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Bite-Size Session: Transforming Buildings through Daylight Design
March 15 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Daylight inside our buildings has always performed an important role in the way that we live and work, but we have not always done well in understanding the way that this free light source can be used. Conventional metrics such as Daylight Factor is a blunt instrument that does not meet the demands of modern building use and we are beginning to see exciting new ways of making active use of daylight availability.
This Green Register seminar will explore the architectural implications for optimising daylight use and will also look at the technologies that are being employed to ensure best use of daylight harvesting.
The seminar will be presented by Colin Ball, Lighting Director at BDP, and John Bullock, independent lighting design consultant and Applications Editor at Lux Review.
About the speakers
Colin Ball leads the London office of BDP’s award winning Lighting Team. His current work involves the Palace of Westminster and Theatre Royal Drury Lane plus a Zero Carbon approach for UEA, UCL, Roehampton and Cambridge Universities. These new lighting techniques involve influencing the daylighting condition of the architecture and detailed studies of the occupants to save large amounts of energy. From a background education in architecture Colin has worked as a Lighting Designer for 21 years joining BDP in 2011.
Colin has developed a series of lectures that look at how Light in Faith is represented from historical, religious and psychological perspectives in architecture and contemporary art, which he has delivered across the UK, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. An organiser of a London Light & Film Festival Colin also delivers talks on parallels of Lighting between Films, Theatre & Architecture.
John Bullock qualified as an illumination engineer way back in 1974 and has been an independent design consultant since 1984. Following 15 years of heading a commercial lighting design practice in London he moved to Dorset in 1999 where he began a second career, working with local architects on lighting for new buildings and renovations for the burgeoning residential market in Wessex. John has been a member of The Green Register since 2010.
Most recently, he has taken on the role of commentator, discussing the state of the UK (and global) lighting industry. He is responsible for producing editorial copy on all matters to do with architectural lighting, including the influence of new technologies on building services management.