Consulting and knowledge transfer

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Information and advice to users on lighting concepts using a wide range of media.

Exchange of information on lighting and illumination aspects taking the whole building into account

When it comes to constructing lighting systems, there is often a considerable gap between what is known and what is actually put into practice. In view of energy-saving measures and the imminent climate change, it is imperative that this gap be filled.

This can be accomplished in two different ways: by drafting numerous white papers for the public sector, associations and industry, and by making consulting tools such as the Retrofit Adviser available on national and international Internet platforms, mostly free of charge. Likewise, newly-defined standards and regulations are intended to achieve the necessary level of acceptance and implementation among users, planners and decision-makers. Involvement in study projects, the organization of information events and participation in trade fairs also contribute to spreading information about the researched potentials in the lighting industry.


Energy efficiency of lighting systems

The aim of the project was to better embed energy-efficient climate protection lighting in the planning and implementation of new construction and in the refurbishment of existing buildings.


IEA SHC Task 50

IEA SHC Task 50 is a sub-project of the joint project "Energetic and ergonomic optimization of new lighting systems for renovations and new buildings".


Retrofitting lighting systems

This information leaflet on retrofitting lighting systems contains practical information on how make lighting systems more energy efficient.


Publications written for the German federal lighting association (LiTG)

No. 41: Colorimetric and non-visual impact of glazing on daylight in rooms

No. 33: Daylight compact