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Lightology: Summer in Chicago
Lighting LU Offering:
Health Care Lighting

Thursday, July 20th, 2006
6:30 pm

215 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Cost: $20.00 in advance,
$25 at the door
Healthy Vegetarian

Beer, Wine, and Soda

DJ On the Roof

1 LU credit and 1 HSW credit
Presenter: Leslie North, PE, LC, LEED AP
Ms. North is the founding principal of Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., an independent lighting consultancy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. She received her degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State with a specialization in lighting design. Her 20 years in lighting design includes multiple design awards and work on many notable commercial, civic and institutional projects. As a member of IALD and IESNA, she serves actively on the Healthcare Lighting Committee, Sustainable Lighting Committees, and as secretary of the Quality of the Visual Environment Committee.
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With new light sources, sustainable design trends, control options, and the recent understanding of how light impacts human health, effective lighting design not only positively impacts facilities' aesthetics goals, but also their bottom line. Lighting can impact attraction of patients and staff, reduce demands on an over-stretched staff, improve patient outcomes, reduce maintenance and operating costs, and increase patient satisfaction in this increasingly competitive healthcare climate. But effective lighting must also address patient and staff visual needs, special room construction restrictions, infection control concerns, and patient safety issues. Creating pleasant spaces that function in demanding healthcare environments can be a delicate balancing act.
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