Southern Arizona Chapter of IDA (SA-IDA)
"Light Pollution" - The Only Pollution that Costs More to Perpetuate than to Eliminate!
Sustainable Lighting Committee
Status as of March 2005
The Sustainable Lighting Committee (SLC) was formed in the Fall of 2004. It is comprised of the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) in collaboration with the local chapters of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America - Southern Arizona Section (IESNA-SA) and the Southern Arizona Section of the International DarkSky Association (SA-IDA).
The SLC has prepared a detailed proposal in order to obtain funds and to proceed with the first phase of the "Evaluation of U of A Campus Light Pollution" project. The project will evaluate current light pollution and its effects on energy usage and public safety on campus and to develop recommendations for solutions and dissemination materials for educational purposes.
The SLC is soliciting partners from various U of A departments, businesses, observatories, and astronomical entities to assist with project input, direction, solutions, and funding opportunities.
Our SLC overview brochure can be downloaded from this web site (see below) or you can send an Email to Nader Chalfoun at chalfoun @ u.arizona.edu or call the College of Architecture at (520) 621-6751for more information.
Status as of December 2005
The SLC made a formal presentation to partners, University Staff and other interested parties on December 15th to present progress of the project and to show composite aerial nightime maps of the main campus that have been completed. Curriculum is being developed for the spring session.
POWER POINT PRESENTATION - Full Version, about 25 slides or 15 minutes - PPT File
POWER POINT PRESENTATION - Condensed Version, about 12 slides or 7 minutes - PPT small File
PHOTOS - Night Time Photos from the top of the highest campus building, Gould-Simpson (Science) - View
U of A SLC Web site with more Information: http://www.slc.arizona.edu
Send mail to webmaster at sa-ida dot org with questions or comments about this web site.