In the offices of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) in Portland, Oregon, LED luminaires and connected lighting controls are installed on the 13th floor. Initial evaluations in this Living Lab focused on insights from installers and evaluators during installation, configuration, and initial operation.

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Left, an open office space; middle, a man adjusts a light switch; right, an open office space.


Ongoing evaluations assess daylighting (supplementing learning at the Parsons Living Lab) plus many other system capabilities such as control of occupancy and vacancy, dimming, scene control task tuning, energy monitoring, and luminaire diagnostics monitoring. Future studies will evaluate shade control, HVAC integration, demand response, and people tracking functionality.