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Pathogen Reduction for the Modern Age: UV and Near-UV Disinfection Aids

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The use of Germicidal UV (and some non-UV) technologies

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This webinar will discuss the use of Germicidal UV (and some non-UV) technologies that may be deployed to reduce pathogens in public spaces. Various technological solutions will be explored – reviewing their history of use, discussing how they work and their effectiveness for typical commercial applications that we see today. In addition, design considerations and techniques will be discussed in depth for applying UV disinfection technology safely and effectively, incorporating luminaire concepts to supplement the delivery of general ambient illumination. The presentation will also highlight most recent advances in UV disinfection technology that offer more targeted capabilities for today’s specific pathogen reduction needs.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the ability and effectiveness of ultraviolet (and some near-UV) sources to reduce pathogens on surfaces and in air and water.

2. Describe how pathogen reduction with a UV or near-UV source is calculated differently than illumination with a visible light source.

3. Distinguish various ultraviolet and near-ultraviolet wavelengths for use in occupied or unoccupied spaces and discuss how these technologies may be deployed for the least design-disruptive and most cost-effective manner.

4. Identify the potential impacts of misapplied ultraviolet and near-ultraviolet sources.

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Jeannine Fisher Wang, PE LC Director Technology Solutions, Acuity Brands

Jeannine’s 30+ year career has emphasized lighting technology, application, and design in a comprehensive combination of product design & engineering, marketing, communications, market transformation, and leadership roles. She is currently the Director Technology Solutions for Acuity Brands in Oakland, California, where Jeannine has a leading role in accelerating market adoption of cutting-edge design platforms such as OLED Lighting, Circadian and Dynamic Lighting, and UV Light Disinfection Technology.

Jeannine formerly served as Senior Program Engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), focused on analyzing and promoting emerging lighting technologies as well as helping the California Energy Commission and California Public Utility Commission set policies that have encouraged the responsible use of lighting energy.Jeannine also held positions in a variety of lighting design and electrical engineering firms and has received several awards for her design work in lighting, including the International Illumination Design Award Special Citation. She holds eleven US patents.

Jeannine earned her Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dominican University of California. She is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California, electrical discipline, and Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (NCQLP).

This workshop is made possible by Hawaii Energy, Hawaii State Energy office and Illuminating Engineering Society, Hawaii Chapter.

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