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(IS-2014-51) Establishing a Data Collection Methodology, Common Metrics and the Lighting Energy Code Comparison for Lighting Control Systems Research
This paper from the New Buildings Institute reviews two commercial office lighting controls research field studies – one through the Office of the Future Consortium (OTF) and another funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). This paper characterizes a method framework, applied to office spaces, and is offered as a methodology and metrics combination concept to be leveraged by working groups in a position to educate and influence the lighting research milieu. Additional NBI work with the California PIER program also provided some insights for the research metrics and key performance indicators for lighting controls research. These studies were commissioned because utilities are facing higher mandates to save through energy efficiency.