IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
Sep
30
to Oct 3

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

 

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies.  We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers.

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IES Annual Conference 2018
Aug
9
to Aug 11

IES Annual Conference 2018

2018 IES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

August 9 - 11, 2018

Bigger, Better, Boston!

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Join fellow IES members and colleagues from throughout our industry at the 2018 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Annual Conference in Boston, MA August 9 - 11, 2018.

This year’s theme is Bigger, Better, Boston.  Registration will begin after the New Year.

  • As always, professional education is paramount. Lighting professionals will have their choice of various CEU credits through participation at the conference.
  • This is a great opportunity to connect and interact with other local IES Sections and fellow Lighting Professionals. Attendance is open to both members and non-members.

If you would like to participate on the Annual Planning Committee please contact Anastastia DeLeon at adelon@ies.org.

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Annual General Meeting & The State of Lighting in N. Alberta
May
23
11:30 AM11:30

Annual General Meeting & The State of Lighting in N. Alberta

Doors will be open at 11:30 AM with the speakers starting at 12:00 PM.  A lunch will be provided – please message us after your registration if you have any specific dietary needs.

Details:

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of Section 79 of the Illuminating Engineering Society - Edmonton Section (Northern Gateway).  The AGM will be relatively short, with an update on the past year's activities, some future plans and elections of the 2018/2019 board of directors.

In addition to the AGM, we will have a presentation on the State of Lighting in Edmonton, featuring some of our award-winning lighting projects, some interesting lighting installations, and other lighting features in town.

Again this year we will be recognizing our local section's lighting contributions with our Northern Lights awards.  One winner will be presented in each of the two categories; Interior and Exterior.  For simply submitting a project, there will be a prize draw, and for merely showing up and voting, there is a draw for a $100 VISA gift card.  No project is too small or too big - all submissions are welcome.  

If you have a project that you would like to showcase at our AGM please send us the following information:

  • Project title
  • Project location
  • A short description of the project
  • Up to 5 photos that we can use for the presentation

The projects may be geographically located anywhere in the world, however, design credit must belong to those in our local section.

We request that your submissions are provided to us no later than May 15th so that we have time to incorporate the information into our AGM presentation.  Full details of the submission requirements is available on our Northern Lights Awards webpage.

Come find out what's illuminating our province, enjoy lunch on us, and do some networking!

 

AGM Board Elections:

Election of the board for the upcoming year will be provided at the event with voting for the positions at the meeting.  If you wish to become a member of the board, or would like to nominate someone for the position please let us know.  

All nominations known before the meeting can be sent to the IES Edmonton email account with the name and proposed board position at info@iesedmonton.org.  We would like to include names of nominees with the presentation for all to see, but this is not required, as any members in attendance may also be nominated for a position on the board. 

Descriptions and responsibilities for the board positions can be reviewed under the IES Section Guide (PDF).  We encourage all members who wish to become more involved with the local section to become general members (Managers) or Officers of the board.  We are always looking for new ideas and directions that will benefit our membership.

Please note - Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, but only members are eligible to vote or let their names stand in the elections - get your membership now by following the Membership links on our website.

 

Who should attend:

Everyone involved with and interested in the lighting industry....Why haven't you signed up yet???

Food & Drinks:

Lunch will be provided for this event.  Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.

Location:

Alberta Infrastructure Building - 6950 113 Street Northwest - Training Room 1D

 

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free Parking is available at the event venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, please check in with us when you arrive.

 

 

Please contact Illuminating Engineering Society - Edmonton Section with any questions or concerns.

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Tunable White Controls

This webinar will take participants through the different types of light spectrum control, discuss the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures and their design challenges and conclude with how you can reduce risk and meet your client’s sequence of operations requirements on color tuning projects.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental categories of spectrum control with LEDs.
  2. Analyze the color tuning features of tunable white fixtures.
  3. Identify challenges with tunable white.
  4. Evaluate the feasibility of meeting a sequence of operations with various fixture types.

Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

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May
9
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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LIGHTFAIR International 2018
May
8
to May 10

LIGHTFAIR International 2018

Make plans now to come to LIGHTFAIR, and see for yourself why so many attendees consider it “THE gathering place for the industry.” It is the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

 

Year after year, thousands of architecture, design, engineering, energy and lighting industry professionals come to LFI from more than 70 countries to:

  • Find the newest ideas in lighting products, technology and design
  • Gather the latest industry-related information
  • Discover new thinking in an array of progressive, CEU/LU-accredited courses
  • Network with, and be inspired by, the industry’s leading minds
  • Meet their peers and make new contacts

For more information go to: https://www.lightfair.com/

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Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Design for Color and Illumination

When developing a lighting design, lighting specifiers determine the lamp and fixture combination that best suits the design’s requirements based on many factors. While some considerations are largely technical, such as power consumption, the amount of light generated, and how light is distributed, one consideration is both technical and artistic and can be approached in a number of ways. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
 

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Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Layers of Light Residential & Hospitality

