Meetings/Events

Below is a list of our past meetings/events.

March Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

3/8/2016 - Human Factors and Control Systems Research
Presented by Dr. A. Agung Julius
Light Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) Research Center at RPI

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding the Vision System
• Understanding the Circadian System
• Discuss solid state luminaires
• Discuss control systems

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
6:15pm—8:00pm
NEW LOCATION!
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180

6:15pm Check-In
6:30pm Networking & Dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm Lecture

Cost:
• IES Member $30
• Non-Member $40
• Students $5
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Course Credits: 1 IES-CEU

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Kevin Fuscus: albanyies@gmail.com

February Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

2/9/2016 - LED Lighting: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presented by James M. Stockman, MIESNA Emeritus

Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding the LED industry and changes
2. Discuss solid state luminaires and types
3. Good parts of using LEDs in lighting design
4. Bad parts of using LEDs in lighting design

Please Note:
There is an RPI “7th Annual Smart Lighting ERC” event at Hilton on the day of our meeting, and they may join us.

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
6:30pm—8:45pm
NEW LOCATION!
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180

6:30pm Check-In
7:00p-7:45pm Networking & Dinner
7:45p-8:45pm Lecture

Cost:
• IES Member $30
• Non-Member $40
• Students $5
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Kevin Fuscus: albanyies@gmail.com

November Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

11/10/2015 - Standards, Codes, and the Lighting Industry
Presented by Kenn Latal, LC, IES ICF International

Learning Objectives:
1. Provide and introductory understanding of how various organizations and government entities influence the lighting industry
2. Demystify differences between what is mandatory and what is not
3. Demonstrate the relationship and journey between voluntary to mandatory compliance paths
4. Demonstrate that the terrain is ever changing

Please join us as Kenn Latal breaks down the Energy Codes and Standards as to how they relate to the Lighting Industry.

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• Students FREE
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES'. Dinner included!)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Kevin Fuscus: albanyies@gmail.com

October Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

10/14/2015 - Quantifying the Impact of Advanced Lighting Controls
Presented by Digital Lumens

Learning Objectives:
1. Isolate and quantify specific contributions of luminaire efficiency and various controls measures in reducing commercial and industrial lighting energy use.
2. Demonstrate cost impact of aggressive lighting control strategies, and how adjusting controls behavior during post-retrofit evaluation enhances efficiency.
3. Identify opportunities to collect real information from the operation of advanced lighting controls, and how to act on this throughout the project’s life to continue saving energy.
4. Factor both power and energy impacts when evaluating overall project goals.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES/AIA CEU

When & Where:
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES'. Dinner included!)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Kevin Fuscus: kfuscus@gmail.com

September Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

9/15/2015 - Quality Benchmarks for LED Luminaires
Presented by J. Taylor Righmire, Area Vice President, Finelite Inc.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what an LED is, how it works, and how it differs from previous light sources
• Define the parameters that characterize the performance of LEDs and LED luminaires including CRI, CCT, R1-14, lumens, watts, lighting power density, lumen maintenance, and light loss factors
• Define the key components of an LED luminaire, identify the components that control lifetime, and understand the factors affecting lifetime
• Evaluate LEDs and LED luminaires to select and specify appropriately to maximize energy efficiency, and sustainability and minimize maintenance and replacement

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU
• AIA HSW Approved - 1 LU, HSW
• NCQLP Approved - 1 LEU
• GBCI Approved - 1 CE

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES'. Dinner included!)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Kevin Fuscus: kfuscus@gmail.com

March Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

3/10/2015 - The Future of Light Sources
Presented by Rich Rattray, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Technical Sales Manager covering the Northeast region. His product background and industry experience allows him to identify innovative lighting solutions and energy saving long life technology for a variety of applications.

The Future of Light Sources
The lighting industry has been going through a revolution with major advancements in solid state lighting. Lighting efficiency and product life have fundamentally changed in recent years. This presentation will discuss what we should expect from solid state light sources going forward regarding their improved performance, features and benefits.

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

January Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

1/13/2015 - IES Seminar: Lighting Calculations Terms and Methods
Presented by Dan Rogers, LC, IES, LEED AP, Account Manager at ICF International and Author of this IES Seminar

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the fundamental approaches to point and lumen calculations, and the components that make up the lumen method equation.
2. How to determine the coefficient of utilization of a luminaire.
3. How to calculate average illuminance by extending the lumen method to better model real-world applications.

