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.
Lieko Earle is a Senior Research Engineer in the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She conducts field-based and laboratory evaluations of innovative residential efficiency technologies, including home energy management systems (HEMS) that interact intelligently with buildings and their occupants to optimize comfort, convenience, and energy use. Her research interests center around advanced monitoring techniques and experiment design for field evaluations of residential building systems. She holds a B.S. in Physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.