On October 29th, 85 RII members, utility engineers and program implementers, energy code and policy advisors, ASABE and DLC working group members, and cultivation industry professionals attended State-of-the-Market: Liquid-Cooled Horticultural LED Lighting, RII’s first technology workshop. The workshop was held in partnership with the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and moderated by Lighting Design Lab. The slide deck for the workshop is available online; read more at this link. If you missed the workshop, you can re-watch the video recording anytime on Zoom.
- Liquid-cooled LED lighting technology connected to hydronic HVAC systems can save energy; a facility in Washington has been incentivized for over 300,000 kWh in annual savings.
- The DLC is proposing to incorporate active-cooled products, including liquid-cooled, into its Horticultural Technical Requirements v2.1 (see newsletter item below).
- ASABE’s ES-311 and S642 are creating horticultural lighting standards for performance measurement and testing procedures of liquid-cooled products so manufacturers can work with certified laboratories to test their technology.
- RII will continue engaging market actors to promote evaluation and verification of interactive effects of emerging technology through educational curriculum and a data transfer protocol for PowerScore.