August 25th, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
About this Event
Lighting with all its positive benefits can be installed just plain wrong. It should have a clear purpose, directed where it is needed, no brighter than necessary, used only when it is useful, and we should use warmer colors where possible.
You’ve heard about dark skies and light pollution, but did you know about the danger of excessive glare? Lighting consumes energy and costs money and is regulated by the energy code. Nobody wants too much shining in their bedroom at night.
Citizen Activist Deborah Moran will discuss how lighting affects buildings with plenty of examples of lighting done right -- and done wrong. Steve Stelzer, GBRC Program Director, will give a quick overview of how exterior lighting is regulated in the energy code.
Deborah Moran volunteers with her telescope to show people the night sky and has given many talks on the subject. She is a member of the International Dark-Sky Association and designed the softlighthouston website to educate the public on how to light for best visibility with the least adverse effect on the nighttime environment.
Steve Stelzer currently serves as the Program Director for the City of Houston Code Enforcement Green Building Resource Center. Steve offers green building strategies to plans brought in by the public, develops and maintains green strategy displays and education programs, and coordinates the green building web portal for the City of Houston website.
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USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229
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