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Continuing Education

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CLASS DESCRIPTION CREDIT PRESENTER
Architectural Lighting in the Outdoor Area The development of light in the outdoor environment reflects the evolution of modern society. By providing artificial lighting in public places, the rhythm of urban life as it alternates between day and night has been instrumental in the process of man’s colonization of time. Today, metropolises around the world are competing for the most recognizable nighttime appearance, for striking light effects, a designed “lightscape“. At the same time, the contrast between interior and exterior in architecture is steadily disappearing. At night, transparent buildings are transformed into structures that shine from within. The interior lighting concept carries over onto the outside and must be seamlessly combined on the outside of the building. Lighting design necessitates an integrated approach – taking into account the conditions on the outside, such as exposure to the weather and pollution. Both in the dense urban spaces of the cities and in the surroundings of private buildings, the requirement are growing for precision lighting, for energy efficiency and for visual comfort. This program will review the various methods illuminating outdoor architectural areas.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Erco
Arne Jacobsen: Artist, Architect & Designer Many designers and architects have used or have seen his designs in some capacity, but do not know much about him. The Egg Chair, the Swan Chair and even the AJ Lamp, are a few of the works that are now designer's favorites. This course will showcase the life and innovative works of renowned Danish designer, Arne Jacobsen and re-introduce some of his most obscure and famous design works (from textiles to architecture) 1 AIA LU Louis Poulsen
Art of Lighting Using photographs of their extensive museum installations, the powerpoint covers lighting tools, layering techniques, architectural strategies, daylighting, and more. All specifiers can apply art lighting techniques to their projects. After all, doesn't every space deserve artful lighting? A sign should be illuminated like a painting, a podium like a sculpture, and a textured wall like a mural.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

Edison Price

Basic Lighting Controls This session will explore the basics of a typical lighting control system. We’ll start with a review of the basic terminology of lighting control and how that terminology varies between an architectural system and a theatrical system. We will then discuss some of the basic components of a typical lighting system and how they are used in the design and control of different spaces. Once we understand the terms and the parts, the session will focus on the various functions of lighting control such as Partitioning, Time Clock and Daylight harvesting will be the focus of the discussion. A Question and Answer session will follow. 1 AIA LU ETC
Beauty and The Light Fixture Examines Decorative Lighting fixtures and how they can illuminate a space while meeting recommended light levels and energy code requirements. 1 AIA LU Visa
Best Practices for Drainage and Powering In-Grade Fixtures: Tips for Designing a Trouble-Free Installation in Outdoor settings. This online course examines the importnace of soil drainage to in-grade fixtures and illustrates how to determine the type of soil present at a project site. Concepts include best practices when specifying and installing in-grade fixtures, comparing and contrasting the different types of well and direct burial luminaires in order to select the right fixture for the lighting objectives. This course also explores the options of bringing power to recessed in-grade fixtures. 1 AIA LU B-K Lighting
Breakthrough in Office Lighting II This one-hour program introduces a new ‘Best Practice’ in office lighting design. Learn how to use this breakthrough approach in sustainable office lighting design and bring dramatic energy savings, cost savings, and a balanced lighting aesthetic to your next design project. The program is a result of research conducted for the California Energy Commission (CEC) and Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Finelite

Can You See Out There? Understanding Outdoor LED Lighting

•Understand the benefits of LED

•Make a comparison of fixture types

•Understand the Metrics

•Understand the LED Testing method

1 AIA LU Acuity Brands
Color, White Light & LEDs A dynamic AIA CEU lecture on the fundamentals of LEDs-what color temperature refers to, how we talk about color consistency, what CRI means, how an LED is manufactured. Then-why LED, and what to look for when evaluating an LED.

