Researchers at the National Research Council Canada – Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) conducted a study to determine how far, how fast and over what period lighting can be dimmed before occupants notice and are adversely affected. The results suggest a role for dimmable lighting in demand response programs.
Green construction codes and standards are beginning to emerge on the national code stage. The standards go beyond energy standards such as 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to cover additional areas such as site sustainability, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality and materials and resources. The first is ASHRAE Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, published by ASHRAE in January 2010 in conjunction with the USGBC and the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Lutron Electronics has announced that its Eco-minder dimmer collection is a recipient of a Building Products magazine Green Products Award.
HUNT Dimming has announced that is has begun celebrating its fiftieth year as a leading lighting control manufacturer and technology development company.
This construction outlook reviews the year’s topline construction numbers, examines the directions that leading construction and electrical industry indicators are pointing, and provides a summary of the latest AIA Consensus Construction Forecast for 2010.
WattStopper introduces their Digital Lighting Management solution …
Daylight harvesting’s value proposition is fairly simple: As daylight levels increase in a space, electric light levels can be automatically reduced to maintain a target task light level and save energy. All automatic daylight harvesting control systems need a device that can measure light levels and signal a controller to dim or switch the lights in response to daylight contribution. This device is called a photosensor. The photosensor is a small device that can include a light-sensitive photocell, input optics and an electronic circuit used to convert the photocell signal into an output control signal, all within a housing and with mounting hardware.
The DHMI Touch Screen is a 7-inch diagonal, high resolution, wide-screen format, color LCD used for interfacing with the Delta Controls building automation system. The Delta DHMI uses BACnet to communicate with controllers on a local area network. User created graphics allows the DHMI to be completely customized for a given application.
Leviton Manufacturing rolled out the red carpet for over 75 local area distributors seeking to obtain an up close and personal view of the company’s new high-performance, energy-efficient world headquarters complex. The gala event, which took place on November 5th from 3PM -8PM, included personalized tours of the 4-story, 140,000 square foot facility, a networking and cocktail hour, mini trade show with product demonstrations and opportunity to learn about the latest product launches and customer support initiatives.
Encelium Technologies of Teaneck, N.J., a leading international manufacturer and supplier of addressable lighting controls for commercial buildings, has appointed Winter Park, Fla.-based SESCO Lighting as its exclusive sales agency in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and the Caribbean. This collaboration is part of the strategic expansion of Encelium, which manufactures the Energy Control System™ (ECS), the most advanced lighting control solution for commercial buildings on the market.