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.
Jeremy Snyder leads projects related to energy efficiency at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center. He directs the Lighting Energy Alliance, which conducts research and outreach on behalf of member utilities and efficiency agencies. Some of Mr. Snyder's recent projects include an evaluation of wireless lighting controls, a study on using behavioral techniques to increasing occupants' use of light switches, development of a desktop lighting controller, and investigating energy savings from luminaire integrated controls. Mr. Snyder was trained as a mechanical engineer and has previous experience in fuel cells, solar power, wind power, and hydrogen energy.