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Webinar: Design Lessons for Outdoor Nighttime Environments and Dark Sky Considerations

February 9, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

IES New York City Section

This presentation is based on an in-depth review of the “dark sky” metrics and practices currently in-place and the organizations involved in dark sky research or design. This background allows us to discuss the variables related to quality of design at both the product and the project level. The discussion of lighting-at-night (LAN) issues is helpful for designers, engineers, and anyone who is concerned with issues of darkness (concerning people, wildlife and the environment). Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the metrics and terminology of lighting for nighttime concerns, as well as a framework for understanding the key elements of pro-dark nighttime design. Moving forward, attendees will gain better terminology and background related to lighting-at-night issues. They will have an understanding of the resources available to them in their own design practice.

Kate Sweater Hickcox, Lighting Research Scientist at PNNL
Kate Hickcox joined PNNL as a Lighting Research Scientist in 2020, she was previously the principal of Dwaal Lighting Design. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 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. Kate’s unique background blends the artistic with the practical, and allows for discovery of unique design solutions and innovative research-based strategies. She has authored or co-authored many technical publications/reports and made several presentations at national conferences. Kate has been a guest critic at Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons/The New School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Architecture Department. She has taught at The New School, Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments and was also the Lighting Fellow for ‘Opening the Edge’, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority; proposed by Jane Greengold.

Credits: 1.0 CEU
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February 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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