Intermediate Lighting, Online Series - Mod 2: Sustainable Lighting, February 1, 5:30 pm - 8:30pm PST

  • 1 February 2023
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 08:30 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Corporation
Intermediate Lighting
Event Description

This 10-session course covers a range of intermediate-level lighting topics for optimizing energy efficiency while maintaining quality in lighting. It is held on 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and can be taken as a series or individually. It is intended as a follow-up to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Fundamentals of Lighting course (offered each fall), or to another lighting fundamentals class where lighting topics and terms have been covered. Each week, the 2 to 3-hour class topic is taught by an expert in that area. This class earns 20 CEUs (or 20 AIA LUs for registered architects/members of AIA) as a series or 2 LUs per individual class.


The series content includes:

  • How to upgrade lighting systems for better lighting and energy savings in commercial buildings
  • Incorporating sustainable practices and benefitting from daylighting in your design 
  • Understanding electrical components 
  • Specifying products and layouts to ensure long-term financial benefits and effective light levels and features 
  • Creating code-compliant solutions 
  • Making use of lighting controls and commissioning for energy savings and intended functionality


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

  • Measure current lighting conditions for a space
  • Analyze equipment alternatives and strategies making use of IES LEM-3
  • Compare energy-saving lighting upgrades for particular applications
  • Propose lighting system changes so lighting is improved using less energy

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Corporation
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Sima Tawakoli: Application designer at 16500. Previous architect and designer. Current President of IES San Francisco Section and active member of IALD, IES and OWA.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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