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  • What current developments and trends do you see as having a significant impact on the lighting industry?

  • Swing

    This T5 and T5HO linear fluorescent fixture, offered in ceiling, wall, or pendant versions, is energy-code compliant and suitable for projects applying for LEED certification. Its slim 1-inch-wide by 2-inch-high profile and solid surface make for clean uninterrupted lines. The pendant version can...

  • Daylighting-LEED Has Made All the Difference

    Someone brought me a copy of A|L recently, and the article, 'One Word: Daylight' (Jan/Feb 2004, page 17), made me smile. Evidently I had just returned from that daylighting conference back in 1986 when I wrote the editorial for the January 1987 issue (Vol. 1, No. 1).

  • Sustainable Lighting Goes to School

    The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, is a liberal arts and sciences school with a different approach to education than most colleges.

  • The Virtual Thing: Lighting Software Options

    Lighting designers are challenged with providing innovative solutions that are increasingly technical while staying sensitive to architectural aesthetics. Many of these solutions go far beyond a simple hand calculation-from calculating illuminance on a workplane to analyzing daylight factors for...

  • Daylighting for the 21st Century

    daylighting is one of the oldest and most treasured aspects of architectural design. Perhaps its history is why designers treat it more like fine art than building technology. In the title of his quintessential book, legendary lighting designer and educator William Lam describes daylight in...

  • Into the Limelight: Manufacturers Go Green

    Manufacturers respond to the impact of sustainability and energy regulations in the production and design of luminaires and lamps.

  • Useful Tools: Sustainable Technology Reviewed

    Lighting technology is constantly evolving, with many of the latest developments targeted specifically at environmental concerns.

  • Report from Greenbuild

    greenbuild , the annual international conference and expo organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was held this November in Atlanta. Attended this year by nearly 12,000 people (up 3,000 from last year), Greenbuild attracts a larger audience every year. Keynote speakers included...

  • NYC Green Building Charter

    in an effort to reduce new york city's energy consumption and the production of pollutants, the city council voted in September 2005 to amend the New York City charter in relation to green building standards for certain capital projects (those paid for in whole or in part by the City). New York now...