The lighting industry needs practical approaches to enable a transition to a more circular and sustainable lighting system life cycle. This webinar will share perspectives from a manufacturer and an architect on current roadblocks to achieving circular design practices at various stages of the product or project, and will focus on supporting positive environmental impacts extending beyond energy use. The speakers will discuss what is needed to improve the sustainability of lighting installations and practical approaches that lighting specifiers and manufacturers can take to have an impact on the sustainability of products and projects.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Kate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a lighting research scientist in 2020. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 18 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goals are simple – to provide equitable and universal lighting solutions that support humans and the environment.
Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects
Alexandra Gadawski, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her extensive knowledge of building performance and lighting design is applied to a range of projects. Her work draws on research projects ranging from consumption patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy costs to developing more sustainable cities.
Aaron Smith, Finelite, Inc.
Aaron Smith is the VP of Technology and R&D at Finelite and an alumnus of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He supports the development of energy efficient, high quality, and sustainable lighting. He also supports Finelite’s new technology integration, new product development, and research efforts.
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