Charles Knuffke, Systems VP & Evangelist, Wattstopper / Legrand Building Control Systems Division
Jon Zelinsky, Managing Partner, Prasino Energy
Cori Jackson, Co-Chair, California Energy Alliance
Codes, standards and policy are often viewed by manufacturers, specifiers, and builders as necessary evils, factors that get in the way of executing building projects. Few of us realize the essential nature of the regulatory function of government - policy and regulations drive markets. California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24 Part 6) is now undergoing one of the most significant updates in many years for the current 2022 code cycle.
California has been a global leader in reducing energy use in lighting over the past decade, and while efficiency will always be important, it’s no longer the singular driving force in lighting codes. Lighting is now playing a key role in the transition to healthier, more connected buildings that will eventually become full grid citizens, contributing to a resilient, carbon free grid.
This panel, comprised of some of the country’s top experts on policy, codes and standards in the lighting industry, will explain the 2022 code cycle Title 24 changes and updates and how they impact the lighting industry today. They will illustrate specific case studies in code measures that they’ve been directly involved in that demonstrate the mechanisms behind evolving better codes and standards; provide an overview of what factors to consider when planning products and projects; and discuss in detail lighting’s role in grid modernization and decarbonization.
Josh Dean, Executive Director, California Energy Alliance