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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.



CEU Live Delivery Courses

Current CEU List

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

Credits: AIA Program #FPS15 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 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.

Daylight Autonomy through Automation (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # DAA13 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0090010301 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: In this course, participant will learn to identify current building design trends and the reality of what happens when the intended design is not maintained and daylight is not properly managed. They will then be introduced to the concept of daylight autonomy and the benefits it can offer by examining its energy saving metrics. The participant will then learn to recognize the difference in useful daylight zone and performance between a wired lighting control system with manual shades, and one with wireless technology and automated shades through daylight analysis and energy simulation. Finally, they will contrast the differences between the installed cost and return on investment between the two systems.

Controlling LEDs to Meet Customer Expectations (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program # CLED13 (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 (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. This session will review the mandated lighting control requirements in standards/codes such as ASHRAE 90.1 2010 and IECC 2012.

Daylight Management in Commercial Spaces with Shading Systems (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # DMCS13 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0090010278 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: Achieving effective daylight management in a commercial space can be challenging due to the inconsistent nature of available daylight.  However, incorporating daylight as a free, available light source provides some enticing benefits.  Shading systems can be extremely effective at managing daylight, but the choice of control strategy may depend on the needs of the space.  In order to specify a shading system that meets all of your design goals, you must understand how fabric properties and performance, various shade styles and control options affect daylight management in the space.  With this knowledge, you will be able to transform the available daylight into the type of light required for your commercial space.

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, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program #LSS10111 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
 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.

Light Control in the UFC (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #LCUFC13 (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).

Fabrics and Tapestries (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # SSFT13 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
 USGBC Approved #0090010250 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: This course will teach participants how to choose the best solar protection for windows.  This course is targeted towards specifiers and members of the design community to help better educate them on the basics of how fabrics are composed and woven. Today’s modern building trend of glass facades and curtain walls presents a challenge of proper and effective daylight management. However, while shading motor technology is cutting edge, the shade is only as efficient as the fabric selected. Attendees will learn how to identify fabrics by composition, structure, and properties.  In addition, participants will learn how all these factors can affect a fabric’s performance and have an introduction to making the selection based on the project priorities and the information presented.

Light Control in the Office Space (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program # LCITOS (1.5 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.

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.

Light the way to LEED V4 (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program #LWL13 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 
 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

More Control – Title 24 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # MCCA24 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 USGBC Approved #0090010289 (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 California’s new building energy efficiency standard, Title 24 2013 Part 6, which will be effective starting Jan. 1, 2014.       
 

The Benefits of Dynamic Fenestration (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # BDFM12 (1.0 LU)
 USGBC Approved #0090010181 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: This course will teach participants what dynamic fenestration means and how it can be achieved.  This course is targeted towards specifiers and members of the design community to help better educate them on the reasons properly managed daylight can be so effective in a commercial office space. Today’s modern building trend of curtain walls presents certain design challenges which need to be considered.  The answer is to design a space which can respond to the constantly changing interior and exterior environments.  Attendees will learn to identify LEED credits impacted by dynamic fenestration management as well as important building codes to recognize.  In addition, participants will be introduced to methods to save energy, increase daylight harvesting, and improve employee productivity by way of dynamic fenestration management.


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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