1 AIA LU

 

Lucifer
Controlling LED Lighting There is a reoccurring question in the lighting industry about controlling LED lighting. This course will address the wide variety of available control options for LED lighting. It is intended for engineers, lighting designers and architects who are tasked with understanding and specifying control systems for this aspect of commercial lighting. 1 AIA LU ETC
A Comprehensive Overview of Lighted Mirrors
Provides an overview of Lighted Mirrors, with discussion of the key features, components, technology, lighting, and energy options. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the key design components and product features to consider when choosing a Lighted Mirror. Describe the integrated technology options that enhance a Lighted Mirror’s functionality. Discuss the pros and cons of various lighting options and lamp technology choices. Identify ways that Lighted Mirrors can offer energy savings.
1 AIA LU/HSW Electric Mirror
Custom and Modified Lighting
This one-hour course introduces the wide range of choices in specifying unique architectural lighting
solutions. Understanding these choices and tradeoffs will help architects specify personalized
architectural lighting that meets budget and schedule constraints. Specifiers will become familiar with
common fabrication and finishing techniques as well as the tradeoffs between customization and cost. In
addition, practical tips for working with custom lighting manufacturers will be provided.
1 AIA LU OCL
Custom Lamp Creation and the Benefits of LED Lighting

This learning unit provides a general overview of how new technologies allow more control of LED fixtures, light quality, and lumens. Also, this course outlines and discusses the benefits of LED lighting compared with other traditional lamp types. Finally, architects will learn how LED fixtures can be custom crafted using extruded aluminum to provide functional, cost effective, and aesthetically interesting fixtures for commercial office or retail spaces. 

1 AIA LU Precision Architectural Lighting
Custom Lighting - Vision / Concept / Reality

Will help you determine custom fixture requirements and how to work through the process of designing a custom lighting fixture product, including common snags and budgeting requirements. 

1 AIA LU Visa
Design tools with Humans in mind This course is about the aspects we need to consider when specifying lighting fixtures and producing lighting designs, beyond the usual Foot candle levels and Lighting power density. It is focused on what tools we can use to maximize the function, comfort and ambiance and how to create an accurate visualization to anticipate the human reaction to the design created. 1 AIA LU Louis Poulsen
Efficient Visual Comfort Lighting requires energy. Everyone involved in an aspect of lighting, from the manufacturer to the designer and the user should use the limited resources responsibly. Against the background of rising energy costs, architectural lighting has made enormous progress over the past few years and has already achieved a significant level of efficiency. Efficient visual comfort means sustainable approaches to lighting, to steadily improve both the energy efficiency and the light quality - through innovative technical and design-oriented approaches. Investment in light quality is beneficial from both an economical and an ecological point of view. To understand the importance of sustainable lighting approaches by applying in practice with intelligent designs and high-quality lighting tools ensure lighting solutions that reduce the operating costs while meeting all the aesthetic, functional and economical requirements, which is our future needs.

1 AIA LU/HSW/SD

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Erco
Fundamentals of Entertainment Networking This session will explore how networking has become integrated into the lighting and control of entertainment venues. A little history to begin with followed by the latest in network protocols. The session will then focus on the basic components that are needed in a theatre or studio space. 1 AIA LU ETC
GaN on GaN - A Breakthough LEDTechnology The recent commercialization of GaN on GaN technology is a significant breakthrough in LED energy density, allowing 5-10 times more lumens to be generated per LED unit volume over GaN LEDs on conventional substrates such as sapphire and silicon carbide. This means smaller LED emitter size, smaller directional lamps and true point source lighting. GaN on GaN LEDs have greater heat tolerance, enabling dense lumen packages to operate more readily in compact packages and in enclosed fixtures. This disruptive technology will have a profound impact on the adoption of LEDs and will revolutionize lighting design.  1 AIA LU Soraa

The Great Office Awakening, Why Flexible Spaces and Workstation-Centric Lighting Options Are Catching on

The goal of this educational presentation is to describe the impact that space, sound and light have on employees’ work experience and wellbeing, and to delve specifically into the benefits of flexible, workstation-centric lighting for both employee satisfaction and the company’s bottom line. Space planning, flexibility, and personal control over the work environment, including lighting, are of particular importance in the new office environment. After completing the program, the attendees will be able to describe how space and light impact employee workplace behavior, satisfaction and health, list the opportunities for increased efficiency through lighting, explain the benefits of flexible lighting for progressive workspaces and employee well-being and discuss the advantages of pendant, task and freestanding luminaires for workstation-centric lighting solutions in new and existing interiors. 

