White Papers

The following white papers have been written by our in-house experts at Light Plan Design.
If you have any questions or would like more information on any of these topics, please contact us.

The goal of this paper is to give an overview of the lighting design process, with an understanding of the process when working with Light Plan Design. Over the years, we have found that the basic guidelines were evolving to include our personal touch. We have developed a deep understanding of the overall design process, starting with theatrical design studies dating back into the latter half of the last century. We treat each project as if it we were bringing the project to life through lighting.


The goal of this white paper is to examine the benefits and risks of using Germicidal Ultra Violet (GUV) light systems in fighting the transmission of infectious diseases. These systems have been used for over a century in water treatment, air systems, and for disinfecting surfaces. GUV has been most commonly used in hospitals, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and clean room applications. It is a proven technology for disinfection and killing of viruses, bacteria and fungal organisms. GUV is becoming increasingly well known to the general public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Schnackel Engineers, Inc. has recently published a series of white papers on Enhanced HVAC Infection Control, including one specifically focused on the use of UV-C air sterilization in a building’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, as well as Upper Room GUV applications. Please click here to learn more about how UV-C can help in the fight against the spread of infectious particles in buildings.