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Troy, N.Y. -  2/25/2009

New Daylight Institute Series

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) is offering the Daylight Institute, a series of five two-day seminars on daylighting design and daylighting control specification. The seminars are geared toward architects, engineers, and other professionals who are interested in designing sustainable daylighted buildings and in successfully incorporating daylight harvesting control systems into their building and lighting designs.

The seminars will include interactive lectures, demonstrations, case study reviews, and practical sessions that will involve participants in the process of daylighting design and analysis. Participants will also receive valuable tools that they can use to assist them in daylighting design, economic analysis, and the selection and specification of daylight harvesting control systems.

Each Daylight Institute is designed to include two, one-day sessions. The first day focuses on Sustainable Daylighted Building Design and the second day focuses on Design and Specification of Daylight Harvesting Control Systems. Attendees can register for either day or they can register to attend both days. The cost of the sessions is $100 per day and will include continental breakfast and lunch each day as well as all course materials and manuals.

Sessions will be held in cities throughout New York state including Troy, Rochester, and Syracuse.  Seating is limited, so please register early.  Participants will earn 6 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare Learning Units (LUs/HSW) for attending each day of the Daylight Institute.

To learn more and to register, visit the Daylight Institute Web site.


About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC has been pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, and energy efficiency for nearly 30 years. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. LRC researchers conduct independent, third-party testing of lighting products in the LRC's state of the art photometric laboratories, the only university lighting laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code: 200480-0). In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. With 35 full-time faculty and staff, 15 graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organization in the world.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering; the sciences; information technology and web sciences; architecture; management; and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rensselaer faculty advance research in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, data science, and the media arts and technology. The Institute has an established record of success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace, fulfilling its founding mission of applying science “to the common purposes of life.”