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E422
An Introduction Sustainable Lighting Design

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This publication discusses how to provide sustainable lighting design to achieve the required LEED or other certification level in accordance with owner’s objectives. Incorporating sustainable goals into the design process requires a careful analysis of both the cost and the benefits of the strategies outlined in the rating system. Any design strategy has both synergies and tradeoffs with other building systems and the project budget. Lighting design addresses several sustainable issues and presents multiple strategies that can be considered in a particular project: daylight utilization, lighting controls, energy efficiency, materials, light pollution, and light trespass. All of these issues have significant impacts on the project budget that can best be evaluated with a life-cycle cost analysis. Additionally, the most sustainable solution to a new building project may be to renovate an existing building. In this situation, certain lighting issues must be addressed to improve the efficiency and visibility of an existing system.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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