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DOE to Host Webinar on L Prize Winner

On January 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 60-minute live webinar presenting an update on the status of LED A19 lamp options for commercial businesses,…

On January 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 60-minute live webinar presenting an update on the status of LED A19 lamp options for commercial businesses, with an overview of DOE’s L Prize competition and the rigorous lab, lifetime, and field testing that went into selection of the winning lamp.

In this webinar, Kelly Gordon of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present current A19 LED options and provide details on where LEDs are most competitive and ready. Gordon will also share insights on the L Prize competition winner, the role of partners in market development, and preliminary plans for promotions and incentives. Todd Manegold, Director of LED Lamps Marketing at Philips Lighting, will outline best applications for the winning lamp in commercial settings, Philips’ plans for commercial distribution, and a financial calculator showing expected cost/payback using actual examples from field tests.

The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 PM Eastern Time and will include a 40-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with attendees. To learn more or to participate, register here.

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ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

On December 8, 2011, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING magazine celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special PechaKucha event. Held at Jack’s Studios in NYC, this event brought together a cross section of…

On December 8, 2011, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING magazine celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special PechaKucha event. Held at Jack’s Studios in NYC, this event brought together a cross section of the lighting industry, including leading designers, manufacturers, researchers, educators and students, to celebrate innovations in lighting design and emerging lighting technologies.

Check out the 25 Anniversary issue here.

You may recall that I served as the magazine’s editor and subsequently its publisher from 1995 to 2001, celebrating the 10- and 15-year anniversaries. Today, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING continues strong under the editorial leadership of Elizabeth Donoff.

I’m very pleased to announce that Elizabeth recently invited me to return to ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING as a contributor on technology and code topics. In the first several issues of 2012, I will be covering light and color, regulations impacting availability of incandescent reflector lamps, and ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, the new national energy standard.

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IALD Enlighten Americas 2012 Call for Presentations Now Open

The International Association of Lighting Designers is seeking experts in lighting, design, architecture, building integration and business skills to present at Enlighten Americas 2012. Enlighten Americas will be held October…

The International Association of Lighting Designers is seeking experts in lighting, design, architecture, building integration and business skills to present at Enlighten Americas 2012. Enlighten Americas will be held October 11-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

The Enlighten Americas 2012 conference theme, Speaking of Light, reflects a need for the architectural lighting design community to refocus on those important discussions on the evolving nature of the art and science of architectural lighting design. The program will follow the same successful three-track system that has been used at previous Enlighten Americas conferences, refocused as Art (previously Design), Science (previously Current Issues) and Professional Tools (previously Business + Professional Development).

To be considered as a conference speaker, you must submit your proposal to the IALD by January 9, 2012. Click here to learn more.

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LIGHTFAIR to Return to Phillly in 2013

The 2013 LIGHTFAIR International event will take place April 23-25, 2013 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Staged alternately annually on the West Coast and the East Coast, LFI…

philadelphia convention centerThe 2013 LIGHTFAIR International event will take place April 23-25, 2013 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Staged alternately annually on the West Coast and the East Coast, LFI returns to Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2013.

I love New York, but I have to say attending the show in Philadelphia was incredibly convenient compared to the Javits Convention Center in New York, which is isolated from pretty much everything.

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University of Maryland Wins Solar Decathlon 2011

The University of Maryland took first place in the highly competitive Architecture Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. For the Architecture Contest, collegiate students from around…

The University of Maryland took first place in the highly competitive Architecture Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. For the Architecture Contest, collegiate students from around the world are judged on the design and construction of attractive, high-performance houses that integrate renewable energy systems and energy-efficient technologies.

Maryland earned a score of 96 out of a possible 100 points. Architectural juror Michelle Kaufmann, who has been called “the Henry Ford of green homes” by the Sierra Club and is a former Associate with the office of Frank O. Gehry, said, “The Maryland home achieves an elegant mix of inspiration, function and simplicity. It takes our current greatest challenges in the built environment – energy and water – and transforms them into opportunities for spatial beauty and poetry while maintaining livability in every square inch. This is what the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is all about.”

New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) claimed second place with 95 points, and Appalachian State University took third place with 94 points.

The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, highly energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in. The competition involves 10 contests that gauge each house’s performance, livability and affordability, and provides unique training that has prepared approximately 15,000 students to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in clean energy technology and efficient building design.

For the Architecture Contest, the jury evaluated the houses on the following criteria:

· Architectural elements – including the scale and proportion of room and facade features, indoor/outdoor connections, composition, and linking of various house elements.
· Holistic design – an architectural design that will be comfortable for occupants and compatible with the surrounding environment.
· Lighting – the integration and energy efficiency of electrical and natural light.
· Inspiration – a design that inspires and delights Solar Decathlon visitors.
· Documentation – including drawings, a project manual, and an audiovisual architecture presentation that accurately reflect the constructed project on the competition site.



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LED Lighting: Fact And Fiction – Webinar to be Held November 30, 2011

“LED Lighting: Fact And Fiction,” webinar produced by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1–2:30 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. Learn about LED lighting,…

“LED Lighting: Fact And Fiction,” webinar produced by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1–2:30 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. Learn about LED lighting, from how it works to where it works best, including where to find unbiased info and how to compare products.

Click here for more information.

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NBI Offers Daylighting Pattern Guide, Webinar on December 7

The New Buildings Institute recently launched the Daylight Pattern Guide, a free interactive tool that features 19 prime examples in common space configurations, developed by Christopher Meek, AIA, with the…

Webinar on the Daylighting Pattern Guide

The New Buildings Institute recently launched the Daylight Pattern Guide, a free interactive tool that features 19 prime examples in common space configurations, developed by Christopher Meek, AIA, with the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab.

Check it out here.

On December 7, 2011, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST (10-11 AM PST), NBI will host a free webinar that will demonstrate the ways the Daylighting Pattern Guide can support the integration of proven daylighting strategies into commercial building projects.

Click here to register now.

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Window Retrofit Weminar October 26, 2011

Discover how to choose the right windows for retrofit projects at this webinar to be held from 1-2:30 PM CST on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Click here to learn more…

Discover how to choose the right windows for retrofit projects at this webinar to be held from 1-2:30 PM CST on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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Webcast on CBEA High-Efficiency Troffer Specification to be Held October 25, 2011

On October 25, 2011, the Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on the high-efficiency troffer specification developed by DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEA). Fifty percent of…

On October 25, 2011, the Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on the high-efficiency troffer specification developed by DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEA).

Fifty percent of all commercial fluorescent lighting are recessed fixtures (troffers) in 2×4, 2×2, and 1×4 configurations which are in operation for more than 10 hours a day on average and collectively consume more than 63 TWh of energy.

In this webcast, Jeff McCullough and Michael Myer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will review the energy-saving benefits of high-efficiency troffers, highlight their design and implementation considerations, and identify different troffer types. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the CBEA specification, which is technology-neutral (using fluorescent or LED sources) and targets 20 percent energy savings over “typical” fluorescent lamps, while maintaining good lumen output, distribution, and color quality.

The webcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. ET and will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with attendees.

Click here for more information and to register.

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