12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation
Quality lighting design has long been integral to an occupant’s health and well-being in a built environment, but lighting solutions incorporating disinfection by GUV might be integral to the next generation of sanitizing and disinfecting spaces. UV-C is invisible light between 280-100 nanometers that is germicidal, killing/inactivating 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. The technology, currently ubiquitous in healthcare applications to cut down healthcare associated infections, will become a critical tool for more applications in our fight against emerging dangerous pathogens. However, exposing UV-C light to occupants could be harmful to their health, so the technology must be used in a smart way. This presentation discusses UV-C disinfecting light and similar products, the economic value of such solutions, some safety considerations for the product. Finally, we will propose a set of best practices to automate disinfection during off hours, so employees, patrons, and other occupants have pieces of mind that they are in a disinfected environment.
Presentation is AIA Accredited for CEUs
- Define Germicidal Ultraviolet radiation and get acquainted with the science
- Demonstrate the commercial necessity and viability of UV-disinfecting solutions in the future built environment
- Discover the technologies that harness UV radiation to disinfect areas and their benefits and potential risks.
- Discuss next-generation automation strategies to ensure safe operation of these powerful technologies.
Phillip Ruane joined the lighting industry seven years ago during the early adoption phase of LED lighting. He’s worked with top specifiers and lighting designers from the Washington DC region and currently runs specification sales in the commonwealth of Virginia. He publishes a monthly podcast called “Elevated Environments” where he highlights the intersection of architecture and technology. He lives in Richmond with his wife and two daughters.
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how GUV lighting can be incorporated safely into buildings. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.
Free Virtual meeting, but please RSVP so we can complete the attendance list for CEU certificates.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020. RSVP here! Deadline to RSVP is the event time.