5011 Pan American Frwy. NE
- Understand LEED and certification levels and how to earn points by using lighting control
- Identify key changes in LEED and how they affect design and construction of commercial
- Use Green LEED rating to understand how lighting control can effectively contribute to LEED certification
In 2006, builders registered 1,700 projects under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system. Today, the number of registered commercial building projects has exploded to well over 35,000. Many of these projects utilize light control to obtain several LEED points. Currently, the USGBC is transitioning to LEED v4. As such, light control remains a key contributor to LEED certification. In fact, light control and light control manufacturer services can contribute to over 40 out of the 110 possible LEED points. This presentation will show participants the key differences between LEED v4 and LEED 2009, and how light control can considerably contribute to LEED v4 certification. Lastly, this session will examine how light control contributed to LEED certification in a real-world project.
Speakers: Mitchell Minotti & Mark Bigler, Lutron Electronics, Inc.
Mark Bigler is a System Sales Engineer for Lutron Electronics where he works with sales personnel and the design community to develop sustainable solutions using various lighting control strategies. After ten years working with nuclear instrumentation and controls in the US Navy, he was more than familiar in how to produce energy to meet specific needs. He then spent over 20 years at Lutron in the field with electrical contractors, end-users, designers, and manufacturers learning new technologies and how to apply controls to improve efficiency and save energy.
Some notable projects include:
- City Center Las Vegas – the first LEED Gold project in Las Vegas including a casino
- GSA Green Proving Ground – evaluation of networked lighting control
- Army, Air Force, and National Guard – NetZero military base applications
Mark holds a BS in Business Management and an AS in Nuclear Technologies. He is active in IES, USGBC, NPFMA, and SAME.
Mitchell Minotti is a Regional Sales Engineer for Lutron Electronics where he works with end-users supporting project design, aligning solutions to increase operational efficiency and create sustainable energy-efficient campuses. Specifically, he works with college and university personnel, corporate customers, the Department of Defense and General Services Administration in the Rocky Mountain region including NM, CO, UT, AZ, WY, MT, and Las Vegas.