On July 20, 2023, at 1PM ET, the U.S. Department of Energy will present a webinar on how to evaluate non-energy impacts of lighting controls.
The DesignLights Consortium has released a request for proposals for a consultant to create process maps for commercial lighting project life-cycles.
Growing demand for plug-in electric vehicles is likely to coincide with the significant adoption of EV charging stations in commercial buildings. If true, the economics of lighting upgrades may change, putting all energy efficiency options on the table, including those previously limited by payback thresholds.
This guest post by the DALI Alliance discusses sustainability, future-proofing, and the opportunities offered by smart, data-rich lighting systems. It also looks at the role of established global standards such as the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI®).
Toggled®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair focused on intelligent building management solutions, recently released survey results revealing that while many businesses are embracing smart building technology to increase energy efficiency and lower costs, they fall short of their goals due to an inability to master the data.
BetterBricks recently sat down for an interview with industry veteran James R. Benya, PE, FIES, FIALD, Principal Illuminating Engineer and Lighting Designer. In this insightful conversation, Benya shares tips and experiences specifying luminaire-level lighting controls, including pros and cons.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Zach Schroeck, Director, Product Management, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. for an article about “things every electrical distributor should know about lighting controls.”
BetterBricks, a commercial-building initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), has developed a video course on selling Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC) for retrofits.
The TALQ Consortium, which developed the Smart City Protocol, a global OpenAPI interface standard for smart city device networks, has published version 2.5.0 of the protocol.
By Steve Mesh This article on emergency lighting and controls was very much a collaborative effort. Many experts in the field—including Rick Miller, Craig DiLouie, and several manufacturers—provided extremely valuable input in reviewing and fact-checking the content. Egress and emergency lighting are critical elements of building design. During periods of occupancy, a clear, unobstructed path […]