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This seminar was to originally take place on June 30th. Hotel is subject to change.

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:  8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (on your own): 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session: 12:45 - 4:30 pm

Lighting Fundamentals

  The physics of light
   Visible light and light perception
   Brightness and color
   The aesthetics and sustainability of incandescent, fluorescent,
   LED and other light sources
   Software and other design assistance
   What does sustainable mean? Does it mean more recycled materials in 
      the products, does it mean American made?

Sustainable Exterior Lighting

   Purposes of exterior lighting
   Dark sky compliance
   Codes, standards and sustainability measures
   Creating focus, perspective and depth
   Exterior lights, fixtures and controls
   Case studies

Interior Lighting for Energy Efficiency, Occupant Comfort, 
and Sustainable Interior Lighting

   Desired lighting characteristics
   Lighting controls
   Case studies: lighting solutions for commercial and residential applications
   Purposes of interior lighting
   Codes, standards and sustainability measures
   Interior lighting design: daylighting
      • Principles and benefits
      • New and existing construction
      • New technologies and case studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for licensing maintenance.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mary Beth Gotti

Independent Lighting Consultant

Ms. Gotti was the manager of the GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She was responsible for the overall operation and curriculum development for this training and education center, which hosted over 4,000 visitors a year. She worked in the lighting business of GE for almost 40 years. She held a number of positions in lamp technology and marketing, including lamp development engineer for incandescent and metal halide lamps, research physicist, senior product and application specialist, and manager of lighting education. She has BS and MS degrees in Physics and an MBA degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.Ms. Gotti served on the Board of Directors of the IES for five years, and on the executive committee of the National Lighting Bureau. She is lighting certified (LC) by NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions). Ms. Gotti is currently an independent lighting consultant.

Laurie Gross

President of Gross Electric

Ms. Gross is president of Gross Electric, a 109-year-old lighting and electrical distributor in Toledo, Ohio, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has worked in lighting design for over 40 years, specializing in high-end residential homes and commercial projects such as restaurants, art galleries, retail stores and churches. She has BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan and serves on the education committee and Board of Directors of the American Lighting Association. She is also an American Lighting Association certified lighting consultant.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Sustain Interior and Exterior Lighting Design 

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines lighting fundamental lighting concepts, sustainable exterior lighting codes, principles, fixtures and controls, interior lighting for energy efficiency, occupant comfort and sustainability. 

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the purposes of exterior lighting, including security and usefulness for the building occupant.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the aesthetic and sustainability outcomes desired by building occupants that can be achieved (or not) with incandescent, fluorescent, LED, and other light sources.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss what standards are used to determine sustainability in the realm of lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with codes and standards for fixtures and controls and be able to achieve sustainability goals.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain the economic, environmental, and aesthetic benefit of daylighting design for building occupants.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with lighting concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/02/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.