Francis Rubinstein is a retired Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. He led a team whose research focuses on digital lighting controls and energy-efficient buildings. He developed a low-cost building equipment control network (IBECS) that will allow lighting fixtures and other building equipment to be operated and controlled wirelessly from the Internet. He is an internationallyrecognized expert in advanced lighting controls research and has managed several major demonstrations of lighting control systems including the Philip Burton Federal Building for which he was awarded the Vice-Presidential National Performance Award. He was DOE’s lighting expert for the Greening of the White House Initiative under President Clinton in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is current Chair of the IESNA Research Committee. Before joining LBNL in 1979, he spent two years as a photometric test engineer for Prescolite. He received a BA in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.
Wireless Advanced Lighting Controls Retrofit Demonstration. 2015. LBNL-183791. .
"Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings." Leukos: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 8.3 (2012) 19. .
"Co-simulation based building controls implementation with networked sensors and actuators." Third ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings. . Vol. Proceedings of BuildSys 2011. Seattle, Washington: ACM Press, 2011. 55. .
Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office. 2010. LBNL-3831E. .
Barrier Immune Radio Communications for Demand Response. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. LBNL-2294E. .
"The Advantage of Highly Controlled Lighting for Offices and Commercial Buildings." 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, 2008. Pacific Grove, CA, 2008. 063901(1-5). LBNL-2514E. .
Green the Capitol Initiative, Final Report. Washington DC: Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, 2007. LBNL-2605. .
Controls for Solid-State Lighting. 2007. LBNL-63249. .
Demand Responsive Lighting: A Scoping Study. 2007. LBNL-62226. .
Evaluation of Alternative Field Buses for Lighting Control Applications. 2005. LBNL-57356. .
Hardware/Software Solution Unifying DALI, IBECS, and BACnet Final Report. 2004. LBNL-57686. .
"Low-Cost Networking for Dynamic Window Systems." Energy and Buildings 36 (2004) 503-513. LBNL-52198. .
Performance of Powerline-Controlled Luminaire Final Report. 2004. LBNL-57687. .
"Analyzing Occupancy Profiles from a Lighting Controls Field Study." CIE Session 2003. San Diego, CA, 2003. LBNL-52344. .
Draft Photosensor Characterization Report. 2003. LBNL-56152. .
"Standardizing Communication Between Lighting Control Devices." 2003 IEEE-IAS Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, 2003. LBNL-53000. .
"Dimming Every Light Cheaply." 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Vol. 11. Pacific Grove, California, 2002. LBNL-49975. .
"Daylighting, Dimming, and the Electricity Crisis in California." 2001 IESNA National Conference. Ottawa, Canada, 2001. LBNL-49971. .
"Effect of Occupancy Sensors on Energy Usage and Peak Demand in Commercial Office Buildings: Part 1." 2001 Conference of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). Ottawa, Canada, 2001. LBNL-48397. .