Course Credits:
• 2 CEU/AIA Credits (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
5:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 5:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

December Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

12/9/2014 - LED Driver Fundamentals & How to Design with DALI
Presented by Matthew Malone, Northeast Sales Manager for Crestron Electronics

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Join us as Matthew Malone presents LED Driver Basics and offers insight on LED DALI Lighting Design.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the attributes of a DALI based control system and understand the best-practice methods for execution.
2. Outline the benefits of LED’s and understand how they fit within the DALI protocol.
3. Understand the benefits of DALI as a Lighting control strategy to the Architect, Engineer, Lighting Designer, Electrical Contractor, and Building Owner.
4. Recognize applications of DALI based lighting control systems to control lights and conserve energy.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Wednesday, December 9th, 2014
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

November Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

11/19/2014 - Standards, Codes, and the Lighting Industry
Presented by Kenn Latal, LC, IES ICF International

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Please join us as Kenn Latal breaks down the Energy Codes and Standards as to how they relate to the Lighting Industry.

Learning Objectives:
1. Provide and introductory understanding of how various organizations and government entities influence the lighting industry
2. Demystify differences between what is mandatory and what is not
3. Demonstrate the relationship and journey between voluntary to mandatory compliance paths
4. Demonstrate that the terrain is ever changing

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

October Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

10/14/2014 - High Performance Solid State (LED) Luminaires & Their Applications
Instructed by John Selander

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Please join us as John Selander discusses High Performance LED Luminaires. He will cover related terminology, history, metrics, advantages, and applica?ons.

Learning Objectives:
1. LED Terms and Technology
2. Optical Design
3. Luminaire Design
4. Luminaire Efficiency vs. Luminaire Efficacy vs. Application Efficiency

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

September Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

9/9/2014 - Update on LED Light Sources
Instructed by Jan Moyer, Principal
International Landscape Lighting Institute

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Please join us as Jan Moyer presents an Update on LED Light Sources and a little bit about illi and the LED Group working on the affect of LED on the Architectural Lighting Industry/Built Environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Benefits of LED in Landscape Lighting and how best to both retrofit existing projects and use integral modules in new projects;
2. Differences between Halogen and LED in producing light output and beamspread and making the transition between the two;
3. Problems with LED in Landscape Lighting and how to deal with them;
4. Learn the spreadsheets for both LED retrofit lamps & integral modules and the beamspread photo sheets for both LED retrofit lamps & integral modules;

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
6:30pm—8:00pm
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Dinner and check-in at 6:30pm

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

May Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

5/6/2014 - Landscape Lighting Mini-Intensive Course
Instructed by Jan Moyer, Principal
International Landscape Lighting Institute

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

You are invited to attend the inaugural landscape lighting Mini-Intensive Course at the International Landscape Lighting Institute - illi. Ms. Jan Moyer with the staff and mentors of illi are teaching a hands-on, one evening, 3 credit (AIA, IES) course. Daylight instruction will be followed by a barbecue and dark viewing of the extensive illi exhibit installation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Analyze the critical importance of power distribution, components, and installation. Tour the exhibit installation to see transformers, distribution junction boxes, controls, and all associated equipment.
2. Describe how design teams for the ten exhibit areas approached the design evolution from halogen to LED and the specification process.
3. Compare the benefits of LED versus old technology, and experience the difference during the site tour while referring to specification and layout documents.
4. Identify the exhibit areas and each of the different lamp and design approaches including a variety of LED integral modules and 5 types of output tuning.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
International Landscape Lighting Institute
30 Brickyard Road
Troy, NY 12182
518-235-4808
www.illionline.org

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• $20 late registration fee
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:00pm to 9:30pm
Limited to 50 seats
Registration Deadline May 2

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

April Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

4/8/2014 - Incentivizing Lighting
Presented by Ed Bartholomew, Program Manager, NationalGrid

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding of utility lighting incentives.
• Overview of lighting quality for utility programs.
• Code vs. Incentive vs. LEED.
• Case study presentation and review.
• Discussion of energy companies such Design Lights Consortium, Energy Star, and DOE.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Dinner Included
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: albanyies@gmail.com

March Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

3/11/2014 - Landscape Lighting: New information on LEDs
Presented by Ms. Jan Moyer, Principal, The International Landscape Lighting Institute - illi

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Ms. Jan Moyer will discuss the International Landscape Lighting Institute—illi—and present new information on using LED lighting in landscape lighting composition.

