Fundamentals Series

102 Introduction to Daylighting Design
led by Chris Meek, Director UW Integrated Design Lab

We know that designing for daylight in our buildings makes occupants happier and more productive, improves retail sales, increases student testing scores and retention – all while offering the potential for significant energy savings when paired with daylight harvesting electric lighting systems.

This class will introduce students to daylighting basics including initial siting and orientation, effective glazing, shading and louvering systems, and simple rules of thumb to maximize available visible daylight within the built environment while minimizing potential solar heat gain. 

  • SEATTLE Wed, Jan 30 | 3-5pm @ Lighting Design Lab
  • EVERETT TBD (1/21 - 2/1) @ SnoPUD’s Everett Training Center
  • TACOMA TBD (1/21 - 2/1) @ Tacoma Power Auditorium 

108 Promoting Energy Efficiency
led by Armando Berdiel

While industry actors have made significant investments in outreach, education, and incentive programs to promote appropriate design adoption, significant barriers still exist. This class will delve into these barriers as well as provide a set of tools, techniques, to help Lighting Practitioners ensure the most appropriate design highlighting quality and tenant comfort. These tools and techniques will include:

  • Lighting Audit
  • Code Compliance
  • Efficient Financial Statements
  • Energy and non-Energy Benefits
  • Qualifying Questions
  • Use Cases
  • Design Options with Estimates
  • Elevator Sales Pitch
  • SEATTLE Wed, Jan 30 | 1-3pm @ Lighting Design Lab
  • EVERETT TBD (1/21 - 2/1) @ SnoPUD’s Everett Training Center
  • TACOMA TBD (1/21 - 2/1) @ Tacoma Power Auditorium 

200 Level Class

201 Effective Office Lighting
led by Eric Strandberg

In todays marketplace, the lighting for an office has: A) never been easier, and B) never been more challenging. There is a myriad of new and exiting tools that are available to the lighting industry, from new luminaire form factors and optical systems, to lighting quality control that has never been available before. This plethora of choices can be daunting, but it is also an opportunity. Layer onto this the ever more stringent code demands, and the lighting process can get complicated.

This class will take the fundamental design principles, and help you apply the new tools to achieve a successful design.

  • SEATTLE Wed, Feb 27 | 10am-12pm @ Lighting Design Lab
  • EVERETT TBD (2/25 - 3/8) @ SnoPUD’s Everett Training Center
  • TACOMA TBD (2/25 - 3/8) @ Tacoma Power Auditorium 

300 Level Classes

302 Lighting for Schools K-12 Workshop
4 Hour, Hands-On Workshop
led by Shaun Darragh

Lighting for school projects can pose a wide range of potential challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls.  High aspirations, tight budgets, and new research regarding circadian systems make Schools some of the most complicated lighting projects out there.

Come and learn some tips and trick to help ensure that your project will be visually effective while minimizing energy use.  We will discuss a wide variety of space types, though we will focus in on learning environments and current research regarding daylighting and lighting controls in the school environment.

The class will include lecture, small group discussion, and group workshop exercises keyed to learning and design concepts.  The class is appropriate for architects, engineers, lighting designers, facility managers, educators, and others.  Some basic lighting concepts will be briefly covered, but this class assumes some level of lighting knowledge.

  • SEATTLE Thu, Apr 11 | 1-5pm @ Lighting Design Lab

308 Advanced Lighting Controls LC
2 Day, Hands-On Workshop
led by Shaun Darragh

Lighting controls offer the opportunity to balance the visual environment, enhance space flexibility, and improve user satisfaction while saving significant amounts of energy, and improving maintenance cycles.   Designing and implementing high quality control systems can also help to differentiate contractors and designers in a competitive marketplace. 

Wide scale adoption of well-designed and implemented controls systems has been slowed by perceived complexity, cost, and concerns about call backs. In this one-day, hands-on workshop, you will learn industry best practices and strategies, then apply them to an example project.

This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to modern lighting control strategies and equipment, and instruct you on how to effectively implement them on all projects.  Effective control strategies, system design, specification, sequence of operations, installation, and startup will be discussed.

Using best practices, you will apply the knowledge you gained to design demonstration systems, and install and program the controls hardware of four industry leading manufacturers.

  • SEATTLE Thu & Fri, Feb 21-22 | 8am-4pm both days @ Lighting Design Lab