• Marc Ellis
4. Term, Lighting Design (Master Programme)
Climate change is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges modern day society faces and climate neutrality has been deemed the ultimate goal. Despite numerous regulations, rapid innovation cycles and widespread adoption of LED technology, lighting still accounts for increasing amounts of energy consumption and environmental stress. As lighting designers possess an influential position between consumers and the lighting industry, it was deemed necessary that more knowledge is needed to understand if lighting designs can actually be climate neutral and what designers can do to hasten the transition to a climate neutral lighting industry. In an integrative literature review structured around critical systems thinking, all sources of greenhouse gas emissions from lighting were analysed. As lighting design is a transdisciplinary professions and sustainable development depends on environmental, economic and social aspects and climate change is a global issue, opportunities and threats for further mitigating the negative environmental impacts of lighting were uncovered on socioeconomic and human behavioural levels. The result is a framework of additional recommendations, considerations, and responsibilities for lighting designers to implement in their professional work to ensure they bolster the transitions to climate neutrality in the lighting industry.
Publication date2023
Number of pages120
ID: 510916781