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State of the Market: Liquid Cooled LED Lighting
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Length: 1:30

Liquid-cooled horticultural LED lighting represents new opportunities for energy savings and system flexibility. Register for this interactive webinar to learn how utilities and the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry are evolving alongside this emerging technology.


Participants will learn about:

Key concepts

Market barriers

Technical standards

Utility approaches


Who should attend: 

Utility engineers and program implementers

Energy code and policy advisors

ASABE and DLC working group members

Cultivation industry supply chain professionals



  1. Welcome, introductions & purpose 

Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Technical Director, Resource Innovation Institute

  1. Agenda overview

John Wilson, Lighting Design Lab, Seattle City Light (moderator)

  1. Brief overview of liquid-cooled technology

Manufacturer representative, TBD

  1. The process and timeline for active-cooled technology incorporation into the DLC Qualified Products List (QPL)

Kasey Holland, DesignLights Consortium

  1. Development of a replicable test method; Insights from testing labs

Carl Bloomfield, Intertek; ASABE  ES-310 & S642 Chair

  1. Insights on current utility incentive approaches 

Bob Gunn, Seinergy

  1. Q&A

Derek Smith, Executive Director, Resource Innovation Institute

As Executive Director, Derek provides overall leadership and strategic direction. Derek engages RII’s advisory bodies, including the Strategic Advisory Council and Technical Advisory Council Leadership Committees, develops global partnerships and oversees the organization’s policy work.

Before RII, Derek led Clean Energy Works, recognized as one of the most successful American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ("stimulus") programs. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland, managed operations for a VC-backed start-up and created an award-winning corporate sustainability program for a national retailer. Derek has testified to the US Senate Energy Committee and briefed the US Secretary of Energy.

Derek enjoys playing and listening to a range of music, soccer (especially his hometown Portland Timbers), hiking and travel.

Carl Bloomfield, Global Director - Commercial Infrastructure, Intertek
Ken Bouquillon, owner/operator/producer/processor, Adaptiiv Grow

Ken Bouquillon has nearly 40 years experience in commercial and residential construction management having built over 300 homes and many commercial buildings and also has 35 years experience growing cannabis at scale. He is a third generation farmer, decades of experience growing commercial crops, and owner/operator of a registered cattle operation from 1984 till 2007. Ken has been involved since 2017 with the construction and management of licensed cannabis facilities in the US and Canada and brings his deep understanding of energy efficient HVAC equipment and the process of obtaining custom utility incentives.

Bob Gunn, CEM, CEO, Seinergy
Kasey Holland, Technical Manager

As Technical Manager for the DLC’s Horticultural Lighting Program, Kasey Holland leads all strategic planning, direction and development of the DLC’s Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements. After studying and working as a graduate student research assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lighting Research Center, Kasey’s desire to work for a mission-driven organization and interest in product development led him to join the DLC where he informs quality of light topics for the DLC’s Solid-State Lighting Program focusing primarily on spectral quality considerations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a Master’s in Lighting at RPI and is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ ES-310 Ag Lighting Group and the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Horticulture Lighting and Color committees.

Twan Mennink, CTO, Oreon
Jordan Miles, CEO, Agnetix

Jordan is a veteran in the high tech supply chain automation industry and has spent 23 years in key leadership roles within the OEM, Distribution and Integration Channel Ecosystems.
Prior to joining Agnetix, he served 9 years as Sr. Director Enterprise Sales for a $4B business unit of Honeywell International.

Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Resource Innovation Institute
John Arthur Wilson, Stakeholder Solutions Manager, Seattle City Light


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