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Friday, May 13 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Finding Circadian Rhythms in Base Zero Lighting Design
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

Light is essential to human experience. It enables our perception of form, color, and texture. Light is critical to health and well-being through its influence on circadian rhythms that impact our energy, mood, and productivity. This session will highlight findings from a multi-year study on circadian functioning in office buildings, and describe the concept of “base zero” lighting design. State-of-the-art analysis pathways will illustrate how to approach the design of a healthy and resource efficient “lighting ecosystem.” This interactive session will enlist participants in actively applying lighting design techniques that start from zero and maximize daylighting efficacy, supplemented by energy efficient electric light as needed for visual tasks, circadian functioning and architectural expression; resulting in healthy, comfortable, and impactful spaces.

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Ed Clark

Associate, ZGF Architects
Edward Clark is a passionate green professional who revels in building science and leans heavily upon guidance from natural systems to apply the most applicable solution for every project, pushing for innovation without reinventing the wheel. Analysis in professional practice has... Read More →
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Emilie Hagen

Associate Director, Atelier Ten
Emilie Hagen LEED BD+C is an expert in building performance with over a decade of experience in the application of advanced building analysis including façade optimization, shading analysis, net zero water and energy, resiliency, and carbon management, and is director in charge of... Read More →
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Judith Heerwagen

Research Psychologist, US General Services Administration
Judith Heerwagen is an environmental psychologist whose work focuses on behavioral, psychosocial and health impacts of buildings and on translating research into design guidance. She is a research psychologist with the US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance... Read More →
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Mark Loeffler

Director, Atelier Ten
For over 25 years Mark Loeffler has practiced lighting and daylighting design emphasizing integrated and resourceful design to enhance the visual experience and energy performance of sustainable buildings. Mark is a director of Atelier Ten, a professional member of the IALD, a member... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Pike