Laboratories Best Practices: Efficient Electrical Lighting
Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR
This one hour online course highlights and summarizes best practice strategies for high performance, energy efficient lighting in laboratories.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for electrical engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be able to better understand efficient electrical lighting applications in laboratories.
Lighting in laboratories impacts worker comfort, health and performance, and energy efficiency. Electrical lighting must always be designed as a supplement to effective daylighting. Some of the key best-practice strategies for electrical lighting include the use of direct-indirect luminaires for ambient lighting, the use of under-cabinet and/or articulated-arm task lights, and daylighting and occupancy-based controls that are properly commissioned.
This course is primarily based on Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices Guide – Efficient Electrical Lighting In Laboratories, DOE/GO-102005-August 2006:
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An integrated team-based approach requires involvement by all stakeholders from the very beginning of the conceptual and schematic stages. This is especially true because of the increasing complexity of most building systems, and the demand for better integration of sustainable construction techniques. This course discusses how electrical lighting decisions impact a total integrated design of a laboratory facility.
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