New technology profiles

01.10.14 | Controlling lighting involves several strategies:Scheduling – turning off or dimming lights when not in useFacility-wide tuning – reducing the default light levelDaylight harvesting – dimming electric lights based on available natural lightOccupancy...
01.09.14 | LEDs are a solid-state lighting technology that converts energy to light through a semiconductor. This is in contrast to incandescent bulbs that generate light (and excess waste heat) through a filament or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) that...

Initiatives

04.13.15 | Task tuning can lead to energy savings without loss of occupant comfort. Task tuning is one form of lighting control that can be used in commercial buildings to save energy. It involves dimming lights in a space so that the average illuminance at...
05.14.14 | In November 2013, we realized a dream we've had for nearly two decades—to live our mission by locating our headquarters in a green building.Our space tells an important economic story. The LEED Platinum Core and Shell building is developer-driven,...

Publications

01.07.16 | Summary of findings from task tuning research.
12.11.15 | Task tuning is one form of lighting control that can be used in commercial buildings to save energy. It involves dimming lights in a space so that the average illuminance at the working plane is appropriate for the type of use in that space. Task...
09.20.12 | Standard, incandescent light bulbs are common in many areas of the UW-Madison Memorial Union and the State Capitol. In 2003, the Wisconsin Division of Energy received a grant to install ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulbs in socket-based fixtures...
09.20.12 | New technology assessment introduces the technology and discusses benefits, outlines market barriers, and lists information sources.

Videos

12.19.13 | Frank Greb and Scott Hackel share the vision for our new space and give a brief technical overview of the HVAC system (including variable refrigerant flow geothermal) and lighting/daylighting strategies.
12.18.13 | Daylight modeling is important for understanding light levels, environmental quality and energy saving impacts of early design decisions. Many daylight modeling tools have been developed, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In this video,...

Webinars

07.02.18 | LED manufacturers continue to develop products to reduce lighting energy and meet new energy efficiency standards. Join us to learn about LED lighting power quality specifications that should be considered before purchasing and installing LED...
03.21.17 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Discuss LED product choices available today for retrofit or new construction applications. Explain how various LED products differ from each other and incumbent technologies. Describe which LED...
11.30.16 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Describe financial, technical and regulatory barriers that constrain broad deployment of LED outdoor lighting conversions in the public sector. Discuss the benefits of LED outdoor lighting...
01.08.16 | This webinar is part two of our lunch and learn webinar series. Also see part one: LED interior applications. As a result of this webinar you will be able to: Identify lighting applications for LED solutions. Describe LED screw in, TLED, retrofit...
01.08.16 | This webinar is part one of our lunch and learn webinar series. Also see part two: LED exterior applications. As a result of this webinar you will be able to: Identify lighting applications for LED solutions. Describe LED screw in, TLED, retrofit...
05.14.15 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Identify when lighting controls will cost effectively save energy. Describe the various benefits of advanced lighting controls for different projects. Plan for the effects of greater network...
03.12.15 | 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...
03.31.14 | AS A RESULT OF THIS WEBINAR YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: Understand the resources available for tracking building performance. Describe examples of HVAC and lighting operational practices that can lead to improved performance. Discuss methods for testing...
03.17.14 | In this video series, Richard Young shares techniques to implement energy efficiency and improve your bottom line. Topics include: Introduction to restaurant efficiency Efficient cooking Efficient kitchen ventilation Water conservation Efficient...
01.13.14 | Considering LEDs for your facility? We can help. Appropriate lighting impacts occupant comfort, safety, security and productivity—it's important to get it right. With the industry moving forward quickly, this webcast will get you up-to-speed on the...