Despite the potential benefits and variety of conditions that tunable lighting systems can provide, research documenting occupant preference in healthcare settings is sparse. Recently, researchers at PNNL and Georgia Institute of Technology’s SimTigrate Design Lab partnered on a study of patient preference for tunable light.
In senior care centers, tunable LED lighting system retrofits can save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve quality of life for occupants when compared to outdated fluorescent systems that are still used in many facilities nationwide. A recent study suggests that LED tunable lighting system retrofits can offer energy savings and reduced costs, along with the possibility of improved quality of life for residents.
Smart home companies can help catalyze a growing opportunity by prioritizing data privacy, says a new report by CABA prepared by Harbor Research.
As it seeks to quantify the non-energy benefits of networked lighting and advanced building controls, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is seeking the input of facility managers for a short online survey. Results of this research will yield monetized estimates useful for product marketing, efficiency program incentive promotion, and facility management decision making.
Two of the best investments building owners and corporate tenants can make to improve employee well-being and energy efficiency are automated shading systems and modern LED lighting with advanced wireless controls, says Controlling Comfort and Energy in Offices, a new publication by the New Buildings Institute.
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the initial performance and reliability of chromaticity sensors used for tunable LED lighting systems.
The California Energy Alliance (CEA) recently announced that it has been awarded funding via the California Energy Commission (CEC) solicitation GFO-20-303 for applied R&D and technology demonstration projects that advance innovative technologies for controlling plug load and exterior lighting energy use.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) recently released the Executive Summary of its Intelligent Building Energy Management Systems Landmark Research Project, providing a detailed exploration of the current state of the market.
A U.S. Department of Energy-funded Pacific Northwest Energy Laboratory (PNNL) study found that hospital nurses value controllability in lighting and that this controllability can translate to greater satisfaction among patients.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released results of a new study that strengthens the case for expanding use of networked lighting controls (NLC) to significantly drive energy savings in commercial and industrial buildings. The report found that energy savings possible by adding NLCs to LED lighting projects approach 70 percent for some building types, with savings across various categories of buildings averaging 49 percent.