1 AIA LU/HSW Waldmann
Healing Light - Lighting & Human Health Delves into past and on-going research of the physical factors involved in the non-visual human response to light. I AIA LU/HSW Visa
Healthcare Lighting Challenge - MRI Suites

This one hour course covers what is Magnetic Resonance Imaging, how it works, what are the suite's special requirements and why LED is the best source to use in your lighting designs.

1 AIA LU Kirlin
High Performance Solid State (LED) Luminaires and their Application Solid state (LED) lighting technology is quickly becoming main stream as adoption continues to accelerate.  This course will provide an explanation of LED terms and technology, testing and performance standards along with a comprehensive look at efficiency vs. efficacy. 1 AIA LU The Lighting Quotient
Integrated Classroom Lighting Design III This one hour HSW LU program will review research projects conducted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as well as the California Energy Commission (CEC). The research demonstrates the importance of high performance
lighting systems on today’s learning environments. We will review the Integrated Classroom Lighting System template and demonstrate how this template is affordable, easy to implement, improves the learning environment, meets LEED and CHPS requirements, and drastically reduces school utility expenses.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

Finelite
Intro to Theatrical Rigging This session will explore what is rigging, where it is used, and the key systems points as pertains to the type of rigging systems available today. In addition to discussing the ‘what’ of theatrical rigging, we would like to help you understand how to protect yourself and your clients from liability situations by using modern equipment and systems in your designs. 1 AIA LU ETC
Language of Light After completion of this course, participants will understand and be able to discuss: *The defintion of light *Basic principles of light transfer and measurement *How the human eye processes light *Basic lighting terminology *How specific lighting distributions are used within various applications. 1 AIA LU Louis Poulsen
LED in Sustainable Architectural Lighting Design
This program will dissect the design of LED
lighting fixtures and connect how the internal components, along with human biology of perception, should be considered when selecting quality and sustainable LED lighting products. Participants will discover that LED luminaires in particular allow greater control over the architectural lighting environment. Ultimately, students will be able to select appropriate LED product based on sustainable advantages including greater energy efficiency, significantly longer lifetimes, more precise color rendering and optimized optics.
1 AIA LU/HSW A - Light
LED Lighting and the Museum Environment This one hour program focuses on the breakthrough of LED technology currently being experienced in architectural lighting which is probably the biggest development in lighting technology for decades. The new technology opens up possibilities for realizing sustainable lighting approaches to a previously unattainable level. "Museum quality" light is seen as the ultimate yardstick amongst lighting designers. LED technology is of particular interest here as it combines the qualities of the already widely used low-voltage halogen lamps, such as dimmability and excellent color rendition, with an energy efficiency previously only known from fluorescent lamps or high-pressure lamps. But it outperforms these in terms of life and caters to the conservators# wishes of UV and IR-free light.

1 AIA LU/HSW/SD

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Erco
LED Lighting in the Architectural Environment From hopeful candidate to practical alternative: the use of LEDs as a light source in architectural lighting is no longer just as a colored effect light or orientation luminaire, but as accent lighting and ambient lighting, right through to high-quality wallwashing. It is at such times of change that there is a rise in the request for bona fide information, e.g. what are thespecific properties of LEDs for architectural lighting? What are their advantages compared with conventional lamps? How do LED lighting tools operate? What factors govern their efficiency in practical applications? What design possibilities do LED luminaires and to what extent does this alter design processes and cause paradigm changes? These and other questions are dealt with in this presentation.

To understand the LED lighting innovations and apply in practice with different lighting approaches provide new opportunities for architects, designers, engineers and users alike to enhance the quality, functional utility and efficiency, which become ourfuture needs.

