Acuity Brands recently released a new Title 24 guide.
In A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings, DOE outlines its national goal to triple the energy efficiency and demand flexibility of buildings by 2030. A subsequent report, published in December 2019, specifically evaluates the potential for lighting and electronics (primarily consumer plus IT equipment) to optimize energy efficiency and comfort while providing services back to the grid. This article examines lighting’s potential to support grid interactivity, primarily in the form of networked lighting controls and automated demand response.
This month, we explore a highly integrated lighting controls installation at the United Technologies Center for Intelligent Buildings, a LEED Platinum Certified project in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Leviton recently announced the launch of Contractor Connect, an online destination designed to support busy electrical contractors. Contractor Connect features a host of educational resources, videos, customer support, expert points of view, and the latest content on Leviton products to help contractors where and when they need it most.
Uline, a distributor of shipping and packaging solutions to businesses throughout North America, wanted all of the more than 3,000 lights in its 800,000-sq.ft. Lacey, WA facility to operate as a single system with one interface that in turn would work the company’s existing IT system. Uline selected Synapse Wireless, which designed an intelligent lighting solution that effectively manages all of the lights.
0-10V dimming wires, the wires used to communicate dimming intensity via a 10-volt signal, can be easily identified on wiring diagrams, installation instructions, and dimmable drivers by their colors: gray and violet (although violet is often referred to as purple). This will soon change, however, as new codes and guidelines take effect.
LEDs Magazine, creators of the annual Sapphire Awards, have announced four projects receiving the 2021 Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Control Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association.
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.
Endeavor Business Media will host the HortiCann Light + Tech Conference September 28-29, 2021. This year’s event will be held online. The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to sponsor this year’s event.
The Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) encourages lighting manufacturers to participate in the Department of Energy’s Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) competition.