Residential Lighting magazine will host its second webinar on new legislation and its effect on lighting design with speaker Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, on March 29. The webinar, titled “Energy Codes and Federal Legislation Affecting Lighting Design in 2012 ,” is sponsored by Eurofase , Lutron , Nora Lighting  and St. James Lighting .
“More than at any time in history, the emphasis on ‘green’ and energy-efficient lighting has become a priority in both residential and commercial projects,” Rey-Barreau says. “The great interest in these topics is being motivated by new energy-efficiency standards and legislation at the federal, state and municipal level. It is critically important for designers and consultants to be knowledgeable and up-to-date on how these initiatives are affecting residential lighting and which products are able to meet these new standards.”
The seminar will cover the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code; ASHRAE 90.1-2010; U.S. Department of Energy REScheck and COMcheck; the Energy Independence and Security Act; and an overview of individual state energy codes. During the webinar, Rey-Barreau will focus on specific details as they affect lighting design considerations.
“Webinars represent an extension of our commitment to providing timely and relevant information for our readers,” says Residential Lighting Publisher and Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl. “And other segments reached by our sister publications — Professional Builder , Professional Remodeler  and Building Design + Construction  — are hungry for lighting information in the face of rapidly advancing technologies, as well as new codes and requirements going into effect.”
Rey-Barreau is one of the most recognized lighting experts in the United States and has presented over 500 continuing education programs over the past two decades. An architect and lighting designer with over 25 years of experience as a design professional, Rey-Barreau has worked on over 1,000 projects as either the principal lighting designer or architect, including residential projects, offices, government buildings, stores, industrial, warehouse, educational and health care facilities. He is also an Associate Professor with tenure in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky and has served as the Director of Education for the American Lighting Association since 1995, developing hundreds of lighting education courses for both the lighting industry and for allied professionals such as architects, engineers and interior designers.
The webinar will be presented on March 29, 2012, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards for on-demand viewing. CEU credits for AIA/CES LU (HSW, 1.0 learning unit), IDCEC (IIDA/ASID/IDC, 0.1 CEU), NKBA (0.1 CEU, self-reporting) and NARI (0.1 CEU). The registration fee is $49. For more information on the webinar or to register, click here .