About this Course
The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. Metrics in Motion: Circadian Metrics was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.
Description: The enthusiasm for healthier buildings has aligned with advances in LED technology, controls, and research exploring the human biological response to light. This alignment has lead to a rise in health claims related to lighting, yet there is still much to learn regarding the relationship between light and human biology. This webinar will look back at the background of circadian metrics, and look forward to the opportunities and challenges facing the future development and implementation of circadian metrics in the built environment.
By the end of this course learners will be able to...
1. Discover the history of the research into light and its effects on human circadian rhythms.
2. Investigate the challenges that confront researchers in their search for the "magic pill" of light prescription.
3. Explore the way properties of light contribute to spaces that are welcoming, comforting, and relaxing.
4. Learn to understand and discuss circadian lighting with the appropriate terms and definitions.
Andrea Wilkerson is a lighting engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she conducts lighting-science research for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solid-State Lighting Program.