Lighting plays a critical role in fostering safety, security, and a sense of welcome to residential and hospitality projects, especially after the sun goes down. Learn how historical and psychological context can inform layered and adaptable lighting design solutions for lobbies, reception areas, restaurants, and residential living spaces that result in happier humans and more dramatic architecture. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
 

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Mar
14
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art

The paradox of museum lighting is that the same spectral energy used to illuminate museum displays also causes fragile materials like pigment, fabric, wood, and metal to deteriorate.  This presentation will provide insight into how to utilize IES’s new Recommended Practice for Museum Lighting (RP-30-17) to deal with the conundrum of preserving light sensitive materials while providing a dynamic visitor experience.  This presentation will be richly illustrated showing how to employ light so museums may be better seen, understood and experienced.  Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

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Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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Jubilee Auditorium - Lighting Tour
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Jubilee Auditorium - Lighting Tour

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You have seen the production and now have the question “How'd they do that?”….

The Jubilee Auditorium hosts a wide range of music and theatre performances, and this is your opportunity to discover how the lighting system is used to enhance the overall experience of the event.  During this event, Edmonton Opera will be on stage with the full HMS Pinafore set, and the tour will take us through backstage, on the stage and into all the places that the audience normally doesn’t see.

Please join the IES for this behind the scenes look at the lighting and control systems that are used for the theatre productions and building operation.

The tour will start with a description of the building’s systems used for the various productions at the front of house.  Some interaction with the controls will be provided to show how the lighting effects are provided throughout the theater space.  Lighting effects will be demonstrated for the stage production.  We will also be provided with behind the screen access to see how the systems operate by going into the dimmer room, dressing room, and spot booth. There will be an opportunity for hands on operation of some stage lighting consoles and fixtures.  Tours will be led by Robert Montgomery and Kevin Humphreys.  Robert Montgomery is currently Head of Lighting at the Jubilee and a long time veteran of the theatre and event lighting industry, having designed and consulted on theatre systems in hundreds of performance spaces in Canada, and Kevin Humphreys, is Principal Lighting Operator at the Jubilee and a freelance performance designer with credits designing shows throughout Canada, Europe, and Australia.

At the conclusion of the event will be a social gathering to interact with your colleagues.

Come join us for an evening of lighting, discovery, and conversation!

Schedule

18:00 (6:00pm) – Initial welcome and gathering.  The tour will be split into two groups and staggered for starting time.  The tour is anticipated to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length with the first group starting at approximately 6:30.

20:00+ (~8:00pm onward) - A social gathering with drinks and appetizers

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architectural Designers, Lighting Controls Designers, Electrical Contractors, Theatre lighting and production enthusiasts.

Food & Drinks

The event will be catered with various hors d’œuvres, appetizers, and snacks as part of the registration fee.  A cash bar will be available for drinks at the attendee’s discretion.

Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions so that we may accommodate.

Location

The event will take place in Northern Jubilee Auditorium at 11455 87 Avenue.  We will gather in the "Meeting Room" for some initial discussion and hands on viewing of equipment.  Following this we will disperse in groups for a tour of the facility.  Please wear appropriate footwear as this will be a walking tour throughout various areas of the building.

 

FAQs

Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes!  Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member.  Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Paid parking is available at the Jubilee Auditorium and other parkades at the adjoining University Campus.  City transit and the LRT are located near the Jubilee Auditorium.

 

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organizer with your request.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the person confirming registrations when you arrive.

 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Please check in with the person confirming registrations when you arrive.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  Please check in with the person confirming registrations when you arrive.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Lighting Education: Commissioning Lighting & Control Systems

ADVANCED LIGHTING EDUCATION: THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS APPLIED TO LIGHTING & CONTROL SYSTEMS

Winter Session – One Saturday

Date: Saturday, February 03, 2018

Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM MST

Cost: $200 IES Members, $250 Non-members

Course material cost: $42 IES Members, $60 Non-Members

Place: NAIT Main Campus - Lighting Lab - Room A182


This course offers an advanced look at the lighting and control systems commissioning process.  After this seminar the student will be able to:

  • Review requirements for lighting commissioning under the NECB 2011 code
  • Understand the Commissioning Process
  • Understand the importance of lighting Controls with commissioning
  • Understand the importance of daylighting
  • Understand the importance of Ongoing Commissioning

Please note:  Students must purchase their class materials in advance.  Please go to the IES Store to purchase your student materials.  Materials will not be provided at the class.

 

Who Should Attend?
Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architects and Interior Designers, Lighting Contractors.

Food & Drinks
Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.  Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.

INSTRUCTORS

Trina Larsen, P. Eng., M. Sc., LEED AP+
(IES Edmonton Section - Past President)
Trina Larsen is an Electrical Engineer with a passion for sustainable design, lighting design and implementation.  She is the Managing Associate for AES Engineering’s Edmonton office, an electrical design engineering firm.  Over the past 20 years, Trina has been fortunate to work on a variety of projects types, including religious institutions, recreation facilities, museums, offices, health care, schools, and more.  The majority of these projects involved sustainable building principles and building energy conservation.
Trina is the past president of Section 79 of the IESNA, and served on the IES commissioning committee for Design Guide 29-11.  Several of her projects have received recognition with an IES Award of Merit.

