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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Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 2 all-day

August 24-27, 2020
August 31 – September 2, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 27th and August 31st – September 2nd
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Sep
15
Tue
Webinar: Principles of GUV and Its Use as a Germicidal (UVG)
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an enormous impact on almost every aspect of our lives. The rapid and easy the spread of this virus has created a substantial amount of interest in the germicidal properties of ultraviolet radiation and the possibility of using this spectrum to disinfect various applications.

This presentation will cover the three types of ultraviolet radiation and levels of germicidal properties and capabilities. The history of the use of various lamp sources that can deliver UV will be explored as well as the risks associated with the various types UVC will be specifically discussed as a germicidal, how it can be used in various applications such as water and air cleaning. This will be an accredited CEU program. (1 CEU)

Carla BukalskiSPEAKER: Carla Bukalski has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas and began her career as an electrical engineer with a large MEP firm. After earning her license as a professional electrical engineer, Ms. Bukalski followed her true passion and moved into lighting design where she worked on many high-profile projects and received several design awards. Carla then shifted her focus to lighting manufacturing. She has held positions with both luminaire and source manufacturers and is currently using this variety of experience in her position of Specification Regional Sales Manager for Cooper Lighting Solutions. Ms. Bukalski has a passion for lighting that is apparent in every role she has held, and her strong technical background provides an excellent base for today’s lighting and controls technologies. She speaks internationally and excels at communicating product impact on the marketplace. Carla is a licensed professional engineer, is lighting certified by the NCQLP and is a LEED Accredited professional.

Oct
1
Thu
[POSTPONED] 2020 Detroit Section Product Show @ Burton Manor
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing public health crisis the IES Detroit Section Product Show has been postponed until NEXT YEAR. SEE YOU IN 2021!
 

The IES Detroit Product Show is one of the best ways to connect with the local lighting and electrical community.

Oct
14
Wed
Webinar: IoT Connected Lighting: A Design Guide
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IoT Connected lighting systems provide challenges as well as opportunities for the Design Team and Owner. The IES IoT Connected Lighting Committee is in the final stages of developing a Lighting Practice publication to assist with planning. Lighting has the ability to take on a key role in developing a connected space. This session will review opportunities for connected light in typical project environments; discuss the lighting designer’s enhanced role as well as providing a knowledge base on technology options and features. Additionally, we will uncover steps to take in the planning process, discuss potential pitfalls and include a case study on a realized project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze goals and objectives for the use of connected light systems and develop a Sequence of Operations for the Owner.
  2. Explore required components for a connected light system and how to integrate them with the design team.
  3. Investigate strategies for teamwork on connected light projects.
  4. Identify key players and roles in an IoT connected project.

Presenters:

  • Jered Widmer, IALD (The Lighting Practice)
  • Paula Ziegenbein, LC, Assoc IALD (Hartranft Lighting Design)
  • Ardra Zinkon, CLD, IALD (Tec Studio)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q46xcrifQyKcADU8zT0KZA

Host: District 8 Chair Kristin Mallardi will be moderating this month’s call.

Oct
26
Mon
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference

CONFERENCE SCOPE
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 continue to provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. 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.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the SALC without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope you find this virtual conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

DATES: October 26 – October 28, 2020
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $299*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $399
There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members

Nov
17
Tue
Webinar: Is WELL Platinum on a Low Budget Possible? You Betcha! A Case Study of WELL Platinum Certification
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Is WELL Platinum on a Low Budget Possible? You Betcha! A Case Study of WELL Platinum Certification

Host: District 8 Chair Kristin Mallardi will be moderating this month’s call.

Description:
A small Cincinnati Regional business had a dream to be a healthier place for its staff and set an example of what is possible on a tight budget. Enriching Spaces in partnership with emersion DESIGN navigates toward WELL v2 Platinum pending certification while keeping costs at a minimum. This session will share their successes, struggles, lesson learned, and important partnerships discovered along the way.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize the importance of a healthy office environment for employee health and happiness. 
  2. Learn where to focus costs to gain the largest return on investment. 
  3. Understand the importance (and value) of having a dedicated and knowledgeable team. 
  4. Understand the value of education and how educational partnerships can reduce project costs. 

