STREETSBORO, OH ‚â€“ Green is a popular fashion color this year; it is also a popular term used in the lighting industry. Green stands for many things, including environmentally friendly products, recycling, energy savings and legislative requirements, all of which are the focus of a new class at the Venture Lighting Institute (VLI) on December 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The class is led by Mark Lien, director of the Lighting Solutions Center for Hubbell Lighting International, and will focus on energy legislation, trends and new technology for green initiatives. Lien, who is an industry favorite for the green topic, is the guest trainer for the VLI. He offers more than 30 years of lighting experience and has attained top credentials, including being Lighting Certified, a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional, a Certified Lighting Management Consultant and he has a LEED certification to name a few. The VLI‚â€™s focus under new Director Amanda Foust is to offer industry views for lighting solutions with the focus on metal halide.
Several topics covered by Lien include the energy crisis, globalization of products, photobiology and recent legislation affecting lighting design. The new electrical codes and legislation such as ASHRAE and EISA 2007 are difficult to understand and even more difficult to design. The afternoon session led by lighting designer Rick Quinlan of Bandwen, Williams, Kindbom will entail a hands-on lighting design workshop implementing LEED, ASHRAE and EISA lighting requirements for an interior and exterior application.
Filed Under: Student programs, Green engineering, Lights • signal lamps • indicators