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1 Getting the “Green Light” creating a consciousness for the future… Getting the “Green Light” creating a consciousness for the future… Presented by: Stefan R Graf IALD LC IES

2 “Sustainable design meets the qualitative needs of the visual environment with the least impact on the physical environment” I A L D / Sustainable Design Committee I A L D / Sustainable Design Committee November 2001 November 2001 Lighting and sustainable design…

3 IALD SDC goals..to create an expanded awareness and consciousness of important global design issues in lighting, through educational seminars, articles and policy statements worldwide… Topics include: Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Daylighting Integration Daylighting Integration Lighting Control Programs Lighting Control Programs Light Pollution and Light Trespass Light Pollution and Light Trespass Visual Performance and Human Factors Visual Performance and Human Factors Durability and Maintainability of Lighting Systems Durability and Maintainability of Lighting Systems Eco-Friendly Products and Processes/ recognition to manufacturers Eco-Friendly Products and Processes/ recognition to manufacturers

4 Good lighting design practice is value added for reasons of… Aesthetics Aesthetics Professional service to the project Professional service to the project Helps people and aids visibility Helps people and aids visibility Environmental impact reduction Environmental impact reduction Economics… Economics… Aesthetics Aesthetics Professional service to the project Professional service to the project Helps people and aids visibility Helps people and aids visibility Environmental impact reduction Environmental impact reduction Economics… Economics…

5 What is the best way to create an awareness of the value of sustainable lighting issues?? R.O.I / Return on Investment Lighting is a technology that can actually provide a payback on an initial investment over time ! What is the best way to create an awareness of the value of sustainable lighting issues?? R.O.I / Return on Investment Lighting is a technology that can actually provide a payback on an initial investment over time !

6 Cost$ associated with lighting programs Initial Costs Equipment & Installation / Labor Equipment & Installation / Labor Lighting Controls Lighting Controls Daylight Design Daylight Design Aesthetics / The design of the luminaire and the Illumination Aesthetics / The design of the luminaire and the Illumination The cost of doing it right the 1 st time The cost of doing it right the 1 st time Life Cycle Costs Life Cycle Costs Energy / Maintenance Energy / Maintenance People / the human factor People / the human factor Environmental factors Environmental factors … lets take a look at a few of these issues

7 Initial co $ t factors Initial co $ t factors Equipment price, performance, availability, durability, installation time, eco- friendly manufacturing considerations Equipment price, performance, availability, durability, installation time, eco- friendly manufacturing considerations Have the involvement early in the design, of the Have the involvement early in the design, of the project owner / operator Establish budgets early and do “value engineering” up front Establish budgets early and do “value engineering” up front Provide clear and concise specifications Follow the IALD / LIRC Guidelines for Lighting Specification Integrity Provide clear and concise specifications Follow the IALD / LIRC Guidelines for Lighting Specification Integrity Manage the design and control the specification Manage the design and control the specification Provide owner/user maintenance manual and training Provide owner/user maintenance manual and training

8 Lighting control system benefits Lighting control system benefits Save energy Save energy Cut maintenance costs by increasing lamp life Cut maintenance costs by increasing lamp life Integrate daylight and electric light with control systems / photocells Integrate daylight and electric light with control systems / photocells Increase productivity in offices with personalized control in private areas Increase productivity in offices with personalized control in private areas Attract attention in retail Attract attention in retail Create ambience in restaurants Create ambience in restaurants Improve nighttime security Improve nighttime security Case study.

9 Dimming control system, ROI 35,000 sq ft. World of Disney Store Dimming system payback period 2.5 years on 2500 quartz track lights.

10 Daylight Design Integration of architecture, daylight and electric lighting systems to improve worker performance, physiological health and reduce operations costs Integration of architecture, daylight and electric lighting systems to improve worker performance, physiological health and reduce operations costs Scale model study Computer model study Glare index Annual illuminance curve

11 Daylighting design ROI Daimler Chrysler Technology Center Daylighting controls Integration. New design saves over $80,000 in construction costs and $60,000 per year in operations cost ! World of Disney / photocell and glazing design

12 The cost of lighting aesthetics Luminaire selection considerations Creative lighting techniques brings award winning value added to any project ….. Regent court Southfield mi Donner Office Southfield MI Sky Garden / Sydney Australia

13 Energy and Maintenance Use life cycle cost analysis to demonstrate a substantial return on investment when specifying an energy efficient system of lamps, ballasts, high performance luminaires and a lighting system designed with future maintenance in mind Use life cycle cost analysis to demonstrate a substantial return on investment when specifying an energy efficient system of lamps, ballasts, high performance luminaires and a lighting system designed with future maintenance in mind Environmentally friendly lamp technology LED and Induction Lamps100,000 hr life

