Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:31:08 -0600
Reply-To: "Ellison, Mark" <mellison**At_Symbol_Here**SACHSCO.COM>
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From: "Ellison, Mark" <mellison**At_Symbol_Here**SACHSCO.COM>
Subject: Re: occupancy sensors in labs
Comments: To: "Jeskie, Kimberly B."
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Our Systems group does design/build and I have this discussion with our
designers and engineers every time we look at a lab or other research
facility.   Even though the technology exists that can leave the lights
on when someone is very still for longer periods of time (looking at
hundreds of slides, for example), I still recommend against using these
in the labs proper.  Offices, store rooms, etc., in the buildings, yes,
but not in the labs.  And I am NOT paranoid.  Even though someone's
always watching me. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Mark Ellison
"Plan Safety - Work Safely"
P Please consider the environment before printing this email

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Jeskie, Kimberly B.
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 11:56 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] occupancy sensors in labs

Anyone had any luck or issues with occupancy sensors for lighting in
laboratories?  I'm looking at a set of laboratory drawings where the
design team has inserted them, but it's making my flesh crawl a little
thinking about the lights going off when someone's really still.  Just
wondering if I'm being too paranoid.


Kimberly Begley Jeskie, MPH-OSHM
Operations Manager
Physical Sciences Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(865) 574-4945

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