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Lighting for Hospital and Health Care Facilities

November 14, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 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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In the second part of the IESNYC's fall series on Light & Health, the ANSI/IES RP-29 document will be reviewed, describing content organization and key factors that are critical concerns for all healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be given to changes that have occurred since the last publication 10 years ago, presenting the reasons for those changes.  The final program in the series, Lighting for Seniors and the Low Vision Population, will be presented in January.

Credits Available

1.0 CEUs


Mary Alcaraz, PE, LC, IALD, LEED BD+C, Senior Project Manager at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is a leader in the implementation of power engineering and lighting systems for healthcare facilities. She has written numerous articles, won awards for lighting designs, and spoken internationally on healthcare, lighting and energy topics. She is currently a Board Member for the Designing Futures Foundation affiliated with the Charter High School for Architecture + Design in Philadelphia, and a Sub-Chair for the new release of the IES/ANSI RP-29 "Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities."



Karen Lee, LC, LEED AP, the head of Vertical and Applications Marketing for LEDVANCE LLC, formerly OSRAM SYLVANIA, and has been in the lighting industry for over 25 years. With an engineering background, she has held roles in R&D, product development, product management, business development, education and marketing for all light source technologies in both general and specialty lighting applications.


Karen Murphy
, LC, LEED AP, IALD, is a Senior Professional Associate with HDR and has been an architectural lighting designer for over 25 years, working on several specialized healthcare and science & technology facilities.