Track L | Emerging Energy Trends
Low saturation of LED lighting in the commercial sector presents a timely opportunity to combine the benefits of energy savings from LEDs with technical innovations that can be realized with added networked lighting controls. Proactive adoption of networked lighting controls has the ability to increase savings from lighting projects by 47% and generate additional business value to the building asset.
The most significant commercial savings opportunity exists within indoor linear LED lamps & fixtures when installed with networked controls. Networked LEDs have the potential to substantial decrease energy load in the commercial sector (by as much as 193 TWh of first year savings). In addition to energy savings, commercial LED projects can deliver a variety of non-energy value to the building and its occupants. User demand is growing for light quality and controllability of light. More research is available on how light can promote health and wellbeing, which can dramatically enhance the indoor environment. Non-energy benefits from networking lights such as space utilization, asset tracking and building system integration can revolutionize building operations. This upgrade opportunity will be ubiquitous among C&I customers, with an estimated 850 million linear fixtures available nationwide for replacement or retrofit.
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Brady Nemeth is a Program Manager for the DLC’s Solid State Lighting (SSL) program. In this role, he manages the coordination and administration of the Surveillance Testing and Logo Compliance programs to ensure the credibility and accuracy of information on the Qualified Products List (QPL) and in the marketplace. Additionally, he helps with the general development and maintenance of the SSL program’s technical requirements. Brady sits on the Board of Managers for the Charlotte chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and holds a bachelor’s degree from NC State University in Raleigh, NC.
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