The Daylighting Collaborative at the Energy Center of Wisconsin has announced a free webinar, “Implementation of Successful Daylighting Control Systems,” which will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 1–2:30 PM Central. The webinar will be presented by Scott Schuetter, PE, LEED AP BD+C and Scott Hackel, PE, LEED AP, Senior Energy Engineers at the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
Here’s how the Energy Center describes the presentation:
Daylighting control, or daylight harvesting, has become a common energy-savings strategy when designing for sustainability. Although automatic daylighting controls are growing in popularity, several barriers still exist to successfully implement these technologies in mainstream construction.
Best practices suggest that successful automatic daylighting controls require a significant commissioning effort (including calibration and functional testing) in order to reach full energy-savings potential. In this webinar, Hackel and Schuetter will discuss their research findings from monitoring and commissioning several daylighting control systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Field performance results will be shared and guidelines for successful execution, startup and commissioning of these systems will be addressed.