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding illi
• Education on landscape lighting with LEDs
• Landscape lighting process
• Luminaires and techniques

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Dinner Included
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: plekanb@icloud.com

February Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

2/11/2014 - The Lighting Design Process; An IES National Presentation
Presented by Shoshanna A. Segal, IALD, LEED-AP BD&C Principal, Luminous Flux, LLC

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the goals of a quality lighting design
• Describe the process of lighting design
• Analyze the tools used to organize a lighting design
• Identify how a lighting design interfaces with the building

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Dinner Included
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: plekanb@icloud.com

January Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

1/14/2014 - Fluorescent Lamps Are Not Dead!
Mr. Rich Rattray from Osram Sylvania presents a lecture on long-life fluorescent systems.

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Benefits of long-life fluorescent
• Source comparison of efficacy and Lifetime
• Fluorescent advantages and applications
• Performance comparison to LED

What’s Covered:
• Fluorescent design considerations
• Increased energy efficiency
• Fluorescent system engineering
• Switching cycles and lifetimes
• Cost differences

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Dinner Included
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: plekanb@icloud.com

November Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

11/12/2013 - Lighting Research Center Photometry Lab Tour

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Want to see where a $5,000 incandescent lamp lives?

The Albany Section of the IES has a rare opportunity to tour an extensive NIST calibrated photometry laboratory. Please join us to drool at the Lighting Research Center's new photometry laboratory that includes:
• imaging type goniophotometer system
• mirror type goniophotometer system
• large thermally controlled integrating sphere system
• spectrometers
• illuminance meters, luminance meters, color analyzer
• thermal test chambers
• National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) calibrated lamp standards

The LRC is recognized throughout the world for objective, independent, third party testing of lighting products, and has the only university based lighting laboratory accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code: 200480-0).

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the key components in a photometry lab
• Understand how they are used
• See the equipment that generates the photometric reports we use
• Understand why NIST standards are so stringent and important

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Lighting Research Center
21 Union Street
Troy, NY 12180

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Dinner Included
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: plekanb@icloud.com

October Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

10/10/2013 - IES Roadshow with Fred Oberkircher
The IES and Disruptive Technology in the Lighting Industry

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

What is the holy grail of light?

What does the future hold for the IES and the lighting industry in the midst of new disruptive technologies?

The IES invites you to a special dynamic presentation by Fred Oberkircher, IES Past President and Professor Emeritus of Texas Christian University. Fred will delve into the future of the lighting industry, our place in it, and discuss several new IES publications and the new strategic plan.

Learning Objectives
:
• Identify the key changes in the Society's search to identify light.
• Compare significant metrics used.
• Analyze the current state of evolving disruptive technology.
• Predict the effects of these disruptions to the future of light.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA
• 1 USGBC
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, October 10, 2013
Lighting Research Center
21 Union Street
Troy, NY 12180

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to Bruce Plekan: plekanb@icloud.com

September Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

9/10/2013 - Basic Lighting Training and the NYSERDA Commercial Lighting Program
Mr. Kenn Latal from ICF International will conduct basic lighting training for the NYSERDA Commercial Lighting Program

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Define effective, energy-efficient lighting
• Describe how Business Partners can participate
• Demonstrate program tools
• How to promote effective, energy-efficient lighting

What's Covered:
• Lighting training
• Luminaire selection
• Design and layout
• Energy efficiency
• NYSERDA's program

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner and check-in at 6:30 pm)

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

April Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

4/18/2013 - Daylight Integration in Senior Living Design
Presented by Mary Alcaraz, Principal, EwingCole

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Covers the benefits of daylight for seniors, trends in senior living design, daylight integration, healthcare case study, and senior living case studies. This presentation was given at the 2012 IES Research Symposium in Washington DC, entitled "Light + Seniors - A Vision for the Future".

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the benefits of daylight for seniors
• Trends in senior living design
• Daylight integration
• Case Studies
• How to measure results

What's Covered:
• Daylighting design
• Psychological and physiological aspects
• Lighting to enhance space/architecture.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

March Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

3/12/2013 - Lighting Calculation Terms and Methods
Presented by Dan Rogers, LC, IES, LEED AP

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Do you want to calculate illuminance without the need for computer software, or check the simulations you are running? If so, this special 3 hour workshop is for you. Dan Rogers is a dynamic speaker, has been part of the NYC architectural lighting community for 17 years, and sits on four IES committees. Bring a calculator—don't worry, it's simple math.

