IEA SHC Solar Academy: Webinar on Task 61 - Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting (2)
Friday, 25. September 2020
6:00 to 7:30 AM (AM GMT/UTC )
The webinar duration is 1:30 hours.

IEA SHC Solar Academy: Webinar on Task 61 - Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting (2)

This fourth webinar in the IEA SHC Solar Academy webinar series will introduce the work of IEA SHC Task 61 on solutions for daylighting and electric lighting.

About this webinar:

Please note that this webinar will comprise of two elements - we will jointly watch the broadcast of the webinar presentations as they were held in the original webinar on September 24 at 2 PM GMT/UTC. After this, we will head into a live Q/A session moderated by Bärbel Epp and joined by Jan de Boer, Operating Agent of Task 61 to answer your questions!

For this, two separate registrations will be necessary - one for the webinar broadcast and one for the live Q/A session - please read the instructions below on how to register.


To attend the broadcasted webinar:

- Register via the box on the left side of this homepage

- Join the webinar broadcast on 25 September at 6 AM GMT/UTC


To attend the live Q/A session:

- To attend the Q/A session after the broadcasted webinar, register via this link which will also be sent to you upon completion of your initial registration

- Join the Q/A session on 25 September at 7 AM GMT/UTC via this second link


Please note that only completing your registration for the Q/A session will allow you to join this part of the webinar for live interaction with the moderator and speakers. 


Task overview:

Lighting accounts for approximately 19% of the global electric energy consumption. Research and development in the field of energy-efficient lighting techniques encompassing daylighting, electric lighting and lighting controls potentially can contribute significantly to reduce this demand. Nonetheless, growing economies, higher user demands for quality lighting and rebound effects as a result of low priced and more versatile electric lighting – “more for less” – lead to an absolute increase of the worldwide lighting energy consumption. More light is used, less consciously.

The lighting as well as the façade market have seen significant technological developments and strong growth in the past decade - where nevertheless both market sectors still act mainly completely independent of each other, leaving out big chances for better user-centered and at the same time efficient systems.

Research and developments in the field of energy efficient lighting techniques that integrates daylighting, electric lighting and lighting controls is thus needed. The ultimate goal is employing this integrated approach and bringing these techniques to the market which can reduce significantly  worldwide electricity consumption and CO2 emissions. These activities will therefore be in line with several different governmental energy efficiency and sustainability targets.


The webinar contains the following presentations:

  • Jan de Boer - Motivation and Introduction to Task 61
  • Barbara Szybinska Matusiak - User requirements for lighting environments
  • Marc Fontoynont - Technical Solutions for simplified maintenance, improved reliability, user-friendliness in design and application of systems
  • David Geisler Moroder - Design support for practitioners – simulation workflows and daylight system characterization
  • Werner Osterhaus + Niko Gentile - Instruments and methods for assessing integrative/circadian lighting systems in health environments and offices


The webinar will be moderated by Bärbel Epp of solrico - solar market research & international communication.


Jan de Boer

Jan de Boer is the Group manager for Lighting Technology and Passive Solar Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart. He is also a member and coordinator of several standardization commissions and working groups on energy-efficient lighting. From 2013 until 2015 he was an operating agent at IEA-SHC Task 50 "Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings".

Since 2018, he is an operating agent at IEA-SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex77 "Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting".

Bärbel Epp - Moderator

Bärbel Epp is the founder and managing director of the German consultancy solrico – solar market research & international communication. She is responsible for the international newsletter on the web portal, reporting exclusively about market and technology trends in the solar heating and cooling sector. solrico also published the first World Map of SHIP suppliers (SHIP = Solar Heat for Industrial Processes) see and carries out surveys among the around 80 companies listed on the world map. Since three years Bärbel Epp is also author of the SHC chapter of the Annual Global Status Report on Renewables published by REN21.