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Webinar: Lighting Strategies to Support a Healthy Circadian Rhythm

20 April 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

IES Toronto Section

Health and Wellness has always been a widely discussed topic; but have you considered light exposure as part of your health routine?

This course provides an introduction to the powerful impacts light; natural and artificial, can have on our mood, sleep, productivity, and overall health. This course will examine strategies on how to tailor your light exposure, in relation to colour, time of day and intensity to optimize your biological clock. Through different lighting techniques, this course will provide strategies to lessen sleep disruption, improve recovery and assist in developing a human-centered approach to overall health during a 24- hour day.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to :

  1. Have a basic understanding of the impacts of artificial lighting on human’s circadian rhythm.
  2. Analyze the interior environment’s impact on human health relating to artificial light exposure.
  3. Apply lighting techniques to support the function of human’s circadian rhythm.
  4. Apply basic knowledge of application techniques of various LED CCT’s and illuminance levels to support a healthy circadian rhythm.

Sarah TurnerSarah Turner founded Head Turner Designs in 2008 and has an extensive background in the Interior Design industry, with focus in the residential sector. She holds a Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, and has been a Professor in the CIDA accredited Bachelor of Interior Design Program at Conestoga College since 2014, and teaching in related programs since 2008.

Sarah has collaborated on global design projects and has been recognized internationally for furniture design in Milan, Italy by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) as a recipient of the Emerge Italy Award in 2013.

She is an active member of ARIDO and IDC advocating for the profession, with a focus on occupant well- being, evidence-based interiors and health and wellness through lighting. She has been invited as a panelist for her expertise to discuss The Changes to the Design Industry Post-COVID, and to engage emerging Professionals on Starting a Business in Interior Design. Sarah’s passion is rooted deeply in health and wellness as she continues to pursue avenues to share her strategies to improve a user’s sense of wellness after leaving a space, compared to when they entered.

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