Planning for Whole Building Lighting, Controls, and Integration - PART 1 OF 2:

Planning for Whole Building Lighting, Controls, and Integration - PART 1 of 2:


Part 1 of Crestron’s two-part series on whole building integration and controls will offer designers a conceptual, high-level overview of connected buildings and key control systems. This course will focus on the basics of each system and how to effectively communicate concepts to clients, vendors, and other members of the design team. Integrating lighting, controls, wireless technology, shading, AV, BMS/BAS software, and other connected systems involves multiple disciplines, and the technical knowledge can often seem overwhelming. This two-part series aims to consolidate and conceptualize, supporting the designer or project manager in strategically coordinating responsibility and offering the most value for each client.

  • Understand the most common connected building systems, interface vs. integration, and the benefits of networked systems
  • Define the most common methods of building communication and apply these concepts to any system or protocol
  • Discuss the basics of RF/wireless control systems and key specifications, space types, and design considerations
  • Identify key lighting control and dimming protocols, how to network a lighting system, and how to plan for consistency
  • Hold specifications by applying key concepts to documentation, the design team, and to vendors
  • “Integration” or “Finger Pointing”? Effective planning and coordination when there’s no integration consultant

Speaker Eric Enright – Creston Electronics
Eric Enright is a National Design Manager with Crestron Electronics, Inc. and is responsible for commercial lighting controls, energy management, and integration across a wide variety of projects. Eric is also a technical trainer and a key support resource for professional engineers, lighting designers, integrators, and architects throughout all phases of the design process.

Prior to joining Crestron, Eric was an Architectural Lighting & Controls Designer where he was responsible for designing full-scale lighting and control systems while managing the design and specification team. In addition to design, Eric has worked as a solid-state lighting engineer where he developed new product as well as previous experience as an electrical controls technician. Eric is Lighting Certified® by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and is a Green Building Initiative Green Globes® Professional. Eric received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and in his off time enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and playing the guitar.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-25-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-25-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-10-2020
Registered 8
Cut off date 02-25-2020 11:00 am
VIA Design Architects
319 East Plume Street, Norfolk, VA
VIA Design Architects

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Ticket Type Price
Member $8.00
Non-Member $12.00

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