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Solar and Sustainability - My Way - Daylighting in Arizona with Luis Peres

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The popular Living With the Sun - AZ Style 2012 Lectures continue the series of personal experiences, perspectives and information about living in the desert sustainability with architect/engineer/humanist Luis Peres -

Instructor - Daylighting Strategies - Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program; P.E., A.I.A., LEED AP, , who will share his knowledge, thoughts and experiences in the arena of solar energy - from a daylighting perspective, including a bit of history; a bit of the present; developing technologies; solar and sustainability integration; and personal action.

Luis' background in the art of engineering architecture and his interest in history and culture makes him a unique lecturer for continuing this season's series.

Luis' description of this sharing/interactive session:

"Daylighting is not a new concept but it has advanced tremendously since the middle ages when it was introduced into churches and monasteries with small openings of colored glass, creating a mood and telling a story.

The current story is of energy efficiency, sleek design, and large expanses of glass, innovative daylighting techniques and sun control;s, and multitudes of finishes and surface treatments that affect how light travels and how it is perceived through a space.

How does glazing compare with other building materials? Can crystal towers meet current energy codes?

We will review these points and have a productive Q and A session during the presentation."

The 2012 Series put on by the Arizona Solar Center, Inc. an Arizona nonprofit collaborative (; and the Arizona Solar Energy Association (State Chapter of ASES), under the auspices of the City of Scottsdale Green Building Program is free; requires no reservations; and occurs on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City of Scottsdale Granite Reef Center - just north of the intersection of McDowell Rd. and Granite Reef Rd. in south Scottsdale.

Daniel Peter Aiello - Arizona Solar Center, Inc. -