Wednesday June 3rd, 2015
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Full program of By the Light of Day
Please note that this is a past event.
Join Building Energy Exchange for a wide-ranging discussion
of the impact of daylight and electric lighting on human health. Access to daylight as well as the amount and
type of electric light we are exposed to significantly effect our circadian
cycle, task productivity, behavior, and overall well-being. Our distinguished panel will review the most
current research on the relationship between lighting, daylighting and human
health, and discuss how this knowledge base is impacting the design of
The dynamism of daylight provides visual and thermal
comfort, but is also central to the regulation of human circadian rhythms. Daylight
enhances our mood and focus, improves immune system function, and can even
suppress drowsiness. In the workplace, offices with more access to daylight typically
report broader employee satisfaction, increased productivity, and reduced
absenteeism. As our understanding of
this relationship deepens, and as LED technology becomes commonplace, providers
of artificial lighting have endeavored to provide systems with subtle color
tuning that mimic the dynamic nature of natural lighting.
Our esteemed panel features a leading academic researcher in
the field, Joan Roberts, a highly respected consultant, Chad Groshart, with
extensive experience applying these concepts projects, and Nathan Stodola, responsible
for incorporating these issues into the new WELL building standard, which
certifies buildings that promote human health.
Scott Baillie-Hinojosa, Lighting Designer, Tillotson Design Associates
Chad Groshart, Associate Director, Lighting Design Practice, Atelier Ten
Joan Roberts, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Natural Science, Fordham University
Nathan Stodola, Vice President, WELL Building Standard
8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:05 Moderated Discussion
10:10 Audience Discussion
This program is available for 1.5 AIA CEUs.
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