Energy Efficiency – Lighting & Thermal Modeling

Energy Efficiency – Lighting & Thermal Modeling

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sara Jaber

Sara Jaber is a Senior Sustainability Engineer at EcoConsulting since 2011 working on BREEAM and LEED assessments, as well as other eco-building services including thermal modelling. Sara holds a MEng in Applied Energy and a BEng of Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Manager. Sara participates as a Group Coordinator (for Indoor Environmental Quality) in the Technical Committee for the development of the standard for Building Environmental Performance with LIBNOR. Sara has been a lecturer on various workshops with EcoConsulting since 2013. She was also a speaker at the Built It Green Lebanon conference in 2015 to present the Criteria for Green Buildings in Lebanon. This year, Sara has been selected as a Future Energy Leader in the World Energy Council’s FELL18 program. In her free time, you will most likely find Sara in her kitchen cooking up a storm (follow her cooking adventures @kitchenonthe9th !), or hiking through the Lebanese mountains. She is an amateur wild herbs forager, learning the secrets of the trade from her mother.

Seminar Content


The first part of this seminar includes an overview of the performance characteristics of lighting systems, different types of lighting currently available for buildings, lighting controls and night light pollution. The presentation will help in learning what to look for when selecting light fixtures and having the right tools to compare between different types. It will also provide guidelines for a good lighting design that reduces energy consumption and light pollution.

The second part of the presentation will give an overview of dynamic thermal modeling. This is a valuable design tool used to evaluate the energy consumption of buildings and make impactful decisions at design stage to reduce energy usage in buildings through different interventions. We will go over the methodology and uses of this tool, as well as some examples from existing projects.

August 20, 2021
11:00 am - 01:00 pm


1 Unit GB




Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods


Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities & Communities
Affordable & Clean Energy
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action

Who is it for?

Engineers, Architects, Contractors, professionals or students with interest in the topic. There no prior knowledge required for this course.