Design Criteria for UV Light Disinfection Usage and Operation in Commercial and Public Buildings

Join us to discuss the research around UV light technology and how it can be effective at inactivating pathogens in commercial and public buildings…but is it a viable solution? Properly applied, UV light disinfection can reduce the amount of chemicals needed for disinfection purposes and reduce active pathogens in spaces.

The webinar will investigate the application design parameters and the specific technologies to consider that will enable a holistic approach to designing a UV light disinfection system that works in high-occupancy and public spaces for occupants and provides building owners and facility managers with and effective science-based solution with actual operational guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how UV can be used for disinfection.
  • Understand the three different types of UV light disinfection technology.
  • See which disinfection strategies can be used in occupied spaces.
  • Explore the regulations that must be followed with a UV installation.

**All references to “disinfection” are referring generally to the reduction of pathogenic bioburden and are not intended to refer to any specific definition of the term as may be used for other purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The disinfection technology as incorporated in Acuity Brands products is not for use as or for medical devices. Reduction of the pathogenic bioburden is a function of fixture run time, distance to the UV light source, airflow, room size and/or other factors, and the level of reduction will vary within a specific space.


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Acuity Brand

Jeannine Wang
Director, Technology Solutions
Acuity Brands Lighting

Jeannine is Director, Technology Solutions for Acuity Brands Lighting and is based in Oakland, California, where she 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 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). Jeannine currently serves as an advisory member for the IES Photobiology Committee.

Ron Schimmelpfenning
Vice President ,Technology Solutions
Acuity Brands Lighting

Ron is Vice President ,Technology Solutions for Acuity Brands Lighting. Based in Winona, Minnesota, Ron leads a diverse team responsible for custom architectural lighting solutions as well as technology innovation and market transformation. Ron has over 35 years of experience in lighting design and manufacturing. Ron leads a team to design, estimate, and engineer Winona custom lighting projects as well as modifications to standard products for the Peerless, Mark, Hydrel, Healthcare Lighting and Winona brands. He continues to hold a key role in business management, technology and innovation for Acuity Brands. Ron is well-known in the lighting industry for his unique collaborative approach with the design community and his comprehensive understanding and experience in product development and manufacturing to assist in pulling together all aspects of a project’s lighting needs. Ron is frequently a featured speaker at Acuity Brands’ Center for Light & Space education and training events as topic expert in Custom Lighting, OLED & LED Technology, Dynamic Lighting, and Integrated Power Distribution and Control Systems, and UV Light Disinfection Technology.