1 AIA LU/HSW/SD

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Erco
LEDs and the Importance of Color Accuracy What is color accuracy? No matter the environment lighting can affect the colors and whites we see in various environments. And unfortunately, poor lighting from inferior LEDs can rob us of the true colors that surround us. Sophisticated eyes understand that quality lighting can render colors and whites in an accurate way - enhancing the perception of value in the environments in which we live. Beautiful lighting creates compelling and dramatic experiences - rendering the true, accurate colors intended by the designer.  1 AIA LU Soraa
LEDs In Decorative Lighting

This program describes the variables associated with specifying LED Decorative lighting and how awareness of these features and their selection will enhance the value of an architectural project.

Gain knowledge of environmental benefits, sustainability, color rendering index, and color temperature selections of LED powered decorative lighting.

1 AIA LU/HSW The American Glass Light Company
LEDs in Entertainment Lighting
This session will explore the basic appeal of LED-based fixtures for the entertainment industry. We’ll start with a review of the basic features of LEDs, most importantly the idea of additive color mixing. Further discussion will be about white light and colored light as achieved thru current practices.
Once we understand the basics of LEDs and color mixing as it applies to the entertainment industry, the session will focus on where LEDs belong in a theatre or studio space. After a brief hands-on demo of LED color mixing and benefits, a question and answer session will follow.
1 AIA LU ETC
LEDucation

This one hour course provides a comprehensive guide to the latest LED technology and applications. It examines how LEDs are manufactured, their characteristics, applications (including dimming and emergency lighting) and their advantages and limitations. This course is designed for architects, lighting specifiers, interior designers, electrical engineers and owner/operators.

1 AIA LU Kirlin
Light Perspectives-Qualitative Lighting Design This course will cover the intrinsic qualities of light, and how are the techniques and design approaches implemented in architecture? How are abstract lighting concepts conveyed? This program endeavors to identify terms and standards which relate to qualities in architectural lighting. It uses this identification to promote communication and aid dialogue between designers and engineers, owners and planners, professionals and laymen. The three sections of this program cover the actual qualities of light, the relationship between light and space and, finally, the dimension of light as it relates to culture. In each section, apired terms explore the respective design dimension of light.

1 AIA LU/HSW/SD

1 NCQLP LEU

Erco
Lighting and the Collaborative Workplace

Regulations and business goals demand cuts to energy costs, yet low first-coast solutions are sought.  Conventional office lighting undermines worker satisfaction and compromises business performance.  This session will demonstrate that advanced low energy lighting solutions can provide significant savings while eliminating the glare and shadows that compromise satisfaction and productivity.

1 AIA LU/HSW The Lighting Quotient
Lighting Control Technology for Digital and Dynamic Luminaires

•Appreciate the intended use for particular lighting control technologies

•Understand how to best deploy these technologies

•Learn strengths and challenges with control technologies

•Unlearn traditional thinking regarding controls design

1 AIA LU Acuity Brands
Lighting For Elders  Teaches you how age affects lighting design considerations such as glare, contrast and the light needed for tasks, safety and optimum health.  1 AIA LU/HSW Visa

Lighting for the Learning Environment- Understand Design Considerations of the Learning Environment

• Understand challenges of the learning environment

• Understand the current trends in educational facilities

•Understand today’s codes that influence design

•Understand the solutions that create learning environments of the future

1 AIA LU Acuity Brands
Lighting the Way – Strategies for Positive Change

This course will explain how lighting plays a key role in sustainable buildings, environmental quality and the impact on job satisfaction and productivity.

1 AIA LU/HSW The Lighting Quotient
Metals and Finishes Provides information about various metals and surface finishes, including alternative and sustainable processes. 1 AIA LU Visa
Metrics of Lighting Quality This one hour HSW/SD LU program focuses on the impact lighting quality has on the built environment. By reviewing important data, definitions and practices released in the Illuminating Engineering Society's Lighting Handbook the participants will receive important information to use in the design of healthy, effective, and sustainable buildings.