Learning Objectives:
• Calculate illuminance at a point on a horizontal or vertical surface.
• Lumen Method limitations and assumptions.
• Components of the Lumen Method equation.
• Identify the Coefficient of Utilization of a luminaire.
• Calculate average illuminance with the Lumen Method.
• Extend the Lumen Method to improve models.

What's Covered:
• Understand the inverse square law and Lumen Method for calculating illuminance.

Course Credits:
• 3.0 IES CEU
• 3.0 AIA/HSW
• 3.0 LC NCQLP
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 5:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

January Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

1/8/2013 - The Landscape Lighting Resource
Presented by Ms. Jan Moyer, Principal, the Landscape Lighting Institute

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Ms. Jan Moyer will discuss the educational non-profit The Landscape Lighting Resource (TLLR) that shares information about landscape lighting with people world wide. She will also present the Landscape Lighting Exhibition (LLE) – an installation that was designed by 30 international designers and will be opened to the public in 2013.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand The Landscape Lighting Resource
• Education on landscape lighting
• Learn about international designers and their work
• The 2013 Landscape Lighting Exhibition

What's Covered:
• Briefing on the TLLR
• Detail on the courses
• Landscape lighting process
• LLE design
• International design team
• Luminaires and techniques

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $30 per IES Member
• $40 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

November Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

11/13/2012 - The Daylighting Dashboard: A New Metric
Presented by Ms. Leora Radetsky from the Lighting Research Center

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

The Lighting Research Center has proposed a new metric to help designers more easily take advantage of daylighting benefits. This new metric—the Daylighting Dashboard—provides an early indication of a design's potential to meet eight design goals that contribute to the successful use of daylighting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the Daylighting Dashboard.
2. Designing with the new metric.
3. Learn performance and weakness of designs.
4. Identify design-phase modifications.

What's Covered:
• How to use the visual representations.
• Identify eight design goals.
• Basic principles of daylighting.
• Conceptual design modifications.
• Three levels of goal indication.
• How to use an illuminance grid in space.
• Annual sky models for clear and cloudy.
• eQUEST and Energyplus solar heat gains.

Course Credits:
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA LU (Learning Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $25 per IES Member
• $35 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Light Dinner Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

September Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

9/11/2012 - LED Basics
Presented by Lightolier Inc.

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Solid state lighting solutions have improved in performance and quality, adding new design elements for the lighted environment. This one-hour course from Philips Lightolier provides a comprehensive overview of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, challenges, and advances.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand how an LED Is made
• How white light is created
• Understand the binning process of an LED

What's Covered:
• What is an LED
• What makes up an LED system
• Advantages and challenges of LEDs
• System efficacy
• Thermal management and why it's important with LEDs
• Binning and color consistency
• Creating white light with LEDs: RGB vs. UV Phosphor
• LED system components: power supply, driver, arrays, heat sink, optics
• LED life
• Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)
• Color Rendering Index (CRI)
• LED standards & testing

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA LU (Learning Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203

Cost:
• $25 per IES Member
• $35 per Non-Member
• $5 per Student
• Light Dinner Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: kfuscus@gmail.com

April Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

4/10/2012 - Flicker Characteristics of Solid-State Lighting
Presented by Dr. John Bullough

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss lighting flicker terminology
• Explore direct and indirect perception of light flicker
• Compare solid-state flicker characteristics to other light sources
• Discuss how daylighting reduces the effect of indirect flicker

Presenter Bio:
John Bullough is a senior research scientist and adjunct assistant professor at Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center (LRC). He conducts research in transportation lighting and safety, mesopic and color vision, and visual performance, and teaches in the LRC's graduate programs in lighting. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and is the incoming chair of the Visibility Committee of the Transportation Research Board. During his 20 years at the LRC, he has written or co-written about 200 articles and technical publications on lighting, more than 50 of them with students.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA LU (Learning Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Lighting Research Center, RPI
Gurley Bldg — 3rd Floor
21 Union Street
Troy NY 12180

Cost:
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student

Time:
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

March Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

3/13/2012 - Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces – IES District Roadshow
Chip Israel, IES National Vice-President

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
• Identify lighting and daylighting integration opportunities in their own projects' early design stages.
• Identify strategies for lighting/daylighting performance and evaluate those strategies in relation to energy consumption and conservation including LEED credits.
• Recognize the benefits of occupancy sensors, lighting control presets, daylight sensors, systems integration, and dimming controls, in managing and evaluating energy while maximizing available daylight.
• Compare and assess the effectiveness and limitations of LED, CFL, Fluorescent, metal halide, and incandescent lamp technology as they relate to the future of sustainable design and energy codes.

