Architectural Lighting and Daylighting Designers and Consultants
With Internationally recognized expertise in Energy Efficiency, LEEDTM Design, and Sustainability
Members of the International Lighting Alliance
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SCE Classes by Jim
On July 20 and 21, 2010, Jim presented classes at Southern California Edison's CTAC Facility in Irwindale. Class presentation downloads (click on title) are:
July 21 Daylighting Basics
Abby and Jim Do Green build - Again!
Phoenix.....On November 10, Abby Vogen Horn of the Daylighting Collaborative and Jim presented their all-day program "Lighting and Daylighting with Efficiency" at the 2009 USGBC Greenbuild conference. Attendees can download the program slides as follows:
Major Zero Net Building Program
On November 6, Jim presented an extended, four hour class for PG&E at Los Positas College on Zero Net Building Design. For a copy of the program, click here. Note: this class requires considerable explanation; read the slides with this in mind.
PLDC Conference in Berlin
Jim taught a short course in Zero Net Building Design as part of the international Professional Lighting Design Conference in Berlin on October 29. For a copy of the program click here.
LED Is the Topic
Greensboro NC - Jim presented three classes at the IES Conference on October 14. Comments by Jim about LED lighting systems created a minor furor and several follow up emails and issues. Attendees can download the program material here, here and here and a response to several companies that were concerned about Jim's comments here.
Maneuvering Lighting Design Within Title 24, IECC, and ASHRAE/IES 90.1 presented at SMUD
Sacramento -On August 18, Jim presented a day long program on the world of codes and other regulatory standards involving lighting at the SMUD Lighting Classroom. For a copy of the program click here.
Jim Presents at NeoCON in Chicago
Chicago - Jim presented three programs at the largest contract furniture and interior show on June 15 and 16. The three programs can be downloaded by clicking on the title:
Daylighting Symposium in Rotterdam Draws an International Audience
Rotterdam - Jim Benya and Professor Marc Fontoyant of Lyon co-moderated the third Velux daylighting conference on May 13-14. The conference was attended by architects and lighting designers from 33 countries.
Jim Wins the 2008 GE Edison Award
New York - Leading the team of Mike Neils, Juan Jose Villatoro and James Christensen, Jim won the 2008 Edison Award, one of the world's most prestigious lighting design awards. His design for the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium also won the Edison Award of Excellence for Environmental Design, the first outdoor lighting project in the world to win both. For more about the program, go to http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/edison_award/excellence/2008/pop_sacramento_memorial_auditorium.htm
Solid State Lighting a Hot Topic in California
Santa Clara - Jim was among several lighting designers presenting at the Annual Strategies in Light Conference in the Silicon Valley. In his brief presentation, Jim challenged the attendees to think outside the can and off the track when inventing LED lighting systems. Download the presentation Niche to Mainstream here..
Jim Named to ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1 Committee
Chicago - Jim joined this super important committee, charged with developing a sustainable design code, becoming the committee's lighting and daylighting expert and working with other committee members on all aspects of creating a code for states, cities, and government agencies to adopt that mandates LEED qualified buildings, without requiring actual LEED review. Higher levels of sustainable design will still need to use the USGBC process, however.
Seriously Sustainable Lighting
Jim developed this new material to step up and take charge of the Road to Net Zero. Having designed the lighting (and some of the electrical systems) for two net zero buildings and three off-grid homes, Jim used this experience to create a down to earth concept of conservation and renewable generation that can accelerate many buildings' march to Net Zero, the Architecture 2030 Challenge. For a copy of the slides, click here under the session you attended (slight changes in each):
October 9, 2008 Queenstown, NZ - the IESANZ Annual Meeting: click here
January 20, 2009 Detroit Michigan USA - Lawrence Tech University School of Architecture - click here
January 21, 2009 Portland Oregon USA - the Oregon Section IES Meeting - click here
Lighting Design Basics presented at LightFair International 2008
Las Vegas......Jim presented a two day lighting class named after his book to a class of 60 at LightFair. Students wanting a copy of the slides should click here.
Dark Sky Update Program at LightFair International 2008 presented by Jim and Cheryl English
Las Vegas....On May 28, Cheryl English of Acuity Brands Lighting and Jim presented their annual dark sky/model lighting ordinance update. For a copy of the program click here.
Jim Explains LED's at SDG&E Efficiency Program
San Diego.... On May 8, Jim presented a program on the State of the Art in Solid State Lighting. Attendees can download the program by clicking here.
School Lighting Conference Presented at the Jim H. McClung Lighting Center
Jim Presents Lighting Fundamentals for Mount Hood Community College
Tualatin, OR...On April 25, Jim presented a 1/2 day program to a class in efficient buildings at the Earth Advantage classroom in Tualtin. Class Notes can be downloaded here.
Energy Center of Wisconsin Hosts Benya All-Day Programs
Madison., WI... On April 15, 16 and 17 Jim Benya presented an all new program "Lighting Design with Efficiency" in Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago on behalf of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. Over 150 lighting designers, architects, and engineers learned about the latest in Lighting, Daylighting and Energy with an application focus. The four part program can be downloaded here by clicking on the title::
Due to the length of the program, Jim did not finish discussing a number of building types. Attendees can download the following papers here (click on title). NOTICE: these materials were originally prepared for use by Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating Company, and portions have been used in their educational and rebate program materials. Portions may be copyrighted by CL&P and/or UI. Please, do NOT copy , cite or use this material other than for your own personal education. Thanks to CL&P and UI for supporting his work.
