How to Prepare a Lighting Control Narrative and Sequence of Operations

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Course Highlights

This three hour class is intended to help participants create a Sequence of Operations for advanced lighting control systems (ALCS) from a Control Intent Narrative in the Basis of Design (BOD).  The importance of a Sequence of Operations will be emphasized as a contributor to a successful lighting control installation.  Establishing operating parameters and setpoints for the control system allows it to be programmed properly, and tested thoroughly.  The Sequence of Operations contributes to the performance of ALCS and improves end user acceptance.  This course addresses energy codes and reviews control strategies used in creating lighting control narratives, and it will cover creating sequences for occupancy, scheduling, daylight harvesting, demand response and more.  Lighting control hardware from several manufacturers and their control parameters are explored in detail.

This class is intended for lighting designers, architects, engineers, design build contractors, developers, lighting control manufacturers, acceptance testers, commissioning professionals, building owners, and building operators who may be involved in creating or reviewing a Control Intent Narrative or a Sequence of Operations for advanced lighting control systems.   The course includes an in-class opportunity to write a control narrative selected from a choice of different room/space types.  Participants are encouraged to bring with them a current project for an opportunity for a collaborative discussion. 


Rick Miller has 30 years of experience designing electrical and lighting systems for commercial projects including hotels, hospitals, prisons, airports, offices, labs and industrial facilities for design firms in Chicago and San Francisco.  He started his own engineering firm RNM Engineering, Inc. in 2002 and is currently providing commissioning services of electrical power systems and lighting control systems. Mr. Miller was the principal coauthor of the California Advanced Lighting Control Training Program (CALCTP).  He has been lecturing on lighting controls for over 15 years, and has given numerous seminars on the 2013 Title 24 energy code as it relates to lighting controls and its paperwork process.Rick earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering physics from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado.  He is a licensed engineer in California and several other states.  He is a recipient of the LEED AP credential from the US Green Building Council, and he received an LC credential from the NCQLP.  Rick passed the examination for Title 24 Certified Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician.

(12:30pm check-in)

4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117

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