Energy Conservation and Environmental Considerations for Using Symmetry

  • 02 Sep 2015 17:44
This paper focuses on some of the less obvious ways in which Symmetry can support your efforts to reduce carbon footprint

Reducing carbon footprint is good for the environment, saves money, and may be required by law or regulation. The “carbon footprint” is a complex calculation of carbon emissions due to non-renewable energy use, consumption of materials, and contribution to landfill. There are obvious ways to reduce energy and consumables, reuse materials, and recycle waste in the commercial office environment. This white paper, however, focuses on some of the less obvious ways in which the Symmetry Security Management System can support your efforts to reduce carbon footprint.

Typical efforts to reduce carbon footprint include use of renewable energy (typically solar power generation or water heating), using energy efficient lighting (fluorescent or LED lighting), waste recycling programs, and efficient use of ventilation to limit air cooling requirements. It is perhaps not obvious that the security and access control system can support these efforts as well. For instance, we will show how there can be significant energy efficiencies achieved simply by the selection of the Symmetry product. In addition, part of the carbon footprint reduction plan may be to partner with vendors that have ISO 14001 or similar carbon footprint reduction plans. In all of these situations, AMAG Technology is happy to be a part of your
efforts.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program in North America that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. More information on LEED is provided in an appendix to this white paper. There are many areas where the energy reductions afforded by the Symmetry hardware and software as discussed throughout this document can earn points for LEED projects.

Download the full white paper: Energy Conservation

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