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Aug 9 / BARD CEP

Shedding Some Light On the New York State Energy Code

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Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance
On behalf of:
U.S. Green Building CouncilNew York Upstate Chapter

Hudson Valley Branch

August 14, 2012  
Shedding Some Light
On the New York State Energy Code     

Tuesday, August 14th

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


5 Lumen Lane, Highland, NY

Starting with a tour of Se’lux, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier lighting manufacturers, we will then hear a presentation on the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State, and the ramifications therein for commercial lighting design.
This presentation will serve to familiarize the audience with the layout and content of New York’s Commercial Energy Code and its requirements.  We will identify those sections of the Energy Code that are most often misunderstood, and are the most challenging to understand, with a special focus on the requirements for lighting.
This Program will give the participants a clear understanding of the following:
  • Energy Code requirements of current and future building codes and standards in NYS
  • Energy and cost consequences of not meeting compliance in key areas
  • Lighting Power Density (LPD) calculations required to meet code
  • Lighting Power Allowance calculations required to meet code
  • Minimum requirements for lighting controls
Light refreshments will be provided.
This presentation qualifies for one AIA LU/HSW/SD
Advance registration fees:
$10 for Chapter members and $15 for the general public.  At the door: $15 for members and $20 for the public. Non-member students can pay $15 at the door with a valid school ID.


About The Presenters


Clifford Cooper, MS, CIH, LEED AP

Mr. Cooper is a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Certified Sustainable Building Design Professional, Certified Building Analyst, and LEED AP.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science. He teaches for the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute (,  SUNY Ulster, and courses for BPI Certification through the New York CEEBS program. As a Senior Industrial Hygienist with Vertex Companies, he provides project design and oversight for environmental and health & safety project staff, and sustainable building consulting. His duties include working and collaborating with senior managers from around the country on matters of health, safety and the environment.


Michael Stiller, LEED AP, IESNA, IALD

Mr. Stiller is a lighting practitioner and teacher whose career over the last 25 years has spanned the worlds of architectural lighting, experiential environments, theatrical presentations, television, and motion pictures.  His architectural designs are represented in the corporate, retail, exhibit, residential and municipal markets.  His theatrical designs have been produced in dozens of international venues ranging from raw industrial spaces to classical opera houses, state theaters, and arenas, and his work for camera has appeared in major motion pictures and network television. He is a guest lecturer for SUNY Ulster’s Professional Education Program, and has just finished work on a new book titled, Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings, published by the Fairmont Press in conjunction with the Association of Energy Engineers.
The Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance is a regional partnership of diverse interests including environmental, land conservation, and economic development organizations, builders, realtors, tourism officials, and planning agencies who have come together to build consensus on smart growth principles and promote local and regional solutions to sprawl.
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