This project will support two sequential workshops to be held along-side an APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEEC) meeting that would bring together representatives from university lighting design centers, leading researchers and APEC member representatives. Sequential work will also occur in advance of the workshops focused on the development of specific best practices (member based) to ensure that the workshops are conducted with the highest possible efficiency. Furthermore, existing lighting educational programs and regulatory activities will be identified in advance of the second workshop by stakeholder universities.
1) Tthree months after project approval: Identify critical stakeholder universities and lighting research centers within APEC (building on the APEC Bangkok workshop established connections 2013). Initially we will reach out to the key stakeholders from the previous Bangkok (APEC) workshop on lighting centers. The stakeholders included leading universities colleges and lighting centers within the APEC region that are involved with lighting energy efficiency projects and educational activities. In addition we will also reach out to leading codes and standards community within the APEC region that are involved with the development and evolution of new building standards in support of zero net energy buildings. Finally we will also tie into the professional community through the green buildings council as well as the professional engineering and architectural organizations in support of green buildings.
2) Six months after project approval: Develop workshop structure, plan and agenda items for lighting best practices with APEC members. University and lighting center stakeholders will be asked to assemble country specific best practices based on successful lighting projects.
These initial best practices will be filtered based on:
a) Strategies that have routinely demonstrated deep savings (50% or better)
b) Technologies that are cost effective
c) Technologies that are commercially available but under utilized
3) Nine months after project approval: Conduct first workshop on identifying and developing common best practices. The workshop will be for 3 days and held in Bangkok, Thailand. This activity will be based on presenting and sharing member economy results and then condensing activities into a concise series of agreed upon and unified best practices. Specific outcome of this first workshop will include a concise series of top best practices for achieving deep lighting energy savings for both new and retrofit projects We propose that the best practices would be organized in a series of templates and workbooks that could be easily translated to the lighting design and engineering profession. These best practices would be organized as specific strategies outlined in a technology neutral manner for achieving deep energy savings, secondly design specifications and recommendations would be included that would link the strategies with technology oriented solutions. Best practices would be organized in a workbook fashion relative to each specific building type
These templates would be organized on a website page, allowing for frequent and ongoing updates as new technology evolves.
The templates would include:
a) Design strategies for achieving deep energy savings, organized by building type and application
b) Application examples and case studies
c) Common performance and product specifications
d) Technology recommendations
e) Cost analysis, lifecycle costing and energy savings projections
f) Carbon mitigation
4) Twelve months after project approval: Conduct educational curriculum development workshop. The workshop will be for 2 days and held in Shanghai, China. The second workshop will focus on developing educational strategies to move the best practices identified in the first workshop into actual relighting and design programs. These strategies will be supported through the development of regional educational programs for practitioners and regulators. The APEC universities and lighting centers are well positioned to develop and disseminate region-wide common education and training programs to both constituents.
Specific educational modules and recommendations will be developed for universities and colleges, utility programs and finally for professional organizations involved with practitioner training. An overview curriculum content will be developed including best practice strategies for buildings each with the related concentration related to specific building types design specifications and technologies.
The best practices curriculum will include the following four elements of concentration:
a) best practices and common strategies for deep savings
b) design specifications (performance based)
c) technology recommendations (prescriptive based)
e) case studies
Initially this curriculum will be hosted on a university stakeholder website with uploaded documents with supporting projects. The workshops will initially be responsible for the organization, structure and preliminary content for the best practices curriculum. Over time we expect this website to be populated by updated case studies of deep energy saving projects as well as evolving strategies and supporting technologies.
The specific best practices focuses on developing economies - particularly Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Thailand and Viet Nam. According to the experiences shared at the last workshop in 2013, these seemed to be limited to daylighting, urban lighting, and task-ambient lighting. Therefore more variety of best practices and the processes through which the knowledge and technologies can be transferred to the design communities will also be presented by developed economies. However, as each developing economy has its own context and challenges depending on energy policies and current practices, the information shared at the workshop can serve as guiding principles for developing suitable path to lighting best practices.
Surveys on challenges faced by economies will be conducted prior to the workshop. The initial interviews with architects, lighting engineers and designers have been carried out in Thailand in early 2015 by KMUTT. The format and questions used in this initial surveys can be adapted and applied to the pre-workshop for this project.
We expect to have at least 40 participants at each workshop, which is consistent with the participation in the 2013 lighting workshop held in Bangkok. We are planning to invite representatives and/or chairmen from building professions such as Asian Lighting Designer Association, The Thai Lighting Engineering Association. Green Building Institute (Thailand and Singapore). This will help to ensure that the project lessons learned will be carried back for implementation in their economies.
Four universities located in APEC developing member economies will be involved in the dissemination of the curriculum: *King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand) Tongji University (China), Chongqing University (China), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia). The PO will work with the representatives from the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation to provide curriculum development updates on an annual basis to enable a continual curriculum roll out to additional APEC member economies.