USGBC Arkansas Webinar: Light Pollution: from Darksky to Safety, how LEED Can Help, August 24, 1-2:30 pm ET

  • 24 August 2023
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Arkansas
Light Pollution: from darksky to safety, how LEED can help, Online, August 24,
Event Description

Light Pollution and the Science behind it.

Get ready for Dark Sky nights and the many festivals of light throughout Autumn, with an in-depth look at light pollution. This webinar will look at LEED lighting credits but will also discuss why lighting is important to human health and the environment, the impacts of light pollution and how to balance safety and lighting needs with the best practices and current aesthetic trends.

Did you know: By 2040, people on earth may not be able to see the stars due to light pollution?

Learn about light pollution: How light pollution occurs. How light pollution has changed. How it impacts scientific research. How it limits the reproduction cycles of sea turtles.

Learn about Light: How light can be used for safety. How the human eye visualizes light. How light impacts photography and nighttime photography.

Learn about good lighting design: How to use LEED credits to design for efficiency. How to limit light bleeding into the environment. How people use and respond to light around buildings. How to design outdoor and public space for safety.


- Dan Price – what is light pollution and how it has changed over the years, how light reflects and how we see light in the night sky

- Debra Wallace – light pollution for conservation using Hilton Head turtles as an example. Noting red light and how dark sky can be safe for humans. Case study on Tucson, AZ orange light planning and operations that result in safety

- Haley Hull – BUG rating and LEED specific credits and limiting light bleeding. How to design and how to evaluate light for multiple needs (safety, health, efficiency)

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Arkansas
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dan Price - NASA Solar System Ambassador and Founder of Starpointe Astronomy

      Debra Wallace - Acting Branch Chief Astrophysics at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

      Haley Hull - Vice President of Lighting - Bernhard
  • Cost
    • $5 – $25
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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