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sponsored | Jan 17, 2024

Performance-based facilities for performing arts boost the bottom line

A look at design trends for “budget-wise” performing arts facilities reveals ways in which well-planned and well-built facilities help performers and audiences get the most out of the arts. This continuing education course is worth 1.0 AIA learning unit.

sponsored | Apr 1, 2022

Video surveillance systems for multifamily housing projects

This introductory course provides detailed technical information and advice from security expert Michael Silva, CPP, on designing a video surveillance system for multifamily housing communities – apartments, condominiums, townhouses, or senior living communities. Technical advice on choosing the right type of cameras and optimizing the exterior lighting for their use is offered.

Nov 8, 2016

Future of Shade

The Sunbrella® Future of Shade competition challenges architects, designers and landscape architects to create innovative fabric shade designs…

Aug 8, 2014

LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Building

At the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Department of Energy GATEWAY program evaluated LED architectural and theatrical lighting in four…

Jul 21, 2014

Linear (T8) LED Lamps in Recessed Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.2, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report…

May 19, 2014

LED Directional Lamps

This document provides an overview of the current performance of LED PAR-, BR-, R- and AR-shaped lamps, which were all investigated by CALiPER in…

May 16, 2014

Energy Efficiency of LEDs

The energy efficiency of LEDs has increased substantially since the first general illumination products came to market, with currently available…

May 16, 2014

Flicker and LED

This fact sheet discusses flicker metrics, contributing factors, and consequences in addition to comparing the flicker attributes of a sample of…

May 16, 2014

LED Lifetime and Reliability

A detailed discussion of failure, lifetime and reliability as they relate to LED-based products.


Long life has been billed as a…

May 16, 2014

Upgrading Troffer Luminaires to LED

This fact sheet provides guidance on the various factors to consider when deciding on an LED upgrade for a fluorescent troffer system.