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K-12 Educational Design with IES: Germicidal Ultraviolet Lighting (GUV) Solutions for Schools

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1 LU/HSW AIA credit available

Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section, and the Boston Society of Architects K-12 Education Design Committee for a presentation on germicidal ultraviolet lighting solutions for schools.

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, K-12 School Facility Managers have sought solutions for making their schools safe for students, teachers, and staff. Germicidal ultraviolet lighting (GUV) has been understood as an effective germicidal disinfectant since the 1930s, and recent research has confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 is effectively made inactive with UV-C light. The biggest issue is how best to harness GUV light to fight this pandemic and the spread of the virus. What is the role of GUV light to protect children and care providers?

A Lighting Designer and a Mechanical Engineer will present the benefits and unique challenges of applying GUV lighting solutions in K-12 schools. This presentation will answer critical questions regarding GUV lighting including: What are the best applications of GUV in K-12 Schools? How is GUV light disinfection effectiveness measured? What is the most effective GUV spectral range and dosage for fighting COVID-19? How can K-12 Schools safely deploy GUV without risks to students, teachers or staff. Is GUV part of a long-term solution to mitigate germs and viruses in schools?