Advances in lighting and smart home technologies offer the potential to improve a home or building's energy efficiency, save energy, and add value for the occupant. This session will discuss recent pilots and projects in LED lighting, smart thermostats, and smart home technologies.
Beth Mielbrecht, PE, Senior Engineer and Partner at Taitem Engineering, manages the Energy + Sustainability Department. Beth manages projects and staff in a diverse department which includes energy audits, green building certifications, commissioning, industrial energy management, utility consulting, energy policy, research, and training. Beth leads research projects focused on emerging energy efficiency technologies, develops energy management plans, and creates trainings on energy conservation theory and techniques. Beth has a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in literature, both from Stevens Institute of Technology.