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Case Studies in Advanced Lighting Control


While the percentage of buildings that have Advanced Lighting Controls Systems (ALCS) installed remains quite low, they are gradually becoming more prevalent, partly as a result of changes to Title 24 that require them. With new combined capabilities of ALCS, we can now do many things never before possible, including realizing significant energy savings (typically from 20-40%) on top of more efficient LED luminaires, and increasing user comfort, health and productivity. ALCS plays an important role in achieving Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, mandated for all new residential construction in California by 2020, and an optimal design process remains critical to their successful adoption. 

This course will present several important ALCS demonstration projects that provide valuable data, learning, and experience. The results and lessons learned will be presented in case studies that focus primarily on designing, implementing and operating ALCS, and will address task tuning; CCT and LLD tuning; optimizing the integrated design process; designing for ZNE; assessing technologies and systems; and calculating ROI and presenting solutions to owners.  



This will be a full day class from 9 am-4 pm with a break for lunch

9:00 Introduction & Safety Announcements

9:10          Interactive Exercise #1: Assessing Goals of Class

9:30          ALCS Definitions and Types, By Code & Beyond: Clifton Stanley Lemon 

9:45          Designing & Specifying ALCS: Clifton Stanley Lemon 

10:00       Break

10:15       Case Studies: Cornell & GSA, Confidential Tech Firms, Bloomberg Center - David Wilts

11:45       Class Discussion

12:15       Lunch

1:15          Interactive Exercise #2: Using DLC’s QPL to search and evaluate products and systems 

1:45          Case Studies- Jay Shuler, Xicato

2:45          Break w Snacks

3:00          Interactive Exercise #2: Role Playing w/ ROI calcs- Clifton Stanley Lemon

3:30          Class Discussion w Questions 

3:45-4      Closing & Class Evaluation



1.  Understand the definition of Advanced Lighting Control Systems (ALCS), which capabilities of ALCS meet code minimum, and what capabilities exceed code minimum.

2. Identify potential energy and non-energy benefits of ALCS and its impact on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings 

3. identify typical barriers to ALCS and effective solutions demonstrated in case studies of successful projects

4. How to improve the design process for ACLS through a careful focus on Basis of Design (BOD), Owners’ Project Requirements (OPR), and Sequence of Operation (SOO) 

David Wilts, CEO, Digital Master Planning
David is the CEO of Digital Master Planning, a new software development and consulting firm which focuses on enabling organizations to adopt disruptive technology in order to transform the human experience. He was Associate Principal at Arup, where he developed and led the firm's Digital Consulting work creating new offerings, including: Digital Masterplanning, Digital (Smart) Building Design, Technology Owner's Representation, BIM Master Planning, Building Technology (IT, AV, Security) Design, and Unified Collaboration. He was also Global director of Integrated Building Technology for Crestron, developing the firm's design assist program for smart, integrated building technology. Supported and created with engineering the firm's software and hardware to support the overall integrated building strategy. Consulted on over 100 smart building projects around the world. His work includes projects such as Cornell University’s Bloomberg Center in New York, the forthcoming Chengdu Aerotropolis, and the Wharf in Washington, D.C., as well as providing digital services to multiple confidential global technology companies with hundreds of projects around the world. 

Jay Shuler, Director, Product Marketing, Xicato
Jay has led product management and marketing at Xicato since October 2015, and is responsible for hardware and software product definition (MRD); marketing integrtation with Engineering, and Operations in development and launch activities; product roadmap; and Sales communication and support. Before Xicato, he was VP of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for Sensity, a manufacturer of intelligent sensor nodes that attach to outdoor area luminaires to create a wireless network that connects all types of private enterprise, municipal, and utility assets into an Internet of Things, with platform software that enables leverage of Big Data from sensors and controllers by any number of applications and users. He was also Regional Marketing for Philips Lumileds where he was responsible for demand creation at all levels of the value chain for entire Western Hemisphere.

Clifton Stanley Lemon, Clifton Lemon Associates
Clifton Lemon Associates provides education, strategy, product development, and marketing consulting and advisory services to manufacturing, technology, design, and funding organizations. He was formerly Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa and Director of Business Development at Integral Group. Clifton has deep knowledge of sustainability, MEP, lighting, and LED technology, is well connected to the Bay Area, national, and international AEC and lighting and AEC communities, and is passionate about lighting, sustainable building, and behavioral issues in the built environment. He is an active writer and speaker, with extensive experience in event production and curriculum for professional development. He is the President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco Section, and is on the Advisory Boards of Lighting Facts, Strategies in Light, and LightShow West.