14 The human factor Visibility and customer perception in retail environments Visibility and customer perception in retail environments Improved speed and accuracy of workers in critical inspection areas Improved speed and accuracy of workers in critical inspection areas Increased commerce in downtown districts Increased commerce in downtown districts Improved nighttime perception of city image Improved nighttime perception of city image Reduction in crime after dark Reduction in crime after dark Reduced liability risk from accidents Reduced liability risk from accidents Office lighting and productivity Office lighting and productivity Downtown Houston Texas, events lighting for a weekend festival

15 Office Productivity Research is underway to prove what we instinctively already know…… Research is underway to prove what we instinctively already know…… The quality of illumination affects our mood, attitude, performance, health and productivity…. The quality of illumination affects our mood, attitude, performance, health and productivity…. Design begins using the qualities of light Design begins using the qualities of light Illuminance and luminance Illuminance and luminance Color / color Kelvin and CRI Color / color Kelvin and CRI Brightness / measured and perceived Brightness / measured and perceived Visual comfort / minimize glare Visual comfort / minimize glare Illuminance contrast Illuminance contrast

16 The co $ t of better productivity Lets do the math… Cost of an office lighting system $ $ 6.00 sq/ft Cost of an office lighting system $ $ 6.00 sq/ft Cost of salaries / typical office $ $ sq/ft Cost of salaries / typical office $ $ sq/ft Cost to improve lighting quality $ $ 3.00 sq/ft Cost to improve lighting quality $ $ 3.00 sq/ft ?? what IF… using proven lighting techniques could ?? what IF… using proven lighting techniques could improve productivity by as little as …2 percent ?? improve productivity by as little as …2 percent ?? Watch for new information on line from the Right Light Watch for new information on line from the Right Light Consortium at Consortium at

17 Environmental Factors Environmental Factors Light Pollution and … Quality Were you aware that… Billions of $$ are wasted each year from light directed up into the sky White light is more efficient than yellow light for human nighttime visibility in some applications Visit the Dark Sky Association web site at Consider using manufacturers that actively use eco-friendly processes View from the space shuttle

18 Glare… an important factor affecting nighttime visibility Future IES recommended practices for outdoor lighting will address Glare as the primary Factor over illuminance and uniformity, in evaluating outdoor lighting design Future IES recommended practices for outdoor lighting will address Glare as the primary Factor over illuminance and uniformity, in evaluating outdoor lighting design Glare reduces visibility and increases energy consumption Glare reduces visibility and increases energy consumption ETAL Committee / Evaluation of Task Adaptation luminance…will study how background luminance affects visibility ETAL Committee / Evaluation of Task Adaptation luminance…will study how background luminance affects visibility Outdoor lighting must be designed as an integrated system of illumination Outdoor lighting must be designed as an integrated system of illumination

19 Finding help with lighting design services Interior Designers Interior Designers Electrical Engineers Electrical Engineers Equipment Distributors Equipment Distributors Electricians Electricians Architects Architects Sales “Consultants” Sales “Consultants” Many lighting specifications are provided by sales consultants Interior Designers Interior Designers Electrical Engineers Electrical Engineers Equipment Distributors Equipment Distributors Electricians Electricians Architects Architects Sales “Consultants” Sales “Consultants” Many lighting specifications are provided by sales consultants I think we agree, these are important issues!

20 Provide expertise through a career focus Provide expertise through a career focus Be involved in continuing education / attend seminars and review current research Be involved in continuing education / attend seminars and review current research Product and technical knowledge / attend trade shows Product and technical knowledge / attend trade shows Human factors / study human visual processes and psychological factors Human factors / study human visual processes and psychological factors Submit projects for lighting design awards and publication in trade journals. Demonstrate creative use of light Submit projects for lighting design awards and publication in trade journals. Demonstrate creative use of light Do not be involved in sales of equipment / conflict of interest Do not be involved in sales of equipment / conflict of interest Obtain credentials: Obtain credentials: PE / Professional Engineer PE / Professional Engineer LC / Lighting Certified by technical exam LC / Lighting Certified by technical exam IES / Illuminating Engineering Society IES / Illuminating Engineering Society IALD / International Association of Lighting Designers IALD / International Association of Lighting Designers To provide the best possible service to your clients…consider becoming or using… a career professional lighting designer

21 When should you consider using a professional lighting designer ? When client expectations are important When client expectations are important If controlling costs is a benefit If controlling costs is a benefit In projects where life cycle costing or ROI is an important consideration In projects where life cycle costing or ROI is an important consideration In projects where good ‘visual dynamics’ and visibility is essential In projects where good ‘visual dynamics’ and visibility is essential To limit risk and liability To limit risk and liability

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