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 Comprehensive Approach to Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems for New Commercial Buildings." In ACEEE 1994 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 1994. "
Buildings Sector Demand-Side Efficiency Technology Summaries. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Prepared for the Technology Characterization Database of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 1994.
Developing Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems for Commercial Buildings." In Solar '94: Golden Opportunities for Solar Prosperity. San Jose, CA: American Solar Energy Society, Inc., 1994. "
Developing Practical Reflectors for Cylindrical and Compact Fluorescent Lamps Based on Nonimaging Optics." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1993. "
Realizing the DSM Potential of Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems." In 2nd National New Construction Programs for Demand-Side Management Conference. San Jose, CA, 1993. "
Analysis of Federal Policy Options for Improving U.S. Lighting Energy Efficiency: Commercial and Residential Buildings. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1992.