EyeNut: perfect for ice rinks
Realising the most effective approach to driving energy savings in an ice rink can be extremely challenging. After all, ice rinks are highly energy intensive facilities that can often run up sky high energy bills due to the combination of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and lighting.
Ground-breaking lighting control solutions, such as our IoT-enabled EyeNut wireless monitoring and management system for indoor lighting are leading the way in controlling ice rink energy costs. Here’s why.
Real-time tracking of energy consumption and savings (based on kWh costs) can be achieved through EyeNut’s innovative Graphic User Interface (GUI). This allows ice rink managers to address any high consumption areas within their facilities – in turn dimming or switching off lights to reduce costs – as well as monitor how well energy saving strategies are working.
In an ice rink, heat reduction is pivotal not only to maintain the integrity of the ice, but also to ensure energy costs remain low. During hockey matches and tournaments for example, the ice can soften as the heat of light fixtures radiates onto the ice.
EyeNut enables users to dim individual or grouped LEDs, in turn producing less heat than any other lighting solution available. This reduces the workload of equipment such as chillers, leading to further energy savings.
Central multi-site control
For ice rink managers who have facilities situated across several building and even different sites, monitoring lighting across all their sites can be near impossible. As a cloud-based, remote access control system, EyeNut gives users the freedom to commission, configure and control lighting with multi-site control from a single hub.
Through EyeNut lights can be controlled and dimmed individually or in groups through the dynamic and flexible software. In ice rinks users can control lighting levels based on the event taking place, turning off lights in seating areas, increasing light levels on the rink during public skate periods and dimming lights when performing maintenance.
AZ Ice, a premier two rink ice skating facility in Peoria, Arizona, has chosen the EyeNut monitoring and management system as its lighting control system of choice and as a result is saving $1,000 dollars per month for the installation of lighting controls alone.
The ice rink, which is home to the Arizona Hawks, Mission, GCU and Goltz hockey teams, initially achieved energy reductions nearing 70%. To find out more read the full case study here.
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