Presenters:
Dawn Schwartzman, Owner and CEO of Enriching Spaces Dawn provides leadership and strategic management for Enriching Spaces, a certified woman owned company specializing in the design and project management of inspired workspaces for business, learning and healthcare environments. Enriching Spaces partners with the most respected global leaders in developing sustainable human-centered solutions including Herman Miller, OFS Brands, Exemplis, Vitra and Interface. Enriching Spaces services customers regionally and nationwide. WELL Building principles inform our designs, selections and culture. In our own showroom and studio, the images, textures, and patterns of nature inspire a variety of spaces that nurture community, creative thinking and well-being. Dawn’s interests include the study of environmental psychology, WELL Building, Biomimicry, Biophilia, Feng Shui, Vastu, Sacred Geometry and other forms of Nature Inspired Design.

Yasha Ogg, Emersion Design, WELL AP; WELL Faculty; LEED AP ID+C, BD+C; Fitwel Amb; EcoDistricts AP; LFA Yasha Ogg is an interior designer, speaker, and advocate for healthy, sustainable building design, both interior and exterior. As a WELL faculty, Yasha leads the movement to improve health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world. Using his expertise in WELL, Fitwel, LEED and Living Building along with industry research, Yasha strives to create healthy, productive environments for building occupants through the design of sustainable human-centric spaces. With a background in higher education campuses, laboratory facilities, multi-family housing, and medical office buildings, Yasha understands that the well-being of employees directly impacts the bottom line of businesses. As such, he enjoys working directly with end users to understand their needs to make their businesses successful and productive.

There are no tickets for this event, a meeting invite will be sent via email to all members. If you don’t receive the email by Monday 11/16, reach out to Stacey Schwartz – stacey.schwartz@aecom.com

Jan
13
Wed
Webinar: Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) in Lighting Design
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) in Lighting Design

VR and AR have been used by architects for more than a decade – but where does lighting fit into this? Join us to learn how these technologies have been used by lighting designers in their daily work to enhance their presentations, design coordination, and daily workflow.

Speaker: Kailey Lietzke, LC, PE , a lighting designer/associate with HGA will be our presenter.

Meeting Schedule: January 13th, 2021 from Noon-1pm

Location: Your Computer

Cost: Free!

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Feb
9
Tue
James Benya “Channeling da Boss”
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Channeling da Boss: An unvarnished look at today’s lighting standards, guidelines, regulations, consortiums, and so much more.

Please join the IES Detroit for a virtual meeting with special guest speaker James R. Benya as he gives us his unvarnished opinion on some of the hot lighting topics of the day. Inspired by the great Steven S. Squillace, Jim will touch on LEED, WELL, DLC, POE, DC, LC, CLD, PE, IES, IALD, and time permitting, possibly some of your other favorite acronyms.

About the speaker:

James BenyaJames R. Benya, PE, FIES, FIALD is a founding principal at Benya Burnett Consultancy, in Davis California. He is a frequent speaker at IES and IALD meetings and conferences, columnist at Designing Lighting Magazine, and a member of the 2013 Class of the Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame.

The Detroit Lighting Community has played a leadership role in IES and illuminating engineering for many years. In particular, one uniquely knowledgeable, skilled and visionary engineer foresaw the future and began a quest to develop new methods and skills in the applied practice of illuminating engineering that to this day are used daily: Steven S. Squillace, PE, FIES. Jim Benya started his career working for Steve at the Smith Group with fellow Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame members David DiLaura, Jan Lennox Gruel (Moyer), Naomi Johnson Miller and Gary Steffy for 11 years prior to moving to San Francisco. He is among the most highly recognized members of the IES community, as a Fellow and twice member of the Board of Fellows of IES, as a 4-time winner of the IES International Illumination Award of Excellence, as a recipient of the 1999 IES President’s Award for his work on ASHRAE/IES 90.1, as a periodic contributor to LD&A, as the winner of the Sol Cohn Lifetime Achievement Award from the IES Northern California Section, and as the 2020 recipient of the IES Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the Society.

