Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CLEP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CLEP certification, CLICK HERE.
A PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CLEP EXAMINATION A THREE-DAY SEMINAR
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This program is a U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Approved Training Course
USGBC's GBCI/CMP program facilitates access to high quality professional development courses to further enrich the knowledge and understanding of green building theory, techniques, and trends for building professionals. Each course is reviewed by third-party-trained reviewers and meets the criteria and guidelines established by the USGBC Professional Development Committee. This course qualifies for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED® professionals.
The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.
AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.
The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. In most cases these rooms are held up to four weeks prior to the seminar date. We therefore recommend that you make your hotel reservations early to assure availability of space, and be sure to reference AEE and the name of this seminar to assure that you receive the appropriate room rate.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This three-day program is designed to provide a preparatory vehicle for professionals who wish to take the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) exam, as well as an excellent broad-based instructional program for those who want to "brush up on the basics" of efficient lighting design, retrofit and application. The practices taught in this seminar use a practical approach to economically achieving effective visual environments without incurring excessive energy costs or affecting tenant comfort, customer sales, service, or the environment. Emphasis is placed on the following areas:
Designing or upgrading energy-effective lighting systems which realize savings without sacrificing lighting quality
Calculating the true savings from lighting improvements
Measuring and documenting savings achieved through an upgrade project
Assessing and implementing effective lighting control strategies
Evaluating new lighting products, including LED / SSL technologies which may now be right for your applications
CLEP Certification The CLEP certification process requires the submitting of a separate application and $300 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CLEP examination is administered at each seminar site in the afternoon of the final day of instruction -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. For information on obtaining your CLEP application form, or for further information on the CLEP program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/CLEP.
FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT & LIGHTING • What is light? • How light interacts with surfaces • Human visual system • Visual tasks, visibility factors • Spectrum sensitivity • Definitions and terminology
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS • Mercury in lamps • PCBs in ballasts • Lamp and ballast disposal • LED issues
BUILDING ENERGY CODES • 10CFR435 Federal Energy Code • ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1
UTILITY & ESCO PROGRAMS & INCENTIVES • Electric utility industry restructuring • Role of Energy Services Companies • Performance contracting
LIGHTING ECONOMICS • Basic energy accounting • Simple payback and return-on-investment • Life-cycle Cost • Evaluating system costs and alternatives
LIGHTING QUALITY • Glare and glare control • Veiling reflections and visual comfort probability • Flicker and flicker control • Balanced lighting
LIGHTING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS • Benefits of well-designed lighting • Systems approach • Task-ambient lighting • High bay fluorescent • Lighting retrofit kits • Retrofit vs. re-lighting • Solid-state lighting upgrades
INCUMBENT LAMPS • Common lamp characteristics • Incandescent and halogen lamps • Compact- and linear-fluorescent • Metal-halide: pulse-start and CMH • High-pressure and low-pressure sodium • Electrodeless sources
SOLID-STATE LIGHTING (LED) • Understanding light-emitting diodes • LED life and delivered lumens • SSL system efficiency • Best applications • Market ready solutions • U.S. DOE CALiPER program
FLUORESCENT BALLASTS & LED DRIVERS • How ballasts work • Ballast factor (BF), light output and input watts • Operation/characteristics of electronic ballasts • Application issues: avoiding mistakes • LED drivers: the weak link?
LUMINAIRES & FIXTURES • Luminaire Efficacy Rating (LER) • Photometry: relative and absolute • Coefficient of Utilization (CU) • Spacing criteria • Increasing luminaire efficiency • Reflectors, louvers and lenses
LIGHTING EVALUATION & AUDITS • Evaluation process, lighting surveys and audits • Data collection tools, tips, and techniques • Analyzing data, calculating savings and payback • Reports
LIGHTING CONTROLS • Control strategies • Switching and switching controls • Scheduling and time controls • Occupancy and vacancy sensors • More effective photocells • Demand response • Daylight harvesting: photo-sensors and dimming ballasts • Dimming LED bulbs and SSL fixtures
MAINTAINING LIGHTING SYSTEMS • Impact of maintenance on performance and economics of lighting systems • Re-lamping checklist • Dirt depreciation and cleaning issues • Benefits of group relamping practices • Maintenance budgets • Lighting system troubleshooting
LIGHTING CALCULATIONS WORKSHOP • Inverse square law • Illuminance at a point • Zonal cavity method and using CU tables • Room reflectances and light loss factors • Sample problems and solutions
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
JOHN FETTERS, C.E.M., C.L.E.P., C.E.A., is a lighting efficiency consultant and owner of Effective Lighting Solutions, Inc., Columbus, OH. A senior member of AEE, he chairs the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) board. He is a member of IESNA, for which he serves on the IES VELSD Committee and is an advisory member of the Industrial Lighting Committee. He has lectured and published widely in the lighting efficiency field.
T. KENNETH SPAIN, P.E., C.E.M., C.L.E.P., LEED AP, is an energy analyst with three decades of experience in applied energy management and engineering. He is an on-call research scientist at the University of Alabama, Huntsville following 25 years of service managing energy efficiency programs and conducting training programs to help government, institutional, industrial and commercial clients identify cost-effective energy strategies for their facilities.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROLS: ENERGY SAVINGS, PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATIONS Edited By Craig DiLouie