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  • In the News

    A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more

  • Toward a Sustainable Lighting Profession

    Light is energy. That makes light a strategic environmental resource. While lighting professionals see themselves as primarily visual environment advisers, they are increasingly acting as energy investment advisers who help architects and owners understand the energy, environmental, and cost...

  • IALD Builds Image at Greenbuild 2006

    The International Association of Lighting Designers' (IALD) participation at Greenbuild 2006, the largest green building conference in the United States, was a positive return on investment based on the response given by visitors to the association's tabletop exhibit. Greenbuild, the annual...

  • Seeing Green: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

    Sustainable design has entered the mainstream. though environmental issues, such as energy efficiency and global warming, have been concerns for over 50 years, the past decade in particular has seen increased "green" initiatives garner the general public's attention.

  • 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...