Lighting Control Industry Training with Continuing Education (CEU)
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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

CEU Course Catalog

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.

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.

Codes and Controls 3.0 (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #CEU125 (1.0 LU)
 USGBC Approved #0920016170
 
 Description: According to the U.S. D.O.E., other than process loads (e.g. motors, fans, machines…) lighting is the largest energy user in commercial buildings. Lighting consumes more energy than space heating, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration, electronics, water heating, cooking, and computers.

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.

Building energy codes understand the importance of lighting control toward reducing energy consumption. This session will review the mandatory lighting control requirements in the latest commercial building energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1-2016 and IECC 2018.

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.

Daylight Autonomy through Automation (AIA, IDCEC, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # DAA13 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
USGBC Approved # 0090010301 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU))
 
Description: Daylight is a powerful tool – having immense benefits to the built and living environment. As the most available and variable light source, it must be properly managed to improve the way buildings and people perform. We must find the right balance between daylighting a space while still keeping people comfortable and productive. This course introduces different metrics of measuring the daylight, glare, and view within a space and how these metrics impact today’s green building codes and standards. An effective daylighting system is dynamic and automatically responds to changing conditions at the window. A case study compares simulation results of different daylighting systems of a real-life project and how the architect made a final decision to install automated roller shades. Lastly, this course covers other design considerations when to improve daylighting performance, while still balancing occupant comfort and building aesthetics.

Design for Dynamic Light: How to create successful dynamic lighting systems (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program # DDL001 (1.0 LU)
 
Description: This course provides an overview of Dynamic Light and assists the attendee in understanding when to deploy such technology. Details are provided on the process of creating use case scenarios through to a thorough sequence of operations. Quality of tunable lighting sources will be presented in a way that can be easily specified based on performance. Further information will be presented to better understand the effect protocols have on design when implementing a Dynamic Lighting system. All of this is to better prepare the specifier for delivering a high quality Dynamic Lighting system.

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.

Dimming for Energy Savings (AIA, IDCEC, USGBC)

Credits:AIA Program #DFES16 (1.0 LU/HSW)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 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.

Fabrics and Tapestries: How to Find the Best Solar Protection for Windows (AIA, IDCEC, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program # SSFT13 (1.0 LU/HSW/SD)
USGBC Approved #0090010250 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Today’s Smart Home (AIA, IDCEC)

Credits: AIA Program #TSH001 (1.0 LU)
 IDCEC Program # 107616
 
 Description: This course introduces participants to the residential smart home market and opportunities arising from the increasing presence of technology in the home. Relevant industry trends and homeowner preferences are discussed, as is a high-level overview of smart home product categories such as lighting, shading, and temperature control. Additional topics covered include the benefits of voice control, considerations concerning third party integration, and the differences between cloud-based integration and local integration as they relate to products and systems.

The User Experience of Smart Lighting Control (AIA, IDCEC)

Credits:AIA Program # UES100 (1.0 LU)
 IDCEC (ASID/IIDA) Approved (0.1 CEU)
 
Description: Smart lighting control systems are often associated with data analytics, human centric lighting, code compliance and responsible energy use, but ultimately it is user experience that defines the success of a lighting installation. A building system that’s at odds with occupant expectations or suffers from a lack of intuitive response will only frustrate building occupants. it may even get disconnected. When user experience is thoroughly evaluated and included as part of proper system set up, lighting can improve satisfaction and engagement, promote desirable work behaviors, and achieve the intent of smart lighting technology.

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.

WELL Designed Lighting Controls (AIA, USGBC)

Credits: AIA Program #WL001(1.0 LU)
 USGBC Approved #0920016605 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)
 
 Description: Organizations spend approximately $3/ft2/year for energy, $30 for rent, and $300 for personnel. Since people are an organization’s most valuable asset, improving their overall experience delivers the greatest return on investment. Lighting and controls improve the built environment by not only saving energy but also improving comfort, well-being, and productivity of people.

The WELL Building Standard understands the importance of lighting and controls toward improving the built-environment for people. This session reviews the WELL Building Standard v1 and shows how proper lighting, daylighting, and controls contribute to WELL certification.

Wireless Lighting Controls (AIA)

Credits: AIA Program #WLC18 (1.0 LU)
 
 Description: Wireless Technologies for Lighting Control looks at the value of wireless and how to make smart decisions when choosing between technologies. The benefits of wireless lighting controls have led to a dramatic increase in the number of systems available over the last few years. Not all are created equally. To ensure the success of a wireless control system, it is critical to evaluate wireless control options on their flexibility, reconfigurability, interoperability, reliability, and security. Attendees will learn how to evaluate wireless control options based on these criteria.


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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