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Charles Knuffke

This speaker was a visiting speaker who delivered a talk or talks on the date(s) shown at the links below. This speaker is not otherwise associated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, unless specifically identified as a Berkeley Lab staff member.


Charles Knuffke had his first brush with Lighting Controls in 1983 when he was given the task of programming one of the earliest centralized Lighting Control systems during a co-op at GE, Schenectady. He’s been involved with Lighting Controls ever since.   For the past 21 years, Charles has worked with engineers, contractors and owners to design, specify, and commission Lighting Control Systems for wide-ranging projects. These systems have run the gamut from standalone relay panels with a timeclock to extensive PC-based Lighting Control Networks for multi-building campuses. Once the systems have been installed, Charles has spent thousands of hours working with the facility engineers ensuring that the systems are being used to their fullest capabilities.   Charles is currently Watt Stopper's Western Region Sales Manager, overseeing all sales activity in the Western 13 states, and managing four dedicated district managers who report to him. Before that, he was the Western Technical Manager, working extensively with motion detectors, daylighting controls, and integration.   Most of all, Charles considers himself a teacher, and enjoys presenting to groups interested in Lighting Control technologies, as well as those needing to understand the various energy codes.   Education Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, RPI, 1985 Member IESNA  

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