Schneider Electric offers a free whitepaper addressing measurement and verification of lighting systems. Measurement and verification (M&V) defines a process used to track energy performance of equipment, systems and buildings, enabling evaluation and comparison. M&V plans have become an essential element in many LEED Projects as well as many public projects. The whitepaper, authored by […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has published an article by Craig DiLouie describing how to zone lighting control strategies and develop a control zone plan. Check it out here.
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING has published a brief “one on one” interview with Eric Lind, Vice President of Global Specifications at Lutron Electronics. Check it out here.
In March 2012, the International Code Council announced availability of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), a model code for constructing and remodeling buildings to a higher sustainability standard. The IgCC establishes a baseline for new and existing construction regarding energy efficiency, water efficiency, site impacts, building waste, material source efficiency and other sustainability measures, […]
Craig DiLouie, LC recently interviewed Mike Crane, product manager for Hubbell Building Automation, for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR on the topic of wireless RF lighting control. The interview is published here in its raw form. DiLouie Please describe what wireless RF lighting control is, how it works, and its intended purpose. Crane: Wireless RF lighting control is […]
AMERICAN SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY recently published an article by Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, LEED AP, and Lisa Lamkin, AIA, CSI, LEED AP of BRW Architects, who described their work on John T. White Elementary School, the first school in the Fort Worth (Texas) district to be verified as a High Performance School by the Collaborative for […]
In an article recently published by CONSULTING-SPECIFYING ENGINEER, Scott Ziegenfus, senior applications engineer with Lutron Electronics, defines a role for lighting in demand response strategies. Check it out here.
Demand for electricity in the United States has gone up in all but four years since 1949. The Department of Energy predicts growth in capacity of 0.6% per year through the year 2040. Many states and utilities have long considered energy efficiency a resource for satisfying growing demand. According to a study by the American […]
Dr. Ian Rowbottom of Lutron Electronics authored a whitepaper on the Lutron website titled, “Building Dimmers Vs. Building Power Plants.” Using simple math, he makes a case that while it costs $1.40-$7.75 to build a watt of electric generating capacity, it costs only about $0.35 to remove a watt with a dimmer. He writes, “At […]
IMS Research projects that the market for lighting control devices in commercial buildings will double from 2010 to 2017, with shipments of devices increasing from 29.6 million to 61.6 million. Most of these components will be connected ballasts that contain a connectivity technology such as DALI or ZigBee, says the research organization. One of the […]