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.

Best Practices for Lighting Audits – Two-day Class
Before embarking on any lighting modifications or upgrade, it is critical to conduct a comprehensive lighting audit. Audits provide an essential systems-based approach to any lighting upgrade project by avoiding costly, piecemeal projects that may miss energy efficiency opportunities and lock-in inefficient hardware. Comprehensive lighting audits deliver better results for customers by leveraging short-payback efficiency measures to justify a package of capital improvements by quantifying the potential values for the customer.
Tue March 26, 2019 – Wed March 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center

0-10V vs DALI Dimming – Choosing the Right Controls for Your Project
Thu April 11, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
This class provides an in depth look at the features of both 0-10V dimming and DALI dimming, and their appropriate applications. The instructor will address code compliance, product compatibility and wiring challenges using these controls types. Students will handle, wire and operate both 0-10V and DALI dimming products, as well as show how to specify and design with each type of controls. The class compares the issues and operation associated with each dimming control system.

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.
Tue April 30, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center

Advanced Lighting Control Systems: Hands-on Workshop
Wed May 1, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
This course introduces four Advanced Lighting Control Systems to the participants via collaborative activities. 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. Manufacturers will provide demonstrations, exercises, and table-top products in addition to the class.

Evening Lecture Series: Biologically Focused Lighting – The Truth About Circadian Lighting
Industry trends are moving towards color tuning lights for circadian regulation, often with little understanding of the relationships between light, color and circadian stimulation. Robert Soler, Vice President of Human Biological Technologies and Research at Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems (BIOS), will describe what "social jet lag" is, and provide evidence for how light intensity and spectrum matter, as well as how its impact on health is changing the way we think about lighting and holistic design.
Thu June 6, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
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