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Lighting Control Institute

Continuing Education (CEU)

For more than 25 years, the Lutron Lighting Control Institute has been serving our customers by providing high quality training for the lighting control industry. With thousands of training participants every year, we know what it takes to help you grow your knowledge and business excellence in the emerging world of lighting control. One important area of industry education provided by Lutron is formal professional Continuing Education Units (CEU). Today, Lutron collaborates with many professional organizations to ensure quality and timely education in areas of light control and sustainable design. See the currently available CEU course topics below.



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CEU Course Catalog

Fabrics for Performance Shading: A new methodology for daylighting design (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #FPS15 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved #0920003633 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: This course is targeted towards specifiers and members of the design community to help better educate them on the effects that shade fabrics have on building performance.  Today, fabrics are typically selected based on aesthetics and a designer’s past experience, which results in compromised energy savings and occupant comfort.   Research is establishing that fabric properties, particularly openness factor, visible transmittance, and solar reflectance, play a huge role in glare reduction, daylight autonomy, and view preservation.  The key to maximizing energy savings and occupant comfort is finding the right balance between each project’s parameters and priorities.  With the research, metrics, and data, this presentation will drive architects and designers to select fabric as a key component of the building performance system, as opposed to a furnishing. This new methodology will give the architectural community the ability to optimize the design of their shading system based on performance (glare, daylight, and view) and aesthetics.

Controlling LEDs to Meet Customer Expectations (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program # CLED16 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 
 Description: This course describes how LED lamps and fixtures can provide an exciting alternative light source for general illumination. LED products and technologies are improving rapidly and are appearing everywhere from lighting showrooms to your local Wal-Mart. In this course, the participant will learn the features and benefits of LEDs and the applications that are best suited for them. They will analyze the different components of an LED and the importance of making sure that these components are compatible with one another. They will then compare different control types and standards in order to identify the differences between them. Finally, they will recognize LED drivers as a critical component in the LED lighting systems and identify their important characteristics.

Codes and Controls 2.0 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # CC201 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0920005234 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: As the building industry moves (albeit slowly) toward Zero Net Energy—the goal of the Architecture 2030 program—the industry is recognizing that lighting controls play a crucial role in energy conservation. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, lighting is, by far, the largest user of electricity in commercial buildings. It consumes 38% of a building’s total electricity use—more than space heating, cooling, ventilation, equipment, and computers combined. Lighting controls can drastically reduce that appetite. They can eliminate 60% or more of the wasted lighting energy in buildings while enhancing occupant comfort and productivity.  They provide flexible control over the lighting in a space and support energy savings by reducing the amount of power or amount of time the lighting system is in use. This session will review the mandated lighting control requirements in standards/codes such as ASHRAE 90.1 2013, IECC 2015, and Title 24 2016.

The Lighting Renaissance 1 (AIA, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program # LRI15 (1.0 LU)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
 Description: By examining various methods to control light, the participant will be able to describe how to control daylight and electric light through shading, switching, and dimming technologies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Topics will range from lamp types and dimming technology to effectively using window treatments for a total light control strategy.

The Lighting Renaissance 2 (AIA, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program # LRII15 (1.0 LU)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
 Description: Through the examination of dimming technology in terms of lighting loads and zones, coupled with the evaluation of various lighting control strategies and their respective benefits, the participant will be able to specify both a safe and optimum lighting control solution for a residential space that incorporates both electric light and daylight management into its strategy.

Let the Sun Shine In (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program #LSS10111 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 
 Description: This course will give participants a strong understanding of the effects of daylight on a residential space.  With this knowledge, course attendees will leave able to specify the window treatment needed to meet overall aesthetic goals. Participants will also leave able to advise clients on window coverings that optimize the overall functionality of each application.

Strengthen you Lighting Control Specs with Services (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program #SLCSS (1.0 LU)
 
 Description: This course will educate the design team on the need for services on lighting control specifications. It will move to explain what those services are, and how they affect the design and facility management teams. Lastly, it will instruct the designer on how to include them and when.

How Good is Good Enough? Understanding LED Fixture Performance (AIA, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program # HGGE16 (1.0 LU)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
 Description: Light affects the look and feel of every space, and By using flexible, energy-efficient LED light sources you can create comfortable beautiful and dynamic lighting environments. But as LED technology continually adapts and improves, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest innovations, and to make sure you're getting the best performance. You’ve are probably familiar with color rendering, but what about TM-30, the new method for evaluating color rendition? And what’s the difference between tunable white, spectral tuning and warm dimming? In this course, we’ll break this down and give you simple tips on how to effectively evaluate different LED light sources to offer your clients an enhanced lighting experience.

Illuminating the Title 24 2016 Residential Lighting Requirements (AIA, IDCEC, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # T24RESI (1.0 LU)
IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
USGBC Approved #0920005233 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: This course will go over what is new in Title 24 2016 for residential lighting as well as the key mandatory residential lighting requirements in Title 24 2016.

