About this Course
The IES offers a series of webinars that provide supplemental education to coincide with a recently revised or new IES Standard (Recommended Practice - RP, Technical Memorandum - TM, etc.). RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities is part of the IES Standards Webinars.
Description: The RP-29 document will be reviewed, describing the content organization and key factors that are critical concerns for all healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be given to changes that have occurred since the last publication 10 years ago, presenting the reasons for those changes.
By the end of this course learners will be able to...
1. Describe correlations between IES RP-29 and Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) documents.
2. Explore the relationship between light and health.
3. Identify lighting specification needs to support safety, comfort, wellness, as well as other design and operational goals.
4. Understand emerging research and evidence-based research related to the impact of light on health and recovery rate.
Senior Project Manager
Mary Alcaraz, PE, LC, IALD, LEED BD+C, Senior Project Manager at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is a leader in the implementation of power engineering and lighting systems for healthcare facilities. She has written numerous articles, won awards for lighting designs, and spoken internationally on healthcare, lighting and energy topics. She is currently a Board Member for the Designing Futures Foundation affiliated with the Charter High School for Architecture + Design in Philadelphia, and a Sub-Chair for the new release of the IES/ANSI RP-29 “Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities”.
Vertical and Applications Marketing
Karen is the head of Vertical and Applications Marketing for LEDVANCE LLC, formerly OSRAM SYLVANIA, and has been in the lighting industry for over 25 years. With an engineering background, she has held roles in R&D, product development, product management, business development, education and marketing for all light source technologies in both general and specialty lighting applications.
Senior Professional Associate
Karen is a Senior Professional Associate with HDR and has been an architectural lighting designer for over 25 years, working on several specialized healthcare and science & technology facilities.