Michigan Energy Code, ASHRAE 90.1 2013
In late 2017, Michigan began enforcing an updated energy code, based off of ASHRAE 90.1 2013. A large portion of the updated code applies much stricter rules to commercial and industrial lighting controls. Michigan estimates a 25% reduction in energy consumption for a facility that meets the new code as opposed to the previous code.
Although there are many different products that will allow facility managers to meet the requirements of the new code, each solution has its own unique benefits and challenges. Facility managers will need to ask themselves many questions, including the following:
- Wired or Wireless?
- Room-by-Room or Central Management?
- Stand-alone or integrated into your network?
- Just become compliant or embrace the technology?
- Give each user control of their own lights?
With so many different options, finding the best solution for your facility can be an overwhelming task. Don’t tackle it alone—contact the experts at A+ Lighting today. We will work with you to design a solution that will meet the state’s requirements along with your own and also work with your budget.