Events

The Detroit Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Jul
1
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Control
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryIn typical practice, lighting designers are responsible for defining design intent and specifying lighting and control technology that they believe will deliver that intent. However, designers often sacrifice control over what products actually get installed, or discover a gap between expected and actual product performance that limits their ability to control characteristics of the finished environment. This webinar will examine multiple approaches to incorporating additional measures of validation, accountability, and control into the design-bid-build process, including vertical integration and digital design environments.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Michael PoplawskiMichael Poplawski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Poplawski is a senior engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he primarily supports the DOE Lighting R&D Program. He is the principal investigator for research focused on evaluating and characterizing new connected lighting system technologies and capabilities, exploring the potential for connected lighting systems to provide grid services, and developing related standards and specifications.

Jessica CollierJessica Collier, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jessica is an associate lighting research engineer on the Lighting Science Research team at PNNL supported by the Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program. Prior to joining in 2019, Jessica worked as a lighting designer in New York while completing her graduate degree. Her current research interests include light and human health interactions, emerging solid-state lighting technologies and metrics, and ways to translate research findings into practice.

Star DavisStar Davis, Design Consultant
Star Davis is an internationally acclaimed design consultant with a passion for process innovation. Balancing macro-level strategic thinking with strong technical capabilities, her approach is guided by a deep understanding of human perception, physics, product manufacturing, and construction methodologies.

Aug
12
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Michael MyerMichael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations.

 

Lisa SkumatzLisa Skumatz, SERA
Lisa Skumatz is an economist with over 38 years in solid waste research. She has conducted solid waste program and policy research around the nation, and published more than 100 articles on trash, recycling, organics, and reduction strategies. Lisa is known for her quantitative analysis expertise and she focuses on research that helps inform program decision-making by communities, states, and haulers. Lisa has spoken at more than 100 conferences, and keynoted at conferences in both the US and internationally. She is on the board of Recycle Colorado and previously was Chair of the Board for the NRC and on the board of Colorado SWANA. Lisa has won two nationwide lifetime achievement awards for her work in Solid Waste.

Aug
13
Fri
Lighten Up! Luminaire Competition
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

 

IES Detroit Section Lighten UP! Winners

IES DETROIT participated in LIGHTEN UP! 2021, a virtual luminaire building competition. Participants had 24 hours to design and create a luminaire based on a given theme using resources and LED light source from their home.

2021 Theme: JUST LIGHT-YEARS AWAY – What does the future of lighting look like?
We had two winners this year! See below for results.

2021 LIGHTEN UP National Winner

IES Lighten Up National Winner

Team name: illumineighbors
Eric, Tanya, and Jonathan Graettinger, and Kim Weaver
Fixture name: “What the Faculae”

Faculae is the plural of Facula. A Facula is a bright region on the surface of the sun linked to the subsequent appearance of sunspots in the same area. This futuristic pendant light allows for various “bright regions” illuminating “planets” on the perimeter of the fixture housing, creating a multi-faceted lightsource. The bottom of the fixture is open and the top of the fixture is unpainted to provide additional indirect lighting and visual interest.

IES Lighten Up National Winner   IES Lighten Up National Winner


2021 LIGHTEN UP Detroit People’s Choice Winner

Team name: November Eight Bravo Romeo Golf
Jeanne Campbell & Christopher Campbell
Luminaire Name: Play With Me

Luminiare was made from old barn wood, scrap pine wood and toilet paper. In the future we think luminaires will be made from recycled materials due to high rising cost of raw materials. Not only will interactive controls be popular but so will luminaires! The front pieces are held on by magnets and can be added or removed to control the light coming out the front of the luminaire. This gives the user the ability to interact with the luminaire and change it as often as they like.

Sep
2
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThe adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Gabe ArnoldGabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gabe Arnold is a Senior Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focuses on development and deployment of emerging lighting technologies. He’s a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs.

 

Kathryn HickcoxKate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox is a lighting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design.

 

Leela ShankerLeela Shanker, Borealis Lighting Studio, BR+A
Leela Shanker is a lighting designer with BR+A’s Borealis Lighting Studio and a contributing member to the Green Light Alliance (GLA) – an international network of lighting professionals progressing industry-led standards, research, and advocacy for circular lighting design principles. Her current work with the GLA, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Carbon Leadership Forum New York chapter centers on lighting-specific issues related to Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Assessment.

