Course Package: Lighting, GUV, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the lighting profession. With new interest in GUV, changes in our work environments, and projections about the future - these five courses provide insight into who we are, how we light, and what it means to practice lighting in the midst of a global pandemic. Enjoy two bonuses courses, earn 5 CEUs

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Topic experts Dr. David Sliney and Richard Vincent will discuss the science, applications, guidelines, potential, and concerns regarding Ultraviolet and Visible Light Disinfection.

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    About this Course

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. The Introduction to Ultraviolet and Visible Radiation Disinfection was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: Topic experts Dr. David Sliney and Richard Vincent will discuss the science, applications, guidelines, potential, and concerns regarding Ultraviolet and Visible Light Disinfection. Many manufacturers are making claims that cannot be substantiated. David and Richard will take you through what we know, what we don’t know and what you should avoid. Specific topics will include upper room germicidal UV application, surface decontamination, and UV tools and guidelines.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this course learners will be able to...

    1. Identify and understand the four metrics that the CIE denotes for measuring germicidal dosing.  
    2. Learn the three levels of UV light and their various effects on living organisms.   
    3. Understand and describe the concept of upper room germicidal UV disinfection. 
    4. Recognize the current and potential role of ultraviolet and visible light in healthcare spaces. 

    David H. Sliney, Ph.D

    Consulting Medical Physicist

    Dr. David H. Sliney, Ph.D., serves as chair of the IES Photobiology Committee and holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and medical physics from the University of London, Institute of Ophthalmology. He worked for the US Army Public Health Center until retiring in 2007. His research interests focus on UV effects upon the eye, optical hazards from intense light sources and lasers, laser-tissue interactions and laser applications in medicine and surgery. He served as member, advisor and chairman of numerous committees active in the establishment of safety standards for protection against non-ionizing radiation (ANSI, ISO, ACGIH, IEC, WHO, NCRP, and ICNIRP).

    Richard Vincent, FIES

    Manager

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Richard Vincent is the Manager, the Brickner Research Unit on Community Medicine and TB/UV Studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. He is a leader in the refinement of upper-room germicidal UV for control of infectious disease, such as tuberculosis. He has been a consultant to many healthcare facilities in providing guidance on efficacy of germicidal ultraviolet and spoken throughout the world on this technology. He has long been active in the IES Photobiology Committee and is currently the chair of an ASHRAE Committee preparing guidance on Upper Room germicidal UV. Further he chairs the CIE TC 6-52 on the gonioradiometric measurement of UVGI luminaires.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We have recorded a special Forces of Change video interview to provide a report on the impact of COVID-19 on lighting professionals, during these difficult times, from the vantage point of some prominent individuals representing various roles within our industry.

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Lighting Professionals 

    Click REGISTER above, and proceed to the Contents tab to watch the video. 

    We have recorded a special Forces of Change video interview to provide a report on the impact of COVID-19 on lighting professionals, during these difficult times, from the vantage point of some prominent individuals representing various roles within our industry. Hear from Diane Borys (Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting), Megan Carroll (New York Digital), Erik Ennen (MNCEE), Bob Preston (Capital Electric Supply), Randy Reid (Edison Report), and moderator Mark Lien (Illuminating Engineering Society).  In order to earn a CEU and access the downloadable certificate, you must watch the video in its entirety.

    Diane Borys

    Lighting Designer

    Diane Borys is an award-winning Architectural Lighting Designer and founder of Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting, based in San Diego, CA. With a background in Architectural Engineering, Diane specializes in balancing the Art and Science of Lighting Design for commercial and hospitality projects. Since 2006, Diane has been passionate about ensuring each project is a creative, coordinated visual experience that is cost effective, energy-efficient, meets owner goals and celebrates the Architectural environment. 

    Megan Carroll

    Specification Sales Manager

    Megan Carroll is a Senior Specification Sales Manager with New York Digital, Acuity Brands with over thirty years experience in various sales & marketing roles. Most recently, she served as the Chairwoman for the 2018/2109 IES Annual Conference. She also chaired the IES Illumination Awards from 2014-2016 and has served on the Medals Committee, the IA committee & the annual conference steering committee. Megan is a member of the IESNYC.

    Erik Ennen

    Facility Service Manager

    As Facility Service Manager with Center for Energy and Environment, Erik provides training to building operations and management staff in both the public and private sector to improve building operations and maintenance, increase occupant comfort, and reduce energy consumption. Erik is also involved in sales and client relations for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop small business lighting program.  

    Mark Lien

    Industry Relationship Manager

    Mark has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides.  Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA.  He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.

    Robert Preston

    Lighting & Energy Specialist

    Bob Preston is Lighting & Energy Specialist with Capital Electric - A Sonepar Company. Bob is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP and is a member of the IES. He has been with Capital Electric for 32 years. Bob supports energy efficient lighting activities, coordinates utility incentive programs for the sales team and their customers, and has, for many years, spearheaded lighting education events across all of Capital Electric’s footprint. 

