Date: July 18, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT
Presenter: Cheryl English, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Acuity Brands
Lighting is subject to regulatory guidelines at the state and country level in North America, and at country levels around the globe. Energy standards include product regulations, building standards, market transformation programs and high efficiency or green building guidelines. This Webcast will look at some of the most significant regulatory issues facing the lighting industry and how this will impact the LED market.
The LEDs Magazine Webcast on lighting regulations and standards will be presented by IES Fellow and Acuity regulatory expert Cheryl English, and will focus on programs that specifically impact LED-based lighting, and the transition of the lighting industry from legacy sources to SSL. The presentation will take a quick look at legacy regulations, and examine how the regulatory landscape is evolving to support LEDs.
The presentation will focus primarily on North America, including California-centric regulations that in many cases are leading the broader US-wide programs. The discussion will include a brief look at the Canadian regulatory landscape. Still, the global audience should find the material compelling both because global companies do business in the US, and because there are similar LED regulatory programs being put in place in every region of the world.
Cheryl English is the vice president of Government and Industry Relations for Acuity Brands. She is responsible for energy and sustainability programs, regulatory activities, government relations, and industry activities.
Cheryl is a Fellow in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and has been active in the society for over 30 years. She has also been awarded the IES Distinguished Service Award. Cheryl serves on the Board of Managers for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and received the NEMA Kite and Key Award recognizing her contributions to advancing interests of the electrical industry. She has also been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences. Cheryl was recently selected to serve on the executive advisory committee for FLEXLAB at UC Berkeley, focusing on low-energy experiments in buildings.
As chairman of the Besal Lighting Education Fund, Cheryl is committed to supporting education with student scholarships in lighting engineering. She also serves as executive VP of the McClung Lighting Research Foundation, focusing on funding to advance lighting research.
Cheryl completed her Masters of Business Administration degree in the Georgia State University Executive MBA program. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with an option in Illumination and Electrical Systems at the University of Colorado.