LED Design and Acquisition for BIE Schools  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This training will provide an overview of the main steps and considerations for upgrading to LED lighting from design to acquisition to disposal for Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. The training will also review the health and energy benefits of LEDs.


Allison Ackerman, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy  

Program Manager. Energy-Efficient Product Procurement, Healthy Buildings, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program

Max Martell, Systems Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Max Martell is a Systems Engineer with PNNL on the Human Factors Team, where he conducts research and engineering efforts in a variety of fields, including climate and earth surface modeling, data science, occupational safety and health, advanced lighting and visual science, and building systems. Previously, Max has worked as a Lighting Engineer for the Habitability and Human Factors Branch at NASA Johnson Space Center and for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, researched safety, health, and human factors of lighting and visual interventions.

Kevin Keene, Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Kevin Keene is a researcher at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) in the Building Systems group and has been working at the lab for four years. His work at PNNL covers energy and water systems, occupant health and well-being, urban-scale modeling and analytics, and resilience and performance evaluation. Kevin is a member of the ASHRAE committee 45P for measuring whole building performance and holds a MS degree in the Sustainable Design & Construction program at Stanford University and a BS in structural engineering from Cornell University.

Michael Bloom, High-Performance Buildings Program Advisor, U.S. General Services Administration  

Michael Bloom is a High-Performance Buildings Program Advisor with the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings. With over 19 years of project management experience at GSA, Michael manages the Sustainable Facilities Tool, ) and supports office Health and Buildings projects, sustainable procurement and the Green Building Advisory Committee. Michael's integrated approach identifies and delivers the organizational and physical infrastructure required to support high-performance by considering the role played by social networks, metrics, education, and technology on designing sustainable solutions that stick. Michael presents often to national and regional stakeholders and leads office outreach initiatives. Michael's career was punctuated by the opportunity to lead the GSA team that established and managed the 2008 Presidential Transition offices in Chicago. Michael's workplace projects have earned National Environmental Awards for sustainable design and for treating office space, workplace technologies, and work processes as an integrated system strategically designed to enhance organizational effectiveness. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a BA from University of Colorado, Boulder and an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the main benefits of upgrading to LEDs for occupant health and energy efficiency;
  • Identify the pros and cons of three LED retrofit options: tubular LEDs, retrofit kits, and luminaire replacements;
  • Recognize how to design lighting to the recommended illuminance;
  • Identify design considerations for lighting controls and quality;
  • Identify resources available for Federal acquisition of LEDs; and
  • Recognize the importance of proper disposition of existing lighting, especially fluorescent lamps.
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