Speaker Presentations & Bios

Alex Baker, MSc, LC, IES
Lighting Program Manager, ENERGY STAR

Understanding the new and improved ENERGY STAR specifications
Through 18 years of combined effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, manufacturers, retailers and utilities, the ENERGY STAR label has become the trusted symbol of environmental protection and energy efficiency. The Program is currently undergoing a series of important changes intended to enhance and strengthen the brand and its meaning in the marketplace. ENERGY STAR lighting specifications are being revamped, with an emphasis on ensuring high efficiency and quality regardless of technology, with new performance levels reflective of the changing regulatory landscape and the need to maintain a wide performance margin over the new halogen incandescent baseline. This session will review the above, with an emphasis on the practical steps manufacturers can take to make the most of their partnership with the Program.

Alex Baker is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lighting Program Manager for the ENERGY STAR program, responsible for development of the Program's new lamp and luminaire specifications, qualification processes and partner support materials. Prior to EPA, Alex worked in luminaire manufacturing and specification sales in New York. Alex holds a Master of Science in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.

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Terry McGowan, Director
Engineering & Technology
American Lighting Association

Residential Lighting - Setting the Stage for the Next 100 Years
It isn't often that we have a chance to re-invent our industry; but that's what is happening right now in residential lighting as we move from the age of the traditional incandescent bulb to a time when there is a proliferation of light source choices.

In residential lighting, the customer rules; style and appearance matter more than technology. It is therefore up to the suppliers, manufacturers and retailers of residential lighting products to figure out how to inform the customer about the new technology options while managing the expanding product reporting and regulatory requirements. Here is how these challenges are being met while continuing to provide that customer with products that they they can afford to buy, want to buy and which provide the proper application of light.

Terry is the principal of his own lighting consulting business, Lighting Ideas, Inc. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He also acts on behalf of the American Lighting Association as their Director of Engineering and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the 2009 recipient of the IES Medal Award in recognition of his work as a lighting educator, researcher and author. Terry is a member of the National Electrical Code Panel on Lighting and serves on several UL/CSA Standards Technical Panels. His lighting career involves some 50 years of experience primarily with GE Lighting in Cleveland where he retired as manager of the GE Lighting Institute in 1998.

Bob Parks, Executive Director
International Dark-Sky Association

The Energy Efficient Future of Outdoor Lighting
Bob Parks will identify the critical elements of an energy efficient outdoor lighting future and highlight the research that is necessary to avoid the mistakes of the past. IDA believes that Solid State Lighting (SSL) has the potential to revolutionize outdoor lighting as long as it is done in an environmentally responsible manner. The conversion to SSL over the next decade will be a once in a century opportunity to redefine how the world uses outdoor lighting.

Bob Parks is founder of the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce (VOLT), an all-volunteer, non-profit, grassroots advocacy group since 2000. Its mission is to promote safe and efficient outdoor lighting. VOLT has been successful helping localities in Virginia to enact lighting ordinances and was instrumental in the passage of legislation to require that all state facilities purchase only full cut-off fixtures. Mr. Parks is an avid amateur astronomer and past president of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, the largest of its kind in the United States. He has been a member of International Dark-Sky Association since 2000. In 2005, he founded the Almost Heaven Star Party at Spruce Knob, WV, one of the darkest observing sites on the East Coast. In March of 2009, Mr. Parks joined IDA to launch the Washington Office for Public Policy and Government Affairs. As managing director, he was charged with keeping Congress and federal agencies up-to-date regarding IDA’s mission and its issues. In addition, he is working to build a coalition of environmental and energy organizations that have parallel goals to reduce light pollution, conserve energy, and preserve the natural environment. In June 2010 the IDA Board appointed Mr. Parks as Executive Director.

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Taylor Jantz-Sell, Lighting Marketing Manager,

Avoiding dead ends in the route to ENERGY STAR qualification
Taylor Jantz-Sell will break down the basic program requirements for existing ENERGY STAR CFL, Integral LED Lamp, and Solid-State Lighting Luminaires programs. She will summarize all the “required reading” material and resources, highlight common manufacturer challenges and pitfalls, and provide a simple check list of steps for getting products qualified to help ensure your ENERGY STAR qualification process just a little less painful.

Taylor Jantz-Sell works for D&R International, an energy-efficiency consulting firm that has provided ENERGY STAR support services to the U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA. On behalf of DOE, Ms. Jantz-Sell manages the day-to-day operation of three ENERGY STAR lighting programs (CFLs, SSL Luminaires and LED lamps). Ms. Jantz-Sell has supported the ENERGY STAR program since 2007, working with manufacturers, retailers and utility partners on a variety of efforts including marketing and outreach via the “Change A Light” and “Operation Change Out” promotional campaigns and technical support for the ENERGY STAR lighting programs. She also provides strategic direction for the DOE Lighting Facts program.

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Marci Sanders, Program Manager
D&R International

Just the Facts on Product Performance from DOE Lighting Facts
This presentation will explain how the U.S. Department of Energy's Lighting Facts program promotes accurately reported product performance information to product buyers and utilities. Learn about the process for earning the Lighting Facts label, including testing requirements, allowable performance tolerances, and how to handle product variations. Discover what steps DOE takes to ensure the integrity of the Lighting Facts label from misuse and about the recently launched quality assurance program to verify product performance. Finally, you'll learn about the on-line resources from the Lighting Facts partner web site.

