The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE110: Commissioning Lighting Controls has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses.
Residing at the Association’s website, www.lightingcontrolseducation.org, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting control and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning, as well as meta-issues such as commissioning, energy codes, daylighting and other trends.
Commissioning lighting controls is often a critical component of the design and installation process, and can distinguish whether a project will succeed or fail. If controls are misapplied, incorrectly installed or do not perform according to design intent, users may bypass them and the owner may remove them entirely. Commissioning is a quality assurance process used to ensure proper equipment operation, user acceptance and intended energy savings in both new construction and retrofit projects.
“Benefits of commissioning include reduced energy use, lower operating costs, fewer contractor call backs, better building documentation, improved occupant productivity and verification that the systems perform in accordance with the owner’s project requirements,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council, whose LEED green building rating system requires commissioning of automatic lighting control and other building control systems.
EE110: Commissioning Lighting Controls, broken into five learning modules, describes the fundamentals of the commissioning process (part 1) and commissioning procedures for occupancy sensors (part 2), relay-based time sweep control systems (part 3), architectural dimming control systems (part 4), and daylight harvesting control systems (part 5). The goal of the course is to provide a working understanding of commissioning and general guidelines that can be used to commission specific types of lighting control systems.
At the conclusion of each of the five learning modules in the course, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit. EE110: Lighting Control of LEDs is registered with the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes a total of 9.0 LEUs towards maintenance of Lighting Certified (LC) certification.