The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its impressive speaker line up and also notify attendees that event registration is in full swing. With a confirmed presence of 30+ leading controls manufacturers from across the world, Control This! is ready for a record breaking year in providing its attendees with the latest in controls and energy management technology. Exhibit hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with CEU presentations beginning at 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Control This! 2011 will offer guests the choice of six programs within two tracks: Construction and Commissioning. Attendees will see firsthand the latest innovations and product development in the rapidly growing fields of lighting controls and energy management systems by viewing the latest innovations on display by the industry’s leading manufacturers.
CONTROL THIS! LIVE: 3-HOUR WORKSHOP THAT ALLOWS PARTICIPANTS A HANDS-ON, ONE-ON-ONE OPPORTUNITY TO WIRE THE COMPONENTS OF THE CONTROL SYSTEMS THEY USUALLY ONLY SEE AS “ONE LINES”
This workshop, instructed by Steve Mesh, LC, IESNA, Principal, Lighting Education & Design will consist of wiring exercises where participants actually wire (and commission) control devices and systems. Additionally, Steve will present some generic control information and issues in lecture format at the end of the 3-hour time period (control narratives, differences between hard-wired analog systems and digital plug-and-play, and more). This will be similar to workshops run by Steve and others at LIGHTFAIR, Better Buildings By Design conferences in Burlington, Vermont, and at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco. This is also similar to (but a much shorter version of) a 50-hour course for electricians called California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program for which Steve has been one of the main developers and instructors.
THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS: IESNA DG29
This workshop, presented by Gary Meshberg, LC, LEED-AP, director of sales, Encelium Technologies; chair, Lighting Controls Association; and chair, IES Commissioning Committee, covers commissioning. IES DG-29-11, developed by IES in association with the Lighting Controls Association, describes the technical requirements for commissioning lighting and control systems to achieve owner performance criteria in new construction. Gary will present attendees with a step by step “how to” for the critical task of commissioning a lighting control system. This Design Guide includes requirements for lighting and control systems to fully support the Commissioning Process documentation, verification and acceptance activities during each phase of the Commissioning Process, including a Systems Manual and training for operations and maintenance personnel and occupants.
WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL: A LIFE CYCLE COST EVALUATION OF MULTIPLE LIGHTING CONTROL STRATEGIES
Dane Sanders and Darcie Chinnis of Clanton & Associates will present a description of the study and findings which they have recently published which answer the question: What gives me the biggest control bang (energy savings) for my lighting control budget buck? In addition to providing the findings and insights from this study, Mr. Sanders and Ms. Chinnis will also present examples of completed projects illustrating their findings. They will describe the projects, the design and decision making process, and demonstrate the measured energy and cost savings effectiveness of the strategies selected.
LIGHTING CONTROLS FOR HUMANS
Michael Stiller of Michael Stiller Design will focus on System Topology, Dimming Performance, Lighting / Media Integration–getting all components to talk to each other. Shoshanna Segal, principal, Luminous Flux, joins the discussion to address of the second part of that problem: now you have the components talking to each other…how do you communicate to all the people involved in a project to ensure the system operates as it’s supposed to? This part of the session will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise when specification writing is approached as the composition of a narrative, in addition to a prescriptive performance specification.
URBAN GREEN: MEETING THE GREEN CODE
New York City has taken on a leadership position in promoting Green Codes. In 2009, they adopted the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the most comprehensive program in the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings. The Greater, Greener Buildings Plan consists of four bills. The legislation includes the creation of a New York City Energy Conservation Code; building performance benchmarking; audit and retro-commissioning measures; and lighting retrofits and tenant submetering. Cheryl Massie is a Vice President at WSP Flack + Kurtz and a volunteer speaker for Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization based in NYC that works to promote green building in urban areas. This session will take a look at the four Local Laws that are part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and will address the significance of lighting controls a part of compliance a year after the 2010 regulations.
SMART CITIES: INTERACTIVE URBAN LIGHTING
Susanne Seitinger and Pol Pla I Conesa of MIT Fluid Interfaces Group will share research done during their time at MIT Media Lab. They will review an interactive installation – Light Bridge, a dynamic display symbolic of MIT’s historical and contemporary connections between people and places on both sides of the river. They will also discuss fresh ideas about interactivity with the urban environment.
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