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Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency


Upcoming Courses
Key Areas 
Course Content
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training 

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

23rd July 2019 | London - Find out more

8th November 2019 | London - Find out more

Key Areas 

It is well established that mankind needs light for life and for carrying out visual tasks at workplace, home and places for leisure. The light for this visual activity can be natural (daylight) and artificial (electric) light source. To help in the reduction of carbon emissions, electric lighting needs to be provided energy efficiently by having the right lighting criteria, the right lighting scheme installed and operated by the appropriate system consisting of lamps, ballast, luminaires and controls.

Course Content

The objective of this course is to cover the important considerations and requirements for energy efficient lighting solutions in buildings. The learning objectives and structure are set out in four parts.

Session 1: Light: Terminology & Technology
  • The lighting requirements for places
  • Lighting Units
  • Human response to light
  • Colour temperature & colour Rendering
  • Traditional lamps & LEDs
  • Luminaires & Controls 
Session 2: Governance in Design
  • Legislation
  • Building Regulation 
  • CDM Regulations
  • Standards & Guidance 
  • Impact Assessments
Session 3: Efficiency by design
  • The characteristics and role of lighting techniques and technologies
  • The PEC Approach- performance, efficiency & comfort 
  • Application of controls 
  • Tools & Calculations 
  • Visualisations  

Course Timings 

Registration is open from 09.30 
Start Time: 10:00
Latest finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email;
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