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

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)


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.

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).

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.


Aluz Lighting

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Stephen Squillace Centennial Celebration @ Birmingham Country Club
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the IES Detroit Section while honoring the contributions of Stephen Squillace.

Celebrate with us!

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During the evening’s festivities, we will:

  • Celebrate the Illuminating Engineering Society Detroit Section’s 100-year anniversary
  • Reflect on Stephen Squillace’s outstanding contributions and his impact in the Lighting Community
  • Hear from Keynote Speaker Janet Lennox Moyer
  • Honor IES Detroit Section Service Award Recipients
  • Induct Mark Lien into the 2022-2023 Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame
  • Receive updates from IES President Frank Agraz

Dress Code: Business Formal


Event Fees:

IES Member $75.00

Non-Member $100.00

IES Emerging Professional $50.00

Student $10.00



  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Live Music, Mingling & Drinks
  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm | Dinner and Presentation
  • 9:00-10:00pm | Dessert and Celebration



Hors D’oeuvres

Cheeseboard, berries and crackers

Crispy Vegetable Crudite

Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Skewers

Shrimp Cocktail

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Vegetarian Spring Rolls


Entrees (Please select your entrée at Checkout):

All entrees come with Warm Rolls & Butter and House Salad

Chicken Piccata – Lemon Caper Sauce, Herbed Angel Hair Pasta, Seasonal Vegetable Medley

8 oz. Filet Mingon – Choice of Bearnaise or Zip Sauce, Whipped Potato, Season Vegetable Medley

Scottish Salmon – Lemon and Dill Buerre Blanc, Whipped Potato, Seasonal Vegetable Medley

Pasta Primavera (Vegan) – Grilled Vegetables and Marinara Sauce


Gourmet Coffee with Assorted Toppings

Sanders Cream Puff Sundae

Vanilla Cake with Berries and Cream, Cream Cheese Icing

Lemmon Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

(Vegan Option) Vegan Chocolate Cupcake and Berries