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Mr. David R. Pfund

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President , Tambient

Phone: (203) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
The Lighting Quotient
114 Boston Post Road
West Haven , Connecticut 06516
United States

Company Description: Based on a legacy of precise engineering and advanced design, The Lighting Quotient is a leading architectural lighting manufacturer that takes pride in creating...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Penn State University
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Our People, 12 Oct 2014 [cached]
David R. Pfund President, tambient The Lighting Quotient
As President of tambientâ„¢, the task ambient lighting division of The Lighting Quotient, Dave Pfund is focused on emerging workplace lighting issues and solutions. He became president in 2005 after serving the company for 14 years, first as an associate with the former Sylvan R. Shemitz Associates lighting design division (SRSA) and then as part of the tambient development team. A testament to his engineering expertise, Dave is inventor or co-inventor on many of the patents and patent applications that define the unique tambient product line.
Dave's successful career in architectural lighting design began with The Ballinger Company in Philadelphia, followed by serving as Director of Lighting Design for HOK in Dallas. His early work was recognized with several International Lighting Design Awards of Merit and he received the Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award of Excellence for the lighting of Southwestern Bell Plaza in Dallas. In 1991, Dave was granted Professional status in the International Association of Lighting Designers.
"Green and lean" is how David ..., 12 June 2013 [cached]
"Green and lean" is how David Pfund describes tomorrow's office space. Pfund is the president of tambient, a division of The Lighting Quotient, an architectural lighting manufacturer in West Haven, Conn. He cites office buildings as one of the largest energy consumers.
"More square footage is lit in these types of buildings, and so much of it [light] is wasted," he said.
Pfund said lighting integration strategies, such as controls, wireless technology and daylight harvesting, are shaping office lighting, but their success is dependent on their effect.
"There is a lot you can measure in high-performance buildings, but what isn't measured is the human equation," he said.
"There's been a lot of research showing that, when people have control over their work environment, they are happier," Pfund said. "Putting lighting closer to people and giving them dimming control adds to personal satisfaction and productivity. Motion direction is another great strategy to offer the light only when people are present and only at the foot-candles needed."
Pfund said that lighting controls are a significant area where the electrical contractor can be involved through commissioning, trouble shooting and ensuring an overall workable lighting design is implemented.
"We need a good rapport with electrical contractors to release the promise of these systems," he said.
"More than anything, the lighting designers, developers and manufacturers are going to need electrical contractors who are conversant in smart lighting strategies," Pfund said.
Tambient - lighting at work - About Us, 8 Sept 2008 [cached]
David R. Pfund
David R. PfundPresident
A graduate of Penn State University's Architectural Engineering program, Dave began his career as an architectural lighting designer for The Ballinger Company in Philadelphia.He went on to serve for seven years as Director of Lighting Design for HOK in Dallas before joining Sylvan R. Shemitz Associates in 1991.
Dave's designs have garnered numerous awards including several International Design Awards of Merit and the prestigious
Responsible for creating Tambient's initial product offering, Dave continues to conceive and direct the development of tools for lighting the workplace.His inventive work is the subject of numerous patent applications that define the Tambient line.
"Don't buck trends; embrace them," said ..., 30 Jan 2014 [cached]
"Don't buck trends; embrace them," said Dave Pfund, president of tambient, a division of The Lighting Quotient, an architectural lighting manufacturer in West Haven, Conn. "I think both parties set them.
"Because control systems are now part of codes and standards, it's now a matter of where controls make sense," Pfund said. "For example, daylighting control can be a lighting strategy in certain types of buildings, occupancy response in another."?
Geography and a locality's regulations play a role, too. ?
"California requires more robust and deep control requirements," Pfund said.
Pfund shared solutions including bringing both switched and unswitched power circuits to the furniture systems, installing inline wireless control relays on selected circuits where the furniture power connections are made and "linking" the relays to room occupancy sensors. Task and task-ambient lighting is gaining favor, too. As a result, Pfund expects ECs to encounter more portable and furniture-mounted office lighting systems.?
A rise in wireless and photo-sensing fixtures?
Photo-sensing fixtures are something all three men are seeing and, in the case of Pfund, helping develop. These "smart" luminaires can be linked to room sensors and to each other using simple "learn" and "teach" push buttons. The technology provides owners with ongoing flexibility in determining how lighting should respond to daylight and occupancy conditions without the cost and complexity of wired control networks. ?
According to Pfund, whole space and whole building control systems also are adding wireless capabilities. He feels ECs that learn how wireless devices link together and how associated control subsystems can be tied into central building control systems will have a competitive edge.?
"Whether providing lighting fixtures with wireless embedded in them, or wireless-based control systems, [ECs] can be the person who knows how to link it all together. There remain a couple of different languages or protocols and standards right now," Pfund said, adding that ECs should become familiar with several platforms and standards.
When it comes to the office, finding the right combination of ambient and task is one of today's lighting challenges, according to Pfund. Saving energy, reducing energy costs, and satisfying the lighting needs of a specific workplace are what he calls today's "push/pull" considerations.?
"If something moves out of your realm or shifts, try to follow it," Pfund said.
David R. Pfund, President, ..., 20 Feb 2014 [cached]
David R. Pfund, President, Tambient - The Lighting Quotient David, as a designer and consultant for office solutions, will present the findings and conclusions of the new Gensler's - 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey.
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