Through all of this, Jim has continued Steve Squillace’ s curiosity about light and his constructive commentary and periodic criticism of our industry and its trends. In LD&A in 2018, Jim wrote “Our Work is Done Here”, citing the profound improvements in lighting efficiency 40 years and asking why lighting codes needed to continue to change. He has been a guest speaker on the NAILD podcast “Get a Grip on Lighting” and particularly popular for questioning trends in the industry and marketplace. At the 1992 IES Annual Conference, Jim was introduced by Dan Blitzer as an “iconoclast”. Don’t expect to hear political correctness in this program either.

Topics will include:

  • LEED and WELL – two “standards” -sort of
  • DLC – its past, present and future
  • Dark Skies and responsible outdoor lighting
  • Energy Efficiency: We are there, what is next?
  • Lighting overregulation -Micromanaging milliwatts? Why the triannual changes?
  • POE and DC – Good idea or force fit?
  • Lighting design certification and licensing – LC? CLD? PE? IES? IALD? Nothing at all?
  • Human Centric lighting and a decade of misinformation
  • The race to capitalize on circadian systems
  • PS I hate the phrase “human centric”
  • Blue Light – it causes sky glow
  • UV disinfection systems – appliances or luminaires
  • Indoor farming – gonna make it higher
  • Snake oil is not a cure
  • The international lighting community and us
  • Ethics
  • Anything else you want to ask (not guaranteeing I will know what you are talking about, but I’ve been around the block a couple times and we might just have some fun!)
Apr
13
Tue
Webinar: Acoustics and Lighting
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Acoustics and Lighting

Increasingly we’re seeing lighting products which feature acoustical properties. Join the IES Detroit Section as we discuss the trend.
About this Event

Topics to be Covered:

  • Why are acoustical lights becoming a standard fixture type in projects?
  • Well Building Institute recommendations for lighting and acoustics
  • What makes a high-efficiency acoustical lighting solution?
  • Why NRC isn’t a good scalar representation for acoustical lighting solutions
  • How do we compare acoustical efficiency between lighting fixtures
  • What type of projects benefit most from good acoustical design?
  • Analyzing a sound absorption analysis

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Speaker: Marc Sutton
Marc has worked for over six years in the decorative lighting industry starting his career as the New York Showroom Manager for the bespoke London based lighting manufacturer Baroncelli. After a few years out of the lighting industry, he reentered as the New York, Canada, and the U.K. Sales Manager for Roll & Hill, a made to order Brooklyn based lighting manufacturer with a unique perspective and design. For the past two and a half years, he has been the North Eastern + South Eastern Regional Manager for Milan based manufacturer LucePlan, which specializes in large scale decorative fixtures and acoustical lighting solutions.

May
11
Tue
Webinar: Starving for Darkness
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How exterior lighting impacts wildlife.

Since the industrial revolution and the invention of the electric light bulb, the natural ecosystems of the Earth spend more and more time bathed in artificial light within a 24-hour cycle. How does the artificial light and lack of darkness impact wildlife? How does the obstruction of the night’s sky affect bird migration, pollination, and reproduction?

Much of the study of light and health has been dedicated to the impact of light upon humans, however animals and plants are also intrinsically photosensitive and subject to the unwanted effects of stray light. How can a rethinking of design and codes alleviate some of these harmful effects?

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify exterior lighting conditions that can be harmful to wildlife.
  2. Look at existing case studies and projects that have caused harm to wildlife.
  3. Understand existing lighting regulations and how these can support wildlife, and what can be done to improve existing standards.
  4. To look at existing case studies and projects that have been designed for the wellbeing of wildlife habitats and the environment.

Presenter: Jane Slade
Jane SladeJane Slade, MID, LC, IES is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines in Massachusetts, a lighting manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in outdoor lighting for municipalities, universities, corporations, commercial developments, and transportation agencies through an interdisciplinary approach of blending design, science and the latest technology. She is a lighting educator and researcher at Anatomy of Night (www.anatomyofnight.com), researching the many ways in which light impacts our environment, human health, wildlife, biodiversity, and interdependence. Jane is the co-host of the podcast Starving for Darkness where these impacts are also discussed. Jane Slade is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light and lighting, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused on manipulating emotional experiences with light and color. She is a member of the IES Committee for Outdoor Environmental Lighting, a contributor to LD+A on the topic of Wildlife, and is currently writing a book about the natural daylight cycle. In her spare time, she makes light art and jewelry in her studio, Anatomy of Light (www.anatomyoflight.com).