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The Indoor Ecosystem: Lighting for humans and plants in the built environment

  • Date:Thursday, May 11
  • Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:108B
  • Session Code:L17S23
  • Abbreviated (Tagline) Title:Lighting for humans and plants in the built environment
  • Teaching Method:Lecture
  • Type of Session:90-Minute Seminars
  • Session Level:Foundational
  • Pre-Requisites:N/A
  • Target Audience:Architect / Interior Designer / Landscape Architect, Lighting Designer / Engineer, Manufacturer / Sales Representative, Owner / Facility Manager / End User / IT Manager, Researcher / Educator / Student, Healthcare Sector, Sustainability Office
  • Short Course Description:Learn how to create a healthy indoor "ecosystem" which supports the human circadian sleep-wake cycle and ensures vitality of indoor plants.
  • Type of Track:Design Strategy
  • Learning Objective 1:Learn about potential lighting technologies for humans and plants in the built environment.
  • Learning Objective 2:Gain knowledge of lighting applications for optimal health of both humans and plants.
  • Learning Objective 3:Understand the effects of controlling light quantity, spectrum, duration and timing for optimal health of both humans and plants.
  • Learning Objective 4:Explore future research with lighting manufacturers considering real problems in indoor environments.

Those who design and manage office buildings, hospitals and other indoor environments have a unique opportunity to sustain and even to improve the health and well-being of building inhabitants by providing lighting which supports the human circadian sleep-wake cycle, and to improve indoor air quality, not to mention aesthetics, through strategic use of plants. Those who manage indoor environments understand that it can be difficult to maintain healthy, thriving plants indoors—yet it is possible with the right kind of lighting. Effective methods to provide optimal lighting for both humans and plants will be discussed in this seminar.

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