The Art and Technology of Lighting

Lighting uniquely blends art and science through the use of electronic and mechanical controls. This program offers a broad selection of Lighting courses addressing design, controls, and how light can be manipulated through reflection, color temperature, dimming, lenses, IoT, and much more. Additionally, courses may be included that involve the use of natural light for a variety of purposes through daylight harvesting, fenestrations, filters, lenses, shades, films, and interlocking woven coils, textiles, plastics, and metals. Additionally, light components which may impact heat load, solar heat collection, or energy generation and storage, may also be located here. To search for related topics that are just a part of a larger discussion of Architecture, Design, and Building Science, please use the keyword search engine.

WELL Building Standard | Version 2

The WELL Light concept promotes exposure to light and aims to create lighting environments that are optimal for visual, mental and biological health. This session explores the elements that make up the WELL Lighting concept and provides insights and recommendations for designing to these standards.

The Implications of Light Pollution and the Impact of IDA

This course will discuss light pollution and its relation to the International Dark-Sky Association. After taking this course, individuals will know the impacts of light pollution as well as the difference between IDA and non-IDA lighting.

At the end of this course, participants will learn:

  1. To define IDA, light pollution, and related terms
  2. To identify the impacts of light pollution
  3. To demonstrate the difference between IDA and non-IDA lighting
  4. To assess the process of establishing IDA certification

924 & 1008 Lighting Controls

NFPA 70, the national electrical code details 2 different types of Emergency Lighting Control Devices—devices that guarantee that life safety lighting will be on at desired illumination levels in the event of an emergency. This course will help mitigate the confusion regarding the specification of these devices and understand their applications in the real world.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Knowledge of life safety systems, particularly a high-level understanding of the purpose of emergency lighting inverters and generators. In particular, ISO-1001/ISO-1002 would be a perfect lead into this course.

HSW Justification: This deals with life safety, the safe egress, and illumination of buildings in the event of an emergency.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the background technology where ALCR and BCELTS devices need to be deployed.

Learning Objective 2:
Learn the difference between the technologies and reviews how they sit within one-line diagrams.

Learning Objective 3:
Understand some of the real world tradeoffs between the device types as it relates to wiring, proximity and ease of testing.

Learning Objective 4:
Understand the integration of lighting controls with the different types of ELCDs and review some tricks for how to reduce costs in systems.


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Strategies for Designing with Integrated Lighting and Acoustic Solutions

This course will review the importance of acoustics in architecture, discuss the fundamental principles of sound management, explore how to design interior spaces to maximize occupants’ comfort, and review emerging tools to solve for both sound and lighting. It will also focus on the standards that govern acoustic requirements for diverse applications.

Create Intelligent Buildings with Networked Lighting to Improve Tenant Overall Well-Being

This session will present how IoT lighting can be a fundamental platform for smart environments.  Well planned building integration allows a flexible, scalable lighting system to collect the data that ultimately brings more value to the building owner.

At the end of this course, participants will learn:

  1. Define IDA, light pollution, and related terms
  2. Identify the impacts of light pollution
  3. Demonstrate the difference between IDA and non-IDA lighting
  4. Assess the process of establishing IDA certification

Discussing Circadian Lighting and the WELL Building Standard with Marty Brennan

This course will explore the requirements, challenges, and best practices for achieving the Circadian Lighting Design Feature L03 in the WELL Building Standard version 2.0.

HSW Justification:
The purpose of this feature in the WELL Building Standard is to provide building occupants with an appropriate exposure to the type of light that can maintain circadian health and align their circadian rhythm with the day-night cycle. The support of the circadian system has been shown to have tremendous health benefits to the people in the space.

Learning Objective 1:
Explain the relationship between spectral power distribution (SPD) and circadian lighting.

Learning Objective 2:
Summarize the circadian lighting feature requirements in the WELL Building Standard v2.

Learning Objective 3:
Describe a few best practices that can help architects to meet this challenging circadian lighting criteria.

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