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Lighting Auditing Fundamentals & Application - Online Seminar

Lighting Auditing Fundamentals & Application - Online Seminar
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NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925- 9633, email: terese@aeecen

Presented online in a series of two live 2 hour time modules, this seminar will show you the hows and whys of being up to speed on the critical importance of good lighting audits and the specific ways they are being used today to achieve optimum results for lighting projects.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live, interactive online sessions.


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.

About the Seminar

This course earns .4 CEUs, 4 PDHs and .8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

Not only are good lighting audits required for today's advanced lighting retrofit projects, they can also be very important for retrofit-commissioning, zero net energy, energy use intensity, redesign, water conservation evaluations, etc. Now that most of the low hanging fruit is gone, lighting audits usually need to include more information than in the past, and numerous lighting retrofit contractors have been diversifying.

The different types of lighting audits—and ideal times within the process for audits to be performed—will be discussed in this two day seminar. The use onsite of hard-copy paper vs. an electronic tablet to record data and results will be discussed, along with some of the new electronic assets now available, including GPS addresses for each exterior lighting fixture. A sample Excel audit file will be provided, as well as information on how data loggers can be of help.

The purpose of this program is to guide participants on the best approaches to harvesting necessary existing information for lighting projects. It does not include recommendations for a lighting retrofit or other type of project. Many auditors only gather and record existing information, and then pass that information on to specifiers. Others provide both the audit and specific recommendations.

The instructor will discuss the value for auditors both to become more efficient at the audit proceess, and to gather additional detailed information when applicable, including watts per square foot, locations of spectrally enhanced lighting and melanopic lighting, and observed areas that really deserve better lighting. This seminar also provides a good foundation for those who may benefit from other AEE webinars covering lighting retrofits, human centric lighting, lighting controls and smart lighting.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Lighting Auditing Fundamentals & Application Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

The Lighting Auditing Fundamentals & Application Online Seminar will be presented in two 2-hour teleconferencing modules, covering the following topics:

MODULE 1: 2 hours

  • Introduction
  • Preclass quiz
  • Big picture
  • Lighting audits are more than just for lighting retrofits
  • Lighting power density
  • Auditor or somebody else should obtain
  • Audits not specification
  • Three types of audits
  • Reasons why customers want lighting retrofits
  • Challenges & opportunities about lighting retrofits
  • Ramifications about these challenges and opportunities
  • Security issues
  • When should audits be done
  • Room maps with room numbers
  • Tools, including regular lighting often no longer sufficient

MODULE 2: 2 hours

  • Special clothing
  • Lamp, ballast & controls details
  • Fixtures of interest
  • Task ambient lighting
  • Fixture & controls
  • Extra labor costs
  • Lighting storage room
  • References
  • How are switches being used and how to use data loggers
  • Existing quality of lighting wizards
  • Lets look at a sample example audit sheet
  • What customers may pay for lighting audits
  • Exterior note
  • You & your work's potential positive impacts
  • Some available certifications
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Wrap up

Your Realtime Program Instructor

STAN WALERCZYK, C.L.E.P., principal of Lighting Wizards, Inc., brings to this program over 25 years of experience in the lighting field covering distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy making and research. He assisted the U.S. Department of Energy research on spectrally enhanced lighting. Mr. Walerczyk is currently on the IES Spectral Effects and Energy Management Committees, and is vice chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society. He is widely published in major lighting and energy trade journals, and has made presentations at LightFair and the World Energy Engineering Congress. He has instructed hundreds of lighting-related seminars for energy, lighting and facility professionals, and authored the book, Lighting & Controls: Transitioning to the Future, published by The Fairmont Press.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for both program modules (total of 4 hours), seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and webinar connection services. Does not include tollfree number. Attendees participating from outside of North America should use VOIP in order to avoid additional audio fees. Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your webinar connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.