difficult for building facility professionals to optimize their spaces without wasting resources. Building data collection, utilizing Toggled iQ sensors and devices, combined with Toggled iQ Analytics enables building owners and facility managers to make informed office space utilization decisions.
The platform is capable of continuous monitoring of employees’ workspace usage and overall real estate utilization. Based on real-time data, facility managers can now better understand employees’ actual workspace demand and track workspace pattern changes to determine needs and optimize space. Workspace optimization Increases employee productivity and happiness and reduces costs by increasing space efficiency.
More information on the Toggled iQ wireless control platform can be found here.