Since its inception, Lighting Design Alliance has dedicated itself to education, and the development of lighting designers and our profession.
Charles Israel has served as a founding member and past president of the International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust. A number of our designers are also instructors at local colleges including UCLA, USC and Santa Monica College.
We’re actively involved with promoting education through local, national and international lighting design organizations, volunteering as board members and speakers for the Illuminating Engineering Society, the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Designers Lighting Forum as well as international trade shows and professional organizations.
Lighting Design Alliance also sponsors a paid summer internship program at our Long Beach office, inviting students from lighting programs around the country to spend a summer working in a lighting design environment. Our interns work directly with designers and clients on projects, learning conceptual and practical design skills.
As our industry grows and matures, Lighting Design Alliance will be a leader.
Chip Israel Speaks at IES Road Show
Chip Israel, upcoming 2012-2013 President Elect for the Illuminating Engineering and Lighting Design Alliance’s President, will be traveling across continental United States on behalf of the organization. Mr. Israel will discuss the merits of IES membership (including an overview of the new HANDBOOK published in July 2011) and provide an introduction to the new Strategic IES Plans with a view to the future. He will then deliver a - one hour AIA/USGBC and IES registered presentation entitled: Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces. The presentation will focus on identifying lighting technology and daylighting integration opportunities that support the future of sustainable design (inclusive of the LEED process) as well as fulfilling the energy code requirements notwithstanding the benefits of maximizing the quality execution of lighting in the space. Check your local IES calendars for a presentation near you. Excerpt from "IESNA Tour 2011"
NeoCon 2011 Presentation By LDA
Incorporating LEDs Without Getting Burned
NeoCon 2011 at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago from June 13 - 15
Get a crash course on LED products and arm yourself with knowledge. As LED technology changes from week to week, you’ll be able to ask reps and manufacturers the right questions to keep yourself up to speed. Discuss lighting issues including binning, heat syncs, color temperature, color shift, controls, testing, and sustainability. Get a basic understanding of the components of a LED system including control options, and then learn to recognize opportunities for LED lighting in your own projects. Also, make sure you know how to discern when LED lighting is right and when other traditional lighting is appropriate for your architectural or sustainable goals.
Incorporating LEDs Without Getting Burned [W308]
Charles Israel, FIALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP
Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 9:30 a.m.
LDA Herman Miller Showroom Tour - April 26, 2011
Herman Miller Showroom Tour + Discussion of Lighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces
Lighting Design Alliance LDA Leads USGBC-LA Chapter Event Tour of Herman Miller Showroom in Los Angeles on April 26, 2011
3641 Holdrege Avenue, Los Angeles
$15 Members/ $25 Non-Members
1 GBCI CMP Credit Available
Chip Israel, the President of the Lighting Design Alliance will be discussing lighting systems for sustainable commercial spaces at the Herman Miller Showroom. His presentation has been approved for 1 GBCI CMP Credit. Following the discussion will be a tour of Herman Miller to illustrate the lighting design theories put in place.
LDA at GlobalShop 2011 - Retail and LED Lighting : Promise and Problems
LED lighting is everywhere; and retailers and retail designers are getting LED pitches every day. Does LED lighting make sense?
Lighting Design Alliance, presented on this topic at GlobalShop 2011 in Las Vegas on 30 March 2011
Cutting through the hype and jargon of LED technology can be exhausting and confusing. This presentation brings designers to the inner world of LEDs to address what are the true applications in retail lighting and how to evaluate the plethora of LED product offerings. The seminar discusses the benefits and shortcomings of this ever-expanding technology and provides distinct parameters to evaluate and compare LED products. What is the role and what are the limitations of controls with LEDs? What color are they...really? How do LEDs fit in my retail environment—should I be using them? What is the future? These questions and many more are discussed with non-brand-specific product comparisons with sample "equivalent LEDs," real-world examples of price and lifecycle cost, discussion of different LED track, recessed, signage and case lighting with the important points to know when working with them.
Second LDA LEED Course USGBC Approved
Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces
Second LEED Credential Maintenance Program Course offered by LDA
The Lighting Design Alliance office provides a real world example of the effectiveness of sustainable design, operating at only 0.1W per sq. ft, where the stringent CA Title 24 Energy Code allots 1.2W per sq. ft. Looking forward, architects and designers will need to have an arsenal of creative solutions for energy savings, and this case study presents and evaluates more than 10 installed real world applications, while redefining the perception of a commercial office for the future.
•Identify lighting and daylighting integration opportunities in their own projects' early design stages.
•Identify strategies for lighting/daylighting performance and evaluate those strategies in relation to energy consumption and conservation including LEED credits.
•Recognize the benefits of occupancy sensors, lighting control presets, daylight sensors, systems integration, and dimming controls, in managing and evaluating energy while maximizing available daylight.
•Compare and assess the effectiveness and limitations of LED, CFL, Fluorescent, metal halide, and incandescent lamp technology as they relate to the future of sustainable design and energy codes.
