I attended a workshop on Tuesday, 17 September 2002 sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. I was representing the
BACnet Lighting Applications working group, so I thought it would be
appropriate to post the material that I presented.
Lighting Technology Roadmap
Lighting Controls Submap
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Program
Overview Presentations: Challenges, Opportunities and Updates on the
current state of lighting controls
* Mark Rea, Lighting Research Center, R.P.I.
* Steve Karg, Lithonia Lighting
* Steve Purdy, Tridonics
* Francis Rubenstein, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
How much can these approaches coexist, interact, or serve a broader
Discussion: What are the largest obstacles to greatly expanding the
use of lighting controls? (Biggest needs to address?) What are the
greatest opportunities? (Best place to put research funding?)
Discussion: Can the industry develop a set of common goals related to
lighting controls? Does the industry have enough of a shared interest
to work together?
Discussion: What are the most important things to initiate now?
Summary of workshop results
* identify/recap action items and next steps
* closing remarks
I will follow up with more details when the summary is published
(possibly in a week or so).
See you on Monday!
Electronic Systems Group
Decatur, Georgia, USA