November meeting topic: Energy and Environmental Design

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Reliance on foreign oil and non-renewable resources cannot continue indefinitely. The lighting load of a commercial office building typically is 40% of the building’s energy use. For these buildings to continue to remain cost-effective, and for our country’s environmental well-being, implementing effective lighting controls, utilizing natural daylighting and minimizing energy use must be explored, evaluated and implemented. Continue reading

Message from the president

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Bill Dugary (left) receives engraved silver plate from incoming president Fred Capanna to commemorate Bill’s two years of service as president of the Philadelphia Section.

As the new Philly Section President, I want to start by thanking Bill Dugary for his service as our previous president. Bill has done an excellent job re-invigorating our section. If you look at some of the speakers and topics we have had over the past two years, I think you would agree they’ve been excellent.

He also expanded our participation in related community and educational activities, such as Future Cities, ISPE meetings, and local training seminars.

We have a great core of leaders. At our recent kickoff meeting, they generated some innovative ideas to keep the momentum going.

For example, we will continue to have quality speakers with industry experts in the ever changing automation field. Continue reading