SCE Public Program: Toward Carbon-Efficient Lighting

SCE Public Programs Presents: Toward Carbon-Efficient Lighting

Tuesday March 29, 2022
12-1:30pm EST

Access a recording of the event Here.

Hosted by:
Glenn Shrum, IALD, Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice, Parsons School of Design / Founding Principal, Flux Studio

Nearly 5% of current global CO2 emissions are the result of electric lighting. Since these impacts are primarily the result of energy usage, efforts in the lighting design community to address climate change have been focused on use of lighting systems that consume less electricity. Given the sever consequences of climate change and the disproportionate impacts of global warming on low income countries and people of color, the time has come for the lighting design community to do more to address carbon emissions. This program bringing together leaders in this topic to consider how designers and manufacturers can help reduce carbon emissions associated with lighting and lighting design.
This program will consist of a series of short presentations on topics ranging from challenges with life cycle analysis of lighting equipment, circular economy issues, and potential future developments in this arena. A moderated panel discussion with audience Q and A will focus on how individual action can support change in the lighting design community and beyond.
David Lewis, AIA, Dean, Parsons School of Constructed Environments / Founding Principal, LTL Architects
Kevan Shaw, C.Eng MILP, FIALD, Design Director, EFLA | Kevan Shaw Lighting Design
Leela Shanker ’18, Lighting Designer, Borealis Lighting Studio /
Founder, GreenLight Alliance Life Cycle Assessment Incubator