Sustainability in lighting is usually linked to energy use only, but it is time to face the real challenges of quantifying the impact of design decisions made throughout the product life cycle. While we may not have complete information on life cycle impacts, we cannot afford to wait until comprehensive information is available to inform our specification decisions. This presentation will provide a framework for weighing operational energy use, embodied carbon, and material impacts. Leave this session empowered to discuss high level project goals, associated impacts along the supply chain, and steps you can take right now to have a positive environmental influence in the short and long term.
- Discuss the difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon and explain to colleagues and clients why both should be considered when making sustainable lighting choices.
- Analyze design decisions and quantify potential environmental impacts.
- Identify pathways and levers to improve sustainable design choices
- Define sustainability policies or goals and implement them on a personal or company level.