Craig Hatch
(Owner, CFMS Alberta)
CFMS Alberta Ltd. was incorporated in 2003 to service projects in Western Canada.  Their projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, existing buildings, education, retail, institutional and tenant improvements.  They specialise in providing total building commissioning and LEED commissioning services.  Their diverse portfolio varies in size and complexity.

 

FAQs

 

Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes!  Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member. Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.

 

Does this event apply for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) towards my association (e.g. AAA, AEE, AIA, APEGA, IDCEC, NCQLP, etc.)?

Yes, you may count this event as learning hours for certification renewal credits with various associations.  Please confirm with your association as to how these hours can be applied, however, as this seminar is not registered or accredited with any particular association.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Pay parking is available at the NAIT Campus.  Additionally NAIT is a major ETS and LRT stop.

 

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organiser with your request.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

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Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Smart City / IoT Update for the ANSI/IES Roadway Lighting Control System Standard (DG-28)

This webinar will examine the components and guidance resident in the current version of the standard.  Additionally we’ll discuss proposed subject areas for the next version of this exciting initiative.  Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

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Jan
17
11:30 AM11:30

Wireless Lighting Control Seminar

Wireless Lighting Control examines the many wireless protocols lighting control manufacturers are implementing today along with their benefits and detriments to our already crowded wireless atmosphere.  These new technologies, along with their communication, are becoming vastly more popular and well adopted in the commercial space; one strictly dictated by a constantly evolving energy code.  This presentation explores these protocols and offers helpful compliance paths to ease the daunting task commercial consultants face with the newest release of ASHRAE 90.1 2016.

Learning Objectives

  • Become aware of the wireless communication protocols available to manufacturers of controls and how they differ.

  • Discuss the benefits of wireless communication from an installation, scalability, and reconfiguration perspective.

  • Discuss various system reliability and security related measures.

  • Discuss ways wireless lighting control can aid in the compliance of ASHRAE 90.1 2016.

 

Schedule

11:15 Doors open
11:30 Lunch served
12:00 - 13:00 Live presentation
13:00 - 13:30 Q & A

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architects and Interior Designers, Lighting Retrofit Contractors.

Food & Drinks

Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.  Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.

Location: Royal Glenora Club – Edmonton.

Speaker Biography

Brendan Hendel-McCarthy has been involved in engineering with Lutron Electronics since graduating from the University of Waterloo and is a Systems Applications Engineer.  At UW, he earned a Bachelor of Mathematics (Computer Science) Co-op. Through the co-op program, he held a diverse range of positions in different industries having worked with contractors, end users, and lighting designers on job sites.  Brendan has an impressive depth of product knowledge and a unique perspective on the design/construction process.  Brendan is also a LEED Green Associate with a profound understanding of smart and sustainable building design.

 

FAQs

Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes!  Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member.  Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.

 

Does this event apply for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) towards my association (e.g. AAA, AEE, AIA, APEGA, IDCEC, NCQLP, etc.)?

Yes, you can count this event as learning hours for certification renewal credits with various associations.  Please confirm with your association as to how these hours can be applied, however, this seminar is not registered or accredited with any particular association.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at the Royal Glenora Club.

 

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organiser with your request.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

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Jan
10
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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RP-28 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

RP-28 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population

RP-28-16 is intended to increase the designers’ understanding of age-related vision loss and the importance of their design decisions that could impact the safety and independence of this growing sector of the population. This webinar will provide a brief overview of some of the current research and design practices found in RP-28-16 that can help the aged and partially sighted maintain their quality of life. 

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Dec
13
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Minutes (PDF)

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Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Agenda (PDF)

Minutes (PDF)

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Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT

Commercial buildings today are a combination of many subsystems all working traditionally in relative autonomy.  The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has given buildings intelligence that is highly beneficial when leveraged across these systems.  This seminar strives to cut through the hype and buzz surrounding the emergence of IoT by introducing how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangle improvements to building operation and efficiency through the collective use of information. 

Starting with a foundation in the concept of a Synergistic Building, the attendees will gain a conversational understanding of the 5 technological elements required to design and implement a practical information based building solution.  Careful analysis will be given to the associated advantages and trade-offs of these synergistic style systems. 

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Oct
11
11:30 AM11:30

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the local section's board of managers, consisting of elected officers of the local membership who volunteer as the various Chairs of the section, along with past officers and active members of the local Section.  During these meetings, we plan new goals and continue to work towards established ones.  

Anyone holding a current IES membership is welcome to attend.

Agenda (PDF)

Minutes (PDF)

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IES Monthly Live Webinar - RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

IES Monthly Live Webinar - RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Members of the Healthcare Facilities Committee will discuss their work on RP29 – Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities. Included in this webinar will be explaining the scope of the committee, document structure and approach, design considerations, and the rooms within.

 RP-29-16

RP-29-16

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