Using guidelines developed by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), ACC Care Center, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have collaborated on a lighting retrofit and research project examining the effect of lighting on the melatonin levels of the care center’s residents.
One of the most common problems in building operations is the use of outdated technology. From automation to security, upgrades are currently available that can immensely improve productivity, enhance services, and save money.
Lighting accounts for about 10 percent of the country’s energy usage, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Choosing the right lighting system is crucial when it comes to saving energy and reducing the carbon footprint of a building or campus.
North American museums are among the world’s leaders in creating immersive and educational exhibition experiences. The technical solutions behind these multimedia environments combine expertise and creativity, and sometimes require complex electrical and lighting methods rooted in theatrical technology.