To the Dark Side: Efficiency and Demand Response Through Commercial Building Lighting Controls
Lighting energy represents 30-40% of commercial building electricity consumption, yet very few buildings have advanced lighting controls. The potential energy savings are tremendous as is the opportunity to reduce demand on the grid during critical peak use periods. Charlie will describe how low-cost wireless radio technology develop at UC Berkeley is creating a paradigm shift in the way we think about controlling lighting. Beyond deep energy savings and demand response, the technology offers personal control for occupants and improved maintenance and security for facility managers.
Founded by Charlie and Haas MBA graduates Josh Mooney and Zach Gentry, Adura Technologies has commercialized this technology and is deploying it across the U.S. Charlie will describe the journey from a University research project to a venture-funded startup.