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Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency


Upcoming Courses
Key Areas 
Course Content
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training 

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

2020 schedule will be released soon, please contact the Training Team to be put on the course demsnd list.

Key Areas 

It is well established that human beings needs light for life and for carrying out visual tasks in the workplace, at home and in places for leisure. The light for this visual activity can be natural (daylight) and artificial (electric). To help in the reduction of carbon emissions, artificial lighting needs to be efficient. This can be achieved with the right lighting scheme and controls system.

Course Content

The objective of this course is to cover the important considerations and requirements for energy efficient lighting solutions in buildings. The learning objectives and structure are set out in four parts.

Session 1: Light: Terminology & Technology
  • The lighting requirements for places
  • Lighting Units
  • Human response to light
  • Colour temperature & colour Rendering
  • Traditional lamps & LEDs
  • Luminaires & Controls 
Session 2: Governance in Design
  • Legislation
  • Building Regulation 
  • CDM Regulations
  • Standards & Guidance 
  • Impact Assessments
Session 3: Efficiency by design
  • The characteristics and role of lighting techniques and technologies
  • The PEC Approach- performance, efficiency & comfort 
  • Application of controls 
  • Tools & Calculations 
  • Visualisations  

Course Timings 

Registration is open from 09.30 
Start Time: 10:00
Latest finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3660