RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

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.). You can view this standard in the IES Webstore.

Description: RP-29 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.

Learning Objectives:

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. 


RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass This quiz is required for course completion.
3 Questions
3 Questions This survey is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available

Mary Alcaraz

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”.

Karen Lee

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.

Karen Murphy

Senior Professional Associate

Karen Murphy LC, IALD, LEED AP is a senior professional associate with HDR in Princeton NJ, and has been an architectural lighting designer for over 30 years. She currently chairs the IES Healthcare Lighting Committee and is a member of the IES Light + Design Committee. Karen served as a technical reviewer for the National Institute of Health’s 2016 edition of the Design Requirements Manual, and is part of the lighting task force with the Facilities Guidelines Institute. In addition to decades of project work with large healthcare, research, and government agencies, she has developed lighting guidelines for the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, NY Presbyterian, and Proctor & Gamble, as well as written the outdoor lighting ordinance for Hopewell Township NJ. Karen has received multiple design awards and has been published in Architectural Lighting, Facility Design & Management, EC&M, and ALN. She is a graduate of Penn State University’s architectural engineering program with a specialty in lighting and electrical systems.