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Chapter Edu-Cast: Dusk to Dawn: Reducing Light Pollution

  • November 11, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Parkway Building 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919


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  • GBCI Credit Hours: 1
  • LEED Specific: BD+C, Green Associate
  • AIA Credit Hours: 1
This is a self-reporting series. You will receive a certificate of attendance yet you need to self-report your own continuing education credits to GBCI, etc.

In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts of light pollution, including harm done both to people, and to the environment. Strategies used by LEED projects to achieve SS Credit: Light Pollution Reduction are considered for all LEED BD+C v4 compliance options, including calculation methods and the B.U.G. prescriptive methods to assess compliance for light trespass and sky glow. We conclude with a reference list of lighting terminology.  



  1. Identify the intent and requirements for SS Credit Light Pollution Reduction in LEED v4
  2. Determine the lighting zone per the definitions of the Model Lighting Ordinance, and reference the corresponding LEED credit thresholds
  3. Assess the light pollution impacts of exterior lighting
  4. Evaluate LEED compliance of light trespass and sky glow using the B.U.G. (backlight, uplight, glare) method

Glen Phillips
Director of Sustainable Education
GreenCE, Inc.


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