Run a Performance Driven and Efficient Data Center
Redwood Systems enhances building performance through lighting and environmental solutions. Redwood’s Building-Performance Lighting Platform delivers 75% energy savings on average versus traditional lighting systems, while reducing or eliminating redundant environmental sensor networks. The platform combines a state-of-the-art lighting and control system with a high-density sensor network, that provides advanced control capabilities along with rich building performance data, to improve how data centers are lit, cooled, monitored and managed.
Featured Data Center Customers
|Uses Redwood Systems in data centers, one of which received LEED Gold Certification - Learn More|
|Deployed Redwood in several data centers in USA and Europe, including a retrofit of a 20MW/300,000 ft2 facility - Learn More|
|Uses Redwood Systems to save energy and provide security alerts at its remote data center - Learn More|
Lighting on the IP network
|Best-in-class energy savings||Save 75% over unmanaged lighting systems energy costs|
|Gain LEED/BREEAM credits|
|Reduce maintenance costs by 80%||No bulbs to replace with LED lighting; Fixtures last 50,000-100,000 hours|
|Energy and environmental monitoring||Granular sensor network at every light fixture gathers real-time data on temperature and occupancy|
|Integrate with critical building systems like cooling and ventilation and issue alerts|
|Enhance safety and security||Detect unauthorized occupancy, integrate lighting with cabinet locking or alarm system|
|Enhance safety and security with email and visual alerts|
|Flexible and scalable to reduce installation and MAC costs||DC based infrastructure powers the lights, controls and sensors using category cable|
|Easy to perform moves, additions or changes for lighting|
|Integration with other systems via BACnet and Redwood API|
|Secure, wired system||Enhances safety and security over wireless deployment|
Lights-On or Lights-Off Data Centers – Inefficiencies Exist in Both
When Redwood is used in a "lights on" facility, significant energy savings through dimming can be achieved while maintaining enough light for security cameras to operate. Traditionally, in a "lights out" environment, occupants are relied upon to check if others are working in the area and if not, manually turn off lights. With Redwood, this is completely automated using unique motion-tracked lighting on a “follow-me” basis down individual aisles. This uses only the minimum energy necessary to light the area around occupants.
A granular sensor network monitors environmental data to fine-tune cooling, ventilation and lighting. For example, temperature sensors located at each lighting fixture collect detailed, real-time information, so a facility can measure and act on variable climates via a Building Management System (BMS). CRAC units, fans and floor baffle controllers can use this data to reduce the need for cooling in some areas or send more cooling to hot spots. This will reduce energy costs and extend the life of critical equipment.
|“I am very impressed with Redwood’s solution for lighting in our data center. They are able to get low power consumption based on sensors at each light. I was pleased to see a running visual average of power usage over the last week which seems to be a 90% reduction. Plus they are doing more with these lights than just lighting based on their sensor technology.”
Data Center Manager, Fortune 100 Technology Leader
A Single, Cost-Effective Platform for Energy Savings and Environmental Monitoring
Commonly, lighting and controls involve three distinct and separate systems for power, control and measurement. The complexity of each system requires significant design time and field set up and delivers a system that performs with limited control and limited intelligence. With AC-power wiring, these systems are not easily expanded, upgraded or re-provisioned as the needs of the business change.
Redwood’s Building-Performance Lighting Platform serves as a single system to power and control lighting in an energy efficient way, as well as monitor potential disruptions to uptime based on multiple environmental sensing points.
Read how data centers are using lighting with intelligent sensors to reduce energy consumption and improve operations -
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