After showing struggling business conditions for most of 2011, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has now reached positive terrain in consecutive months. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The regional and sector categories are calculated as a [...]
David DiLaura walks you through the 10th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook.
Cooper Lighting has announced the 2012 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. The SOURCE is located at Cooper Lighting’s headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia, and offers a wide variety of seminars designed to broaden the understanding of lighting and its applications. The SOURCE has been servicing the lighting industry for [...]
The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CEBCS) provides valuable information about the U.S. commercial building stock and its energy consumption. The 2007 CEBCS was canceled due to a bad data collection method (proving cheaper is not always better), and the 2011 CEBCS was suspended due to funding cuts at the Department of Energy. You may [...]
The Illuminating Engineering Society is now accepting project submittals for the 2012 Illumination Awards. The deadline is February 13, 2012. Check it out here.
Beautiful images of the Saturn system courtesy of the NASA Cassini Mission.
The Lumina panel from Sensitile Systems offers a material that transforms a single integrated LED source into a surface within which thousands of points of light appear to seemingly float. Panels can be cut, shaped and joined to create shapes and objects.
Guest post by Jim Brodrick, Department of Energy (Originally published December 2011) As this will be the last Posting of 2011, it’s a good opportunity to look back and review the year’s highlights. High on the list has to be the awarding in August of the first L Prize, which went to Philips Lighting North [...]
SEATTLE CITY LIGHT Job Title – Lighting Design Lab Manager (Mgr I – Utils) Location – Various – Seattle area Salary – $32.45 – $48.67 POSITION DESCRIPTION: Seattle City Light (SCL), a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. [...]
Philips Lumileds has announced the appointment of Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as CEO of Philips Lumileds. Lesaicherre succeeds Michael C. Holt and will report directly to Philips Lighting’s acting Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. He joins Lumileds with more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor and component industry. He lives in Silicon Valley [...]