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In this insightful and practical desk reference, veteran journalist and educator Craig DiLouie identifies, details and compares a variety of opportunities which can be effectively utilized, both to improve lighting performance, as well as to save energy in existing buildings. The book explains in clear terms the decision-making process behind whether retrofitting or redesigning an existing building's lighting system will yield the best, most cost-effective results. A discussion of basic lighting design techniques, advanced lighting strategies, how to evaluate and compare lighting equipment, and the important role planned maintenance can play in saving energy and ensuring long-term performance are included. Also covered are details of the current status of lighting-related legislation and energy codes. .
6 x 9, 270 pp., Illus., Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0613
1 - Retrofit or Relight?
Advanced Lighting for Saving Energy • Advanced Lighting for People • The Building Survey: Scouting for Opportunity
2 - An Introduction to Light
What Is Light? • Good Task Visibility & Performance • Maximizing Visual Comfort • Rendering Colors & Skin Tones
3 - Lighting Design
Design Matters • Lighting Techniques • Impact of Daylight • Energy-Efficient Lighting Design Ideas
4 - Legislation & Codes
The Law of Lighting • Are CFLs Net Producers of Mercury? • New York City: Largest Buildings Must Upgrade Their Lighting • Commercial Building Tax Deduction Extended to 2013 • Energy Codes • Lighting & LEED 2009 • Green Building Codes
5 - Evaluating Lighting Equipment
Evaluating Light Sources • What Is the Distribution of the Light? • How Long Does the Lamp Last? • How Much Light Does It Produce? • Evaluating Luminaires • Evaluating Lighting Controls • Solid-State Lighting: LEDs • LEDs: Taming the Wild, Wild West
6 - Lighting Maintenance
Planned Lighting Maintenance • Equipment Selection • Lighting Disposal • Commissioning Lighting & Control Systems