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IES April Meeting Tickets


April 8, 2014 Event:


DC Power for Building Lighting and Controls


Location: NextEnergy

461 Burroughs

Detroit, MI 48202


Catering: Slows Bar BQ


Schedule: 5:00-5:30 Gather and Network

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-7:30 Presentation

7:30-8:00 DC Lighting & Controls Tour


Meeting Fee: $20 for IES Members

$30 for non IES Member

$10 for students or IES Emerging Professionals


Course Title: DC Micro 101
Presenter: Douglas B. Hamborsky AIA

CE Credit Value: NCQLP 1 LEU

AIA 1LU of CES credit Qualifies for HSW
AIA Reference H611

GBCI (LEED) 1 CE Credit

GBCI Course Number: 0090009291


Learning Objectives:

1. Provide a comprehensive overview of efficient, sustainable DC Microgrid technolgy for lighting and controls in buildings.

2. Define specific reasons and benefits for how utilizing DC Microgrid technology within building designs will add to a sustainable design.

3. Provide specific descriptions of the design process and resources available to support the design and construction of a sustainable DC Microgrid system for lighting and controls in buildings.

Provide specific case studies of existing DC lighting and controls systems successfully installed and operating sustainable DC Microgrid systems.


Course Description:

Provides background, features and benefits for using DC power for lighting and controls in buildings. Includes a brief history and projections regarding use of DC power, an introduction to the EMerge Alliance (a non-profit organization that supports DC technology), a review of the design process, an example building design and case studies of some featured system installations. A Q&A section is included along with references to key DC Microgrid design resources for lighting and controls.