2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment 

 The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is pleased to offer a special five-part free webinar series, “Meeting the Moment.” Presented by PNNL experts and partners, this series will explore how future lighting systems have the potential to be more energy-efficient, flexible, and controllable, to improve our well-being and productivity, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Now is the moment to integrate lighting with other building systems, and this webinar will discuss some recent successes and the challenges involved. It will also preview the latest from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign, designed to encourage the integration of lighting and other building systems such as HVAC and plug loads, and to promote the use of innovative sensors.

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    Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Integration 

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: Lighting equipment and controls can do more than just provide light to the visible spectrum. Now is the moment to integrate lighting with other building systems, and this webinar will discuss some recent successes and the challenges involved. It will also preview the latest from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign, designed to encourage the integration of lighting and other building systems such as HVAC and plug loads, and to promote the use of innovative sensors.


    Shanna Olson

    Lighting Designer

    Shanna Olson leads IMEG's architectural lighting group, drawing on more than a decade of experience creating aesthetically pleasing, efficient, and in-budget lighting designs for municipal, healthcare, educational, retail, historic renovation, and commercial clients.

    Michael Myer

    Researcher

    Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

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    Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability 

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: The adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.


    Gabe Arnold

    Senior Engineer

    PNNL

    Gabe Arnold is a Senior Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focuses on development and deployment of emerging lighting technologies. He’s a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs.

    Kate Hickcox

    Lighting Research Scientist

    PNNL

    Kate Hickcox is a lighting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design.

    Leela Shanker

    Lighting Designer

    Borealis Lighting Studio, BR+A

    Leela Shanker is a lighting designer with BR+A’s Borealis Lighting Studio and a contributing member to the Green Light Alliance (GLA) – an international network of lighting professionals progressing industry-led standards, research, and advocacy for circular lighting design principles. Her current work with the GLA, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Carbon Leadership Forum New York chapter centers on lighting-specific issues related to Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Assessment.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The movement to design environments that promote human health and wellness has the lighting industry laser-focused on new metrics and tools that can be used to inform the design process. This webinar will provide a critical overview of factors that can affect nonvisual responses to light and discuss simulation techniques that may be implemented to account for daylight spectra and electric lighting contributions to meet different circadian lighting metrics.

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    Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Wellness 

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: The movement to design environments that promote human health and wellness has the lighting industry laser-focused on new metrics and tools that can be used to inform the design process. This webinar will provide a critical overview of factors that can affect nonvisual responses to light and discuss simulation techniques that may be implemented to account for daylight spectra and electric lighting contributions to meet different circadian lighting metrics. It will also present a method that aims to facilitate field studies of lighting using data from wearables.


    Shadab Rahman

    Neuroscientist

    Shadab Rahman is an associate neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. His primary research interest is in human circadian photobiology with the overarching goal to develop effective photobiologic countermeasures for sleep and circadian disruption. His research has provided novel insights on how light affects human physiology, which can translate to impactful changes in everyday settings such as homes and offices, healthcare facilities, and space missions.

    Sarah Safranek

    Lighting Research Engineer

    Sarah Safranek is a lighting research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her current research involves conducting lighting simulations and field evaluations of advanced lighting systems in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Lighting R&D program.

    Belal Abboushi

    Lighting Research Engineer

    Belal Abboushi is a senior associate lighting research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research examines discomfort glare, lighting uniformity, and daylight integration. Belal is currently the principal investigator for a study that explores the use of wearable devices to assess effects of indoor environmental quality (including lighting) on occupants’ well-being.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Lighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.

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    Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: Lighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.


    ​Lisa Skumatz

    Economist

    SERA

    Lisa Skumatz is an economist with over 38 years in solid waste research. She has conducted solid waste program and policy research around the nation, and published more than 100 articles on trash, recycling, organics, and reduction strategies. Lisa is known for her quantitative analysis expertise and she focuses on research that helps inform program decision-making by communities, states, and haulers. Lisa has spoken at more than 100 conferences, and keynoted at conferences in both the US and internationally. She is on the board of Recycle Colorado and previously was Chair of the Board for the NRC and on the board of Colorado SWANA. Lisa has won two nationwide lifetime achievement awards for her work in Solid Waste.

    Michael Myer

    Researcher

    Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will examine multiple approaches to incorporating additional measures of validation, accountability, and control into the design-bid-build process, including vertical integration and digital design environments.

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    Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Control

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: In typical practice, lighting designers are responsible for defining design intent and specifying lighting and control technology that they believe will deliver that intent. However, designers often sacrifice control over what products actually get installed, or discover a gap between expected and actual product performance that limits their ability to control characteristics of the finished environment. This webinar will examine multiple approaches to incorporating additional measures of validation, accountability, and control into the design-bid-build process, including vertical integration and digital design environments.


    Michael Poplawski

    Senior Engineer

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Michael Poplawski joined PNNL in 2009 as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. His work experience includes stints with Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and a CMOS image sensor start-up, and in various functions including device engineering and reliability, circuit design, application support, and technical marketing. His current efforts focus on supporting the DOE Solid-State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of Connected Lighting System technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption. Michael is a member of IES, IEEE, and ASHRAE; serves on multiple standards development committees; and consults with numerous energy efficiency organizations, specification bodies, and early adopters.

    Jessica Collier

    Lighting Research Engineer

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Jessica is an associate lighting research engineer on the Lighting Science Research team at PNNL supported by the Department of Energy Lighting R&D Program. Prior to joining in 2019, Jessica worked as a lighting designer in New York while completing her graduate degree. Her current research interests include light and human health interactions, emerging solid-state lighting technologies and metrics, and ways to translate research findings into practice. In 2019, she received the Richard Kelly Grant for her masters thesis “Perception of Metrics: The Intersection of Color Characteristics and Quality” and was awarded “Overall Winner” and “Best Newcomer” for this work at the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC). Jessica has a BArch (architecture) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, The New School.

    Star Davis

    Design Consultant

    Star Davis is an internationally acclaimed design consultant with a passion for process innovation. Balancing macro-level strategic thinking with strong technical capabilities, her approach is guided by a deep understanding of human perception, physics, product manufacturing, and construction methodologies.