Biodynamic Lighting Design in Senior Living

December 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5300
Chicago, IL 60606

Lighting in buildings is one main environmental attribute that plays a significant role in managing biological, behavioral, and psychological symptoms through impacting visual and circadian systems. Considering the age-related changes in eyes and circadian system, specialized lighting design is essential to promote overall health and well-being in older people. This seminar describes specific lighting needs of older adults, explores scientific methods to design biodynamic lighting for this age group, and outlines a recently conducted study which evaluates the effects of using tunable white lighting in senior livings on improving mood and cognitive functions in older adults.

Guest Speaker: Nastaran Shishegar

Lunch will be provided for this event.

Due to the sensitve nature of the projects ESD is working on, event participants are NOT permitted to walk around the office for any reason before, after or during the event. About our host location: ESD is a global consulting engineering firm. Please join us in their new state of the art headquarters on the 53rd floor of the Sears tower. ESD is a global leader in new medical facility design, notable projects including Rush University Medical Center Chicago & Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

Who else is going? View the registrant list here.


$10.00 IES Member

$15.00 Non-Member

$5.00 Student