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October 11, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

New York Digital (Acuity)
Five Penn Plaza (8th Ave. between 33rd and 34th Streets), 25th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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Join us for a presentation on the WELL Building Standard, why its core concepts matter and how it informs the lighting design process. 

Light has a profound impact on our health and well-being. The WELL Building Standard® for Light provides illumination guidelines that are aimed to minimize disruption to the body’s circadian system, enhance productivity and provide appropriate visual acuity where needed. It also requires specialized lighting systems designed to increase alertness, enhance occupant experience and promote sleep.

This session details how to implement WELL Building lighting strategies when designing projects by examining the challenges and achievements of a completed WELL Building project. Presenters Gayathri Unnikrishnan and Chad Groshardt will provide direction for lighting practitioners who are interested in becoming a WELL Certified professional or working on a project pursuing WELL Certification. Find out about the movement to advance buildings that help people work, live, perform, and feel their best.


Gayathri Unnikrishnan, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Standard Development, International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI)
As subject matter expert for lighting at IWBI, Gayathri focuses on the importance of natural and artificial lighting on the well being of occupants in the built environment. Prior to working at IWBI, Gayathri was working as an independent lighting consultant in India and the Middle East, and as a subject matter expert for lighting at a well know real estate company in Dubai. She holds a Master's degree in Architectural Lighting Design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India.

Chad Groshardt, WELL AP, LC, LEED AP BD+C, IALD, MIES, Associate Director, Atelier Ten
As Atelier Ten’s lighting design practice leader, Chad is an experienced architectural lighting designer and lecturer. He has extensive experience with high performance lighting design for commercial, hospitality, and institutional projects that integrate daylight with electrical light and are sensitive to energy consumption.  He holds a Masters in Architectural Lighting Design from Parson’s the New School for Design in New York where he is also an adjunct instructor. This year Chad lectured on sustainable lighting at conferences in London, New York City and Mexico City.

About International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI)
IWBI is a public benefit corporation with a mission to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. The WELL building certification program is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features and other aspects of the built environment that impact health and well-being via seven categories relevant to occupant health: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. To learn more visit, wellcertified.com