1 AIA LU/HSW/SD

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Finelite
Natural Light, Better Life: The Beauty of Circadian Lighting in the Built Environment In this course, attendees will learn how healthy circadian rhythms impact our lives; to identify health risks associated with misaligned circadian rhythms due to continued exposure to inappropriate light levels; how to identify optimal circadian light profiles and electric light sources; and emerging circadian light design applications and their control strategies recommended for successful integration into the built environment. 1 AIA LU Ketra
Nicu Lighting: Supporting Health, Comfort & Well-Being For Newborns, Family And Staff Through Lighting Design - In Partnership with Institute for Patient-Centered Design

Gives you an overview of lighting design options in response to the body’s biological and psychological responses to light.

1 AIA LU/HSW Visa
Out of Shadows: Darkness in a New Light Edison Price presents their first AIA Continuing Education System course. This course will be given by Abhay Wadhwa of AWA Lighting Designers and the topic is darkness. 1 AIA CEU Edison Price
Plane Lighting - Understanding the Concept of Asymmetric Lighting

This course will define “asymmetric” lighting and review concepts for asymmetric luminaire design.  It will also identify design benefits of lighting planes/surfaces, illustrate the role of surface finish in achieving uniformity and review factors that influence asymmetric lighting layouts.

1 AIA LU The Lighting Quotient
Poul Henningsen: Cultural, Artisitic, and Political Influences of the Design Avant-Garde At the end of this presentation, the participant should understand: •Life in post-war Denmark •Factors that influenced shifts in Scandinavian design trends •Poul Henningsen's architectural designs and themes •Poul Henningsen's literary and artistic motivations •Poul Henningsen's inspirations in regards to lighting design •The design and technical details and application of various PH luminaires 1 AIA LU Louis Poulsen
The Presence of Flicker: In Environments Where We Work, Learn, And Heal- Define Flicker And Its Causes In this class, you will understand the relevance and impact of flicker in architecture and design, determine “How to Measure” flicker and the short comings of the measurement, and learn methods to control flicker.  1 AIA LU Acuity Brands
Quality Above All - Long Lasting Value in a Digital Age

Quality lighting design depends on accurate information, quality specifications and relentless follow through. Lighting specifications must be prepared with clarity and precision, and require a tremendous amount of communication between the design community, owners/clients, manufacturers, and manufacturers' representatives concerning all stakeholders' standards of quality for lighting equipment. As noted in the IALD's Guidelines for Specification Integrity (2009 Edition), one of the most essential aspects of producing a good lighting design is to get what you specify - to meet the project and client requirements.

1 AIA LU Bega
Quality Benchmarks for LED Luminaires LED luminaires have great potential for long life, low maintenance and reduced energy consumption as compared to legacy lighting technologies. The component architecture of LED luminaires, however, creates new selection criteria. This presentation discusses industry benchmarks for LED luminaire quality including useful fixture life, serviceability and performance.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

1 GBCI CE

Finelite
Selecting a Quality LED Luminaire

This course will explore the fundamental characteristics of a quality LED luminaire, and discuss what to look for when selecting fixtures for your project.  The course examines luminaire performance properties, durability over time, as well as approaches to design and project support which are important to look for when choosing a manufacturer.

1 AIA LU Lumenpulse
Solid State Lighting Explores Light Emitting Diode technology, industry uses and best practices along with the pros and cons of LED production and usage. 1 AIA LU Visa
Specifying Architectural LED Lighting with Confidence 

Learn the basic language that should be included in your LED luminaire and controls specifications      

-Know what that specification language really means and why it is important to include it in your LED specifications

-Fully understand LED color and quality, how they are measured and why they are key components of your LED specification

-Understand and know how the life of LEDs is determined and verified

1 AIA LU Acuity Brands
Straight Talk About Indoor LED Luminaires This one hour HSW LU program will review the LED light source and give the attendee specific information on product design and how it impacts the performance of LED luminaires. The presentation will review how LED's are different from other light sources and give them specific knowledge of current standards that can be used today evaluating the performance of LED luminaires.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

Finelite
Taking Control of Healthcare Lighting

This one hour course examines the latest lighting trends in some of the most challenging clinical spaces in today's healthcare facilities. The focus is on designing lighting systems to give clinicians greater control of the lighting in the space to improve outcomes and reduce risks. Applications covered will include patient room, ICU, labor and delivery, MRI, cardiac catheterization and operating rooms.

