Textbook on Green Lighting Co-Authored by CSE Assistant Professor
YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is happy to share that Artak Hambarian, assistant professor at the Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and associate director of the Engineering Research Center (ERC) at AUA, presented the textbook “Green Lighting: Theory and Principles for Engineers and Architects.” He has co-authored the book with Vardan Ghazaryan, leading engineer at the Cosmic Rays Division of the National Science Laboratory after A. Alikhanyan Foundation, the former Yerevan Physics Institute.
The textbook was developed in the framework of the Green Urban Lighting project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and financed by the Global Environment Facility under the auspices of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia.
The textbook is available both in English and Armenian and is intended for engineers and architects. The basic scientific and practical information in the book focuses on new energy-efficient lighting technologies. It provides a summary of the physical, biological, and aesthetic principles underlying the latest technologies, and includes economic approaches, software, and environmental aspects underlying those technologies.
“New energy-efficient lighting technologies are manifesting great progress in everyday life. Optimal, long-term successful use of the latest cutting-edge solutions, especially those promising maximum energy savings, requires proper understanding of the underlying physical principles and related characteristics, as well as mechanisms of human perception,” said Hambarian.
The authors particularly highlight the importance of energy efficiency solutions presented in the textbook that help to mitigate climate change, one of the challenges of the modern world. Smart solutions are applicable to local and international governments to achieve energy independence and for individuals and businesses to increase savings.
The bilingual textbook is also available online.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.