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Let the Sun Shine In
- Describe why daylight control is necessary for both aesthetic and occupant comfort.
- Recognize how the advanced functionality of an automated window treatment provides added convenience, elegance, security, and manages energy consumption.
- Recommend proper window treatments to an end user based on functionality and design of the residential space.
- Propose a daylight control solution that both complements the visual appeal of the space while managing energy consumption.
Illuminating Our Experiences with Human Centric Lighting
- Define human centric lighting and its four elements.
- Explore design best practices for HCL and how to communicate benefits to clients.
- Analyze opportunities to specify HCL in various space types to improve the human experience.
- Examine key design considerations and smart technologies that enable HCL.
- Describe the features and benefits of LEDs as a general illumination light source, and the applications where LEDs excel to ensure safety and occupant productivity.
- Explain an LED luminaire and each component involved to ensure effective and safe operation.
- Identify the differences between power line, 3 wire and low voltage control.
- Identify the differences between constant current and constant voltage drivers and which applications require which type of driver to ensure expected performance.
- Explain dimming technology in terms of lighting loads, configurations, and ganging.
- Explore the differences between single zone, room, and whole home lighting control strategies.
- Demonstrate when to use a localized, centralized, or optimized lighting control system.
- Describe how effective daylight management plays an integral role in a total home control system to increase occupant comfort and save energy.
Fabrics and Tapestries
- Understand the differences between fabric materials and compositions.
- Recognize common solar performance terminology and properties.
- Identify how fabric can support building codes, standards, environmental certifications, and sustainability goals
- Determine how to choose the best fabric considering a project’s priorities or site analysis
LED Fixtures — How Good Is Good Enough?
- Explain the metrics used to describe the quality of light including color temperature and color rendering index.
- Identify important LED quality metrics on fixture specification sheets.
- Recommend the appropriate LED light source for specific applications in both residential and commercial environments.
- Describe several different approaches to light mixing.
Applications for Lighting Design
- The basic metrics of light.
- The key concepts of lighting design: luminance; illuminance, contrast, directionality and color.
- The fundamental architectural lighting design considerations such as: the choice of lighting fixtures and that includes the optics that you may want to use with those lighting fixtures, desired light levels of a given space, and finally, how to locate fixtures to get the best effect that you might want.
Design for Dynamic Light
- Understanding dynamic light and when to deploy such technology.
- The process of creating use case scenarios through to a thorough sequence of operations.
- Quality of tunable lighting sources that can be easily specified based on performance.
- The effect of protocols on design when implementing a dynamic lighting system.
From Vision to Reality: Where Technology Meets Design
This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be “photoshopped” out in real life to retain the integrity of the space.
Designed to Disappear
This course will introduce the builder, designer, or architect to the benefits of hiding technology into the design and architecture of a project. The course will begin by defining the luxury experience in residential design. It will then dive deeper into audio and lighting as elements that influence the luxury experience. Finally, the course will present solutions for hiding these and other technologies into design and architecture.