Continuing Education University

  • How Have LEDs Changed The Way We Work With Light?

    1 LU HSW

    This course will explore what makes LEDs unlike traditional light sources, specifically in regards to their micro optics, miniature size, light quality, precise controls, versatility and long lifespan. LEDs are in fact so different, the technology has opened up entirely new approaches to using light for architectural lighting, both inside and out. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interior Design, Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Lumenpulse
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color and Light

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The way we perceive and view color is impacted by light, both natural and artificial. This course will look at the science of light and the many types of lighting options available in today’s market. We will also look at the ways colors can change through lighting selection. The subtleties that light creates are essential for a design professional to understand and embrace when making color and finish selections for all projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Paints
    Sponsor:
    Benjamin Moore
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Great Office Awakening

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The goal of this article is to describe the impact that space, sound and light have on employees’ work experience and wellbeing, and to delve specifically into the benefits of flexible, workstation-centric lighting for both employee satisfaction and the company’s bottom line. Space planning, flexibility, and personal control over the work environment, including lighting, are of particular importance in the new office environment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Waldmann Lighting
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Architect’s Role on a LEED® Project Course

    1 LU CMP/AIA/HSW/SD

    Architects play a key role in the success of a LEED project, but often that role is not well defined. This session defines the Architect’s role as project team leader without LEED Project Administrator duties, including decision making, owner/client relationship, quality assurance checks, documentation responsibilities, and much more. Best Practices and lessons learned from actual LEED building projects are included. This program is registered with GBCI for 1 CMP hour, LEED Specific BD+C, and with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    LEED
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • A New Approach to Lighting Controls: Low Voltage Course

    1 LU AIA/HSW/SD

    Today we are going to learn about a totally new approach to lighting controls that take full advantage of LEDs - a clean, green and efficient light source that is gaining traction quickly. The technology is based on using low voltage DC current to both power and control the LED fixtures. The result is a super-efficient system that saves more energy than traditional lighting controls, is more reliable and flexible, and provides a network of sensors that deliver additional value through smart building applications. This course is registered for 1 HSW/SD hour with AIA and for 1 GBCI CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Lighting, LEDs
    Sponsor:
    Redwood Systems
  • Overexposed - Reducing Outdoor Illumination Levels Course

    1 LU HSW/SD/AIA

    This article originally appeared in the March 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHTIECT magazine. This article discusses a newfound appreciation for dark skies, a model lighting ordinance, and LEDs may help maintain night vision by reducing outdoor illumination levels. This article is registered for 1 HSW/SD AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Lighting, Codes and Standards
  • How We Use Color

    1 LU AIA

    This course will review how the eye adapts to color and what affects certain light sources, colors and illumination levels have on the human eye. It will also look at why you should take these items into consideration in your overall design. This course will touch on color specification in order to achieve the desired affect for your project, and highlight the different controllable technologies available to help you achieve this affect. This course is registered for 1 AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Tivoli
  • How We See Color Course

    1 LU AIA

    This course will describe how the human eye detects and identifies color and adapts to its surroundings and why this is important to consider with lighting design. This course will take a closer look at the complexity of the color process, while also defining and explaining key elements, such as: color consistency, stability, metamerism, color rendering, and the color rendering index. This course is registered for 1 AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Tivoli
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • LEED: Sustainable Strategies for Interior Lighting

    At the end of this session, you should be able to follow LEED criteria to help achieve green building certification; list which LEED categories apply to interior lighting and how you may earn points on your next project by implementing the solutions outlined; describe today’s changing aggressive energy legislation and what you can do to meet or exceed these requirements; and finally, describe revolutionary new lighting control technologies that save energy and help achieve LEED certification. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    LEED, Interiors, Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Philips Ledalite
  • Achieving Sustainable Design Goals with Tubular Daylighting Technologies

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    By the end of this course you should be able to describe why daylight is an important component of sustainable design. You will be able to compare and contrast the different daylighting strategies available. You will also understand the minimum requirements for achieving LEED with daylighting and cite the specific ways that tubular daylighting devices can help projects earn LEED accreditation. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2010
    Subject(s):
    Daylighting, Energy Efficiency, LEED
    Sponsor:
    Solatube
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI