Integrate Lighting, Daylighting, and HVAC Control in the Laboratory Room

April 20, 2017
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time


New developments in room automation bring lighting controls and automated shading together with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The result is a room that is integrated for energy efficiency, responsive to demands of occupants, and more cost-effective to construct than separate control systems.

Room occupants can positively influence building performance, if the user interface is designed to engage them. A single interface that combines HVAC, lighting, and shading functions makes that possible. The fume hood operator's panel applies the same user interface concepts, giving the whole system a uniform, logical feel.

After viewing this presentation, attendees will:

  • Identify the variety of ways that lab workers influence energy consumption in a facility.
  • Learn to specify the most basic level of integrated lab room automation, connecting thermal comfort, ventilation for exposure control, lighting, and daylighting.
  • Recognize the physical connections and distinctions between different aspects of room infrastructure, HVAC, lighting, and daylighting.
  • Engage all categories of lab building users (operators, energy managers, environmental health and safety officers, lab managers, and scientists) in efficient, effective operation of the facility.


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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Webinar attendees and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL after the webinar if you would like to receive a credit for your participation.

Instructor Biography

Jim Coogan, P.E., is a principal in product development at Siemens Building Technologies. In 30 years of designing controls for mechanical systems, he has contributed to products ranging from room controllers to Internet-based interfaces. Jim has chaired several ASHRAE committees and participates in programs with the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories. Publications include papers on room pressurization and laboratory ventilation. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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