Net Zero is Jim's topic in San Francisco
San Francisco.....Returning to the Pacific Energy Center, Jim presented The Short Road to Net Zero to a packed audience of engineers, architects and sustainable building supporters on March 27. For a copy of the program click here.
Sustainable Design Program Features Jim in Vancouver
Vancouver, BC....On March 5, Jim joined other speakers in presenting a Sustainable Lighting program for the IESNA BC Section. The slides can be downloaded here.
ASID Art Lighting Program Taught in Portland
Portland...... At the Portland Architectural Heritage Museum with lighting designed by Jim, ASID members were presented with a program for lighting artwork on March 4, 2008.. The program material and accompanying article can be downloaded here.
Jim Teaches at Ball State University
Muncie...... Despite some really rotten snowy weather and miserable air travel, Jim made it to the campus and taught as part of BSU's innovative Daylectric lighting program. Presentations can be downloaded here and here..
Solar San Antonio Presents Daylighting and Lighting Programs by Jim Benya
San Antonio....On October 25, Jim Benya taught the Lighting and Daylighting class at Solar San Antonio's HIgh Performance Schools Workshop. Jim's presentation was sponsored by San Antonio based Lucifer Lighting. For a copy of the presentation click here.
EWEB Hosts Two State of the Art Lighting Programs at Lane Community College
Eugene, OR......On October 23, Jim Benya taught two half day classes in lighting attended by local architects, engineers, contractors and energy efficiency students. Download the program PDF's by clicking on the title:
Morning: Lighting Design Basics
Jim Visits Canada
Montreal....On October 16 Jim spoke to the IESNA Section in Montreal, Quebec followed by a different program the following day in Ottawa. For program downloads, click on the program titles:
Benya Explains School Lighting at Luminarios 2007
Albuquerque....IESNA members at the Luminarios Conference and Trade Show on October 4 learned about the latest state of the art in school lighting in this presentation supported by Visa Lighting. For a copy of the program material, click here.
Jim Repeats the Sustainability Message in Greensboro/High Point Meeting
Greensboro....On October 2, Jim presented a reprise of his IESNA Centennial Program called "Lighting for a Sustainable Future" to the Triad Section Annual meeting and seminars. New material included information on current LEED Platinum projects and Net Zero Energy designs. For a copy of the program, click here.
Benya and Baker Share the Green Spotlight at Green+Design Conference
Atlanta, GA... At the Green+Design conference on October 1, Jim and Alex Baker from US EPA explained high efficiency residential lighting to an audience of designers and developers at the inaugural conference. In his presentation called "Getting the Green Light", Jim explained the technical and aesthetic issues of residential lighting with a Green touch. Click here to get the presentation.
Jim Teaches Lighting Technology and Concepts to Electrical Contractors
San Francisco....At the National Electrical Contractor's Association meeting, on October 5, Jim presented a program teaching Green Lighting and related technologies and issues in a program called "It Isn't Easy Being Green....but it is Profitable". Over 30 contractors and engineers attended this all day workshop. Click here to get the presentation.
Benya Illuminates the Northwest Power Planning Association
Sun Valley, ID....Jim delivered an address to the NWPPA's annual meeting about current and evolving lighting technology on September 24. Attendees learned about the new LED products that actually work in ordinary settings. For a copy of the program click here.
San Diego, CA....Jim presented the architectural lighting case to attendees at the LED Leadership Summit at the Hotel del Coronado on November 28, 2006. For a copy of the presentation, click here.
Benya Presents at CLTC Annual Meeting
Davis, CA.....Highlighting the California Lighting Technology Center's Annual Meeting on November 1 2006, Jim Benya presented a Report Card on lighting technology called "Have You Heard? Cutting Edge Technology on the Shelf!". For a copy of the presentation click here.
Jim Named IALD Fellow
Chicago, IL....The International Association of Lighting Designers named James Benya as a Fellow of the Association. This makes him one of only seven lighting designers in history named Fellow of both the IESNA and the IALD.
Stewards of the Earth
Jim and Sean O'Connor's work on the Sidwell Friends School receives some of the highest awards in sustainable design. Featured in the Article in Architectural Lighting.
Lighting for a Sustainable Future
LD+A: Century Series Article and Centennial Program Presentation
James Benya wrote the Century Series Essay, "Lighting for a Sustainable Future" as part of the IESNA Commemorative Series leading up to its 100 year anniversary in January, 2006, and presented the Essay and additional observations at the Centennial Conference. The Essay was published in the July 2005 Edition of LD+A Magazine and provides careful analysis of the issues, bold predictions for the future, and a strong direction for the IESNA to take. Download a copy of this important essay by clicking here. Download a copy of the presentation PowerPoint slides here.
Architectural Lighting Magazine
Jim's column will appear in (almost) every issue of Architectural Lighting, including at least 6 articles in 2006. Read "Useful Tools - Lighting Technology Reviewed" from the December, 2005 Architectural Lighting by clicking here.
Comes the Sun
Mark Karlen and James Benya
Mark Karlen, FAIA, ASID is the Chairman of the Interior Design Program at Pratt Institute, New York.
A Textbook for Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting
Design Students. Wiley 2004. Now being used by over
100 university interior design and architecture programs and under consideration
at 50 more. The first book on lighting design that emphasizes design and
minimizes hardware and calculations. Perfect as a refresher and handbook
for basic design applications by professionals at all levels.
Benya Lighting Design received these awards in 2002-2007.
LEED Platinum Projects
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