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October 22, 2014

Lighting technology is changing quickly.  Energy efficient lighting means far more than changing out incandescent for fluorescent bulbs. LED lighting options are expanding at a rapid rate, as are other new fixtures and controls. Lighting renovations can save energy and money while enhancing both indoor and outdoor work environments.

Come early (@ 12:30pm) for a light lunch and networking. 


Welcome - David Berg and Neal Lewis, Climate Smart Communities


Lighting Basics - Kenny Greene, Magni-Flood Lighting


Lighting Types and Fixtures - Mike Ferraris, Electric Lighting Agencies Inc.

LEDs and the Future of Lighting - Jason Greene, Magni-Flood Lighting


Lighting Controls and Codes - Jeff Platzke, Philips Lighting


Outdoor Lighting Design - Michael DeGiglio, Cameron Engineering

PSEG's Insentives for Energy Efficient Lighting - John Cassano, PESG LI

Questions & Answers Session - Lessons learned, benefits and costs analyses, status of incentives and other ways to reduce the costs of installing energy efficient lighting upgrades, and more.

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October 29, 2014

From AIA New York website

Distributed energy, island energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), micro-grid – these are some of the terms architects and engineers will need to know about for the future of energy distribution. The capacity and integrity of our vulnerable power grid is increasingly threatened by climate change, terrorism, and increased demands in our technology driven society cousing general capacity overloads. Ther recent 2013 blackout that started on a hot day in a minor power plant in Cleveland, shut down Ontario and then darkened the entire Northeast, illustrates this point effectively. When the grid goes down, as it did during Superstorm Sandy, safety and recovery are greatly compromised. Will your community or your project be vulnerable?

This program will provide details you need to plan CHP and micro-grid projects. It will provide technical and energy planning tools for conversions, metering, controls, and thermal power generation. There are great opportunities already available, but there are also roadblocks to using these means to protect your projects from power loss. Speakers will cover not just the nuts and bolts of how to plan for and implement micro-grid technologies into projects, but also how to convince communities and clients alike, how to work with or around local, state, and federal government policy, and what you need to understand about the role of the Power Authority.

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