309 Networked Lighting Controls in Schools

Led by Armando Berdiel
Lighting controls 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 controls projects out there.
Lighting controls offer the opportunity to balance the visual environment, enhance classroom flexibility, and improve user satisfaction while saving significant amounts of energy, and improving maintenance cycles.  
Wide scale adoption of well-designed and implemented controls systems has been slowed by perceived complexity, cost, and concerns about call backs. In this workshop, you will learn best practices and strategies, then apply them to an example project.  
Specific controls options will be demonstrated using simple to install and retrofit Networked Lighting Controls equipment.
The class will include lecture, small group discussion, and group workshop exercises keyed to learning and design concepts.  The class is appropriate for school facility staff, managers, and sustainability specialists as well as building design professionals including architects, engineers, lighting designers, and contractors.  Some basic lighting concepts will be briefly covered, but this class assumes some level of lighting knowledge.
Learning Objectives
At the end of the class, participants will:
  • Understand and be able to apply common control strategies
  • Understand and be able to apply typical controls hardware
  • Understand some key opportunities for lighting controls in classrooms
  • Understand how modern control systems can save energy and money for schools.

Date, Location & Time

  • SEATTLE Tue, Nov 5 | 8am - 12pm @ Lighting Design Lab


This series has concluded. Look for more classes soon.