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March 2009
New Daylight Institute Series

The LRC is offering the Daylight Institute, a series of 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 are scheduled in cities throughout New York state including Troy, Rochester, and Syracuse. Seating is limited, so please register early. In addition, a session will also be given at LightFair this spring in New York City. We will also be scheduling classes in Connecticut and Vermont. Participants will earn 6 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare Learning Units (LUs/HSW) per day of the Daylighting Institute.

These Daylight Institute seminars have been made possible through funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. To learn more and to register, visit the Daylight Institute Web site.

About the Lighting Research Center

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit

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