2022 PNNL Series: Taming Energy Codes Complexity

Taming Energy Codes Complexity

The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

Description: This webinar will examine the ins and outs of lighting energy codes, covering the origins and challenges of existing codes and the inputs, calculations, and assumptions necessary to create robust lighting power allowances for modern energy codes. What tools will be needed in the future as compliance moves beyond lighting power density (LPD) and toward lighting system performance and whole-building outcome-based compliance approaches, and considers health and wellbeing, lighting application efficiency, and potential new metrics?

Michael Myer


Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations. 

Kelly Seeger

Technical Policy Manager

Kelly Seeger is Technical Policy Manager for Signify where she leads building codes and standards activities for North America, advising company business groups, market teams, and researchers on implications for products and systems from pre-development through installation. She serves as Lighting Subcommittee Chair of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1 and is also active in the development of CA T24 and IECC and is involved with key organizations relevant to building efficiency, green building standards & codes, energy rating and benchmarking, and smart buildings. Kelly has worked in lighting and energy efficiency in the U.S. for nearly twenty years; her experience includes lighting design and application, strategic planning, a voice of customer and market analysis, presentation and training, and energy efficiency & transformative market consulting. She holds M.S. Lighting and B.S. Building Sciences degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is Past President of the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society. 


Taming Energy Codes Complexity
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available