September 22, 2023, 12–1 p.m. ET


Level: Intermediate

This training will provide an overview of the main steps and considerations for upgrading to LED lighting from design to acquisition to disposal for Bureau of Indian Education schools. The training will also review the health and energy benefits of LEDs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the main benefits of upgrading to LEDs for occupant health and energy efficiency.
  • Identify the pros and cons of three LED retrofit options: tubular LEDs, retrofit kits, and luminaire replacements.
  • Recognize how to design lighting to the recommended illuminance.
  • Identify design considerations for lighting controls and quality.
  • Identify resources available for federal acquisition of LEDs.
  • Recognize the importance of proper disposition of existing lighting, especially fluorescent lamps.


Allison Ackerman, Federal Energy Management Program

Allison is a program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program for energy-efficient product procurement and the Healthy Buildings initiative.

Max Martell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Max Martell is a systems engineer with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on the human factors team, where he conducts research and engineering efforts in a variety of fields, including climate and earth surface modeling, data science, occupational safety and health, advanced lighting and visual science, and building systems.

Previously, Max has worked as a lighting engineer for the Habitability and Human Factors Branch at NASA Johnson Space Center and for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, researched safety, health, and human factors of lighting and visual interventions.

About FEMP Training

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides live and on-demand training to foster and maintain a high-performance workforce that constructs, operates, and maintains energy-efficient and cost-effective federal facilities. Choose from over 120 free courses spanning topics like project financing, facility and fleet optimization, fleet management, resilience, sustainable product procurement, and more.

FEMP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and awards IACET continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of select courses. FEMP training is provided through the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system.