Tuesday, April 19, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am

See below for a recording of this thought-provoking & fascinating conversation!

Photo Credit: Beyond Walls

In this surprising and thought-provoking webinar, lighting designers Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler explore the intersection of lighting with social and environmental justice, and its inequitable, adverse impact on marginalized communities and human health. As downtowns are looking to use ARPA funds on streetscapes, this is an opportunity to address light in a holistic way that brings a community together.


Edward Bartholomew, IALD, MIES is the principal of Bartholomew Lighting, a

This session approved for 1 CM credit

Black-owned design consultancy based in Cambridge, MA.  He has over thirty years of experience designing sustainable, inspiring, and award-winning architectural lighting systems. Edward is an invited speaker on lighting technology, energy efficiency strategies, and social justice at regional, national, and international conferences. In addition, Edward co-teaches graduate lighting classes at Morgan State University and at the Rhode Island School of Design.  In his practice and advocacy, Edward promotes Light Justice.

Mark Loeffler, IALD, MIES, LEED Fellow retired from active consulting at the end of 2021. Based in the New Haven area, he has dedicated more than thirty years to designing joyful, invigorating, healthful, and sustainable architectural lighting for notable academic, healthcare, research, corporate, institutional, and recreational buildings in the US and around the world. During his career, Mark has written, taught, and lectured widely which he plans to continue, especially in his advocacy for lighting’s role in social and environmental justice.

Webinar Recording (YouTube)
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Slide deck (PDF)
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How to reach Edward and Mark – they are happy to hear from you:
New Light Justice website:  https://lightjustice.org/
Edward:    edward@bartholomew.lighting
Mark:        mark@loefflerdesign.com

This webinar generously sponsored by: