Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings

1st Edition

By Craig DiLouie

Fairmont Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781420083859
pub: 2011-04-11
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In Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings, veteran journalist and educator Craig DiLouie identifies opportunities to both save energy and improve lighting performance in existing buildings. The book outlines the decision-making process behind whether to retrofit or redesign an existing lighting system, describes basic lighting design techniques and how to evaluate lighting equipment, details lighting legislation and energy codes, identifies advanced lighting strategies, and describes the role planned maintenance can play in saving energy and ensuring long-term performance. Readers will gain in-depth insight into assessing and capturing their opportunities with better lighting.

Table of Contents

Retrofit or Relight?

Advanced Lighting for Saving Energy

Advanced Lighting for People

The Building Survey: Scouting for Opportunity

An Introduction to Light

What Is Light?

Good Task Visibility & Performance

Maximizing Visual Comfort

Rendering Colors & Skin Tones

Lighting Design

Design Matters

Lighting Techniques

Impact of Daylight

Energy-Efficient Lighting Design Ideas

Legislation & Codes

The Law of Lighting

Are CFLs Net Producers of Mercury?

New York City: Largest Buildings Must Upgrade Their Lighting

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Extended to 2013

Energy Codes

Lighting & LEED 2009

Green Building Codes

Evaluating Lighting Equipment

Evaluating Light Sources

What Is the Distribution of the Light?

How Long Does the Lamp Last?

How Much Light Does It Produce?

Evaluating Luminaires

Evaluating Lighting Controls

Solid-State Lighting: LEDs

LEDs: Taming the Wild, Wild West

Lighting Maintenance

Planned Lighting Maintenance

Equipment Selection

Lighting Disposal

Commissioning Lighting & Control Systems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General