Advanced Lighting Controls - My Venture from the Ivory Tower

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Date: 
June 15, 2012 - 12:00pm
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90-3122
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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 developed at UC Berkeley and commercialized by Adura Technologies 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. Adura Technologies was founded by Charlie and Haas MBA graduates Josh Mooney and Zach Gentry in 2005 and won the PG&E-sponsored Energy Efficiency Prize at the inaugural California Cleantech Open in 2006. Adura has since 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.   A recording of this seminar is available at:  https://vimeo.com/44277476

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