Francis Rubinstein is a Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. He leads a team whose research focuses on digital lighting controls and energy-efficient buildings. He is developing 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.
A Cost-Benefit Analysis Applied to Lumen Maintenance Controls." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 28 (1998): 113-126. "
Creating Markets for New Products to Replace Incandescent Lamps: The International Experience." In 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 1998. "
Preliminary Results from an Advanced Lighting Controls Testbed." In IESNA 1998 Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, 1998. "
On the Calibration and Commissioning of Lighting Controls." In 4th European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997. "
Developing a Dynamic Envelope/Lighting Control System with Field Measurements." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 26 (1996): 146-164. "
A Photometric and Energy Assessment of a Novel Lighting System." In 3rd European Conference on Energy-Efficiency Lighting, Right Light Three. Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1995. "
An In-Situ Photometric and Energy Analysis of a Sulfur Lamp Lighting System." In Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. New York, NY, 1995. "