New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the publication of the inaugural online version of the Advanced Lighting Guidelines (ALG). ALG is a premier resource for energy‐efficient lighting design, technologies and…
New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the publication of the inaugural online version of the Advanced Lighting Guidelines (ALG). ALG is a premier resource for energy‐efficient lighting design, technologies and applications representing the latest and best thinking of experts in the field (I was pleased to contribute the controls chapter with Dorene Maniccea, and edit several other chapters). It is also the latest addition to NBI’s Advanced Buildings suite of tools and services that help design teams create low‐energy buildings.
Previously offered in book form, the new ALG Online provides lighting professionals the same extensive resource on aspects of energy‐efficient lighting design such as light and vision, daylighting, controls, luminaires and distribution, etc. ALG Online also outlines strategies for specific applications such as retail spaces and includes a directory of luminaires with technical data sheets.
“We’re excited to take Advanced Lighting Guidelines to the next level by making this service available online. This is an important resource for both students and professionals to stay current and learn about new practices in the industry and the latest designs for energy efficiency,” said Barb Hamilton, Lighting Manager for New Buildings Institute.
Advanced Lighting Guidelines was initially produced by the California Energy Commission in 1991 as a means to dispel myths about new and emerging advanced lighting technologies. Since then, ALG has become the premier publication for quality technical guidance from leading experts in the field.
Updated and expanded on a regular basis since its debut in 1991, ALG has enjoyed broad public and private support from organizations such as the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as continual rigorous peer review.
Highlights of the online version of ALG:
* Daylighting –for the first time, an entire chapter is devoted to daylighting, describing techniques for incorporating daylighting into design, offering case studies and technical information; and the tool compiles the latest studies about how daylight affects health, comfort and psychological well‐being of building occupants.
* Electric lighting controls – a variety of new technologies have evolved that can help increase energy efficiency – digital strategies, new types of fluorescent lamps and ballasts, and wireless controls are all included.
* Supplemental information – offers expert, quality technical guidance and connects users with related articles and community resources including the Commercial Lighting Solutions.
* Luminaire and Application Directories – provides lighting schemes for common spaces and identifies the highest performing luminaires including Tech Sheets that will help the lighting professional specifying the best performing luminaire of its kind.
Click here to visit the new ALG online.