Francis M Rubinstein

Francis Rubinstein

Electronics, Lighting and Networks Group
Demand Response Research Center (DRRC)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2000
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2121L
(510) 486-4096

Francis Rubinstein is a Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department. He leads a team whose research focuses on digital lighting controls and energy-efficient buildings. He is developing a low-cost building equipment control network (IBECS) that will allow lighting fixtures and other building equipment to be operated and controlled wirelessly from the Internet. He is an internationallyrecognized expert in advanced lighting controls research and has managed several major demonstrations of lighting control systems including the Philip Burton Federal Building for which he was awarded the Vice-Presidential National Performance Award. He was DOE’s lighting expert for the Greening of the White House Initiative under President Clinton in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is current Chair of the IESNA Research Committee. Before joining LBNL in 1979, he spent two years as a photometric test engineer for Prescolite. He received a BA in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

1991

Rubinstein, Francis M., and Chin Zhang. "A Spreadsheet for Analyzing the In-Situ Performance of Fluorescent Luminaries." In Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conference 1991. Montreal, Canada, 1991. Download: PDF (1.21 MB)
Rubinstein, Francis M., and Rudolph R. Verderber. Automatic Lighting Controls Demonstration: Long-term Results In PG&E Research and Development., 1991. Download: PDF (1.36 MB)
Franconi, Ellen M., and Francis M. Rubinstein. "Considering Lighting System Performance and HVAC Interactions in Lighting Retrofit Analysis." In IEEE-IAS Annual Conference. Houston, TX, 1991. Download: PDF (674.96 KB)
Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Michael Packer. "Fixture Efficiency Program." In Association of Energy Engineers Conference. Anaheim, CA, 1991.

1990

Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Richard E. Whiteman. "Thermal Performance Characteristics of Compact Fluorescent Fixtures." In 1990 HVAC and Building Systems Congress, October 7-12, 1990. Seattle, WA, 1990. Download: PDF (814.18 KB)
Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Michael Packer. "Thermally Efficient Compact Fluorescent Fixture Systems." In IEA/ENEL Conference on Advanced Technologies for Electric Demand-Side Management. Sorrento, Italy, 1990. Download: PDF (566.63 KB)
Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Richard E. Whiteman. "Thermally Efficient Compact Fluorescent Fixtures." In IEEE-IAS Annual Conference. Seattle, WA, 1990. Download: PDF (496.14 KB)

1989

Ward, Gregory J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Anat Grynberg. "Luminance in Computer-Aided Lighting Design." In Building Simulation Conference. Vancouver, Canada, 1989.

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