Making Digital Signage Part Of Your Green Building Initiatives
Environmentally-conscious building practices are more important than ever. Green buildings save money, enhance efficiency, and cut carbon emissions, but the best part is they provide healthier spaces for people. As part of this movement, digital signage can play an integral part of sustainable building operations. In the article below, we’ll explore eco-friendly building initiatives digital signage can support.
Power Savings with Digital Signage
Green initiatives have helped buildings be more intelligent. Infusing technology in the building’s design enables digital signage to minimize energy consumption by automatically controlling building systems. It may sound like expensive tech, but it’s quite affordable–especially when the power savings are taken into account. In short, sensors measure occupancy by detecting when a space is occupied or not. A centralized CMS, like 22Miles, reads the data they collect, and automations do the rest of the work to reduce the energy consumed.
For example, rooms in green buildings automatically turn OFF the lights when the space isn’t occupied (or dim, depending on the time of day). This type of energy savings adds up quickly. Studies show that occupational control systems produce an average lighting energy savings of 24%. They can reduce a business’s monthly spend by 10–25% or more. Lighting accounts for 25-40% of the total power consumption in commercial buildings. Green architects know controlling wasted energy is a top priority, especially for LEED-certified buildings. This same type of intelligent building system can be adapted to heating and cooling systems for additional energy savings.
Room and space booking technologies help tie these power-saving initiatives together. For example, when a room or desk is reserved through a robust CMS like 22Miles, the building systems will automatically prepare it for their occupants’ personalized settings. The temperature of the office or meeting room is set to a comfortable temperature and the lights turn on 15 minutes before the reservation is scheduled. When the meeting is complete, the heating and air conditioning will return to a neutral level and the lights are turned OFF. This is useful for office employees because when the meeting room is dark, they know the room availability at a glance.
Powerless Digital Signage
Enterprises looking to further reduce their carbon footprint, non-powered digital signage is a great choice. The most environmentally responsible corporate signage offerings in our arsenal are ecoPUK panels. These are laser-engraved with a QR code, NFC tag, and custom branding to facilitate employee interaction. They are constructed using green materials like sustainability-harvested bamboo and recycled acrylic.
When powered by the 22Miles content management system, these static panels provide instant access to dynamic experiences on personal mobile devices. This smart signage is beneficial for employees to check room availability and resources, reserve a meeting space, make tech support inquiries in real-time, and more.
If you want your green building digital signage to be more environmentally responsible, consider adding a robust CMS system, like 22Miles. The system has the power to transform how buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. Learn more about elevating architecture with digital signage systems on our blog.