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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Nov
13
Tue
IES Detroit Presents: Horticulture Lighting @ Crispelli's
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LED Lighting Applications in Controlled Environments

Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in controlled environments to deliver photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source lighting to specialty crops. LEDs emitting different bands of radiation can be combined to create light spectra that regulate specific plant responses such as extension growth, leaf coloration, and flowering. Dr. Runkle will provide an overview of the major LED lighting applications in horticulture, with an emphasis on how light quality and quantity influence plant growth and development of leafy greens and floriculture transplants.

About the speaker:

Erik Runkle, Ph.D, is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Erik obtained a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Michigan State University.

Since he joined the faculty in 2001, he and his graduate research team have performed numerous practical experiments in controlled environments to determine the effects of light, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth and development. Experiments have been performed on a wide range of herbaceous specialty crops including leafy greens and ornamentals.

Erik recently developed the Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory to better understand how the light spectrum can be manipulated to produce crops with desired attributes. To date, he has co-edited 6 books and authored 14 book chapters, nearly 100 papers in scientific journals, and over 250 articles in trade magazines.

Schedule:
5:00-5:30pm – Gather and Network
5:30-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members

PLEASE Purchase Tickets from Eventbrite by NOON on November 9, 2018

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door. 

Location Details: Our meeting will be held in the Club Room at Crispelli’s in Berkley.

Free parking is available in a lot at the restaurant, as well as on surface streets in the area.

Jan
15
Tue
Lighting and the Internet of Things @ Otus Supply
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Smart, Intelligent, IoT Ready, connected are all the lighting buzz words going around and everyone has a little different spin. This talk will explore the topic of “Smart” lighting. It will take a look at the different wireless protocols, discuss the idea of decentralized control, content delivery and share some case studies where smart lighting has been implemented. Interoperability continues to be the goal but many systems remain closed. This talk will explore where interoperability is happening and how it is being done.

About the Presenter: Ron Steen
Ron is a veteran in the LED application space. He first started playing with LEDs in 1995 while working as an engineer at General Motors and is credited with bringing the first LED Tail lamp to market on the 2000 Cadillac DeVille and subsequently started pioneering the LED headlamp. Since making the jump to general lighting in 2004 with Philips as Director of LED Systems and Drivers, Ron continued to stay at the forefront of LED adoption. In his role as VP of Business Development for Xicato Ron has been a driving force to change the LED dialog from Lumens per Watt to Quality of Light and is now focused on exploring the world of connected lighting.

Meeting Schedule:
5:00-5:45 Gather and Network
5:45-6:45 Dinner
6:45- 8:00 Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

Meeting Location Details:
Our event will be held at Otus Supply in Ferndale. There is a small parking lot adjacent the building, and city parking lots across the street from the restaurant.

Feb
12
Tue
Where is the love? A lighting design round table discussion…. @ Greektown Casino-Hotel
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section for an engaging panel discussion examining the process of lighting design, from initial concepts through construction to post-occupancy. From the unique perspectives of an architect, lighting designer, electrical engineer, and manufacturer’s representative, our moderated panel will discuss the ins and outs of architectural lighting design projects, touching on design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and final focus.

Our distinguished panel features the following design professionals:

  • Lindsey Stefaniak is a vice president and electrical engineer at Peter Basso Associates
  • Keith Irtenkauf is an executive director and lighting designer at Illuminating Concepts
  • Laura McRandall is a specifications sales consultant at Gasser Bush Associates
  • John Skok is a principal at Mcintosh Poris Associates Architects

You can submit questions for our panel to consider when buying your ticket.

Schedule:

5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network

5:45-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)

6:30-8:00pm – Panel Discussion

Meeting fees:

$10 for Students

$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members

$25 for IES Members

$35 for Non-members

PLEASE Purchase Tickets from Eventbrite by noon on Friday February 8th

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held in the Greektown Casino Hotel – Ballroom C (in the hotel, not the casino). The hotel is located at 555 E. Lafayette St, Detroit Michigan. Free parking is available in either the Greektown Casino self-park garage, or the Greektown Casino Valet Parking Garage (tips are your responsibility). Tell them you are here for the IES event in Ballroom C.

Apr
9
Tue
Lighting Controls Panel Discussion @ Stone Terrace at Big Rock Chophouse
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section for a panel discussion on lighting controls and the lighting design process. Lighting controls are increasingly mandated for code compliance, but the flexibility and functionality they give to a space can also be desired by the end user. Whether lighting controls are implemented out of a necessity or client need, all too often they are little more than an afterthought during the design process. Our moderated panel will discuss the state of lighting controls, and how to better consider lighting controls during the design process.

Our distinguished panel features the following professionals:

  • Jeff Bodway is an electrical engineer at Osborn Engineering
  • Chris McRae is a controls manager at Gasser Bush Associates
  • Nick Furgason is an electrical engineer at IDS
  • Steve Wellein is a project manager at Ferndale Electric

Ticket sales end at noon on Friday, April 5th! Please be sure to make your entree selection when you purchase your ticket. There will be a Beef, Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian option.

Schedule:
5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network
5:45-6:30pm – Dinner
6:30-8:00pm – Panel Discussion

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held at the Big Rock Chop house, located at 245 South Eton Street in Birmingham. Parking is included – valet only.

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.

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