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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2.8M to LESA

The Department of Energy announced February 10, 2020  – $74 million awarded for 63 selected projects to, ‘research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the Nation’s buildings and electric grid.

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2.8M to LESA 2020-02-25T17:26:03+00:00

11th Annual Industry-Academia Days Speakers Announced

IADays2020 has been postponed due to issues related to COVID-19 and Resnsselaer’s protocol for social distancing at this time. This year’s theme:“How do we get to SMART Cities?” will include insights on how we take the fundamentals of the built environment, integrated into the elements of a SMART Cities infrastructure, and use them to create the SMART Connected Communities of the Future.  (more…)

11th Annual Industry-Academia Days Speakers Announced 2020-04-01T14:19:02+00:00

LESA Researchers Published in LEUKOS for Work on Dynamic Changes in Light on Cognition

Arunas Tuzikas, Robert Karlicek and former LESA Researcher Lauren Hartstein completed human factor studies to better understaend how rapid, dynamic changes in light spectral power distribution can impact cognitive performance and comfort. Their findings on the ‘Impact of Dynamic Changes in Light Spectrum Power Distribution on Cognitive Performance & Wellbeing‘ were recently published in LEUKOS – The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). (more…)

LESA Researchers Published in LEUKOS for Work on Dynamic Changes in Light on Cognition 2020-01-03T16:21:05+00:00

LESA & GLASE Experts Offer Insights into Controlled Environment Agriculture in LEDs Magazine Blog Series

The LESA Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium experts from Cornell University participated in a four-part guest blog series with LEDs Magazine between July and October. Throughout the series, they discussed research methods, applications, industry trends and future farming insights for controlled environment agriculture. The blog series was extremely popular generating significant interest around LESA and GLASE research initiatives. Two of the four blogs were ranked among LEDs ‘Top 5 Blogs of 2019’ – including the number 1 spot. (more…)

LESA & GLASE Experts Offer Insights into Controlled Environment Agriculture in LEDs Magazine Blog Series 2019-12-20T11:09:32+00:00

LESA Researchers Published in PLOS ONE for Work on Optimizing Sleep and Alertness

Agung Julius and John T. Wen’s research findings were recently published in PLOS ONE for their work on time optimal entrainment control for circadian rhythm regulation. They have developed ‘new ways to optimize sleep for alertness through light exposure‘ and were featured on Rensselaer News. Their work is part of ongoing research at LESA, resulting in several subsequent publications around circadian function, circadian phase shift, and the effects of healthy lighting funded by the Army Research Office, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense.  (more…)

LESA Researchers Published in PLOS ONE for Work on Optimizing Sleep and Alertness 2019-12-19T15:44:37+00:00

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