Implementation of successful daylighting control systems
Thursday, February 28, 2013 · available on-demand
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
Daylighting control, or daylight harvesting, has become a common energy-savings strategy when designing for sustainability. Although automatic daylighting controls are growing in popularity, several barriers still exist to successfully implement these technologies in mainstream construction.
Best practices suggest that successful automatic daylighting controls require a significant commissioning effort (including calibration and functional testing) in order to reach full energy-savings potential. In this webinar, Hackel and Schuetter will discuss their research findings from monitoring and commissioning several daylighting control systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Field performance results will be shared and guidelines for successful execution, startup and commissioning of these systems will be addressed. (Former Energy Center engineer Mark Vincent, PE, LEED AP also contributed to the research findings revealed during this webinar.)
Who should watch?
Lighting contractors, electricians, energy program design and implementation professionals, lighting designers, architects, building owners, commercial building energy advocates, interior designers, property managers, facility managers, utility representatives and anyone interested in lighting technologies.
Scott Hackel PE, LEED AP
Principal and Director of Engineering
Scott consults with architects and engineers on energy efficient building designs and systems. He also conducts applied research on technologies and processes through both field monitoring and extensive energy modeling. He has specialized in the study of ground source heat pumps and lighting and HVAC controls.
Scott is an active member of ASHRAE at both the local and national level; at the national level being an integral part of the geothermal energy technical committee. He's also a member of USGBC Wisconsin.
Scott has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a graduate certificate in energy analysis and policy.
Scott Schuetter PE, LEED AP
Senior Energy Engineer
Scott analyzes efficient building designs and researches various energy efficiency technologies. He has extensive experience with both energy and daylight modeling. He served as program manager for the Daylighting Collaborative. Scott is a large-scale batch energy modeling specialist who focuses much attention on modeling campuses, communities, and regions. In addition, he studies climate change impacts on building energy consumption and demand. He is an active member of ASHRAE.
Scott has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Indiana University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.