Nov
9
Tue
Webinar: RTLS in Healthcare
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IES Section WebinarPresentation on RTLS, Real-Time Location Systems which provide real time location, visibility and telemetry data for equipment and personnel

About this event
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

With day-to-day problems and challenges in healthcare facilities, such as fast spreading infections, loss of inventory, the need for contact tracing etc. location data is the key to improving operational efficiency and processes. RTLS, Real-Time Location System is a system which provides for real time location, visibility and telemetry data for equipment and personnel throughout a facility. It can be provided by leveraging the lighting infrastructure. A real time location system is comprised of badges/tags, a network of readers/sensors/transmitters, and a location engine. The data is sent to a server which provides the end-user real time location information on patients, caregivers, and assets.

Presenter:
Alan Tangen, MBA is the Head of RTLS Business Development and Sales for Cooper Lighting Solutions. Alan has spent over 20 years working with communication technologies, predominantly in healthcare. He has developed an expert understanding of the challenges facing healthcare and the significant value technology can deliver to overcome them. During his career he has had extensive experience in managing service and sales personnel, as well as selling, installing, and servicing complex solutions including nurse call, wireless communication, and real time locating systems. He is responsible for numerous successful implementations.

Nov
18
Thu
Webinar: Understanding IoT Connected Lighting Through IES LP-12-21
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IoT, Connected Lighting, Smart Lighting, Smart Buildings are all terms that could be used to describe this topic and it certainly can it be confusing. This presentation will delve into and summarize the recent IES Lighting Practice LP-12-21 to make sure that it is easy to understand. During our journey we will clarify the necessary terms around IoT, understand the value of the problems that connected lighting can solve, and discover different use cases and their benefits. This presentation will also explain the technologies used in connected lighting and the applications they are used in. We will outline how to specify connected lighting throughout the project life cycle. The course will explain cybersecurity requirements as well as integration and customer acceptance. Finally, the course will highlight the future state of connected lighting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe IoT Connected Lighting terms and requirements
  • Discuss the value of the problem and how connected lighting can solve these problems for different use cases
  • Evaluate different IoT technologies, cybersecurity needs and how to apply them in different spaces
  • Understand how to specify IoT Connected Lighting through the project life cycle

HSW Objectives:

  • Attendees will recognize how connected lighting and luminaire level lighting control can be used to improve occupant performance and well being
  • Attendees will observe how connected lighting and luminaire level lighting control can provide improved safety in various space types
  • Attendees will understand how a properly designed IoT connected lighting system can and should include aspects of cybersecurity to keep business and personal information safe and secure.
  • Attendees will appreciate how a properly designed IoT connected lighting system can integrate with other building systems and how that can improve the wellness of the entire building and its occupants.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER:
Michael Lunn, SE Regional Specification Sales Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions
Michael LunnMichael has been with Cooper for 25 years within the lighting control group. Holding roles of increasing responsibility from phone and field technical support, system startups, to sales and product management and Director of Product Marketing, he has now joined our Specification Sales team to bring his controls knowledge to the Specification lighting side.. Michael has a passion for lighting and controls and how the installer and end user interact with them. He is a knowledge expert on energy codes, wired and wireless networking as well as IoT applications. He provides energy code and system design guidance on many new Cooper products. He is a member of IES and is on the IES Progress Committee, Controls Protocol and IoT Committees.

Dec
16
Thu
Webinar: Deciphering the Language of Landscape Lighting
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Landscape lighting is like a foreign language. We need to learn how to navigate it and to properly employ the nuances that make the ‘magic’ we do with light. Learn about sculpting the night with light from Jan Moyer, a pioneer in providing clients with night environments they can relish.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD
Janet MoyerJan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens. Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad. Jan has amassed a wealth of knowledge that she shares in the 10 session on-line learning program available through IES, IES Learning: Learn Night Light: Observe, Design, Refine. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book scheduled for release in late 2021, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design.

Sep
1
Thu
Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

2022 IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES: TAMING COMPLEXITY

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is pleased to offer a special five-part free webinar series, “Taming Complexity.” Presented by PNNL experts and partners, this series will explore ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce the ever-growing complexity of advanced lighting systems.
THIS IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES IS FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity

September 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET

Challenges with configuration, commissioning, and maintaining control settings over time have slowed progress towards integrated lighting and building system controls. Overcoming such challenges can enable energy savings, adaptive lighting for occupant alertness and wellbeing, and better space management in buildings. This webinar will explore some practical solutions to address controls complexity, including development of a clear and concise sequence of operations, the use of controls narratives, and online tools and templates to make these solutions more accessible.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she has managed the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Program for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. She spends much of her time sharing the results and recommendations from the ongoing evaluations at the indoor and outdoor NGLS living labs where connected lighting systems are installed in realistic settings and evaluated by team of lighting experts from around the country.

Lyn Gomes
Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn Gomes, PE, LEED-AP, is a MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction, where she draws on 20+ years of experience in integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of its annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.

 

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