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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 conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. 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. 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. Learn more at

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.