    Randy Reid

    CEO, Editor, Publisher

    Randy Reid is the CEO of LumEfficient, a company focused on heavy industrial Lighting. He is also the Editor and Publisher of the EdisonReport.  In addition, Reid recently became the Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau.  Reid is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This seminar will help you understand the concept of visible light disinfection, how mainstream customers are using it today, and what you need to know to speak about it intelligently.

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    About this Course

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. An Introduction to Visible Light Disinfection was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description: Bacterial infections are pervasive, costly and deadly. Today, and every day in the United States, over 270 people will die from a Healthcare Acquired Infection. And it seems like every day, there’s another foodborne illness outbreak, another multi-million-dollar food product recall, another alarm about antibiotic resistant infections. One valuable new tool in the battle against the risks of infection is Visible Light Disinfection. This seminar will help you understand this new technology, how mainstream customers are using it today, and what you need to know to speak about it intelligently.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this course learners will be able to...

    1. Explore the types of customers/environments that have infection control needs. 
    2. Discover how visible light disinfection works, and how it addresses customer needs.  
    3. Explore common questions & concerns regarding visible disinfection lighting.  
    4. Summarize the problem that visible light disinfection is trying to solve. 

    David Haar

    Senior Director of Strategic Marketing

    David Haar is the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Vital Vio. He has over 30 years of experience in branding, communications, lead generation, research, analytics, and product management, domestically and globally. He brings extensive marketing leadership experience to Vital Vio having built high-performance marketing teams, driven profitable growth and cultivated stellar brands within the healthcare and technology sectors for startups, growth and public companies. Most recently David led his own marketing consulting firm, delivering strategic and tactical expertise to companies that did not need or could not afford a full-time, executive-level marketing professional. Prior to that David served as senior vice president of marketing for InfuSystem, a healthcare services company, and as vice president of marketing for National Medical Health Card, a pharmacy benefits manager. David has a BA in English from the University at Albany; in his spare time, he can be found in his kayak attempting to trick bass with fake worms.

  • Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Seven presenters bring you different perspectives of the application and research of Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) Disinfection.

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    About this Course

    The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. The Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection in the Days of COVID-19 was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

    Description:  Amidst the current uncertainty of the global pandemic, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has facilitated an educational program to provide a thoughtful, in-depth look at GUV Disinfection. Building upon the basics of photobiology, which will be discussed, our presenters will provide insight into germicidal ultraviolet (GUV), carcinogenicity risks, UV-C lamp sources, and current relevant research. 

    There are seven individual videos for this 4 hour course, they can be watched at your leisure simply by logging back in, and resuming the course via your My eLearning Dashboard. The certificate for proof of completion will be available for download only after watching each video in its entirety, 4 IES CEUs/4 AIA LU-HSW are available upon completion of this course. 

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this course learners will be able to...

    1. Identify basics of photobiology, and learn how light can play a role in mitigating the spread of illness in the built environment.
    2. Analyze different aspects of light & health to apply those concepts to the programming or design phase of a project.
    3. Learn the safety risks of Germicidal Ultra-Violet Disinfection to building occupants and how to mitigate that risk with proper planning and documentation.
    4. Explore current design strategies for including GUV luminaires in various applications.

    Dr. Edward Nardell

    Dr. Edward Nardell is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is an associate in medicine in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), in both the Division of Global Health Equity and the Pulmonary Division. His research interests involve the control of tuberculosis under resource-limited conditions, with a focus on the pathogenesis of drug-resistant tuberculosis, its airborne transmission, and transmission control in institutions.

    David H. Sliney, Ph.D

    Consulting Medical Physicist

    Dr. David H. Sliney, Ph.D., serves as chair of the IES Photobiology Committee and holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and medical physics from the University of London, Institute of Ophthalmology. He worked for the US Army Public Health Center until retiring in 2007. His research interests focus on UV effects upon the eye, optical hazards from intense light sources and lasers, laser-tissue interactions and laser applications in medicine and surgery. He served as member, advisor and chairman of numerous committees active in the establishment of safety standards for protection against non-ionizing radiation (ANSI, ISO, ACGIH, IEC, WHO, NCRP, and ICNIRP).

    Paul Donald Forbes

    Paul Donald Forbes is an experienced teacher, researcher, manager, advisor, and consultant. His positions have included Professor in Temple University Medical School, Director of Charles River Phototoxicology  research and testing laboratory, and Senior Toxicologist in the Toxarus consulting firm. He has instructed undergraduates, graduate students and dermatology residents; has supported development of, and ongoing research in, phototoxicology laboratories such as the FDA’s NCTR, Arkansas.  Scientific meetings, collaborative research and client services led him throughout Europe, UK, Australia and Japan over a 45+ year career. He has provided leadership in scientific societies; his current professional efforts are invested in consulting on new product development.  PubMed lists 45 peer-reviewed articles; other publications include professional standards and other guidance documents.  Memberships include American Society for Photobiology, Academy of Toxicological Sciences and IARC panels.

