LUCI Coffee Break – October 2023

In order to engage with members, offer new learning experiences and maintain online the much loved “LUCI Family” atmosphere of our in person events, the LUCI Coffee Bre@ks were created. These short 30-minute regular online rendezvous sessions are an opportunity for members to stay in touch and hear from experts on a variety of urban lighting topics. Members then have access to replays on the LUCI Hub, our dedicated knowledge exchange platform.

The next LUCI Coffee Bre@k takes place on:

Thursday, 19th October 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CEST

Topic: Digital and energy transition in lighting

“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land”, IPCC says. But climate change is just one of the consequences of human activities, and all of them come from the representation that humans have of their ‘environment’, thinking that they can totally dissociate themselves from it.

Digital technologies seem to be the ultimate tool to snatch human from nature. Therefore, the main question is to find the legitimate balance between, on one side, new services allowed by digital technologies, opportunities for the transition, and on the other side the environmental cost and the preservation of acceptable living conditions on our planet.

Lighting is on the front line because where there are humans, there is often already artificial light and consequently electricity and a pole where we can install many new devices to offer digital services. Do lighting designers’ interests hold sway against digital players?

Speaker: Bruno Foucras, Assistant Professor, Energy Transition Department of the Institute of Technology, Aix-Marseille University

Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, he is associate professor at Aix-Marseille University, in the Energy Transition Department of the Institute of Technology. He teaches energy and environmental impact in buildings and industry.

He previously worked at the universities of Rouen (2003-2009) and Grenoble (2009-2013) and was Head of the Public Lighting and Illuminations Department of the City of Marseille (2013-2018).

He is a member of the Association Française de l’Eclairage and the Cluster Lumière and a volunteer member of the workgroup on digital sobriety in the think tank The Shift Project, a non-profit association is recognized as being of public interest and guided by the requirement of scientific rigour that works for a carbon-free economy in Europe. Its publications on digital sobriety, as in the other fields in which it works, aim to enlighten and influence the debate about the energy transition.

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