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The HCNW Lighting Paper: Health & Wellbeing, the Well Standard & Guide LG7

CIBSE Home Counties North West Region

Friday, 12 May 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

The HCNW Lighting Paper: Health & Wellbeing, the Well...

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HCNW Region CIBSE Member*   more info 12 May 2017 Free £0.00
General Public   more info 12 May 2017 £5.00 £0.90
Not in HCNW Region but CIBSE* Member   more info 12 May 2017 Free £0.00
Member of the Public - Hardship Concession   more info 12 May 2017 Free £0.00

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Sophia Parry MSLL

The HCNW Lighting Paper: Lighting for Health & Wellbeing, the Well Standard and SLL Guide LG7

The office work space environment is rapidly changing - hot desking and a variety of IT screen technologies are now widespread.

These technologies are key drivers behind LG 7 (2015), but additionally Sophia will explain the Well Standard for buildings, which appeared in 2016. The Well Standard has some similarities to LG 7 and other recommendations. But it sets an important additional requirement - consideration of melanopic* lighting at work stations.

Questions Sophia will raise in this seminar, at this appropriately tranquil venue, are:

  • Can we blend LG 7 and the Well Standard together ?
  • Is current technology tried and tested ?
  • How would we set about designing and delivering a validated solution ?

*The concept of melanopic vision acknowledges that beyond visual perception, light has biological impacts too. The hormone melatonin influences our pattern of wakefulness and sleep, commonly known as our circadian rhythm. Blue-rich lighting can suppress production of meltonin during the day and the demise of blue-rich light at night thus encourages melatonin production, and sleep. There is an SLL Masterclass series of similar interest.  

Space is very limited - be considerate and cancel your ticket please if you can't attend. 

The start time is 18:30  

Organiser: Chris Jones

The Religous Society of Friends (Quakers) is a charitable trust which offers HCNW the room at an extremely reasonable cost. 

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS: The Region will arrange a vegetarian pizza delivery and soft drinks. 

HELP APPRECIATED: Before you leave, our volunteers would much appreciate help tidying up, washing up and drying up. 

CIBSE IS A CHARITY. It supports the delivery of art and science to the wider public. So as policy, HCNW Region seeks out charity venues, not only to maximise the number of events the Region can run within its limited CIBSE grant, but also to pursue CIBSE's charitable objects - by supporting other charities serving wider society. 

FUNDING: This event is fully-funded by CIBSE HCNW Region from its charitable grant.

ANY QUESTIONS: Please read the details below. "Contact The Organiser" which is quickest (there's a link on this page) rather than CIBSE HQ, thank you.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Milton Keynes has rail connections to London - you will need a taxi from the station. 

MOTORISTS: Please be considerate to residents when parking. See the map below

ACCESS: Level access. The Quaker Centre, a U-shaped building, backs onto Overstreet. Turn right on the Fairford Crescent mini-roundabout. The centre is immediately to your right, before the houses. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Just to be clear, CIBSE HCNW and the premises reserve the right to refuse or withdraw admission and such a decision is final. Screens and audio are not cinema quality, and the room is a "living room" style environment. Enjoyment of the event is subject to the limitations of the premises, speaker availability and our technical facilities executing what we intend them to do - technical performance is not guaranteed. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW.

REGIONS: Regional events not only offer technical insight, but also provide a forum for novel, alternative and sometimes incisive or critical views from speakers, which do not necessarily represent the views of CIBSE (nor HCNW Region) nor the SLL.

TICKETS & ADMISSION: Proof of membership* of CIBSE, or another body considered by CIBSE HCNW to be a Chartered or Licensed Body (eg. SLL, ILP, IET, Energy Institute, etc) may be requested before being granted admission at the CIBSE Member rate. 

GENERAL PUBLIC: The public are welcome by paid ticket (when fees reach a threshold, the fund may be donated by HCNW Region to the CIBSE Benevolent Fund), or the Region's hardship concession, if eligible.

RECORDING - PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED: The organisers insist that any intention to record (audio or video) any part of the event is announced and that consent is obtained from all those attending.  

REFUNDS: Requests for refunds must be submitted no later than 48 hours before the event starts. Members of the public joining up as a CIBSE Affiliate at or immediately after the event may be refunded on request.

BAGGAGE & POSSESSIONS: Please look after your possessions at all times. CIBSE HCNW and the venue cannot be held responsible for lost or missing items.

CANCELLATION: As with any event, this one is subject to cancellation. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW. In the event of cancellation, CIBSE HCNW will refund deposits. 

WAITLIST: Where an event is over-subscribed, CIBSE HCNW may add individual ticket requests to a Waitlist, or release tickets to individuals on the Waitlist in a priority order based upon previous booking and attendance patterns.


Do you have questions about The HCNW Lighting Paper: Health & Wellbeing, the Well Standard & Guide LG7? Contact CIBSE Home Counties North West Region

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The Quaker Centre
1 Oakley Gardens
Downhead Park
MK15 9BH Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Friday, 12 May 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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