SHC Solar Academy
 Webinar: Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings

Webinar: Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings

SHC Solar AcademyLED technology has greatly changed the face of the lighting market: In just a few years, lighting systems have become twice as efficient and half as expensive. Planners are challenged to keep track of the fast technological developments occurring as they work with clients to find the most cost-effective solutions. In this webinar on Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings researchers of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (IEA SHC) Programme will talk about the potential in lighting retrofit, introduce advanced solutions, and present an interactive electronic source book and toolbox called The lighting Retrofit Adviser. All stakeholders are invited to join the webinar scheduled online for 1.5 hours on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Central European Time (time zone includes Berlin, Brussels, and Copenhagen). You can register online.

This webinar is the first in a series organised by the IEA SHC Programme’s Solar Academy and hosted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). A recording and the presentations of the webinar will be available on the IEA SHC website,, after the live stream. Join us for a discussion on three key results from the IEA SHC project on lighting retrofit:


Allocate potentials in lighting retrofits: an integrative approach

Dr. Jan de Boer, Group Manager Lighting Technology and Passive Solar Systems in the Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany

Advanced retrofit solutions for daylighting, electric lighting and light management

Martine Knoop, Lecturer at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, Germany

The Lighting Retrofit Adviser: an interactive electronic source book and toolbox

Simon Wössner, Research Associate in the department of heat technology at the Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Stuttgart, Germany

The SHC Solar Academy is a means for sharing key results of the IEA SHC Programme with academic and economic stakeholders. The webinars are one of four ways the IEA SHC is reaching out to a global audience to exchange information and to support R&D and implementation of solar heating and cooling projects worldwide. For more information on the other activities of the Solar Academy please visit:


Baerbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of