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Peerless Sponsors AIA Course

is expected to be the first of many designed by Peerless to help architects and lighting professionals learn best practices for lighting and controls.

Peerless has begun sponsoring AIA-approved (American Institute of Architects) continuing education courses online at architectCES.com. The course "Lighting for Learning" is expected to be the first of many designed by Peerless to help architects and lighting professionals learn best practices for lighting and controls. The sustainable design learning unit focuses on classroom lighting and controls, and describes how the learning environment is improved by changing lighting options, the company says.

Upon completion of "Lighting for Learning," Peerless expects students will be able to describe at least two control settings and how they impact light quantity and quality in a school setting. The course teaches students how and why the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, a nonprofit organization, seeks to improve interior lighting. Students will also learn how lighting can affect the economics of a school budget.

According to the company, the Peerless-sponsored course provides 1 LU/HSW/SD relating to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW) in the newly required sustainable design (SD) concentration in AIA. As of January 1, 2009, all AIA architects are required to take four learning units (LU) of sustainable design coursework to meet continuing education requirements and retain AIA membership, says the company.

The course is available 24/7, in three different formats.



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