Green Light Trainings

Join Building Energy Exchange for a four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light

September 16, 2016

From energy code and regulation considerations and selection of LED and controls technology, to the development of the right retrofit strategy — the Green Light series provides any building industry stakeholder the information they need to execute successful lighting retrofits.

Lighting retrofits are one of the most cost effective means of improving occupant experience and increasing asset value while reducing operating costs. Recent and dramatic improvements in LED technology, coupled with innovative control systems, make meeting, or even exceeding, our recently tightened energy codes a short payback exercise in the vast majority of buildings. The concise Green Light series provides lighting retrofit guidance in four 90-minute modules.

This training can function as a series or as four stand alone courses.

September 16 Modules
Lighting Codes and Regulations: 9:00am – 10:30 am
A survey of the lighting requirements of NYC and NYS energy codes, as well as local laws and regulations that impact lighting systems, including an overview of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan.
Topics covered include:

  • NYC climate action plan, One City: Build to Last (also known as '80 x 50')
  • Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, with LL88 emphasis
  • NYC Energy Conservation Code
  • NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code
  • IECC & 90.1 Pathways
  • Local Lighting Laws & Regulations
  • 2016 anticipating code changes

LED Lighting: Evaluation & Selection: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Guidance on the operation and selection of LED luminaires, with special focus on light output efficacy, color, and expected life, as well as replacement strategies.
Topics covered include:

  • Science and operation of LED light sources
  • Comparing the performance of LED luminaries, including light output, efficacy, optics and effects, expected lifespan and reliability, and color
  • Description of the three most typical LED replacement options
  • Evaluation of LED systems and relation to retrofit strategies

Lighting Controls: Types & Functions: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Guidance on the benefits and differences of available control typologies, with emphasis on maximizing functionality and savings through appropriate application.
Topics covered include:

  • Distinguishing methods of dimming and sensing control
  • Evaluating control typologies in terms of function, usability, flexibility
  • Integration of control choices with design approaches
  • Differences of available network typologies
  • Assessing the strength and limitations of control approaches

Lighting Retrofits: Strategies & Applications: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Guidance on planning and executing lighting retrofits within a "Good, Better, or Better Yet" framework, with emphasis on the cost effectiveness and relative benefits of the solutions.
Topics covered include:

  • Distinguishing features of "Good, Better, or Better Yet" lighting retrofits
  • Marrying design approach to LED lighting and control integration
  • Basic metrics to evaluate effective design approaches
  • Practical examples of lighting upgrades
  • Relative cost and payback of "Good, Better, or Better Yet" lighting retrofits
  • Guidance on non-technical process challenges of lighting retrofits


Visit be-exchange.org for more information and registration

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