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Webinar: Starving for Darkness

November 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

 
IES Calgary Section

How exterior lighting impacts wildlife.

Since the industrial revolution and the invention of the electric light bulb, the natural ecosystems of the Earth spend more and more time bathed in artificial light within a 24-hour cycle. How does the artificial light and lack of darkness impact wildlife? How does the obstruction of the night’s sky affect bird migration, pollination, and reproduction?

Much of the study of light and health has been dedicated to the impact of light upon humans, however animals and plants are also intrinsically photosensitive and subject to the unwanted effects of stray light. How can a rethinking of design and codes alleviate some of these harmful effects?

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify exterior lighting conditions that can be harmful to wildlife.
  2. Look at existing case studies and projects that have caused harm to wildlife.
  3. Understand existing lighting regulations and how these can support wildlife, and what can be done to improve existing standards.
  4. To look at existing case studies and projects that have been designed for the wellbeing of wildlife habitats and the environment.

Presenter: Jane Slade
Jane SladeJane Slade, MID, LC, IES is a lighting researcher and educator on the impacts of light upon the environment, wildlife, and human health. She is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines, a lighting manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in outdoor lighting for municipalities, universities, corporations, commercial developments, and transportation agencies through an interdisciplinary approach of blending design, science and the latest technology. Slade is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light and lighting, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused on manipulating emotional experiences with light and color. She is a member of the IES Committee for Outdoor Environmental Lighting, and a past Vice President of the DLF of New England, having chaired the scholarship which sends university students to Light + Building in Germany, and Lightfair in North America. Slade practices art in her studio, Anatomy of Light (www.anatomyoflight.com), and practices and teaches yoga in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Date:
November 17, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
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