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  • 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...

  • Designers Revisit Sustainability

    Designers discuss the impact of sustainability on the architectural and lighting design process.

  • letter to the editor

    in response to 'leed: what it means for lighting design,' july/aug

  • Night Watch: Checking in with the Dark Sky Movement

    The October release of the IDA Model Lighting Ordinance 2005.3 promises to further a movement that has already made great strides.

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  • Daylighting Design Update: One Year Later

    Daylighting design practices are changing at, well, the speed of light. New resources, design tools, and products have improved opportunities in this field in just one short year.