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1st Edition

Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings

ISBN 9781420083859
Published April 11, 2011 by River Publishers
280 Pages

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Book Description

In Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings, veteran lighting 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

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