1 AIA LU Kirlin
Theater of the Future: Support for Emerging Technologies LEDs have brought significant change to the lighting industry; not only commercially, but to the entertainment lighting industry as well. LEDs are a disruptive technology causing rapid changes to long established practices in stage lighting. This class will define current infrastructure practices, the impact LEDs have, and the future requirements of new theatrical systems to support this technology. System possibilities are explored form cost, installation, ease of use and functionality standpoint. Participants will leave with an understanding of incandescent, hybrid, and all LED systems. This class is a little about the fixtures, but a lot about what changes are required to support them. This class is best suited for anyone involved in the design or specification of theatrical spaces: architects, electrical engineers, consultants, end users. 1 AIA LU/SD ETC
Theatrical Lighting Design & Dimming System Components The course will focus on the basics of a theatrical lighting design and how that affects the layout of circuits and power distribution in an auditorium. It is intended for engineers and architects who are unfamiliar with the lighting design process. 1 AIA LU ETC
Toward Net-Zero Building Design The one hour HSW/SD/ LU program focuses on how luminaire efficiency and Task Low Ambient lighting design result in a more efficient building. It demonstrates how energy efficiency makes site generated power more affordable. Task low ambient design techniques and examples of successful projects will be reviewed, as well as the importance of collaboration among the building design team in order to achieve these goals.

1 AIA LU

1 NCQLP LEU

Finelite
Tunable Light: Benefits in the Commercial Workspace

This learning unit provides a general overview of how specific bands of the light spectrum impact human behavior, and how light is distributed using traditional and new fixtures and luminaries. Also, this course explores how new technologies can be used not only to adjust the quantity of light, but also the quality of lighting commercial spaces. Finally, the course examines the benefits of tunable white light as an option for architects to create healthful, practical, and aesthetically pleasing interior lighting designs.  

1 AIA LU Selux
Understanding Control of Emergency Lighting Circuits For some time, the proper control of emergency lighting circuits has been a topic of hot debate for manufacturers, systems integrators, and specifying electrical engineers. Much of the debate has centered on the proper application of the many codes and standards that have something to say about emergency lighting. 1 AIA LU ETC
Understanding Fluorescent Dimming The course is intended to enable attendees to understand the basic concepts of how the fluorescent lamp works. The session will identify the various types of fluorescent ballasts available and how they work in a typical dimming system. We will discuss the critical issues of fluorescent dimming operation and help identify problems before they happen. 1 AIA LU ETC
Understanding Lifetime and Quality of LED

This presentation will explore different technical aspects of LED as an efficient light source; discuss lifetime, lumen maintenance and failure rate of LED; and conclude with examples showing how lumen maintenance relates to design practice. To understand lumen maintenance can help designers analyze the lifetime performance of LED products and determine how different LED products will perform over life. It provides opportunities to realize sustainable design with enhanced quality, efficiency, and funtional utility.

1 AIA LU Erco
Understanding Theatre Structure and Rigging Safety Stage rigging needs for entertainment venues is varied and creates a variety of criteria unique to the entertainment industry. Rigging installations can place unusual demands on a building structural system. This session will look at rigging hazards as seen from different styles of theatrical rigging. Then the session will cover the effects of rigging on the structure of the building, touching on vertical and lateral load. The final discussion will be about rigging training and inspection once the system is installed. Much of what we discuss in this session can apply not only to formal or professional stages but also to other spaces used for performance, such as a gym, a classroom or an amphitheater and other places of public assembly. 1 AIA LU/HSW ETC

 

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