The potential to reduce energy consumption in existing and commercial buildings is enormous. On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting has a large potential for energy savings for any U.S. building end use, with a significant fraction of that potential coming from lighting controls.
CLTC, in partnership with Southern California Edison, recently kicked off a new project portfolio to assess lighting controls, electric lighting, and daylighting technologies and their potential for commercial applications. The new projects will have elements of market assessment, EM&V, and selected demonstrations.
The projects will focus on evaluating the following technologies:
- Automated demand response (ADR) retrofit and new construction solutions for use with lighting in small commercial applications (less than 10,000 square feet).
- Advanced daylight harvesting strategies that include the use and control of dynamic fenestration along with electric lighting to increase building occupant comfort and energy savings
- Dedicated LED track lighting systems and LED screw-base replacement lamps used in track lighting applications