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Buildex Edmonton

  • Edmonton Expo Centre 7515 118 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5B Canada (map)


BUILDEX Edmonton is the city’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 150 exhibits, and more than 35 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 2,500 attendees annually.

Day 2 (Wednesday) will be of particular interest to lighting designers due to a seminar on new lighting metrics introduced by the IES in TM-30.

Wednesday, March 22 • 11:30am–1:30pm • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 108/108A

W12: New Lighting Metrics, Technologies and Trends [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials)]

[ AAA 20 SLH • BOMI 2.0 CPD • 2 Hours General IDCEC Approved ]

Commercial lighting design continues to evolve as it is shaped by industry and technology. Attend this seminar to learn what new regulations and product innovations may affect the design and construction of your projects, including:

1.  New Lighting Metrics

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has introduced a new metric (TM-30) for evaluating source color rendition consisting of Fidelity, Gamut and Color Vector Graphic. Traditional lighting metrics such as cutoff classification and color rendering are becoming less relevant due to technological advances in lamps.

2.  Technology Trends

Luminaires have evolved to become technology products capable of an array of functions, including dynamically changing light color temperature and lighting controls. Advancements in LEDs are creating new applications and opportunities only previously imagined, including lighting’s role in the organic food and healthcare industries.

3.   Energy Standards

Governments are implementing greater regulations towards energy efficiency, and enforcing standards on both commercial renovations and new construction. Lighting for projects regulated in accordance with building codes must now be designed in compliance with ASHRAE or NECB.

4.   Rating Systems

Ongoing concerns about climate change have spurred the growth of green building rating programs. Projects targeting LEED, WELL, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, and BOMA Best each have their own lighting design requirements for certification.