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.

Evaluating and Selecting Luminaires
So many luminaires to choose from! On May 30th at the Pacific Energy Center and online, join Bernie Bauer as he explains how to evaluate LEDs and the technical features of lighting fixtures to select the most appropriate luminaire for an application. Bernie will review basic lighting terminology, metrics, glare, and color to better interpret and compare information on specification sheets. An in-class exercise will put this learning into practice.
Thu May 30, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
Online as simulcast


Evening Lecture Series: Biologically Focused Lighting – The Truth About Circadian Lighting
Industry trends are moving towards color tuning lights for circadian regulation. On June 6th as part of the Pacific Energy Center’s Evening Lecture Series, instructor and researcher Robert Soler will discuss the newest findings as to where these trends fall short in understanding the relationship between light intensity, color, and circadian stimulation. Robert will describe “social jet lag” and provide evidence for how light intensity and spectrum matter.
Thu June 6, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center
Internet as simulcast


Comparing and Selecting a Lighting Controls System
This full-day intermediate-level class will provide an understanding of the various advanced lighting controls available in today’s marketplace and offer approaches to compare them. Its objective is for attendees to be able to evaluate available controls and select the systems most likely to result in maximized energy savings (initially and over time) and optimized performance on a project-by-project basis. By looking at a variety of factors, a specifier can winnow down options so an appropriate advanced lighting control system (ALCS) can be selected and designed. It should help in navigating the choices so project teams and owners can capitalize on the benefits of advanced lighting controls.
Mon June 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center


Best Practices for Industrial Lighting
Industrial lighting is rapidly changing as new technologies, particularly LEDs and sophisticated controls gain ground, providing opportunities for more energy efficient lighting.  This newly updated class will cover best practices including assessment of general and specialized industrial space conditions, lighting quality metrics and IES recommendations for industrial applications, including maintenance and special industrial requirements.  Industrial codes, safety and environmental standards, and energy code considerations (California Title 24) will be explored as well.  This class will introduce solutions using fixture types and controls with an emphasis on LED technologies and will conclude with a hands-on design exercise for lighting an industrial facility, with evaluation and discussion of results to provide participants with a better understanding of the material.
Tue June 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center


Best Practices for Outdoor Lighting
As we move to outdoor lighting dominated by LED fixtures, what are the best practices for lighting outdoor spaces?  On June 19th at the Pacific Energy Center, instructor Bernie Bauer will describe best practices for your design – one that complies with outdoor lighting standards and codes (IES, Dark Sky, and CA Title-24), is responsive to the community, and avoids light pollution. Learn how to create clear intentions, develop your design, compare and select appropriate luminaires, to ultimately create a successful project.
Wed June 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
San Francisco – Pacific Energy Center


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