Patty Lampert
AIA Cleveland


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Lunch & Learn: 

Lighting and Wellness 


This course will offer an intermediate level of education for designers and engineers working with both electric light and daylight in commercial and institutional buildings of all sizes. Participants will become familiar with the latest scientific research in the field of lighting and wellness including an overview of the initiatives of the federal government’s Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings under the General Services Administration. The information will serve as an introduction of how to design a lighting system that promotes wellness in the built environment.

The WELL Building Institute launched a guideline and metrics for Circadian Lighting Design. The aim is to reduce circadian phase disruption, improve sleep quality and positively impact mood and productivity. Light is therefore a great regulator of the body’s time clock. This, in turn affects our sleep-wake behavior, or hormone secretion, gene expression and our general mood. In this seminar we will review the basics of how light affects our biological and behavioral processes and also cover the latest research in the field of circadian lighting, health and buildings. A general overview of reducing phase disruption, improving sleep quality and positive mood impact as covered in the guidelines of The WELL Building Institute will be presented. These findings will be placed in the context of methods and metrics of light in the built environment and how practicioners can integrate these scientific findings into their work in implementing Circadian Lighting Design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between circadian stimulus and the body’s biological response to light in the built environment.
  • Summarize the basic guidelines that minimize disruption to the body's circadian system, enhance productivity and support good sleep quality under The WELL Building Standard.
  • Understand through a project example of how the circadian lighting design is measured and applied.
  • Become familiarized the the terminology and metrics of architectural lighting design as applicable to lighting and wellness.


AIA, Allied Members Free

Non-Members $5.00


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