Smart Commercial Lighting – Lower costs, better workplaces

With EECA’s support, EMANZ held seminars around New Zealand in 2012. The seminars provided those interested with the latest information around the application of energy efficient commercial lighting technologies and controls, including design considerations, standards and regulations.
Booklet on Smart Commercial Lighting
A booklet called “Smart commercial lighting” was handed out to attendees of the seminars. If you would like a copy of this booklet please email EMANZ with your postal details. These are only available while stocks last.

Commercial Building Lighting Seminar presentations

The following recordings of the seminars were made in Wellington on 5 May 2012. 
Presentation 1
(Omar Shahab - Switch Lighting Design & Consultancy)
This presentation provides an insight on the various approaches to lighting design, the many elements that go into lighting a space as well as the role of the standards in lighting design. We also cover Interior and exterior lighting design, what defines a well lit space, the various factors we should look for, as well as technological advances readily available in the market today, new luminaire technology and adaptive lighting design.
Presentation 2
(Bryan King  Director – Lighting Management Consultants Ltd)
This presentation introduces the Standards and Regulatory environment for energy efficient commercial lighting in New Zealand and explores the opportunities and limitations for use in the current age of digital lighting. Additionally, the pathways to market for efficient lighting are discussed with a focus on project management methods and financial analysis tools that support more efficient solutions.
Presentation 3
(Noel Mason - Noel Mason Consulting Ltd)
This presentation provides an insight into what a lighting audit should cover and the likely outcomes, while also highlighting the typical energy saving solutions and the preferred approaches to lighting maintenance and operation.
Presentation 4
(Frans Plugge – ECOsystems Ltd)
This presentation outlines why we need controls, the basic control types and discusses some pertinent issues in specifying, contracting and commissioning lighting control systems.

About the presenters

Omar Shahab
Having graduated from Engineering Product Design (University of Central England) with a BSc Hons, Omar started his career in lighting design shortly afterwards, working for leading UK independent lighting consultancy, Pinniger & Partners. While still in the UK he studied towards his LIF certificates (Lighting Industry Federation). Omar has since worked for both independent consultancies as well as large engineering firms, before setting up his own independent lighting design and consultancy, Switch.
Omar now brings all his past experience and wisdom to projects without being restricted to a particular manufacturer, range of lighting, or agenda and is able to offer completely unbiased expert advice and design. Omar has worked on a wide range of project types, from commercial to retail, educational to arts and cultural, road and urban to high-end residential.
Noel Mason
Noel has been involved in the electricity industry for over thirty-five years and has considerable experience in lighting, power conditioning, motors and drives, and energy auditing.  He is a Registered Engineering Associate, and is as an EMANZ Accredited Energy Auditor.  He has operated his own engineering consultancy since 1994.
Specialising in lighting has allowed Noel to be involved in many audits, redesigns, and upgrades to provide clients with energy efficient lighting systems.  Additionally he has been part of the team recently delivering the EMANZ Facilities Managers and Energy Specialists courses.
Bryan King
Bryan King has a thirty year background in the lighting industry as a director and CEO of companies in the professional lighting market. He is principal of Lighting Management Consultants Ltd, a management consultancy that advises on the economic, energy and environmental impacts of lighting infrastructure.
Bryan was founding Chairman of Lighting Council NZ, is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of ANZ, a member of the Life Cycle Association of NZ and the Energy Management Association of NZ.
He is currently on the AS/NZS1158 Public Lighting Standards Committee and has been an APEC NZ Standards delegate, a member of the Ministry for the Environment Lighting Product Stewardship Steering Group and the Electricity Commission Efficient Lighting Advisory Panel.
Frans Plugge
Plugge is the Executive Director of ECOsystems who have been implementing energy efficiency upgrades and lighting controls for more than 15 years throughout New Zealand.