Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 19–20, 2024
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2022 Evaluating Lighting Control Sequence of Operations for High-Performing Buildings

Evaluating Lighting Control Sequence of Operations for High-Performing Buildings

John McBride and Mark Lane, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

March 16, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Gramercy 


1 LU | Elective

Every lighting control installation requires a sequence of operation to ensure a code-compliant solution. Evaluating the sequence of operation based upon the way occupants interact with lighting controls can increase energy savings and user satisfaction. This course will evaluate common sequence of operations for a variety of applications, provide insight on building usage trends, and offer suggestions on how to maximize energy savings and customer satisfaction with little to no additional hardware investment.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how code requirements suggest a typical Sequence of Operation
  • Identify how building owners are increasing system savings and usability by broadening the Sequence of Operation
  • Describe what system components or features are recommended to benefit from an expanded Sequence of Operation
  • Discuss additional measures to enable savings without sacrificing usability


John McBride
Vice President Controls, Holophane/Utility Channel, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

John is currently the Vice President of Controls for the Holophane/Utility Channel at Acuity Brands. His team is responsible for training and product selection, and he works closely with other Acuity Brands divisions to simplify applications and provide insight on customer trends. He has over 29 years of experience in the lighting and lighting controls industry with eight years in electrical design and over 21 years in lighting controls sales and management.

Mark Lane
Director of Product Market – nLight, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

As a graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mark has held various positions in operations, applications engineering, product management, and program management at various electro-mechanical companies for 15+ years. Mark joined Acuity Brands in 2015 and has had various product management roles supporting luminaires for commercial outdoor applications, wireless lighting control systems for infrastructure markets, and networked lighting controls for commercial and industrial applications. He is currently the Director of Product Marketing for nLight.