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Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency


Key Areas
Course content
Course fees
Upcoming courses

Key areas

It is well established that mankind needs light for life and for carrying out visual tasks at workplace, home and places for leisure. The light for this visual activity can be natural (daylight) and artificial (electric) light source. To help in the reduction of carbon emissions, electric lighting needs to be provided energy efficiently by having the right lighting criteria, the right lighting scheme installed and operated by the appropriate system consisting of lamps, ballast, luminaires and controls.

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 Regulaion 
  • 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 will be at 09.30.
Course will start at 10.00 and finish at 17.00


Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)


Upcoming courses

2 February - Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency - London - A1575

21 June  - Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency - London - A1622

3 October  - Lighting: Legislation & Energy Efficiency - London - A1650

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email;  Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address  to

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

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