Presenter Bio:
Chip Israel is an internationally-recognized lighting designer with 25+ years of experience. In 1992, he founded Lighting Design Alliance, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting-design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. In 2011, Chip was elected the incoming IES Vice-President.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA LU (Learning Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Lighting Research Center, RPI
Gurley Bldg — 3rd Floor
21 Union Street
Troy NY 12180

Cost:
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student

Time:
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

February Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

2/14/2012 - Incentive Based Lighting Efficiency Programs
Marilyn Keis-Hartunian (NYSEG), Thomas Coughlin (National Grid), and Michael Pioggia (NYSERDA)

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
Key objectives of the presentation will be a general overview of funding source(s), various incentive programs available, general practices and measures, and appropriate steps for lighting professionals to take in participating. Representatives from three of the region's Public Service Commission funded programs, New York State Electric and Gas - NYSEG, National Grid and New York Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA will share details on their current program offerings relative to lighting and lighting controls.

Presenter Bio:
Marilyn Keis-Hartunian is a 32 year employee of NYSEG. During the early part of her career, her work was in the areas of Energy Efficiency Programs and Electrical Safety and Conservation Education with School Districts. She then grew into Demand Side Management initiatives with schools and small commercial clientele. Today, Marilyn's primary work is in marketing efficiency and rate oriented solutions. Looking forward, she is growing into a role focused in Economic Development.

Thomas Coughlin is a Program Manager with National Grid. For over 20 years he has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of residential, commercial, industrial and government energy efficiency programs. Mr. Coughlin is part of National Grid's overall technical support team and manages National Grid's commercial/industrial efficient lighting program. He was a past chair of the CEE High Performance Lighting working group and a past board and council member for the NCQLP. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine.

Michael Pioggia works at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a Senior Project Manager in NYSERDA's Implementation Services Unit, specializing in Big Box retail. He has worked over fifteen years in the energy industry beginning as a Rochester Institute of Technology coop student for AWS TruePower and a Senior Project Engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

January Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

1/10/2012 - Lighting Programs, Standards, and Codes: Past, Present, and Future
Presented by Jeffrey Schwartz

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Learning Objectives:
The presentation will focus on the effect of lighting programs (incentives and/or voluntary standards), federal standards, energy codes, and building codes on lighting technology and design. The information presented will show how these various elements come together over time, and how emerging technologies become the new "best practice." The presentation will include a timeline for various federal lighting standards for 2012 and beyond such as incandescent, HID, and general service fluorescent lamps. Both the standards and compliant solutions will be included.

Presenter Bio:
Jeffrey Schwartz, ICF International has over 35 years in the lighting industry as a contractor, distributor, lighting designer, and consultant. In addition to his involvement in over 1,000 lighting projects, he provides guidance to US EPA, the Department of Energy, National Resources Canada, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, NYSERDA, and dozens of utilities. Mr. Schwartz was involved in the development of eight AIA approved lighting courses, has presented at LightFair, and has published numerous articles in lighting trade publications. He is a Section Past President of the Albany Illuminating Engineering Society, serves on the IES RP-1 Office Lighting Committee, and is the Examination Chairperson for the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

November Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

11/8/2011 - LED Lighting – Half-Baked or Ready for Prime Time?
Presented by Michael Stiller | Co-Sponsored by the Capital District USGBC

Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Event Description:
An overview of the knowledge required to choose LED fixtures that are appropriate, efficient, sustainable, and that deliver a high quality of light. This event is co-sponsored with the Capital District chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate the quality and reliability of LED lighting fixtures.
2. Compare LED lighting fixtures with regard to color consistency & efficacy.
3. Specify LED lighting fixtures to the relevant standards as defined by the IES and ANSI.
4. Analyze the economic feasibility of LED lighting fixtures vs. conventional lighting.

