Principal Michael Barber, Associate IALD, LEED AP BD+C, and Director Thomas Bergeron, MIES, USITT, will be presenting at this year’s AIA New York Procrastinators’ Days on December 3rd. The presentation, Lighting Technology to Reduce the Spread of Infectious Disease, discusses lighting technology that addresses the new health and safety concerns regarding the spread of infectious disease. This presentation will provide an overview of existing lighting technology and how it can help reduce the spread of infectious disease by minimizing touch in shared spaces, support wayfinding, and modified circulation patterns, and reduce stress through visual distraction and color temperature adjustments. The presentation will also delve into ultraviolet light, specifically UV-C, a non-visible wavelength of light (radiant energy) effective in killing bacteria and viruses including coronaviruses.
Lighting Technology to Reduce the Spread of Infectious Disease 1 AIA LU (HSW)
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
- Attendees will learn how different lighting control technologies can support touchless environments, physical distancing in shared spaces, and provide cost savings to owners by reducing use.
- Attendees will learn different lighting design approaches to support wayfinding and modified circulation patterns.
- Attendees will learn how the color temperature of light can positively impact human wellbeing and research-supported approaches to stress reduction.
- Attendees will understand the value and dangers of UV-C technology and how they can safely implement GUV products into their designs and buildings.