Lighting pros learn about
Beltrán’s light-pipe project


Last February, lighting industry professionals at a Houston conference learned about an award-winning daylighting project led by Liliana Beltrán, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M.

Beltran and her students spoke at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club.

The project, in which a solar light pipe system designed by Beltrán transports light into a simulated office space in a freight container at Texas A&M’s Riverside Campus, was one of the winning entries in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored sustainability competition in April on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Beltrán will use funds from the contest to continue developing the light pipe.

“The presentation was well received by the audience,” said Beltrán. “The students talked about their participation and what they learned in the solar light pipe’s first phase.”

She added that many of the IES chapter members are hoping to visit the facility at Texas A&M’s Riverside campus and suggested she make a presentation at the national IES convention in Austin in October 2011.

“Members of the audience saw that our project is a unique, efficient daylighting system with a high potential to save energy that can be integrated in new and existing buildings,” she said.


- Posted: Mar. 2, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


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