Topic: lighting

New technology profiles

Advanced lighting controls
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... MORE
LED lighting
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... MORE

Initiatives

Latest interior and exterior LED lighting solutions
01.08.16 | There is an LED solution for virtually every lighting application today. The critical questions are: Can I afford it? Does it deliver light where I need it? Does it deliver correct light levels? Does it provide the proper quality of light? We’... MORE
Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings
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... MORE
About our building
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,... MORE

Publications

Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings
01.07.16 | Summary of findings from task tuning research. MORE
Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings: energy savings from institutional tuning
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... MORE
ENERGY STAR Lighting in Two Historic Madison Buildings
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... MORE
LED Exit Signs
09.20.12 | New technology assessment introduces the technology and discusses benefits, outlines market barriers, and lists information sources. MORE

Videos

Demand response through advanced lighting controls
09.21.16 | MORE
Vision and sustainable strategies: our new building
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. MORE
Iterative daylight modeling using Rhino, AGi32 and Adobe Creative Suite
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,... MORE

Webinars

Understanding and managing power quality issues with LED lighting
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... MORE
LED trends and choices
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... MORE
LED outdoor lighting: barriers and solutions
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... MORE
LED exterior applications
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... MORE
LED interior applications
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... MORE
Advanced lighting controls: barriers, benefits and beyond
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... MORE
Hit the right note: task tuning for commercial lighting
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... MORE
Optimization of commercial building systems: technologies, practices and strategies
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... MORE
Operating an energy efficient restaurant (video series)
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... MORE
Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: technical review and cost considerations
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... MORE