Integrated Solutions for Daylight and Electric Lighting

Task 61 looks at the field of energy efficient lighting techniques encompassing day lighting, electric lighting, and lighting controls in order to significantly reduce worldwide electricity consumption and CO2 emissions through targeted research and development.

Australian Lead

Veronica Garcia-Hansen


Dr. Garcia-Hansen is an international recognized researcher with almost 20 years of experience in the area of climate responsive buildings, specifically lighting research. She works at the intersection of building science, ergonomics, environmental psychology and health. Dr. Garcia-Hansen research focuses is on the interplay between building performance, people’s comfort (visual and thermal) and well-being. She has over 55 publications in the area including top journal articles and peer review conferences papers.

She is the Australia representative for the CIE (Commission International of Illumination) Division 3: Interior Environment and Lighting Design representative for Australia, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar heating and Cooling (SHC) Technical collaboration program “IEA task 61 Integrated Solutions for Daylight and electric Lighting.” She is actively participating in Subtask D, Lab and field study performance tracking.