The objective of this document is to provide context, define challenges, and identify recommended lighting design practices for healthcare-specific environments. This document is not prescriptive but is intended to provide guidance and to inspire by identifying possibilities that enable designers to develop the appropriate solutions for complex situations and spaces.
This document is organized to complement other authoritative references, such as the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities by the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI).1 Part I of this document addresses the many design considerations important for healthcare facilities, while Part II identifies specific room types that have unique lighting needs. These room names and the chapter organization follow the format found in the FGI Guidelines. Utilizing a common language and approach helps foster integrated, collaborative project teams that include architects, medical planners, interior designers, engineers and lighting designers.
Recognized by the IES 2017 Progress Report as a unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.
Softcover or Secure PDF: 122 pages
Publisher: Illuminating Engineering Society (2017)
Dimensions: 8½” x 11″