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Office Lighting - an IES Intermediate Seminar

February 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers St, Suite 609
New York, NY 10007


American National Standard Practice for Office Lighting (ANSI Approved)

This recommended practice has been substantially revised and reorganized from earlier editions to address recent changes in the office environment such as computer-based tasks, new office layouts, the effect of energy efficiency on lighting design, new light sources and control strategies to name a few.

By maintaining a focus on lighting quality and human visual performance, and using the available technology, lighting practitioners can light the workplace more effectively. Their careful attention to the details, and willingness to work with other members of the design team (architects, engineers, interior designers, owners and users), will ensure the best possible use of available resources in design solutions that are cost effective, environmentally sustainable, and that yield higher workplace satisfaction and consequently enhanced organizational productivity.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify an overview of office lighting
  • Describe the design issue for specific areas of office lighting
  • Analyze visual needs of office occupants
  • Apply illuminance metrics for office lighting needs


Golsana Heshmati is a designer with a diverse professional background that includes experience as an architect, lighting designer and an educator. She holds a Bachelors in Architecture and a Masters in Architectural Lighting from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

In her eleven years of experience as a Lighting Designer she has worked as a team leader in prestigious design firms in New York, San Francisco and Barcelona.

She founded The SEED in 2018. Currently, Golsana is a professor at New York School of Interior Design Graduate program. She was selected as one of 40 under 40 top lighting design talents in 2017 and was also a recipient of design retail honor awards.

Golsana currently serves as a member of the IESNYC Education Committee.

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