Free Webinar: Selecting Retrofit or Replacement Lighting, April 17, 9-11:30 am

  • 17 April 2024
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 11:30 AM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Selecting Retrofit or Replacement Lighting, April 17
Event Description

This class provides a comprehensive approach to lighting retrofits to comply with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) standards to evaluate all energy efficiency opportunities while delivering improved lighting quality. These opportunities include considerations of LED luminaires and components, advanced lighting controls systems, reflectances, space geometry, as well as project location, building orientation, and available daylight. Class content will go beyond simple component retrofits to include solutions with new fixtures and controls for deeper energy savings and will be relevant to existing buildings as well as new construction. This class will offer specific energy efficient lighting approaches and useful templates for typical spaces and conditions in commercial spaces.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify advantages and disadvantages typical of lamp retrofit, integrated-optic kit retrofit, and luminaire replacement projects
  • Evaluate the performance of different retrofit products against one another to identify or equal or superior performance behavior
  • Discuss factors unrelated to the luminaire or lighting technology that might influence a lighting retrofit project
  • Identify application details to be weighed when recommending integration or discrete lighting controls as part of a retrofit project

Image: Better Buildings Initiative

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message
      - Retrofit lighting
      - How to consider factors and trade offs for decisions about component based vs advanced retrofits
      - Replacement lighting
      - Taking advantage of opportunities to improve value and quality
      - Lighting control scope
      - Opportunities and templates
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • James Donson

      James Donson is an energy engineer working for a federal subcontractor in Golden, Colorado. James has spent the last 14 years performing energy audits, retro-commissioning studies, lighting consulting, commissioning services, and energy consumption-related research in commercial buildings across North America. James is a licensed mechanical engineer in Colorado, a registered Building Energy Assessment Professional with ASHRAE, and has an LC from the NCQLP.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

Reply/Leave a Comment (You must be logged in to leave a comment)

Not a Member Yet? Register and Join the Community | Log in


Please be kind and respectful!
Every organization and everyone can submit to Rate It Green's green building calendar! Simply click register, verify your email address, and create a username and password. You can then decide if you'd like to engage more fully as a community member, but you'll be able to post events.

Please make sure to be respectful of the organizations and companies, and other Rate It Green members that make up our community. We welcome praise and advice and even criticism but all posted content and ratings should be constructive in nature. For guidance on what constitutes suitable content on the Rate It Green site, please refer to the User Agreement and Site Rules.

The opinions, comments, ratings and all content posted by member on the Rate It Green website are the comments and opinions of the individual members who posts them only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies or policies of Rate It Green. Rate It Green Team Members will monitor posted content for unsuitable content, but we also ask for the participation of community members in helping to keep the site a comfortable and open public forum of ideas. Please email all questions and concerns to