- Evolutix and Green Buildings
At Evolutix we are truly passionate about Green & Sustainability. For several of us we have dedicated or careers to identify and promote the environmental impact and benefits of energy efficiency and various forms of renewable energy.Evolutix executive GerritReinders served on the board of the USGBC board for 2-years and currently serves on the Market Leadership Advisory board.
We define the greening of our customers' footprint as the modernization of their buildings and energy consuming infrastructure. Through the implementation of comprehensive and turn-key energy savings programs, Evolutix continues to reduce carbon footprints and to promote sustainability and energy efficiency for numerous clients who utilize Evolutix.
Our intent is simple: To provide technology solutions that offer amenities that improve the quality of life for residents and reduce energy by controlling energy consuming equipment like HVAC, lights and plug load when the living spaces are vacant.
Eco-friendly features and construction are important to residents and investors alike. Investors appreciate green features because they lower the future risk of non-compliance with more stringent environmental codes and developers have responded by building housing that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, standards. Evolutix energy management solutions complement the LEED rating system in the following categories:
For owners interested in greening their buildings, Evolutix will gladly help building owners go through the process of upgrading a building to be green and certify it using one of the many green rating systems to choose from, although we are very partial to LEED, the very robust and credible rating system developed by the USGBC. Regardless of rating system, they all require energy efficiency improvements and Evolutix can provide information from detailed statistics such as runtime versus occupancy or savings and so much more, information and control necessary to qualify for "green" certification, including LEED® certification, secure rebates from the local utility, or prove that a hotel has achieved brand sustainability standards.
All the living environments in which Evolutix works across all markets are vacant a great deal of the time. The percentages depend largely on the number of people who share the living environment, but savings in the range of 20% to 45% are common. For most living spaces the HVAC, Appliances and Lighting represent the largest uncontrolled operating expenses, but they don't need to be, Evolutix and an intelligent energy management system can help make energy a controlled expense.