events by region
Continuing education is the key to good daylighting design. There are many training providers offering workshops, seminars and other events locally or online.
Please contact us if you would like a training to be included in this list.
- Evolving lighting: technology and human factors
Online training presented by Stan Walerczyk and hosted by Energy Center University (originally broadcast Sept 12, 2012). Lighting solutions can provide more than energy savings and visual acuity. Recent advancements in lighting technologies highlight the positive impact lighting can have on human conditions such as improved circadian rhythms, mood and productivity.
- Daylighting Webinar Series
Daylighting Fundamentals (recorded April 19, 2011)
Daylighting in the Midwest: Tools and Analysis (recorded April 26, 2011)
Energy Center University hosts two on-demand webinars presented by daylighting experts Tate Walker, AIA, LEED AP and Scott Schuetter, PE, LEED GA.
- AIA Wisconsin
Energy Center University presents a selection of recorded conference sessions.
- Basics of Daylighting in a Green Environment
Presented by Southface Online Training, this course introduces the use of daylighting in commercial spaces. Shows why daylighting should be considered, the basic guidelines of using daylighting and some words of caution when using certain daylighting techniques.
- CHPS Professional Design Seminars: Lighting & Daylighting
Presented by the Collaborative of High Performance Schools, topics include controls, fixtures, appropriate school design (for gyms, corridors, libraries, bathrooms, classrooms etc.), outdoor lighting, daylighting systems, views, and fenestration.
- Lighting Control & Design Continuing Education
Attend LC&D's continuing education courses to learn more about the latest technology in lighting controls for new and retrofit construction design and earn professional development credit for your Architectural (AIA/CES) or Engineer license renewal.
- High Performance School Design Online Training: Fenestration
Offered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, this course presents basic information on window glazing and heat transfer mechanisms, as well as eight guidelines for specific side lighting and top lighting schemes.
- DLC Lighting Knowhow Series
Presented by DesignLights Consortium, these two-hour seminars will teach you how to increase sales and profit margins, use the knowhow series to promote energy-efficient & high-quality lighting designs, and develop lighting layouts.
- Energy Design Resources
EDR presented four free 90-minute webinars as a convenient method for architects, designers, energy engineers, and consultants to continue their education. Topics included are: daylighting design, integrated energy design, commissioning, and LEED rating system.
- Lighting Controls Association
LCA presents education express courses including an introduction to lighting control, switching control, fluorescent dimming, daylight harvesting, lighting & commercial energy codes, and hi-bay lighting upgrades. Can receive education credit towards certification maintenance.
- Lighting Research Center
LRC offers courses and seminars to practicing professionals and others interested in increasing their lighting knowledge including lighting education online with continuing education credits for successfully completed courses.
- Lessons in Lighting
Presented by Lightolier, this free online course on lighting fundamentals is intended for those new to the lighting industry or for professionals looking to "brush up" on their basic lighting knowledge.
- Customer Education Online Training
In addition to hosting their own workshops, Lutron Electronics presents online training that can provide continuing education credit opportunities on topics including: daylight in the office sapce, daylighting in schools K-12, and office space design.
- High Performance Glazing Systems
This online course offered by Energy Center University is designed for individuals who want more in-depth knowledge of the impact of window designs not only on aesthetics but also on energy efficiency, human health and productivity.
- Energy Efficient Buildings: It's All About Money Now
Offered by Energy Center University, Eric Truelove presents the business and financial case for designing and constructing energy efficient buildings. He also gives examples of buildings that use off-the-shelf proven technology, cost very little or nothing at all extra to build and can be replicated. With the uncertain future of energy costs this presentation should not be missed!
- Daylighting Principles
Daylighting forms the cornerstone of resource-efficient, high-performance design for schools. Daylighting not only provides light to see in the work environment but also provides a natural rhythm that determines the cycles of days and seasons and biological stimulation for hormones that regulate body systems and moods. In addition, it offers opportunities for natural ventilation and, if properly integrated with the electric lighting system, can provide tremendous energy savings. The advantages of daylighting translate to higher performance in schools. Research has shown that children achieve significantly higher test scores in classrooms that are daylit than in those that are not, making daylighting one of the best building-related investments for the learning environment.
- Best Practices in Building Fenestration: Windows, Doors and Glazing
This Course will provide you with a top-level introduction to current approaches to window design and detail, glass technology, curtain walls and daylighting. Discussions center around glass selection, detailing windows, critical details of window and building envelope design, maintenance and longevity of curtain walls and daylighting basics.
- Daylighting in Schools Online Training
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this web-based resource was created to help building professionalsand others interested in the topicunderstand and be able to deliver high quality daylighting in schools.