Game On: Lighting Your Way to an Energy Code Win!


Harold Jepsen, Legrand / Wattstopper | Michael Jouaneh, Lutron | Julie Donovan, Horton, Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Location: Murray Hill

March 19, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST

Credits 1.5 LU | Elective


Let’s beat the code compliance game! As ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, Title 24 continue to update requirements, projects must keep pace to win the game. Learn what’s coming fast and furious for lighting design, how they will impact your projects and what design options can be applied to keep projects energy efficient and compliant.

General understanding of energy efficiency code’s role in project design, and knowledge of lighting controls is helpful, but not required.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the key energy code lighting requirements to keep your projects designed for energy efficiency and compliance.
  • Gain understanding of what’s new or coming soon in lighting and control energy code requirements to prepare your future project designs for success.
  • Acquire best practices you can apply to document your projects for success in construction, operation, efficiency, and compliance.
  • Review real-world code compliant project applications that you can use on your project designs.


Harold Jepsen
Harold Jepsen
VP Standards & Industry Relations
Legrand / Wattstopper

Harold Jepsen is the Vice President of Standards & Industry Relations for Legrand’s controls and lighting divisions. As a licensed electrical engineer and WELL-AP, he is a 30-year veteran in the energy, lighting and building automation industry. He serves on the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 and Standard 100 committees, the IECC Lighting, Power & Renewable Subcommittee and the IES Lighting Control Systems Committee. He is the technical lead for Legrand’s Code Solutions Programs and is a regular presenter on lighting and control energy code topics.

Michael Jouaneh
Michael Jouaneh
Manager Sustainability and Energy Standards

Michael Jouaneh is manager of sustainability and energy standards for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Michael is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Lightfair International and Greenbuild, and is active in the development of the top energy and green building codes/standards for the U.S. He is also the author of several published articles, whitepapers, and case studies on high-performance, energy-efficient green buildings. Michael chairs the Power, Lighting, and Renewables subcommittee for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). He is a vice chair of the ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings committee. He is involved with many standards development organizations, including the California Energy Commission, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and Illuminating Engineering Society. Michael is a LEED AP, WELL AP, and WELL Faculty. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Julie Donovan
Julie Donovan
Senior Associate
Horton, Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Julie Donovan is a Senior Associate at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design. She has been working in the architectural and engineering industry for 34 years and has worked on a variety of lighting design projects. She is a registered architect, LEED BD+C, a member of International Association of Lighting Designers and serves on the ASHRAE 90.1 committee and IES RP-29 Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities committee. For HLB, Julie keeps the office up to date on all things related to energy codes across the country.

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