Task tuning—the dimming of lights to create levels appropriate for the activities in a space—can save energy without sacrificing occupant satisfaction. Why? Because most commercial spaces, for a variety of reasons, are over-lit.
We will share proper task tuning techniques and discuss the results of our research study, including verified energy savings and how task tuning could be included in utility Conservation Improvement Program offerings in Minnesota.
We will also provide a high level characterization of the types of buildings for which task tuning is appropriate.
Who should watch?
Building designers, lighting designers and electrical engineers, architects, energy modelers, building owners, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved in the building design process.
Scott Schuetter PE, LEED AP
Senior Research 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.
Jennifer Li PE, LEED AP
Senior Energy Engineer
Jennifer conducts electrical engineering and lighting design analysis for commercial and industrial new construction and renovation projects with a concentration on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This project was supported in part (or in whole) by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.
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