International Dark Sky Association, Harmony Conservation & American Planning Association-FL (Orlando) present LIGHTING THE NIGHT workshop, Friday, 2/1/13, 3“7pm, at GRAZE Restaurant in Harmony, FL.
The International Dark Sky Association, Harmony Conservation Program and American Planning Association - Florida (Orlando Metro Section) will host a œLighting the Night workshop this Friday, February 1st, from 3pm “ 7pm at GRAZE Restaurant in the town of Harmony (Osceola County). The workshop will address outdoor lighting design, practices and community controls.
œControlling the glare, light trespass, over-lighting, and light clutter that comes from poorly designed outdoor lighting is an increasing concern in communities at all levels, said Greg Golgowski, Harmony's full-time Conservation Director.
Participants will learn effective approaches to controlling exterior lighting issues, the technical terms and practical methods of measuring light and evaluating fixtures for their levels of light control, how to achieve LEED NC light pollution control credits, and current legal efforts locally and nationally for management of outdoor lighting.
The seminar will include an evening, guided, walking tour through the Harmony community to provide first-hand examples of œdark sky friendly lighting infrastructure as well as the positive impacts that a dark sky ordinance and proactive illuminate controls may have on a community.
The program will be presented by Bob Parks, Executive Director of the Intl. Dark Sky Assoc., Allen Weiss, PE, lighting engineer with SESCO Lighting, Roland Magyar, AICP, Planning and Permitting Services, and Greg Golgowski, AICP, Conservation Director, Harmony Development Co.
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013, 3:00 pm “ 7:00 pm; sign in and reception at 2:30 pm
WHERE: Graze Restaurant at Harmony, 7251 Five Oaks Dr., Harmony, FL 34773
COST: $20 in advance, $25 day of event and includes workshop, tour, CM credits and, since it's Friday, a mini happy hour with sampler from the Graze restaurant menu and complementary glass of wine or beer.
CEU CREDITS: 3.25 AICP CM credits pending. 1 credit approved by the Florida DBPR (Boards of Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Electrical Contractors and General Contractors) as well as the AIA, ASID, ASLA and GBCIC (LEED).
REGISTRATION: Seating Reservation and additional program information at http://store.harmonygolfpreserve.com. Space is limited.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Greg Golgowski at Greg@HarmonyFl.com
NOTE: The 10th Annual Dark Sky Festival will take place the following evening in Harmony's Town Square from 5pm “ 10pm. The family-friendly event is FREE and open to everyone. www.darkskyfestival.com
About Harmony: A town that captures the beauty of Old Florida while offering a strong cultural foundation, reflected in the porches that line our quiet, safe and charming streets, Harmony is an environmentally intelligent community certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition, with Energy StarÂ®-certified homes, and surrounded by walkable parks, great schools, and 7,700 acres of Central Florida nature preserves. More than merely a planned community, shaped with purpose from the start, Harmony is a town consciously designed to offer beauty and amenities, in balance with nature.
Community tours are available daily. For more information on the town of Harmony, visit www.harmonyfl.com or call 407-891-8358.