DOE Commercial Lighting Solutions: technical demonstration

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 · 1:00pm - 3:00pm Central

117 minutes

Please note: This webinar presented the 2011 version of the CLS tool. The tool has been replaced with the Lighting Project Evaluator, which is the Energy Estimate portion of CLS. Please visit DOE's lighting solutions website for more information.

Light a virtual office building. Learn how to use CLS—a free interactive web tool that makes high-efficiency lighting projects easier. Put the tool to work on your next project to achieve high levels of energy savings and qualify for incentives.

Participate in a demonstration of CLS using a case study of a real 90,000 square foot office building. In this hands-on webinar, the presenter will specify the lighting design for an actual building, beginning at the conceptual phase. You will also see how to analyze the energy performance of the proposed design compared with an existing baseline and the code-defined baseline.

As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Identify how the web tool can be used to increase energy efficiency while maintaining lighting quality.
  • Understand the design assumptions and lighting criteria included in the best practice guidance of the tool.
  • Use the tool to specify equipment, define control strategies, and estimate high level energy calculations.
  • Apply the best practice recommendations to specific projects that differ from the web tool design vignettes and control strategies.
  • Review additional resources such as the Advanced Lighting Guidelines to help integrate design guidance not found in the tool.
  • Use the energy estimator function of the tool to determine actual energy savings for specific projects compared to local energy codes or pre-existing conditions.
  • Employ detailed documentation provided by the tool to various stages of the design process.

Who should watch?

This webinar is designed for building professionals of all levels including: lighting practitioners, electrical contractors and distributors, facility managers, engineers, building owners, utility and energy program managers, architects, lighting manufacturers and distributors, commercial builders, interior designers, and anyone interested in commercial buildings.