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Technical Luncheon: Lighting Well – Lighting and the Well Building Standard

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Toronto Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society

Speaker: Mark Roush, FIES, LC, M.Arch.

We know how to design environments that fuel our bodies, keep us moving, inspire our best work and facilitate a good night’s sleep. The Well Building Standard endeavors to provide an evidence-based process to validate an approach to design for environmental health and well-being.

This seminar explores methods to achieve health and well-being in the Light Concept of the 2020 Well Buildings Standard version 2.0 as it pertains to both electric and daylighting sources.

We spend more than 90% of our lives indoors. Studies show strong links between better views, brighter light, and better performance in office environments. The Well Light Concept promotes exposure to light and aims to create lighting environments that are optimal for visual, mental, and biological health.

Discover how the Standard supports circadian stimulus, hormone levels and the sleep-wake cycles of occupants derived through scientific and medical knowledge to promote alertness, better performance, and better sleep quality while potentially reducing obesity, diabetes, depression, breast cancer, sleep disorders and more.

Learning Objectives

  • Translate existing concepts of Well Building Standard into actionable practices to enhance a building’s impact on occupant health and well-being.
  • Apply lighting features into a project to leverage electric and daylighting evidence-based techniques for occupant comfort and productivity.
  • Discover methods of validating preconditions and optimizations of the Light Concept to achieve Well certification.
  • Enable strategies for employing better lighting into environments for circadian and psychological health while reducing negative effects of insufficient spectrum, quantity, duration, and timing of electric lighting.

Speaker Biography


Mark Roush, FIES, LC, M.Arch.

Mark Roush is the principal of Experience Light, a strategic marketing and education consultancy serving clients like Signify/Philips, LG LED/Display, Hubbell, LeGrand/Wattstopper, WESCO, Edison Price and others (non-disclosable.)

His 44-year career in lighting includes lighting design, lighting education, brand management, strategic and tactical marketing, and business development.

Mark has been on the faculty teaching lighting at two universities, principle educator for Lighting Centers at Philips, Acuity NYC, and Holophane and spoken nationally on lighting technology, application, trends and practices affecting our industry.

He is Past-President (2015-2016), Fellow, and Distinguished Service Award recipient of the Illuminating Engineering Society; Lighting Certified; former President of the International Association of Lighting Designer’s Education Trust (2008-2011) and has facilitated the LIGHTFAIR Lighting Innovation Awards for the past 24 years. He lives in San Antonio, Tx.


March 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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