Presenter Bio:
Michael Stiller, LEED AP, IESNA, Practicing Affiliate IALD, has created architectural lighting designs for the museum, corporate, residential, retail, and performing arts markets over the past 25 years. In 1998, Michael founded Michael Stiller Design, where he directs a flexible workforce of designers, project managers, and programmers. He is a member of the board of directors of the USGBC New York Upstate Chapter, for which he conducts seminars and presentations for green building professionals and groups. Michael is also a guest lecturer for SUNY Ulster's Sustainable Building Advisors Program, and he leads regular webinars on Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings for the Association of Energy Engineers. Michael is currently at work on his first book, Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings, to be published by The Fairmont Press.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute Credit)
Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
$25 per IES or USGBC Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student
*USGBC members to register and check-in with their section at the meeting.

Time:
6:00pm to 7:00pm (Please note the earlier, 6:00p meeting time)
Please plan to arrive promptly at 5:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

October Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

10/11/2011 - The Rare Earth Oxide Metals Crisis
Presented by: Dan Ashline & Jeff Cassel

Event Description:
An overview of the recent rare earth oxide metals crisis and its affect on the lighting industry.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what Rare Earth Oxide Metals (Tri-Phosphors) are and their role in lighting industry.
• Explore the history of the rare earth oxide mines and how China became the sole supplier.
• Recognize the current financial situation: tariffs, projected shortages, and increasing costs.
• Discuss how fluorescent lamps may be affected.

Presenter Bio:
Dan has worked in the electrical installation industry since 1979. He was an electrician for 18 years before moving to sales in electrical distribution as a lighting specialist 8 years ago. Dan is the professional channel account manager for Philips Lighting in Upstate NY and VT.

Jeff has been actively involved in the lighting industry since 1996. During that time he has been a lighting showroom manager, a project estimator for contracting (distribution sales), and a lighting manufacturer's representative. He currently works for Philips as a specification sales manager for the mid-atlantic zone based out of the Syracuse area.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be e-mailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

Download the Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

September Meeting/Event

Meetings/Events are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.

9/13/2011 - Sustainable Design & Energy Management Through Addressable Lighting Controls
Presented by: Tom Hopper

Event Description:
An overview of addressable lighting controls systems and control strategies employed to maximize energy savings potential.

Learning Objectives:
• Define how "Addressable Lighting Controls" reduce carbon footprint while aiding in the design of energy efficient "sustainable" buildings;
• Identify six energy management strategies and their effect on energy efficiency while not compromising the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants in building;
• Evaluate the benefits a digital lighting control system can offer with respect to user comfort, safety and energy savings when compared to traditional analog lighting control systems;
• Analyze the benefits digital lighting controls can offer in the design of "Intelligent Buildings".

Presenter Bio:
Tom Hopper has acquired vast knowledge in the lighting retrofit industry throughout his career. He currently works for Encelium Technologies, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of addressable lighting controls for commercial buildings, as director of sales.

Course Credits:
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hour)
• 1 IES-CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
• 1 AIA-LU (American Institute of Architects—Learning Unit)
Certificate of Completion will be e-mailed to all attendees

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

Download the Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

May

5/10/2011 - Solar Powered Exterior Lighting
Presented by: James Brigagliano, LC, IESNA

Event Description:
Charge controlled stand-alone Photovoltaic (PV) exterior lighting systems will be discussed to provide the knowledge needed to successfully specify and apply this new technology.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the benefits of using solar powered lighting.
• Identify the components of an off-grid solar powered luminaire.
• Discuss how to choose a light source/luminaire.
• Describe how systems are sized to meet client's needs.
• Assess which applications are best suited for off-grid solar lighting.

Presenter Bio:
James has been in the electrical/lighting field for 8 years from specification to manufacturing. James has been with SELUX corporation for 3 years where he has worked as an applications specialist and now product manager. A personal interest and knowledge in renewable energy has led James to manage the development of new cutting edge solar lighting solutions.

Course Credits:
Course is eligible for 1 PDH (0.1 CEU, 1 IES-CEU) through a 10-question online quiz taken outside of the meeting. Information about the website will be given out by the presenter at the meeting.

When & Where:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Maggie's Cafe
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')
Light Fare Included / Cash Bar

Time:
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

Download the Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

Please Note: This will be the 2010—2011 year's final meeting. Meeting's for 2011—2012 will begin in September. Hope you have enjoyed this year's Albany-IES meetings and events. Have a wonderful summer!

