Because of the strong energy savings potential offered by daylight harvesting, coupled with advancing technology, codes and standards are now beginning to address daylight harvesting—specifically, International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009, ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, ASHRAE 189.1 and Title 24-2008.
Take a quick tour of the Leviton booth at LIGHTFAIR 2011.
In May 2011, Correctional News published “Lighting Controls Provide Green Benefits” by Joshua Slobin, which describes the energy-saving and resulting sustainability benefits of advanced lighting controls. Get the full story here.
Check out GE’s strong lighting controls presence at LIGHTFAIR 2011 in Philadelphia.
Universal Lighting Technologies has been named a Platinum Supplier by IMARK Group, a member-owned association of more than 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. In order to earn Platinum status, a manufacturing company must meet 11 out of 11 of IMARK’s annual goals for sales growth, member participation in exclusive marketing and promotion strategies, and an overall commitment to maximizing the success of its distribution partners. This is the second year in a row that IMARK has bestowed the distinction of Platinum Supplier on Universal Lighting Technologies.
Universal Lighting Technologies is now a part of the TVA’s Preferred Partners Network (PPN), an exclusive group of companies dedicated to helping their customers reduce energy use and monthly power bills. As a PPN member, Universal Lighting Technologies has been evaluated by the TVA and proven to provide effective solutions for improving energy efficiency. Universal Lighting Technologies is proud to support the TVA’s EnergyRight® Solutions for Business program, which provides information and financial assistance to help commercial and industrial companies achieve their energy efficiency goals. The PPN was established to connect businesses in the EnergyRight Solutions program with approved manufacturers and service providers who can develop and implement the appropriate energy-saving strategies for each customer’s specific needs.
Tom Hopper has joined Encelium Technologies as director of sales. In this new role, Hopper will spearhead and manage the company’s sales and marketing initiatives throughout the Northeast U.S. region.
Last month, the Lighting Controls Association published a guide to the new ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 standard, focusing on its prescriptive lighting power requirements as well as significant changes to its scope and administrative requirements. In Part 2 of this series on the new standard, we will focus on its extensive new mandatory and optional lighting control requirements. Regarding controls, the changes are nothing short of historic.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two new solid state lighting standards: 1) NEMA SSL 1-2010 Electronic Drivers for LED Devices, Arrays, or Systems, and 2) NEMA SSL 6-2010 Solid State Lighting for Incandescent Replacement—Dimming.
With these publications, NEMA establishes harmonized requirements and expectations for solid state lighting (SSL). Both are directed toward designers, manufacturers, and users of SSL products.
Skipping Stone, Schneider Electric and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently announced the formation of a committee tasked with enhancing the current Demand Response LEED Pilot Credit. The team, led by Skipping Stone and composed of Schneider Electric and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will collaborate on enhancing the credit to enable commercial building owners and LEED green building projects to earn credits in LEED for enrolling in utility or wholesale market demand response programs.