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Back to School

26 October 2021 16:00 - 17:30






SLL Back to School - online discussion panel (standard registration) £8.33

SLL Back to School - online discussion panel (Member registration) £0.00

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CPD Hours

There is an urgent need to address the environmental and human cost of poor-quality lighting in the education sector. 


The SLL and Age of Light Innovations have convened this online panel discussion to ask key stakeholders with expertise and direct experience, what's working and what's not working and what could be done to improve how we buy lighting for existing schools?


The panel will be exploring lighting procurement and a need for better strategic planning; existing lighting design guidance for the education sector; challenges for lighting designers and value engineering; optimising planning and structure for school lighting projects to minimise compromise and waste; lighting to support teaching staff and students.


This panel will bring together professionals to share practical ideas on how we can get better value for money, improve quality and cut energy bills.


This session will be chaired by Dr Ruth Kelly Waskett, President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and Senior Associate at Hoare Lea and Dr Shelley James, Age of Light Innovations Group.


We will also be joined by the following speakers:


  • Richard Daniels, Department for Education
  • Iain Macrae CEng MCIBSE FSLL, Iain Macrae Lighting Design, Consultancy, Training and Thought Leadership
  • Kristina Allison CEng MCIBSE MSLL, Senior Lighting Designer for Atkins
  • Lawrence Harrison, Light Planet Ltd.
  • Simon Smith, The Sweyne Park School



Around 30% of schools in the UK are at least 50 years old. Lighting, designed for a world before laptops and whiteboards, accounts for up to 25% of the average schools' energy budget. At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the impact of lighting on learning, with over half of the pupils with SEN stating that visual environment was a key factor in their ability to concentrate. 


This online event has been organised by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and Age of Light Innovations. If you have any questions, please contact sll@cibse.org 






SLL Back to School - online discussion panel (standard registration) £8.33

SLL Back to School - online discussion panel (Member registration) £0.00