LEDs Technology Impact on Savings and Efficiency



We will examine the effect LED technology has had on energy savings, control strategies, and future implications with continued efficient lighting technology. As lighting technology becomes more efficient it will adjust codes, incentives from utilities, and energy efficiency standards. More importantly, it will change the cost benefit analysis regarding lighting, control strategies, and occupant comfort. The LED revolution for lighting is not done and, in this lecture, we will discuss the current state of LEDs as well as the direction we are going and what we might find when we arrive.

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to describe the market shift from daylight harvesting to networked lighting controls in response to LEDs.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will be able to discuss emerging technologies in lighting control strategies as it relates to joining energy efficiency measures to occupant comfort.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to identify incoming changes to code and utilities incentives as they adapt to new/integrated control strategies pertaining to building, floor, space, and individual preferences.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will be able to illustrate the history of energy and non-energy benefits from lighting control strategies, but also, how they will influence additional building control systems to maximize savings.
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Dylan Agnes
Research Scientist II
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design, completing a Master's in Architecture with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. As a student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab and gained hands-on experience in the practice of Integrated Design. As an IDL Research assistant, Dylan worked with both the architectural and engineering side of integrated design, providing a broader opportunity to cross over fields of study. Since graduation, Dylan has been working as a Research Scientist at the IDL and has been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.