2022 PNNL Series: Taming Controls Complexity
Taming Controls Complexity
The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.
Description: In this webinar, presenters will discuss the challenges with configuration, commissioning, and maintaining control settings over time have slowed progress towards integrated lighting and building system controls. Overcoming such challenges can enable energy savings, adaptive lighting for occupant alertness and wellbeing, and better space management in buildings. This webinar will explore some practical solutions to address controls complexity, including development of a clear and concise sequence of operations, the use of controls narratives, and online tools and templates to make these solutions more accessible.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she has managed the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Program for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. She spends much of her time sharing the results and recommendations from the ongoing evaluations at the indoor and outdoor NGLS living labs where connected lighting systems are installed in realistic settings and evaluated by team of lighting experts from around the country.
Lyn is an MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction. She uses her 20+ years of experience to start up and build quality into integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s the chair for the update to DG-16 (the standard for lighting/controls commissioning), on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of the annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.