Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Towards a Green Infrastructure
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The existing amount of lighting installations in the US is almost 100 times larger than the new lighting equipment installed each year. This existing infrastructure represents a relighting opportunity to conserve energy equal to a virtual power plant. The energy saved by retrofitting and installing controls will defer construction of new generating plants and provide a cushion to buy time to develop new, renewable sources of power, and reduce transmission congestion. Much of the existing lighting is out of date and should be replaced with new equipment that provides lighting systems that are more user friendly allowing improved productivity.
The retrofitting of existing lighting systems has become the subject of great attention since the amount of new construction has begun slowing down and the exiting infrastructure of buildings is, in fact, 20 times larger than the new construction market.
Mr. Warren will present new tools that allow energy conservation and cost saving that can more than recover the cost of the new round of utility rate increases.
This is a hands on lecture from one of the most dynamic teachers in the industry.
Moderator: Talia Kaplan, Specification Sales, Specialty Lighting Industries
Speaker: Willard L. Warren PE, LC, FIES, Principal, Willard L. Warren Associates, Lighting and Energy Consultants
Bill Warren has been a leader in the lighting industry for over 40 years. Since 1991, he has been principal of Willard L. Warren Associates, Lighting and Energy Consultants. Bill is an alumnus of Cooper Union, a member of the President’s Council, and a Director of the Cooper Union Research Foundation.
His experience includes Regional Sales and Manufacturing Management with Holophane and US Lighting Systems; Energy Conservation Design and Contracting with DMC (Division of Honeywell) and Forest Electric; Marketing with Neo Ray and Genlyte; and Consulting Engineering with Segner and Dalton, Consulting Engineers.
Bill was recently appointed to the NYC Major’s Green Codes Council and has served as a member of the NYC Electrical Code Revision and Interpretation Committee since 1971. Mr. Warren is the author of the well-known, monthly IES “Energy Advisor” column in LD +A Magazine and has been a speaker at both Lightfair International and IES Annual Conferences on the topic of Energy Conservation in Lighting. He is an active member of the Society and continues to volunteer with the IES on its Board of Fellows where he served as Board Chairman from 2005 – 2006.
His clients include: New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Consolidated Edison of New York, the NYC Department of Design and Construction for the study of NYC Street Lighting as a member of the OVI design team, and a number of manufacturers of lighting and controls equipment. He has recently completed the re-lighting of Starrett Housing in Brooklyn and Parkchester in the Bronx and is passionate about saving energy and money through responsible, innovative lighting.
Check-in, Networking & Refreshments: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM View Larger Map
Presentation: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Q & A: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Members Fee: Free
Non-Members Fee: $20
Credits: 1.0 AIA/HSW or 1.0 NCQLP
Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC