The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) 14th-annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place Nov. 16 - 20 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference is “Monumental Green,” a reference to the host city. The conference offers more than 200 sessions, tours, workshops, summits, and education sessions.

From a lighting perspective, there are a handful of seminars addressing lighting issues, and this year many seem to be focused on the topic of light and health. Here’s a brief listing of some of the notable lighting presentations and their presenters:

MONDAY NOVEMBER 16
Session LD10: Let There Be Light: Circadian Lighting, Health, and the WELL Building Standard
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Samar Hattar, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18
Session A05: The Science of Circadian Lighting
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Presenters: Chad Groshart, Associate Director, Atelier Ten, New Haven, Conn.
Samar Hattar, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Nathan Stodola, Vice President, Product Development at International WELL Building Institute, New York

Session B09: Smart Cities Start with Smart Streelighting
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Nancy Clanton, President, Clanton & Associates, Boulder, Colo.
Ben Goldstein, Senior Management Analysts, City of Westminster, Westminster, Colo.
Joe Paulson, Transportation Engineer: Signals & Lighting at City of Boulder Transportation Division, Boulder, Colo.
Robert Doherty, Partner, Renova Capital Partners, Denver


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 
Session F05: Measuring Circadian Light in Buildings: Findings and Actions
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presenters: Mariana Figueiro, Professor and Light and Health Program Director at Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
Mark Rea, Professor and Director at Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20
Session H13: How LEED v4 Will Radically Change Daylighting
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Presenters: Tom Hootman, Performance + Design Innovation Lead at MKK Consulting Engineers, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Dane Sanders, Principal at Clanton & Associates, Boulder, Colo.
Daniel Glaser, Principal & Founder at LightStanza, Boulder, Colo.
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Director Associate Professor at Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory / University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

For a full listing of courses and updated times and locations be sure to visit the Greenbuild website