IES Man-for-All-Seasons Mark Lien talks with James Brodrick, formerly of the Department of Energy at the 2019 IES Annual Conference in Louisville, KY. As the Solid-State Lighting Technology Manager in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Jim might be the most important figure in the widespread adoption of Solid-State Lighting in North America. A humble icon revealed.
This interview does not include a CEU.
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.
Founder of the Center of Design for an Aging Society
Eunice Noell-Waggoner spent the first half of her professional career as an interior and lighting designer for public buildings and commercial spaces. Along the way she became concerned about the environmental needs of the end users–the ultimate clients, especially older people. The second half of her career has been focused on addressing these needs through the Center of Design for an Aging Society, a not-for-profit organization she founded, which is dedicated to improving homes, public buildings, and public outdoor spaces to support dignity, independence, health and safety of our aging population.
Her current work through the Center of Design involves raising awareness within the design community through presentations, published papers, and working with national standard setting organizations, including the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), ASHRAE, Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI), AIA Design for Aging Center’s Steering Committee, and the Low Vision Design Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences, plus state and local agencies.
As the founding Chair of the Lighting for the Aged and Partially Sighted Committee of the IES, she directed the development of the first edition of RP-28 “Lighting and the Visual Environment for Senior Living”, which is now an ANSI Standard. She continues to serve on this committee.
Ms Noell-Waggoner coordinated the lighting design for two lighting research projects conducted by the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Science University, funded by the National Institute on Health. The research involved environmental light therapy for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society.