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

December 17, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm HST

IES Honolulu Section

This webinar 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, 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.

Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2020
Time: Webinar starts at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Hawaii Time
Tickets: No Cost

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the ability and effectiveness of ultraviolet (and some near-UV) sources to reduce pathogens on surfaces and in air and water.
  2. Describe how pathogen reduction with a UV or near-UV source is calculated differently than illumination with a visible light source.
  3. Distinguish various ultraviolet and near-ultraviolet wavelengths for use in occupied or unoccupied spaces and discuss how these technologies may be deployed for the least design-disruptive and most cost-effective manner.
  4. Identify the potential impacts of misapplied ultraviolet and near-ultraviolet sources.

Continuing Education:
This course is registered with the following organizations for Continuing Education Credits:
AIA (1) LU | HSW      FBPE (1) PDH      IDCEC (0.1) CEU

This course may also be suitable for Continuing Education Credits with other organizations that accept self-reported CEU/PDH. Please check with the organization from which you are seeking credit for their criteria.

Speaker: Jeannine Fisher Wang, PE LC
Jeannine Fisher WangJeannine Fisher Wang’s 30+ year career has emphasized lighting technology, application, and design in a comprehensive combination of product design & engineering, marketing, communications, market transformation, and leadership roles. She is currently the Director Technology Solutions for Acuity Brands in Oakland, California, where Jeannine has a leading role in accelerating market adoption of cutting-edge design platforms such as OLED Lighting, Circadian and Dynamic Lighting, and UV Light Disinfection Technology.

Jeannine formerly served as Senior Program Engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), focused on analyzing and promoting emerging lighting technologies as well as helping the California Energy Commission and California Public Utility Commission set policies that have encouraged the responsible use of lighting energy. Jeannine also held positions in a variety of lighting design and electrical engineering firms and has received several awards for her design work in lighting, including the International Illumination Design Award Special Citation. She holds eleven US patents.

Jeannine earned her Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dominican University of California. She is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California, electrical discipline, and Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (NCQLP).

This IES event is made possible by the following sponsors: Hawaii Energy and Hawaii State Energy Office. Registration Deadline: December 15, 2020.


December 17, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm HST
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