Codes and Controls 1.0 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #CC101 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0090010292 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: As the building industry moves (albeit slowly) toward Zero Net Energy—the goal of the Architecture 2030 program—the industry is recognizing that lighting controls play a crucial role in energy conservation. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, lighting is, by far, the largest user of electricity in commercial buildings. It consumes 38% of a building’s total electricity use—more than space heating, cooling, ventilation, equipment, and computers combined. Lighting controls can drastically reduce that appetite. They can eliminate 60% or more of the wasted lighting energy in buildings while enhancing occupant comfort and productivity. They provide flexible control over the lighting in a space and support energy savings by reducing the amount of power or amount of time the lighting system is in use. Finally this will go over how lighting controls help meet commercial building energy code requirements in ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012, and Title 24 2013.

Light Control in the Office Space (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program #LCITOS (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 
 Description: This course will cover various areas of lighting control in an office. The course will cover how the goals of light control extend beyond energy savings, and the motivation of various parties for the use of these control means. The participants will investigate several control strategies and learn to apply them to several spaces within the building. An interesting part will be the intelligent integration of several strategies within the same space for more impressive impacts. Finally the participants will receive an overview how spaces perform with these strategies and how to specify control strategies appropriately to make sure performance criteria are met .

Light Controls in the UFC (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #LCUFC (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0090010291 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: In FY 2007, Federal buildings accounted for 2.2% of all building energy consumption and 0.9% of total U.S. energy consumption. More than have of this consumption was from the Department of Defense facilities. The building industry is recognizing that lighting controls play a crucial role in energy conservation. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, lighting is, by far, the largest user of electricity in commercial buildings. It consumes 38% of a building’s total electricity use—more than space heating, cooling, ventilation, equipment, and computers combined. Lighting controls can drastically reduce that appetite. They can eliminate 60% or more of the wasted lighting energy in buildings while enhancing occupant comfort and productivity. They provide flexible control over the lighting in a space and support energy savings by reducing the amount of power or amount of time the lighting system is in use. This session will review the light control requirements in the new Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-530-01).

Light the Way to LEED V4 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #LWLV4 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved #0090010583 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: In 2006, builders registered 1,700 projects under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system. Today, the number of registered commercial building projects has exploded to well over 35,000. Many of these projects utilize light control to obtain several LEED points. Currently, the USGBC is transitioning to LEED v4. As such, light control remains a key contributor to LEED certification. In fact, light control and light control manufacturer services can contribute to over 40 out of the 110 possible LEED points. This presentation will show participants the key differences between LEED v4 and LEED 2009, and how light control can considerably contribute to LEED v4 certification. Lastly, this session will examine how light control contributed to LEED certification in a real world project.

Dimming for Energy Savings (AIA, USGBC)

Credits:AIA Program #DFES16 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved # 0920011022 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: By reviewing national energy statistics and using real world case studies, the participant will be able to describe the importance of light control for energy conservation in commercial buildings. Also by reviewing energy data and design guidelines, the participant will be able to determine how dimming light control helps meet energy savings goal and where to best apply different dimming control technologies.

Designing a Daylight System: Finding the Right Shading Solution (AIA, USGBC, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program #DDSS (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved #0920012085 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
 Description: Good daylighting design is critical to the performance of commercial buildings. Daylighting is particularly challenging due to the daily and seasonal variability. However, incorporating daylighting provides some enticing benefits, such as improved health and wellbeing, building aesthetics, energy savings, and building value. Choosing the right dynamic shading system is the key to achieving maximum daylight potential. This presentation will describe the important decisions when choosing a shading solution including control method, technology, and material properties. With this knowledge, you will be able to take full advantage of the available daylight to enhance building performance.

Take Control of CA Title 24 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits:AIA Program #TCCT24 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved #0920012035 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: By reviewing U.S. Department of Energy data, the participant will be able to describe the importance of energy conservation in buildings and how light control significantly helps. We will compare Title 24 2013 to Title 24 2016 Standard, the participant will then be able to identify the key changes in Title 24 2016 with regards to lighting and controls in nonresidential buildings. By using California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the participant will be able to determine how to meet the mandated lighting control requirements for new construction and additions of nonresidential buildings. Also, by using California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the participant will be able to determine how to meet the mandated lighting control requirements for existing buildings lighting alterations of nonresidential buildings.

Tunable White: How you can minimize risk and satisfy your clients

Affiliation(s) : AIA Program # TW2017 (1.0 LU/HSW/)
 
 Description: This CEU will take participants through the different types of light spectrum control, discuss the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures and their design challenges and conclude with how you can reduce risk and meet your client’s sequence of operations requirements on color tuning projects.


For further information or to schedule a live CEU event for your firm, please contact the Lutron Lighting Control Institute team via e-mail training@lutron.com or telephone 610.282.6280.

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