Lam Partners is excited to share our AIA accredited webinars with our clients, bringing our daylighting, sustainability, and circadian lighting expertise directly to your home office. These webinars provide a variety of learning objectives that will provide a better understanding of lighting on projects and how these different elements can be implemented. Please see our list of course offerings below.
Circadian Lighting LAM2003 1.5 LU HSW2x 1hr Web Sessions
Since we spend around 90% of our time indoors, our lighting design, for both electric luminaires and strategic use of daylighting is of paramount importance for our health. Participants will learn the various properties of light that are important to consider for human health, and how these can be applied.
- Achieve a basic understanding of how light impacts health
- Recognize the key metrics of light that affect circadian rhythms
- Identify Features in the WELL Building Standard that enable better indoor lighting and how they are different from standard requirements
- Utilize design strategies that improve indoor lighting for health and well-being, citing examples from a case study
Sustainable Lighting (Design) LAM2001 1 LU HSW1hr Web Session
Lighting, as the first major use of electricity, has contributed considerably to global warming through high energy use, as well as requiring toxic materials to produce effective illumination. As new technologies have drastically reduced power requirements, new considerations have emerged, including the reduction of light pollution, responsible material use, and impacts on wildlife. Participants will learn about technological developments, critical sustainable design considerations, and methods for responsibly specifying lighting hardware.
- Achieve a basic understanding of sustainable lighting
- Recognize the key metrics of sustainable practices
- Understand how LEED, WELL, CHPS, and Living Building Challenge all handle sustainable lighting in different ways
- Utilize design strategies for responsible lighting practice, including design and specifications
- Utilize sustainable lighting design strategies for architectural practice, citing examples from case studies
Daylighting 1: Introduction to Daylit Architecture LAM2004 1 LU HSW1hr Web Session
Good daylighting design is more than floor-to-ceiling glazing, skylights, and light shelves. Careful examination of building geometry, apertures, materials, programming, and electric lighting qualitatively and quantitatively improve occupant well-being, visual comfort, and energy performance. In this course participants will be introduced to the qualitative aspects of good daylighting design which ultimately will lead to better implementation of the quantitative tools and metrics currently available.
- Recognize the importance of daylighting design as a critical component of of architectural design
- Achieve a basic understanding of daylighting design process
- Utilize daylighting design principles and strategies for architectural practice, citing examples from case studies
- Understand the role of analysis as a step in the design process
Daylighting 2: Design, Iterate, Validate, Adapt LAM2005 1 LU HSW1hr Web Session
Gone are the days of daylighting design solely via solar calculators, heliodons, and point-in-time calculations. Contemporary digital tools offer a myriad of analyses such as annual climate-based simulations, glare analysis, and photometrically-accurate real-time visualizations to assess complex interactions of light and material over time. Outputs of these simulations are increasingly used as validation for credentialing organizations such as LEED, WELL. In this course participants will be introduced to the daylighting analysis process including metrics used for analysis, and how such analysis can be used to adapt the architecture to maximize user comfort and delight in the built environment, while minimizing glare and undesirable heat gain.
- Recognize and conceptually understand the key metrics of digital daylighting analysis such as Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure
- Understand the basics of IES LM-83 and how it has set the standard criteria for various sustainable rating systems
- Understand the process of daylighting design, using the ‘DIVA’ methodology
- How to engage with consultants performing analysis to maximize the potential for design excellence as well as energy optimisation
Daylighting 3: Case studies in Daylighting
In this session, a selection of recent projects will serve as highlighting various aspects of the daylighting design process. From old-school Heliodons to cutting-edge designs for electrochromic skylights, this session will explore various methods and workflows used throughout the design process, as well as in-depth analysis of the finished projects.