Building systems typically operate in functional silos in many of today’s high-performance buildings. Emerging connected lighting systems, featuring modern network communications technologies with unique platforms for collecting building data, offer the potential to advance the state of building system integration and interoperability. This presentation will provide insight into why such integration and interoperability has historically been a challenge as well as offer suggestions for how design-build practices might leverage new resources and tools to evolve in ways that change the existing paradigm.
- Learn why current practices for designing high-performance buildings do not result in integrated and interoperable building systems.
- Understand the role a connected lighting system can and should play in a high-performance building, and why this role is often not fully realized.
- Learn what integration and interoperability mean for building systems, from both technical and practical viewpoints, and how both should (and should not) be specified.
- Explore how building specifications are developed, organized, and sent to bid using the CSI structure MasterFormat® filing system, the intended purpose of Division 25 Integrated Automation, and how the specs might be improved.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Michael Poplawski joined PNNL in 2009 as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. His work experience includes stints with domestic and foreign component manufacturers ranging in size from start-up to conglomerate, and in various functions including device engineering and reliability, circuit design, application support, and technical marketing. His current efforts are focused on supporting the Department of Energy Solid- State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption. Michael is a member of IES and IEEE, serves on multiple standards development committees, and consults with numerous energy efficiency organizations and specification bodies.
David Wilts is the Managing Principal of Digital Masterplanning, a new consulting and software development firm serving the investment, development, design and construction industries. David has over 30 years’ experience helping organizations adopt disruptive technologies to improve the human experience in the built environment. David's pioneering work has centered around "digital buildings". His expertise includes IT and the integration of building systems with one another, as well as integration with user applications. His experience in enterprise operations, television production, design consulting, construction, and master planning brings a unique perspective to projects.