Thanks to SoA Lecturer Ray Barnes and members of the CAPLA chapter of the United States Green Building Council Student Group, there has been a marvelous lighting transformation in (CAPLA) Room 103 since last spring. 

For several years the lecture room utilized a malfunctioning lighting and control system which had a significant energy draw. The old lighting system in room 103 was replaced with modern ballasts and controls, including monitors and a vacancy sensor, in order to create a fully dimmable and programmable lighting system with various pre-set lighting scenes. The new system also has integrated software which allows real-time, on-screen, graphical visualization of the actual energy being used for a given lighting setting.

Ray directed the project over spring and summer of this year with help from USGBCSG members Eric Sterner (president), Joe DeBenny, (vice president), and Carlos Flores. Ray is the faculty advisor for our chapter of USGBCSG.

Lutron (lighting system manufacturer), and ECS Arizona (lighting design and installation) were the primary contributors, with special recognition also to Green Fund Mini-Grant; Facilities Management;CAPLA administrative, business, & IT offices; Office of Sustainability; Classroom Technology Services; Room and Course Scheduling; and, Procurement and Contracting Services.