The Lighting Controls Association has updated EE203: Lighting & Commercial Energy Codes, a course in its popular Education Express program. Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning.
Commercial building energy codes regulate the designed energy efficiency of nonresidential buildings. Current codes and standards require a broad range of lighting controls to ensure general lighting is turned OFF or reduced when it is not needed. In the United States, a majority of energy codes are based on the 90.1 energy standard, published by ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published by the International Code Council.
EE203: Lighting & Commercial Energy Codes, authored by lighting industry educator and journalist Craig DiLouie, provides general introductory knowledge about the lighting control requirements imposed by the 2010 version of ASHRAE/IES 90.1 and the 2012 version of the IECC (as initially published, without addenda). Process maps outlining each step towards compliance provides a graphical learning experience and enables students to easily visualize the process.
At the conclusion of the course, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit. EE203: Lighting & Commercial Energy Codes is accredited/registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES), which recognizes 2.5 Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credits; and the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes 2.5 LEUs towards maintenance of Lighting Certified (LC) certification.
Founded in 2006, Education Express serves nearly 20,000 students, who have benefited from more than 140,000 completions of learning modules and nearly 90,000 comprehension tests taken online, enabling them to earn education credit.
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