Marci Sanders is a program manager at D&R International, where she supports the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) solid-state lighting program. Her primary responsibility is management of the Lighting Facts ® Program, a voluntary online pledge and labeling program to promote accuracy and transparency in manufacturers' claims of product performance. Marci has more than 16 years of market development, program and project management expertise in energy efficiency. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Willamette University.

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Kelly Cunningham, Outreach Director
California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis

Reducing the amount of energy used for lighting in California through legislation and codes
In 1975, California passed the Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act as a reaction to the national oil embargo crisis that forced California to reconsider the way electricity was produced and used. The resulting actions included the creation of the California Energy Commission and subsequently, energy codes intended to change the way electricity was used in buildings throughout the state. As an excellent opportunity for immediate impact, requirements for lighting are included in the performance-based directives of Title 24 and Title 20 through language that addresses the design of the building and the appliances selected for installation. Title 24 and 20 are revised on four-year cycles, providing an opportunity for the utilities, lighting industry representatives, researchers, and practitioners to move the code in a desirable direction.

Since these codes were introduced, the rest of the U.S. has shown an increase in the annual electricity use per capita, but California has been successful in keeping electricity use close to 1975 levels. However, it is time to do better. Driven by the climate action and energy use reduction mandates included in California Assembly Bills 1109 and 32, plans for efficiency improvements and new technology adoption currently are in development, including the next revision of building codes. Additionally, the California Public Utilities Commission recently released a lighting-specific chapter of the California Strategic Plan that encourages the aggressive implementation of lighting strategies that not only meet code, but exceed it and achieve 60–80% savings in all applications by 2020.

California long has been recognized as a national leader in adopting aggressive energy legislation. The assembly bills and codes set a baseline for minimum action. This presentation will review the current regulations set forth by California law and offer a position for improving, rather than maintaining, the current rate of electricity used for lighting.

Kelly Cunningham is the Outreach Director at CLTC. Her responsibilities include providing information about CLTC and energy-efficient lighting technologies to the lighting industry, project partners, and the public through online and printed publications, tours, events, and reporting. Kelly feels passionately about working for organizations that promote sustainable behavior change and encourage consumers at all levels to use less, and think more about how they use energy. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Design. Previously, Kelly held positions in various aspects of brand management, advertising, and design.

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Jean Paul Freyssinier,
Research Scientist Adjunct Professor of Architecture
Lighting Research Center,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

ASSIST Metrics for LED Lighting
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) has actively promoted research-based, application-specific methods for testing and evaluating LED lighting technology. While traditional methods require products to be tested under standardized, ideal conditions, ASSIST test methods use an "application efficacy" approach to testing. This approach considers performance under realistic application environments and the effectiveness of a lighting system to meet prescribed lighting criteria with the least amount of electrical input power. This presentation will provide an overview of ASSIST test methods for several lighting applications, which are appropriate for all lighting technologies, as well as new projects under investigation. Test data gathered using these methods will show how testing products by intended application allows for appropriate, apples-to-apples comparisons of product performance.

Jean Paul Freyssinier is a Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center. He received a BS in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a MS in Lighting from RPI. His research interests include solid-state lighting, LED performance, technology transfer, energy-efficient lighting design, photometry, the spectral effects of lighting, and education. For over ten years, he has been involved in lighting technology research and development at the LRC, including a three-year project to develop high-efficiency solid-state lighting. His lighting experience includes working as principal of design in a full-service architectural lighting and automation design firm in Mexico. He has received the Walsh Weston award from the Society for Light and Lighting in the United Kingdom and one IIDA Mohawk Hudson Section Award.

Ash Sahi,
President & CEO
CSA Group

Lighting the Path Forward
Join CSA President & CEO Ash Sahi for this welcome address and learn how CSA is participating in and supporting the lighting communities efforts in energy efficiency.

Ash Sahi is a graduate of McGill University in Chemical Engineering he has an MBA from the University of Toronto and Chartered Director from McMaster University. Ash started his career at DuPont Canada Inc and managed a number of global businesses for the firm over the past 25 years in the capacity of General Manager and CEO. During his tenure, he worked in Business Development, R&D and was involved in several M&A deals internationally. His last role was CEO of DuPont Liquid Packaging Systems which was a $500 million business operating in Europe, Asia and North America with 1400 employees. Ash joined CSA Group on September 17, 2009 and became President & CEO and member of the CSA Board of Directors.

Dr. Alexander Rosemann, P.Eng, LC, CEM
Specialist Engineer Codes & Standards
BC Hydro Power Smart

ENERGY STAR – A Canadian Context
The talk will give an overview on ENERGY STAR Lighting specifications in Canada. It will summarize updates to current Energy Star lighting product specifications as well as upcoming additions and updates. An overview on testing and verification requirements and Canadian test labs will also be provided.

Dr. Alexander Rosemann is a specialist engineer Codes & Standards with BC Hydro. He received his PhD for his thesis on daylighting utilization with lightpipes and his habilitation on daylight technologies from the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). Subsequent to his research at TUB, Alexander worked with Schueco International KG in Bielefeld looking at the energetic performance of building envelopes. After a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of British Columbia, he joined BC Hydro in 2007. His fields of expertise include electrical lighting, daylighting, control strategies, photometry and colourimetry. Alexander was/is currently involved in several committees including DIN, LiTG, CIE, IEA, CSA and the NECB. He has over 60 publications in journals and conference proceedings. Alexander is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager and Lighting Certified through the NCQLP.

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