April

4/12/2011 - Walking Tour of RPI's Lighting Research Center

Event Description:
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is the world's leading university based research and education organization devoted to lighting. The tour will be led by Jeremy Snyder, Manager of Lighting Programs and Mary Cimo, Manager of Research Communications. The tour guides will provide an overview of the LRC's 27,000 sq. ft. facilities including current and completed research projects.

LRC Background Information:
The LRC seeks to advance the effective use of lighting and thereby to create a positive legacy for society and the environment. The LRC serves as the pre-eminent source of objective, timely information about lighting technologies & applications, and about human response to light. The LRC is committed to influencing lighting practice through multidisciplinary research and demonstrations; educating the future leaders in lighting; encouraging a view of lighting wherein economic gains are balanced with environmental sustainability; delivering high quality products in a timely manner; and providing a collaborative working environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Course Credits
• Certificate of completion will be e-mailed to all attendees
• Tour's are not eligible for CEU's

When & Where:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lighting Research Center – Gurley Building
21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180

For More Information:
Lighting Research Center (LRC): www.lrc.rpi.edu/aboutUs

Cost:
$15 per IES Member
$20 per Non-Member
$5 per Student
(Remit payment at the door by cash or check made out to 'Albany IES')

Time:
6:45pm to 8:00pm
Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30pm in the downstairs lobby.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

Download the Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

March

3/8/2011 - Learning to See: A Matter of Light, Presented by renowned lighting designer: Howard Brandston

Event Description:
Howard Brandston has more than fifty years experience in lighting design, engineering and electronics, designing illumination for more than 2,500 commercial, institutional, residential and governmental projects. Mr. Brandston has received the Illuminating Engineering Society Medal, its highest honor, for his outstanding leadership in the lighting industry. He is the just the fourth designer to be so recognized by the IES.

In 2008, Mr. Brandston's book, Learning to See, A Matter of Light, was released followed by numerous worldwide positive reviews. The book covers the art of lighting design in the context of life. In his book, Mr. Brandston elaborates on the four elements he believes are integral into executing design: learning to see, taking responsibility, creativity, and communication.

This meeting will delve into discussions of the key topics in Mr. Brandston's book, select high profile projects he has worked on, as well as his role in the Illuminating Engineering Society through the years.

Course Credits
• 2 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hours), 0.2 CEU's, 2 IES-CEU, 2 AIA-LU's
• Certificate of completion will be e-mailed to all attendees

We hope you can join us for this informative discussion. We are confident you'll find the time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lighting Research Center – Gurley Building
21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180

For More Information:
Howard Branston: www.concerninglight.com
Lighting Research Center (LRC): www.lrc.rpi.edu/aboutUs

(Light Fare Menu Provided)

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member
$5 per Student

Time:
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please plan to arrive at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

Download the Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice

February

2/8/2011 - The Lighting Revolution Will Not Be Televised:Practical LED Design for the Future & Beyond, Presented by: Erik Frykholm

Event Description:
For years, professionals in the design community have been promised a lighting revolution through the technology of Light Emitting Diodes (LED). In recent years, significant advancements in performance and stricter energy codes have made this light source a viable option on many projects around the world. As with many new technologies, however, there is a great deal of misinformation about LED's in lighting and a great deal of un-trust about what designers are actually getting with this revolutionary light source. The goal of this presentation is to clearly explain the technologies behind LED light sources and how they operate in a lighting fixture. In addition, attendees will learn how designers can use this technology in appropriate ways today to not only conserve energy, but create impactful projects that interact with other sustainable technologies. Finally, participants will look at where LED lighting fixtures are going and how designers can prepare their buildings to incorporate the technology moving in the future. The course will feature a combination of multimedia presentations and hands on product for participants to work with.

Course Credits
• 1 PDH (NYS Professional Development Hours), 0.1 CEU's, 1 IES-CEU
• Certificate of completion will be e-mailed to all attendees

We hope you can join us for this informative discussion. We are confident you'll find the time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

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• Cash Bar / Light Fare Menu

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member

Time:
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please plan to arrive at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend:
Please simply e-mail your Name & IES membership status to: dscheffer@novusengineering.com

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January

1/11/2011 - Kelly Seeger Presents: "Wanted: A New Type of Lighting Professional"

Event Description:
The Albany Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society wishes to invite you to a presentation entitled "Wanted: A New Type of Lighting Professional" presented by Kelly Seeger.

