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February 7, 2019

Presenter: Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The enthusiasm for healthier buildings has aligned with advances in LED technology, controls and research exploring the human biological response to light. This alignment has led to a rise in health claims related to lighting, yet there is still much to learn regarding the relationship between light and human biology. This webinar will look back at the background of circadian metrics, and look forward to the opportunities and challenges facing the future development and implementation of circadian metrics in the built environment.

Andrea Wilkerson is a Lighting Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), focusing her research on the evaluation of emerging lighting technologies and systems, supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting program. She earned her doctorate from Penn State and her BS and MAE from the University of Nebraska in the respective architectural engineering programs. Andrea serves on the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust Board of Directors and chairs the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Educational Facilities committee.