Sep 16, 2020

Sustainable Lighting Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope And Documents


This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for sustainable lighting design which is visually effective and appealing with environmental and economic value.


Included subject matter: The scope includes elements of sustainable lighting design, environmental assessment of lighting practices, light source and luminaire design specific to sustainability, and lighting product disposal. Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover energy efficiency programs or energy efficient lighting that falls outside the realm of sustainability.


Committee Leadership

Committee Co-Chair – – Alexandra Gadawski

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Alexandra Gadawski AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her passion for building performance and knowledge of lighting design has made her crucial to projects at every stage. Providing integral support to project teams, Ms. Gadawski uses her skillsets to push sustainable initiatives and assist in problem solving for complex designs. Her commitment to promoting student wellness is reflected in her daylight and energy modelling which maximizes daylighting in learning environments, as well as her comprehensive research of healthy material options. With a background in energy consumption and voluntary building standards, Ms. Gadawski holds a Master of Science in Environmental Design of Buildings from Cardiff University in Wales and a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Committee Co-Chair – Melissa Mattes

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Melissa is an award-winning lighting designer for Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in Boston, MA. Her focus is on lighting indoor and outdoor public spaces, hospitality, and residential projects ranging from single-family homes to multifamily high-rises. Melissa is continually curious about the parallel relationship between architecture, the human form, and what it means to embody space in a regenerative way. Most recently, she led an extensive survey gauging lighting manufacturers on present and future practices regarding material transparency and has been organizing round table events to engage in public discourse regarding the findings. She holds a BA in Sociology and Spanish from Anderson University and a MA in Interior Architecture from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. Melissa has been a guest speaker at multiple national conferences and was named Lighting Magazine’s international class of 2020 40 under 40 top lighting designers.

Committee Leadership

– Ira Rothman

Members (Voting)

  • Peping Dee
  • Linda J. Sanford
  • Carol C. Jones
  • Nicola D. Ferzacca
  • Meg Smith
  • Jeffrey Boynton
  • Hyman M. Kaplan
  • Irena Fryc
  • Nishat Tasnim
  • Donald A. Peifer
  • Dan Weissman
  • Kate S. Hickcox
  • Aaron M. Smith
  • Howard C. Wiig
  • Scott L. Roos
  • Stella Murray

Members (Voting)

  • Amardeep Dugar
  • James Radi
  • Jeremy Maxie
  • Joyce Cassidy
  • Kelly O’Connor
  • Kelly Seeger
  • Michael Myer
  • Steven M. Nicola

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Glenn Heinmiller
  • Ken Kane
  • Mark Loeffler203
  • Leslie M. North
  • Samantha E. Hollomon
  • Brian Stacy
  • Chris Fournier
  • Rob Groff
  • Nicolaas Bleeker
  • Alan L. Lindsley
  • Lei Fu

Advisory Panel Liaisons

  • Robert Karlicek, Jr.
  • Tanya T. Hernandez
  • Jonathan T. Weaver

Board Liaisons

  • Tanya T. Hernandez
  • Kelly M. Seeger
  • Michael A. Myer

Staff Liaisons

  • Patricia A. McGillicuddy
  • Dan Ozminkowski
  • Brienne E. Musselman