    Dr. Rolf Bergman

    Dr. Rolf Bergman is currently an independent consultant (sole proprietor) in lighting technology and measurements. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bergman worked for over twenty-eight years at GE Lighting, all at Nela Park, Cleveland, OH, both as an individual contributor and manager in lamp technology. While at GE Lighting he was involved new product and process development, measurement capability and industry standards. Dr. Bergman was named Chief Scientist, Lamp Technology in 1992, a position he held until retirement in 2001. Currently, among other consulting work, he serves as an assessor of lighting laboratories for accreditation to NVLAP, and accrediting body organized at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

    Richard Vincent, FIES

    Manager

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Richard Vincent is the Manager, the Brickner Research Unit on Community Medicine and TB/UV Studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. He is a leader in the refinement of upper-room germicidal UV for control of infectious disease, such as tuberculosis. He has been a consultant to many healthcare facilities in providing guidance on efficacy of germicidal ultraviolet and spoken throughout the world on this technology. He has long been active in the IES Photobiology Committee and is currently the chair of an ASHRAE Committee preparing guidance on Upper Room germicidal UV. Further he chairs the CIE TC 6-52 on the gonioradiometric measurement of UVGI luminaires.

    Dean Saputa

    Dean Saputa has served the HVAC community for more than three decades, helping to educate and train facility managers, specifying engineers and industry professionals with an emphasis on air and surface treatment and cleaning technologies. The vice president and co-founder of UV Resources, Mr. Saputa is an active member on several ASHRAE Technical Committees including serving as a past Chair of TC-2.9 (Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment); Chair of SPC-185 (Method of Testing Ultraviolet Lamps), and Founder of GPC-37, Guidelines for the Application of Upper-Air Ultraviolet Germicidal Devices to Control the Transmission of Airborne Pathogens.  He is a contributing author of the 2019 ASHRAE Application Handbook, chapter 62: “Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment,” as well as ASHRAE’s position document: “Filtration and Air Cleaning” that was reaffirmed in 2018.

    Dr. Paul Jensen

    Dr. Paul Jensen has worked at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for over 30 years. He is currently serving as the Lead for Airborne Infection Prevention & Control and Laboratory Biosafety, both domestically and internationally, and is assigned to the Global TB Branch, Division of Global HIV/AIDS & TB (DGHT), Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Mark Lien returns with a special Forces of Change, revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on Lighting Professionals eight months after the initial interview.

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    Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on Lighting Professionals: Eight Months Laterlick REGISTER above, and proceed to the Contents tab to watch the video. 

    We recorded a special Forces of Change video interview in March 2020 to provide a report on the impact of COVID-19 on lighting professionals from the vantage point of some prominent individuals representing various roles within our industry. Moderator Mark Lien talked with Diane Borys (Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting), Megan Carroll (New York Digital), Erik Ennen (MNCEE), Bob Preston (Capital Electric Supply), and Randy Reid (Edison Report). Now in November 2020, eight months after the initital discussion, we're revisiting the impact of COVID-19 on Lighting Professionals.   In order to earn a CEU and access the downloadable certificate, you must watch the video in its entirety.

    Erik Ennen

    Facility Service Manager

    As Facility Service Manager with Center for Energy and Environment, Erik provides training to building operations and management staff in both the public and private sector to improve building operations and maintenance, increase occupant comfort, and reduce energy consumption. Erik is also involved in sales and client relations for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop small business lighting program.  

    Mark Lien

    Industry Relationship Manager

    Mark has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides.  Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA.  He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.

    Robert Preston

    Lighting & Energy Specialist

    Bob Preston is Lighting & Energy Specialist with Capital Electric - A Sonepar Company. Bob is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP and is a member of the IES. He has been with Capital Electric for 32 years. Bob supports energy efficient lighting activities, coordinates utility incentive programs for the sales team and their customers, and has, for many years, spearheaded lighting education events across all of Capital Electric’s footprint. 

    Randy Reid

    CEO, Editor, Publisher

    Randy Reid is the CEO of LumEfficient, a company focused on heavy industrial Lighting. He is also the Editor and Publisher of the EdisonReport.  In addition, Reid recently became the Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau.  Reid is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

    Megan Carroll

    Specification Sales Manager

    Megan Carroll is a Senior Specification Sales Manager with New York Digital, Acuity Brands with over thirty years experience in various sales & marketing roles. Most recently, she served as the Chairwoman for the 2018/2109 IES Annual Conference. She also chaired the IES Illumination Awards from 2014-2016 and has served on the Medals Committee, the IA committee & the annual conference steering committee. Megan is a member of the IESNYC.

    Diane Borys

    Lighting Designer

    Diane Borys is an award-winning Architectural Lighting Designer and founder of Noctiluca Lighting Design and Consulting, based in San Diego, CA. With a background in Architectural Engineering, Diane specializes in balancing the Art and Science of Lighting Design for commercial and hospitality projects. Since 2006, Diane has been passionate about ensuring each project is a creative, coordinated visual experience that is cost effective, energy-efficient, meets owner goals and celebrates the Architectural environment.