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Webinar: Pathogen Reduction for the Modern Age: UV and Near-UV as Disinfection Aids

16 March 2022 | 12:00 pm CDT

IES Wichita Section

This presentation will discuss the use of Germicidal UV (and some non-UV) technologies that may be deployed to reduce pathogens in public spaces. Various technological solutions will be explored – reviewing their history of use, discussing how they work and their effectiveness for typical commercial applications that we see today. In addition, design considerations and techniques will be discussed in depth for applying UV disinfection technology safely and effectively, incorporating luminaire concepts to supplement the delivery of general ambient illumination. The presentation will also highlight most recent advances in UV disinfection technology that offer more targeted capabilities for today’s specific pathogen reduction needs.

Speaker: Mike Krueger, Lead Application Design Engineer, Acuity Brands Lighting
Mike’s career in lighting spans three decades and covers the gamut of lighting technologies, including incumbent (Incandescent, Fluorescent and HID), LED and most recently UV disinfection technology.

Mike began his career at Ruud Lighting in 1988 as an Application Engineer. His areas of responsibilities advanced to Application Engineering Manager and then Manager of Product Technology/Product Integration. Mike’s experience includes creating performance requirements and evaluating the application-level performance of the industry’s first outdoor lighting nano-optic LED-based product. He’s been involved in numerous product support and development efforts, including reviewing compliance and performance testing results and developing formats for presenting technical data in product marketing materials. Mike joined Acuity Brands in 2021 to lead the company’s UV Application Design.

Over the span of his career, Mike has presented on a myriad of technical topics to local and international municipalities, engineers, designers, dignitaries, and end-users, the most memorable of which were his first trip to a Canadian trade show and a November 2010 trip to India. Mike is passionate about wellness in buildings and bringing technologies like UV disinfection to the spaces we want to embrace with a sense of safety.

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