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AIA Continuing Education Credits

AIA/CES Lighting Best Practices Course
Birchwood Lighting is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with AIA/CES criteria. Our courses also qualify for credits from the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Professionals (NCQLP), who administers the Lighting Certified (LC) program.

Birchwood Lighting currently offers remote lunch and learn courses given by our regional sales managers at your office, as well as full day programs at our Birchwood Training center. To schedule a lunch and learn at your office contact your Birchwood Lighting sales representative.

Course Outline
Today's Lighting - Best Practices
This course will dive into the new generation of lighting products and their respective applications from a 30,000 foot view. Lighting has a profound effect on how we structurally design our architectural space. These spaces include vertical markets such as commercial, healthcare, educational, industrial and hospitality to name a few. The newest polarizing lighting technology is the pervasive light emitting diode – LED. This course will apply best practice theory into our most common building design applications.

Net zero building design is being driven by Energy codes. In return the design community & their clients are capitalizing on positive environmental results. However, the perpetual changes in technology and code continues to test the limits of power density requirements. These challenges will be studied and solutions will be provided.

This course will deliver insight to lighting recommendations for various interior and exterior lighting applications. We will review benefits of both linear lighting & point source lighting and determine the best practice for your lighting application.

Key topics addressed in the seminar:
1. Application assessment
2. Standards - Energy Codes & IES
3. Lighting sources – New and Legacy
4. Best practices relative to your application
5. Lighting Trends – The future

Provider: Birchwood Lighting
Provider number: 404108423
Course number: AIABW2017-1

For CES classes at the Birchwood Lighting Training Facility, please contact Robert Cone at Birchwood Lighting.