Archive for the ‘Craig’s Lighting Control Whitepapers’ Category

Lighting Controls Association Publishes 2017 Construction Outlook

The Lighting Controls Association has published its monthly feature covering major indices and forecasts for the lighting industry and nonresidential construction. Check it out here.

BriteSwitch’s Enthoven on Lighting Product Rebate Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Leendert Jan Enthoven, President of BriteSwitch, a utility rebate fulfillment company. The topic: lighting product rebate trends. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the April feature article for the Lighting Controls Association. DiLouie: How would you characterize […]

Construction Forecast 2016

The Lighting Controls Association has published a review of current construction economic indicators and the 2016 AIA Consensus Construction Forecast. GDP ended 2015 strongly with an annual estimated growth rate of 2.4%. The overall U.S. economy continues to improve. Positive economic conditions continue to support growth in demand for nonresidential construction. The nonresidential construction sector […]

DOE Profiles Commercial Building Stock

The Lighting Controls Association recently published a whitepaper I wrote about the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, published in stages this year by the Department of Energy. The 2012 CBECS provides an estimated profile of the U.S. commercial building stock based on an interviewed sampling. Information includes number of buildings, floorspace, age, building type, […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Whitepaper on Visible Light Communication

My contribution to the Lighting Controls Association website in May is an article about visible light communication. Visible light communication (VLC) is a particularly exciting technology in an industry that is already going through exciting technological change. This technology, popularly used in applications such as fiber-optics, now shows promise for general lighting due to the […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Construction Forecast

My most recent contribution to the Lighting Controls Association’s blog is a post summarizing current economic trends, 2014 year in review for the lighting industry, and the AIA’s Consensus Construction Forecast. Check it out here.

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Article on New Metal Halide Luminaire Regulations

I recently wrote an article for the Lighting Controls Association covering new energy efficiency standards for metal halide luminaires announced by the U.S. Department of Energy. The new rules, which take effect in three years, will be disruptive to the metal halide luminaire market. Read it here.

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Article Summarizing Lighting Changes in New LEED

My January column for the Lighting Controls Association blog and newsletter lightingCONTROL summarizes the major lighting changes in the new LEED v4. Of particular interest for general lighting is a new “lighting quality” provision (EQc6, Interior Lighting, 1 point), which lists eight options and requires adoption of at least four of them in the design. […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Whitepaper on Advanced Lighting Control Options for LEED v.4

The Lighting Controls Association recently published an article I wrote about advanced lighting control options that can be used to achieve Energy + Atmosphere points for LEED v.4. Version 4 of the popular Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is expected to be released at Greenbuild in November 2013. Final […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Whitepaper on Importance of Commissioning

I recently authored an article for the Lighting Controls Association about a recent Energy Center of Wisconsin study demonstrating that proper commissioning of daylight harvesting lighting controls can lead to higher energy savings. But an even bigger lesson, I believe, can be found in commissioning all automatic lighting control systems. Read it here.