by Brianna Crandall — July 6, 2018 — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has just published NEMA LSD 79-2018, Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, a new white paper that includes a framework used to gauge the effectiveness of different lighting control methods.
Dr. Robert Nachtrieb, lead scientist, Lutron Electronics Company, and chair of the LSD 79 ad hoc committee, stated:
While the potential to save energy short term is very clear, a method is necessary to determine the long-term average savings that can be captured based on the specific efficiency measures selected by a building owner. This paper describes the complexity of this determination and suggests a potential path forward.
According to the NEMA website, the paper is indifferent to the manufacturer of a controls system and provides a modular approach to measuring the potential savings realized from various lighting systems.
NEMA LSD 79-2018, Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.