Investigation of the potential for DDC lighting control retrofits at UBC : a technical viability and economic analysis

Andrea Luk
This research paper investigates feasibility of implementing Direct Digital Controls in lighting systems of existing UBC buildings as a means to reduce energy consumption and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Through in person, phone interviews, email correspondence and online research, information was gathered to evaluate the suitability of five specific DDC lighting controls solutions. Two companies were found to be ideal candidates and a break even feasibility analysis was performed for one of the
more » ... ed for one of the companies. The financial analysis identified strategies to reduce electricity consumption and laboratories as a good candidate for energy savings. It appears that DDC controls are worth further investigation and given the lack of retrofit costs provided, more information should be gathered as explained in this report. Disclaimer: "UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report."
doi:10.14288/1.0108518 fatcat:gpcjtjf4xncx3bektk53pd5kpu