USGBC National Approves LDA Office LEED Course
The Next Generation of Green Lighting
LEED Credential Maintenance Program Course offered by Lighting Design Alliance
The Lighting Design Alliance office provides a real world example of the effectiveness of sustainable design, operating at only 0.1W per sq. ft, where the stringent CA Title 24 Energy Code allots 1.2W per sq. ft. Looking forward, architects and designers will need to have an arsenal of creative solutions for energy savings, and this case study presents and evaluates more than 10 installed real world applications, while redefining the perception of a commercial office for the future. This presentation will walk you through the renovation of an office/manufacturing building and its goal of achieving a design meeting LEED Platinum standards, including more than 10 unique lighting and daylighting solutions. Then the presentation describes a more advanced Healthcare project (Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi) which uses innovative lighting and shading to achieve LEED certification while maintaining patient comfort.
•List methods on how to enhance energy performance in a building.
•Recognize which credits can be achieved in building renovation.
•Utilize and customize daylighting techniques and products to fit their projects' needs.
•Describe how lighting controls can modify energy consumption and ensure comfort and productivity.
LDA Speaking at Hawaii Energy Expo 2010
Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Spaces
Lighting Design Alliance president Chip Israel to Speak at Hawaii Energy Expo 2010
With electricity rates over double the national average, Hawaii is paying special attention to reducing residential, commercial and industrial power consumption. Hawaii Energy and Hawaiian Electric Company will be co-sponsoring the Hawaii Energy Expo 2010 in late September to discuss these topics. The Energy Expo is one of the largest of its kind in the State of Hawaii. It will offer numerous workshops, covering the most up-to-date technology topics including lighting design and application. Chip Israel will be one of several lighting professionals speaking at the seminar on energy efficiency and innovation in retail, hospitality, and commercial spaces.
Date: September 28, 2010
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces
Lighting Design Alliance president Chip Israel to present educational seminar at the AIA National Convention 2010 in Miami
Lighting Design Alliance’s new office building in Long Beach, California, completed August 2008, provides a unique learning opportunity about integration of lighting and daylighting in commercial buildings, from design through commissioning and occupation. The relationship between natural light, electric light, and controls were interpreted in new ways to maximize energy savings and to provide a comfortable, glare-free, and well designed space for its employees and a learning facility for the design and construction industry. By presenting more than 10 unique lighting and daylighting strategies in application and representing all commonly used light sources, the building is a unique case study that reflects both the current available technology and new emerging technologies designed to meet the increasing demands of sustainable practice and energy codes.
AIA National Convention Seminar #TH004
Thursday, June 10, 2010
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Laura Román to Present at NeoCon 2010
Building Rehab And Urban Renewal: The Role Of “Identity Tech”, Color And Kinetic Lighting
Lighting Design Alliance manager Laura Román to present educational seminar at NeoCon 2010 in Chicago
A “hidden” new design tool for architects and lighting designers are the applications of color and programmable kinetic lighting together with the use of high-tech LEDs and fiber optics. Examine case studies of projects by a collaborative team of architects and lighting designers. See how these applications work well for both urban renewal and building rehab projects. Get effective guidelines about the separate roles and responsibilities of architects, designers and engineers. Learn to identify components of buildings and areas that lend themselves to the use of “identity-tech” lighting.
● Laura Roman, IES, Associate AIA, IALD, LEED AP, is senior lighting designer and manager for Lighting Design Alliance in Chicago, Ill.
● Dr. Rada Doytcheva, ALA, LEED AP, is principal and head of design for RADA Architects LTD in Chicago, Ill.
● Avraham Mor, AIA, LEED AP, IES, IALD, is senior lighting designer and partner at LIGHTSWITCH Architectural in Tower Lakes, Ill.
NeoCon World's Trade Fair Seminar #T233
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lighting Design Alliance Present at Lightfair 2010
10 Days with a Lightmeter: A Light Level Journal
Lighting Design Alliance principals present educational seminar at Lightfair 2010 in Las Vegas
Light level calculations and photometric studies are an essential part of the lighting design profession. But how do these studies relate to our everyday experiences with light? What do the common IES design levels of 1, 5, and 30 footcandles really feel like? In an attempt to gain a more intuitive understanding of footcandles, we spent 10 days and nights with a lightmeter at our sides 24/7. We took light level readings at various times of day in many different locations, and kept an “illuminance journal” to note our impressions. Join us we share our insightful (and sometimes comical) observations.
• Gain an intuitive sense of light levels. What does a certain light level feel like in various situations?
• We are often asked if there will be enough light. Can we define enough?
• How do perceived lighting levels change with environment and locale?
• Can we make do with less light than is typically recommended? Can we use less light, feel comfortable and promote sustainability? Appreciate the human eye.
Lightfair 2010 Seminar #L1OS22
Thursday, May 13, 2010