California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Company will present a free webinar on the growing importance of building controls integration in the process of building-grid connection, load management, decarbonization, and electrification on December 14, 2023.
Titled Lighting and Smart, Grid-Integrated Buildings, the webinar presents a history and overview of building controls integration in both commercial and residential sectors; explains the relationship between smart buildings and grid interconnection; identifies opportunities for lighting and other building professionals to learn more about systems integration; explores the requirements for developing systems integrator training; and describes opportunities and benefits of systems integration for building owners and operators, including longer asset life, health, productivity, energy resilience, and energy efficiency.
California leads the nation in new transitions in energy management: energy resilience; load management; building-grid interconnection; and decarbonization. The essential infrastructure for these transitions includes distributed generation, advanced storage, smart networks, energy data architecture standards and mechanisms, and especially smart buildings. Building systems integration is a driving force in smart buildings, and lighting controls play an important role in their development. The residential and commercial sectors have different rates of adoption for controls integration, but the emerging discipline of system integrator will play a key role California’s energy future.
Speakers include Clifton Stanley Lemon, Managing Director, Clifton Lemon Associates; Karen Herter, Founder and Director, Herter Energy Research Solutions; Joe Dung, Director of Total Solutions, Sixteen5Hundred; David Wilds Patton, Owner & Principal, David Wilds Patton Lighting Design; and Charles Knuffke, Systems VP & Evangelist, Wattstopper/Legrand Building Control Systems Division and Chair of the Lighting Controls Association.
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