This one hour HSW LU program will review research projects conducted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as well as the California Energy Commission (CEC). The research demonstrates the importance of high performance lighting systems on today's learning environments. We will review the Integrated Classroom Lighting System template and demonstrate how this template is affordable, easy to implement, improves the learning environment, meets LEED and CHPS requirements, and drastically reduces school utility expenses.
Using information gathered during research projects conducted for NYSERDA and the CEC the participant will be able to:
- Review and become familiar with research conducted by the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on the latest in high performance classroom design
- Understand how today's classrooms have changed and how to apply the necessary lighting design changes to meet the needs of the classroom and reduce energy consumption.
- Understand how the research findings relate to best practices put out by LEED for Schools and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and which categories the architects will be able to achieve points.