13 March 2019, 19:30 - 21:00
In partnership with Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society,
presented by Scott Window
Artificial lighting uses a significant amount of the energy produced for buildings but without it, many tasks would be impossible. Artificial lighting has allowed high-density buildings to be designed and cities, in the modern sense, to form. As engineers, we look for ways to reduce this energy consumption while also minimizing the negative impacts of energy saving on the human (and sometimes animal) experience. The new age of lighting technology also means there are increasing abilities to affect change in more than just the visual system.
Scott Window is an Electrical Building Services Engineer working on construction projects across the UK including theatres, offices, residences, laboratories and universities. He designs lighting for environments that often do not have a premade or off the shelf solution. He presented his MSc research paper to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as part of their workshop on non-visual effects of lighting and continues to have an interest in nonvisual lighting.