Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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M E D I C A L C O N S T R U C T I O N D E S I G N MCDM AG.COM | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 1 The relationship we have with light (both natural and manmade) is seen in various aspects of our lives. Those fi rst beams of light shining through our bedroom windows in the morning signal it's time to begin our day. The type of light in our respective places of work can determine produc- tivity and energy levels. Sundown means it's time to retreat. For decades we have studied the impacts on lighting and our health. For decades we will continue this study. More so in the healthcare environment. The Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, along with the Illuminating Engineering Society, recently sponsored a workshop to explore pathways to defi ne and promote the adoption of lighting systems specifi cally for healthcare environments. The result of the workshop was the release of a white paper detailing the outcomes and contributions of the par- ticipants. The report and more info can be downloaded at The white paper is also an introduction of insights shaping the fi eld for participants at- tending the IES "Light + Human Health Symposium" that will be held April 8-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. Although it's long been recognized that lighting plays an integral role in not only our lives, but in healing, the industry is playing an active role in standardizing light in healthcare settings. The aforementioned white paper is a step in the right direction, but we still have some work to do. Conferences, as a whole, are also placing a large focus on lighting's role in healing. For example, this year's Lightfair (May 6–10 in Chicago, Illinois) will explore new metrics and design guidelines shaping circadian lighting applications — an aspect vital in healing environments. Check out for more info. Also, the Lighting for Health and Wellbeing Conference (July 18 in Newport Beach, California) explores how light is being used to improve outcomes in healthcare facilities, as well as other areas. For details, visit In this issue of MCD, we feature the latest advancements in lighting, including touching on a few ways LEDs enhance the patient experience. We will continue to keep you posted on the latest developments in healthcare lighting. Be sure to also check out this issue's focus on specialty spaces, healthcare dining and more. Enjoy the issue! Michelle Tennis, Managing Editor Let There be Light Exploring light + healthcare environments EDITORIAL PURPOSE: MCD - Medical Construction & Design, (USPS Periodical #19970), ISSN 2155-823X provides the reader with insights and information related to the healthcare construction and design industry. MCD - Medical Construction & Design is published six times a year, bimonthly, by Inform Publishing Group LLC, 8040 E. 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No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, without the prior written permission from Inform Publishing Group LLC. M C D M E DICA L CONST RUCT ION & DE SIGN E D I T O R I A L B OA R D Jim Degnan, P.E., LEED AP Principal, Discipline Lead, Electrical, Stantec Tama Duff y Day, FACHE, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP BD+C Principal, Firmwide Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader, Gensler Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP Principal, Perkins+Will Dan Lee, AAHID, AIA, ASID, IIDA, EDAC Vice President, Architecture and Business Development, Interprise Design Past President, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers Alison LeVino Jones, AAHID, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP Principal, LeVino Jones Medical Interiors, Inc., Communications Chair, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers George J. Mann, AIA Professor, The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University Founder and Chairman, The RPD (Resource Planning and Development) Group James W. Moler, P.E., LEED AP Member, Green Guide for Health Care Steering Committee T. Scott Rawlings, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP Director of Healthcare, HOK Past President, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health J. Patrick Schultz, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP Registered architect: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia; certifi ed, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP Chairman Emeritus, HKS, Inc. Former President, American Institute of Architects Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI Senior Vice President/Director Health Facilities, HKS, Inc. 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