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IESSF partner Pacific Energy Center, one of PG&E's Energy Centers, provides professional training, a robust tool-lending library, on-demand courses and real-time access to industry experts, all at no cost.

Sign up for Lighting related classes at the links below.

Lighting Fundamentals
This course provides a basic overview of fundamental lighting topics, including lighting terminology, vision, light and color theory, electric light sources, fixtures, controls, and calculations.  Lighting designer David Orgish uses the lighting classroom to provide visual experiences to support his presentation and demonstrate human visual response, color, and light measurement.  Attendees can see several fixture types and a variety of light sources, and color booths enable them to evaluate and compare the effect of various light sources. Lighting codes and recommendations, as well as some energy-saving concepts are introduced.
Thu September 12, 2019
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20432

Evening Lecture Series: Are LED Lights Causing Light Pollution?
There are recent concerns that the use of LEDs and their higher blue wavelength content compared to the HPS lights they are replacing in outdoor applications will rapidly accelerate sky glow. A recent study documented increasing upward radiance from the Earth from 2012 to 2016 using satellite imagery, and much of the increase is due to the “rebound effect” from lowering the cost of light via LEDs, hence leading users to simply install more of it. Senior Scientist at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and premier lighting designer, will address the causes and economics of increased nighttime lighting use, and pose solutions for the future. Refreshments and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served starting at 5:30 PM. 
Thu September 12, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21398
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21399

 

How to Write the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) and a Basis of Design (BOD) for Lighting Controls
In this class learn to develop and write two important lighting documents, the OPR and BOD, to provide a basis for an efficient and maintainable system. Participants learn to document requirements for lighting/lighting controls in the OPR. Once the OPR is complete, participants use it complete the first two sections of a BOD in order to make sure the design vision is realized while providing an efficient and maintainable system.
Tue October 8, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21392
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21396

 

How to Prepare a Control Intent Narrative (CIN) and Sequence of Operations (SOO) for Lighting Controls
This half day class follows the OPR and BOD morning class and is intended to help participants create a SOO for  lighting control systems from a CIN within the Basis of Design (BOD).  The SOO establishes operating parameters and set points for the control system, ensuring it is programmed properly and enforceable through testing.
Tue October 8, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21389
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21390

 

Best Practices for Lighting Retrofits
This training teaches attendees how to approach lighting retrofit opportunities including selecting luminaires and lighting control systems to achieve an effective lighting upgrade. Learn to take into account existing conditions such as available daylight due to location and building orientation, reflectances and workplace design to realize deeper energy savings.
Tue October 15, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21360
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21358

 

0-10V vs DALI Dimming – Using the Right Lighting Control Protocol for Your Project
This class provides an in-depth look at both 0-10V and DALI dimming controls. The instructor will explain how their features differ and under what circumstances each can be successfully specified. The class includes an opportunity to handle, wire and operate both types of dimming products.
Tue October 22, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21388

 

Case Studies of Advanced Lighting Controls: Learning from Exemplary Projects – 2019 Update
This course presents recently completed case study projects that demonstrate best practices in designing, implementing and operating Advanced Lighting Controls Systems. The instructor will address task tuning, color tuning, designing for ZNE, successful integrated design approaches, assessing technologies and systems, and calculating ROI.
Mon October 28, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21501
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21504

 

Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Advanced Lighting Control Systems Training
Led by lighting controls expert Steve Mesh, the DesignLights Consortium's (DLC) Advanced Lighting Control System (ALCS) Training will review emerging Advanced Lighting Control System products and their operation.  In the morning session, students determine which type of controls system might be preferable for five different plans. In the afternoon, they will wire, commission, program and reprogram an actual wireless control system, and gain a better understanding of how lighting controls systems work. This introductory class precedes both a set of individual manufacturers' hands-on seminars that offer in-depth explorations of some DLC-listed products, and the “Comparing and Selecting a Lighting Controls” class in late winter that covers the criteria for choosing the best lighting controls for your project.
Tue November 5, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21426

 

Hands On Manufacturers Seminars - Round-Robin Part 1
This class explores the distinctions among lighting controls products to enable specifiers to make informed comparisons. Three manufacturers will present on DLC-listed families of products, with three more to follow in the November 12th Part 2 class. Learn why and how lighting controls improve performance and comply with code in commercial buildings. The class will wrap up with a Q&A session, networking, refreshments, and snacks.
Thu November 7, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21461

 

Hands On Manufacturers Seminars - Round-Robin Part 2
This class explores the distinctions among lighting controls products to enable specifiers to make informed comparisons. Three manufacturers will present on DLC-listed families of products and discuss their best applications. Learn why and how lighting controls improve performance and comply with code in commercial buildings. The class will wrap up with a Q&A session, networking, refreshments, and snacks.
Tue November 12, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21463

 

Evening Lecture Series: Re-Imagining Daylight: How Daylight Improves Health, Wellbeing, Productivity, and Energy Efficiency
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg & Siobhan Rockcastle from the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment and Baker Lighting Laboratory will discuss continued controlled daylight as an essential part of high performance and occupant-supportive building design. The instructors will discuss how daylight promotes health, well-being, productivity, and energy-efficiency, even as LEDs and photovoltaic electric generation converge to seemingly erode the business case for daylighting. Refreshments and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served starting at 5:30 PM.
Thu November 14, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center, Online
Register to attend in person 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21541
Register to attend online via simulcast 
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21542

 

Hands On Lighting Controls Workshop
Part lecture, part demo, part do-it-yourself training, this class brings together four lighting controls manufacturers to lead participants through a connect and commission exercise. The demonstrations include wired and wireless, 0-10 volt dimming, single and multi-function sensors as well as room-based and network based control systems. 
Tue December 3, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=21497