The Department of Energy recently revised its October 2013 report titled, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier’s Process for Maximizing Success, to include a recommendation of a NEMA lighting standard, SSL 7A-2013 Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic Compatibility. This is big news for the lighting industry, and here to provide more details is Lutron’s Rob Nachtrieb. He is chair of the NEMA Lighting Controls Section and former chair of the committee that created SSL 7A.
Today we’re learning about the City Energy Project, a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Institute for Market Transformation. Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager of the City Energy Project at NRDC, joins us to discuss more in depth the goals of the project. To learn more about Kimi’s activities with NRDC, visit her blog: switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/knarita/
National Public Radio (NPR) has moved its headquarters into a new, high-performance building in downtown Washington, D.C. What went into designing and building this new space? Bryan Chun, an associate with Hickok Cole Architects and project’s architect, stops by to tell us.
Patrick Hughes, NEMA’s High-Performance Buildings Policy Director, joins us today to discuss the purpose of High-Performance Buildings Week, as well as trends he’s seeing in the high-performance buildings marketplace.
Today we’re discussing updates to the 2014 edition of the ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 standard. Joining us today are Mike Leibowitz, Secretary of the NEMA Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee, and Jim Avery, Quality Assurance Supervisor at MWS Wire Industries and current Technical Committee Chairman. They will discuss five new product specifications—two for aluminum wire and three for copper wire—and give a preview of future specifications.
It’s one thing to promote high-performance buildings, and another to actually walk the walk. Today we’re chatting with NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings Patrick Hughes about his latest high-performance building project: his home. He’s in the process of turning his 100-year-old rowhouse into a net-zero energy residence.
Today we chat with Sal Cangeloso, founder of computer hardware site XYZcomputing.com and author of “LED Lighting: A Primer to Lighting the Future,” to discuss solid-state lighting technology and what makes it so valuable. We also touch on the shift to energy-efficient lighting, a transition that’s been moving forward steadily for the past two years.
In this podcast we’ll discuss the new light bulb law, touching on who and what will be affected, with Randy Moorhead, Vice President of Government Affairs with Philips Electronics North America. For more information about the 5Ls of Lighting, visit lightbulboptions.org.