Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ·
Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, Oconomowoc, WI
Cost: $169

Lighting design is a mix of art and science—the art of enhancing beautiful spaces with complementary lighting and the science of circuits and control systems for optimal efficiency. Lighting can be a substantial part of a building's operating expenses and that coupled with a rapidly evolving lighting industry means keeping current on design strategies and technologies is essential.


If you have any general questions or would like more information, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or

Join us for an in-depth look at up-to-date lighting and daylighting design strategies, technologies and tools. Review integrated design and daylighting strategies that ultimately lead to safer and more productive, comfortable, esthetically pleasing and efficient high performance building environments. Examine conventional lamps, ballasts, luminaires, controls and sensors available today; with an emphasis on the latest LED and daylighting technologies and best practices. Learn from applicable real-world new construction and retrofit lighting projects, which demonstrate superior strategies and technologies that work. Finally, discuss the changes and impacts of IECC 2012 and ASHRAE-IES 90.1-2010.

Throughout this training, participants will be introduced to practical calculation and rendering tools, concepts, approaches and guidelines that can be used to inform and quantify their lighting recommendations now and into the future. A basic knowledge of lighting design and daylighting principles and fundamentals; and experience in architecture, engineering, manufacturing, technical or design sales or construction is required.


  • Evaluate lighting designs in existing buildings for quality, power and energy efficiency.
  • Explain daylighting strategies to meet LEED standards.
  • Identify lighting strategies for net zero energy buildings.
  • Describe the latest lighting technologies.
  • Identify daylighting principles.
  • Discuss state-of-the-art lighting and daylighting calculations and rendering technologies.
  • Explain the changes and impacts of IECC 2012 and ASHRAE-IES 90.1-2010.

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course activities

During this training, participants will use practical calculation and rendering tools, concepts, approaches and guidelines. The presenter will facilitate an interactive classroom format that will allow for considerable discussion among participants and the presenter.

who should attend?

Architects, engineers, building owners, lighting and electrical contractors, facility managers, school facilities officials, healthcare facilities officials, manufacturers, dealers and distributors, lighting designers, interior designers and anyone interested in commercial building design.


7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–4 pm: Program (lunch, breaks provided)


The registration fee for attending this full-day training is $169, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

Registration Deadline

All registrations must be made in advance.


Only credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) payments are accepted online.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee. We will refund 50% of the registration fee for cancellations received within two weeks of the training. Cancellations made within three business days of the training are non-refundable. If this program is not held for any reason, the Energy Center University's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee.

General Information

Site information will be sent with your enrollment
confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary,
physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All
requests will be kept confidential.

Photo & Video Rights

We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Energy Center University is an Authorized Provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is committed to developing quality learning activities. You will receive 0.65 Continuing Education Units (6.5 hours) for attending this training.

  • Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 6.5 LU/HSW.
  • The Energy Center University is a provider of GBCI Approved Courses for Continuing Education. This is a GBCI Approved Course and offers 6.5 CE Hours.
  • The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has approved this course for 6.5 CEUs. IES members must fill out this survey in order to receive credit.
  • This course qualifies for up to 6.5 PDHs for Professional Engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information)

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

This course is currently being reviewed by additional continuing education accreditation organizations. Please check back for up-to-date information.

Lighting technology review

  • Tungsten lamps
  • Fluorescent lamps and induction lamps
  • HID and other lamps
  • LED and OLED
  • Auxiliaries

Daylighting and daylighting integration

  • Daylighting basics
  • Toplighting
  • Sidelighting
  • Other forms of daylighting
  • Layered daylighting and integration examples

Lighting controls

  • Daylight harvesting controls
  • Occupancy and vacancy sensing
  • Demand response
  • Dimming technology
  • Controls devices and controls systems

Commercial lighting design

  • Regulatory and LEED
  • Incentives
  • Light planning versus lighting design
  • Setting, studying and meeting energy criteria
  • The intangible of design

Case studies

  • Dartmouth Library retrofit
  • Redding School for the Arts zero net energy
  • Dartmouth Black Center for the Visual Arts
  • Colonel Smith Middle School

Question and answer/Wrap up

  • The design touch
Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
1350 Royale Mile Road
53066 Oconomowoc , WI

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