“Maybe you are on a rushed project with barely enough time to finalize the drawings. Perhaps you’re being onboarded years after the project began. Maybe you just have a client who won’t respond to your requests for more information. No matter the reason, a project without an Owner Project Requirements (OPR) can present one of the most common and difficult challenges modern designers face today.”
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a short guide to plug load control and why it should be a common feature of commercial building energy codes.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Paul Drosihn, General Manager, DALI Alliance. The topic: the recently introduced D4i global standard.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Chris Udall, Senior Project Manager, Lutron Electronics about how electrical distributors can position themselves to sell networked lighting controls.
The Internet of Things: Lights, HVAC, emergency, WiFi, elevators, even refrigerators are becoming connected. In this episode of The Lighting Controls Podcast, Mike Skurla, Chief Product Officer at Radix IoT, LLC, talks about how to take advantage of this developing market–and where lighting control fits.
The DALI Alliance recently extended DALI-2, which standardizes interoperability and control of LED drivers and sensors, with a version that more finely addresses the needs of the Internet of Things, which calls for individual device addressability, connectivity, and two-way data exchange.
The Lighting Controls Association now offers EE203: Lighting Controls and Energy Codes: California Title 24, Part 6 as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Martin Mercier, Marketing Manager, IOT/Connected Systems, Cooper Lighting Solutions. The topic: how electrical distributors can position and sell networked lighting controls.
In this episode of The Lighting Controls Podcast co-produced by the Lighting Controls Association and NAILD and sponsored by Toggled IQ, Gary Meshberg, LC, CLCP, LEED-AP, vice chair of the LCA and director of industry and market engagement for Digital Lumens/ENCELIUM, explains how to overcome reluctance to adopt advanced lighting controls.
On January 1, 2023, the 2022 version of California’s energy code—Title 24, Part 6 of the Building Standards Code—takes effect, superseding the previous 2019 version. In terms of lighting controls, the numerous changes include various clarifications and tuning along with two major provisions requiring occupant-sensing in offices larger than 250 sq.ft. and demand-responsive lighting controls. Designers and specifiers need to understand these changes before they begin working on code-covered new construction and alteration projects that will go out for permit in California in 2023.