Landscape lighting is a key feature that can set a building or landscape apart, as it plays with light and dark, creating contrast, shadows, and silhouettes. It provides curb appeal at night, introducing drama and intimate spaces softly washed in light, or well-lit spaces that invite you to sit and stay. This course will show you how to set a scene and create lines of light with exterior LED landscape lighting technologies.
Individuals are deeply connected to their surroundings. When surroundings have the ability to inspire and encompass creativity, collaboration, innovation this connection can in turn foster health and well-being as well as a sense of contentment.
By utilizing light-manipulating materials in buildings, experiential spaces will not only promote occupant well-being but will also help projects achieve LEED and WELL credits and environmental stewardship.
Lighting, perhaps one of the most overlooked elements of the design process, has the ability to affect occupancy mood, productivity, and ability to learn. Building professionals and designers have the ability to use new technology and lighting features to affect mood while enhancing the value and the aesthetic appeal of a space in residential and commercial design.
This course will introduce you to best practices for lighting design and technology for lighting. In addition, the course will demonstrate the functions of new LED technology when incorporated with extruded aluminum tape channels to increase the versatility of a space, as well as improve ambience.
Human centric lighting is often part of design discussions by architects, interior designers, and lighting designers assigned the task of creating a modern workplace, but there is no consensus around what it means, as different people have different definitions. In addition, owners and clients want to create workplace environments that attract and retain top talent, but they are not quite aware of the value that human centric lighting brings to their businesses. Therefore, it is critical for architects and designers to understand how to design and sell the value of human centric lighting to their clients.
This course will position the architect or designer as a credible resource in creating modern workplace environments with human centric lighting. Moreover, it will keep the designer current in an evolving industry conversation.
This course dives into lighting as a key factor of wellness. Two current building industry trends - Human Health + Wellness and Transparency – are compelling designers to gain a better understanding of daylighting, the impact of light on our circadian rhythms, and related tools available to designers. The course will explore a few of the building standards that take a deeper dive into lighting as it connects to the human being, as well as technology and strategies that allow designers to better mimic the 24-hour circadian clock within the built environment.
Communities are becoming more advanced and with that advancement comes new standards for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of built environments.
While features such as sustainability and energy conservation are essential and should not be overlooked, new research has explored the connection between buildings and the health and wellness of the occupants who spend their time there.
This course illustrates how top daylighting (daylight penetration through the roof) design strategies produce positive biological responses affecting employee health and well-being. Learners will examine how exposure to “skydome dynamic daylight” throughout the workday provides all biologically relevant criteria for positive circadian system impact.
This course will help identify new ways of informing stakeholders of the payback analysis for top daylighting strategies when examined through the filter of employee health.
LED lighting systems and technologies have many distinct advantages that make them ideal for most architectural applications. They are also available in holistic product families that offer design cohesion and full-building integration. True “architectural lighting” creates harmony with the space it illuminates.
This course explores an approach to lighting design that focuses not just on meeting the specific lighting requirements of a space, but on communicating with your design project.
Daylighting Inside and Out: Unconventional Ways to Bring More Natural Light Into and Throughout a Building
Exposure to natural light is beneficial for building occupants on many levels. We all know it intuitively and we feel better in interior spaces with natural light. Plus, studies conclusively demonstrate measurable benefits for health, moods, learning, and productivity.
The time-honored method for allowing natural light into a building is, of course, through windows. However, there are many more strategies for bringing natural light into and throughout a building. This course explores the sometimes-overlooked strategies for the flow of natural light into and throughout a building, including light tubes in closets, French doors in interiors, natural-light-flooded stairwells, sliding glass walls, and more.
Daylighting has become one of the fastest growing green building strategies in the last few years due to its simple application, significant cost savings and its ability to create healthy, enjoyable work and living spaces. This course is designed to give an overview of how to achieve sustainable design goals with tubular daylighting devices.
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