ALG Online: an in-depth review of best practices in advanced lighting design

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 · 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central

53 minutes

Lighting design professionals face complex challenges when balancing energy efficiency and user-friendliness for today's green building clients. Join us for this webinar following ALG online: introduction to advanced lighting guidelines to delve deeper into the web version of the National Building Institute's updated Advanced Lighting Guidelines, created to assist design professionals in achieving high quality lighting design while incorporating energy-saving strategies and technologies into their projects.

About ALG Online

The Advanced Lighting Guidelines, developed by New Buildings Institute, has provided the latest in energy-efficient lighting technology and best practice design since 1991. As the state of the art in lighting design and technology now advances so rapidly, NBI has converted the printed guide to an online resource that accommodates more frequent updates and gives subscribers easier access to expert information and advice.

Visit ALG Online

With rising interest in green building practices and more ambitious energy savings targets set by utilities, public benefits organizations, and local governments—an independent resource for lighting guidance is more critical than ever. ALG Online offers lighting designers, engineers, federal energy managers, contractors and other lighting professionals:

  • Up-to-date, quality information on energy-efficient lighting design and integration with other green building practices.
  • Connections for users with related articles and community resources including the Commercial Lighting Solutions.
  • The latest lighting technology data and best practices, covering lamps, ballasts, luminaires and controls.
  • Regular editing and updating, making ALG Online more current than ever.
  • Indispensable information for engineers, architects, designers, professors and students to take their knowledge to the next level.
  • A resource and study guide for the NCQLP Lighting Certification exam.


  • Brief history of ALG and its evolution to an online format
  • Demonstration of navigating the free ALG resources and downloadable information
  • In depth presentation of subscriber resources focusing on topics that pertain to practitioners
    • Codes and policies
    • Research pertaining to lighting and human health
    • Lamps, auxiliaries, luminaires and controls
    • Design considerations and applications
    • Daylighting
    • Wrap- up with Q&A