2023 Introduction to Building Automation Integration

Gary Meshberg, Legrand and C. Webster Marsh, Boston Illumination Group

March 8, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

Room Location: Gramercy

Credit: 1 LU / HSW

Today’s lighting control systems integrate a number of devices and can work with HVAC, A/V, security, and other building systems. Integrating these within a building automation system (BAS) can yield significant benefits, from maximizing energy savings and cost efficiencies to making the building more responsive to occupants and able to enact IoT strategies. In some projects, the lighting controls design may be integral to the BAS, and coordination may be the responsibility of the control system designer.

This seminar will helps designers articulate BAS intent, identify integration points, and produce a comprehensive sequence of operations.

Working knowledge of lighting and lighting controls are recommended for this session.

Learning Objectives

  1. Engage with clients about integration and BAS needs.
  2. Discover the need for a BAS and integration on a project.
  3. Coordinate a lighting controls system that integrates with a BAS.
  4. Better specify for projects that use a BAS integrator.


Gary Meshberg
Market Development Specialist – Building Control Systems, Legrand

Gary Meshberg, LC, CLCP, LEED-AP, IES is vice chair of the Lighting Controls Association (lightingcontrolsassociation.org) and director of industry and market engagement for Digital Lumens. A 30+ year industry veteran, he previously served as director of marketing, VP of sales and specification business manager for major lighting manufacturers. He chairs the IES Lighting Commissioning Committee, previously served as past education chair for the Dallas Section of IES, and founded and served as chair of the Home Lighting Control Alliance.

C. Webster Marsh
Project Manager / Owner of Penumbra Controls, LLC., Boston Illumination Group

C. Webster Marsh is a Project Manager for Boston Illumination Group and the Owner of Penumbra Controls, where he provides lighting controls design and specification guidance and education. Webster brings over 15 years of applied experience with lighting and controls, and he enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with the lighting and lighting controls industry. Webster started out in theatrical lighting design, progressed to architectural lighting design, and therein found a passion for lighting controls. He has worked on many types of projects big and small from airports to private residences and always welcomes a conversation about lighting controls.

Webster is a Certified Lighting Controls Practitioner (CLCP), Lighting Controls Association contributor, instructor for the Southern California Edison Energy Education Centers, member of the Lighting Agora, member of the IESNA, and past speaker for Lightfair, IES Annual Conference, and LEDucation.

Webster lives in Massachusetts with his wife, dog, and two cats.


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