Workplace & Wellbeing – LIGHTSPACE.LONDON 2018
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14 - 15 NOVEMBER 2018 | ExCel London

Workplace & Wellbeing

Lighting’s role in health productive buildings

Despite conventional wisdom, workplaces are deceptively difficult places to light well. They are also one of the few categories of lighting with solid restrictions on light level and do’s and don’ts.

Few will suffer if your building façade is lit to 20 lux not 50; make a similar mistake in the workplace and you could have a lawsuit. This conference will show you how to create great spaces that boost productivity and well being.

Programme

  • Thursday 15 November 2018
    • 09:25

      Welcome from the chairman

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 09:30

      SESSION ONE: THE RULES AND HOW TO BREAK THEM

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 09:30

      Workplaces: What the standards and guides say


      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Our expert speaker explores the regulatory and guidance landscape relating to workplaces, including the key elements of the Building Regulations and European standards as well as CIBSE’s guide LG7 and the WELL Standard.
    • 10:00

      How to avoid the cave


      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Traditional Cat 2 recessed modular lights created a cave-effect, illuminating the desks and floor while leaving ceiling and top third of walls in relative darkness. Here we explore the ways to light an office in a way that provides a comfortable working environment for employees.
    • 10:30

      7 office lighting projects that break all the rules

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      There is far more scope for creativity in workplace lighting than many people realise. And it needn’t break the bank either. Here we look at seven recent office lighting projects where lighting designers transgressed accepted norms to deliver great spaces for people.
    • 11:00

      Networking and exhibition break

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 11:25

      SESSION TWO: LIGHT QUALITY

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 11:30

      How to nail light quality

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      With the advent of LED panels in offices, unwanted and forgotten characteristics of lighting are returning, including glare, flicker and harsh light distributions. Here our speaker will outline the major pitfalls with specifying office lighting and how to avoid them. 
    • 12:00

      Is your office lighting making you ill?


      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Are your lights compromising your employees’ wellbeing? From white desks which reflect too much blue light to monotonous energy-sapping, are you reducing productivity with poor illumination? Here our speaker explains the steps to lighting which stimulates and connects your staff feel connected to the natural world.
    • 12:30

      Workplace lighting: Ask the experts

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Our panel designers, consultants and commercial property managers answer your questions about lighting in workplaces, including standards and regulations, controls, personalisation, design, light quality, LEDs, human-centric and circadian lighting.
    • 13:00

      Lunchtime debate: Do we know enough to start implementing human-centric lighting?

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Leading scientists argue that more research is needed before we can implement so-called ‘human-centric lighting’. But already many offices, schools and care homes have implemented lighting installations which are described as having non-visual effects on occupants. So are we right to start using the technology?
    • 13:45

      SESSION THREE: LEARNING FROM REAL-WORLD PROJECTS

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 13:45

      Case Study: Learning from WeWork

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      WeWork has shaken up the commercial real estate market with its innovative global network of dynamic workspaces. What are the lessons from its successful design? And what can we learn from the lighting?
    • 14:15

      Case Study: Award-winning office


      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      We explore the anatomy of an award-winning workplace lighting project. We look at how the design concept was implemented, what luminaires and controls were used and how the client’s objectives were met. 
    • 14:45

      Networking and exhibition break

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
    • 15:15

      Working from home – is lighting an issue?

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      With increasing amounts of employees working from home, are we creating a time-bomb of future HR issues? Do we have a duty of care over home workers? Is it time we conducted a risk assessment on employees’ home offices? At a minimum, what should this home environment look like, including the lighting?
    • 15:45

      Debate: Are the rules there to be broken?

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing
      Lighting designers have long challenged the common standards and regulations relating to office lighting. Are they right to do so? And are their actions creating a two-tier hierarchy of lit environments? Or do we need to revisit the guidance to encourage more creativity and better workplaces?
    • 16:15

      Chairman’s closing remarks

      Arena: Workplace Wellbeing