Our presenter, Kelly Seeger, will discuss topics presented in her article "Wanted A New Type of Lighting Professional", hot off the presses of the December, 2010 issue of LD+A Magazine. Her primary role as an associate with ICF International is Account Manager for NYSERDA's Commercial Lighting Program (CLP). In this role, she promotes effective, energy-efficient lighting while providing program support to business partners in the lower Hudson Valley and NYC metro areas.

Ms. Seeger has eleven years experience working within the lighting industry in a number of areas including product development, testing and feasibility studies, specification sales, strategic marketing, consulting, technical specifications, and lighting design. Prior to joining ICF International, Ms. Seeger has held several positions including director of sales and marketing, metro NY regional sales manager, applications engineer, and lighting designer.

She has developed manufacturer continuing education programs accredited by the AIA and NCQLP and has presented lectures on solid - state lighting, occupancy control specification and use, energy codes and standards, energy efficiency initiatives, HID technologies, and accent and display lighting best practices.

Ms. Seeger holds a Master of Science Degree in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at RPI. She is Lighting Certified (LC) and a LEED Accredited Professional with the ID+C specialty. She has been an IES member since 2005 and currently holds the position of President of the New York City Section (IESNYC).

Learning Objectives:
After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Gain an understanding of the lighting industry including the state of lighting education, traditional roles for lighting professionals, and important credentials and organizations.
• Discuss a number of trends happening within the industry and how these trends may affect lighting professionals.
• Learn about the future lighting jobs on the horizon. We will identify several emerging jobs as well as several jobs that will become more widespread in the coming years.

Please join us for an interesting look at the lighting professional of the future!

Maggie's Café - http://maggiessportsbaralbany.com

When & Where:
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per Non-Member

Time:
7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Please plan to arrive at 6:30.

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November

11/9/2010 - LEED: Sustainable Strategies for Interior Lighting

Event Description:
The Albany Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) wishes to invite you to a presentation related to Energy Efficient Lighting entitled “LEED: Sustainable Strategies for Interior Lighting”.

Our presenter for this program will be Adrian Howitt. With 17 years experience in the lighting industry, Adrian brings a diverse range of skills, experience and enthusiasm to his role at Ledalite. Having spoken to many disciplines and trades during his career, Adrian is a confident, dynamic and engaging speaker who makes a special effort to continually teach “the art and science of lighting” to audiences of all levels. In the last year Adrian was invited to speak at Harvard to the Architecture Program as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Prior to joining Ledalite, Adrian worked as a technical lighting sales specialist at one of the largest lighting companies in Canada. Upon joining the Ledalite team in 2006, Adrian worked in both the Applications Engineering and the Sales departments.

Designed for Architects and other lighting professionals, this seminar will review strategic applications for interior lighting that can be used to maximize sustainability objectives for commercial spaces and qualify for LEED points.

Learning Objectives:
After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand specific LEED categories related to interior lighting and control strategies
• Learn how interior lighting practices can have a large impact on LEED projects
• Apply sustainable lighting strategies to meet progressive energy code requirements
• Integrate innovative lighting and control technologies for sustainable environments

We hope you can join us for this unique behind-the scenes tour and discussion.

Maggie’s Café - http://maggiessportsbaralbany.com

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Maggie's Café
1186 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per non-member

Time:
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Please plan to arrive by 6:30.

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October

10/12/2010 - Walking Tour of the Golub Corporation Headquarters Facility

Event Description:
The Albany Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) wishes to invite you to a site tour of the Golub Corporation Headquarters Facility, which features numerous sustainable design features and anticipates receiving a LEED Gold Certification. The tour will be led by Golub Corporation’s Bill Sweet, VP of Engineering Construction. Mr. Sweet should be able to provide insight into the design and construction process, and Golub Corporation’s pioneering commitment to Green design in their facilities and stores.

Thoughtful, green design practices were utilized in every step of this design. The new headquarters building is responsibly located within the city of Schenectady, anchoring the neighborhood and utilizing existing infrastructure networks. The facility features 100,464 sf of open office space on 5 floors. Fully automated, the building will yield huge energy savings due to its sophisticated energy management system incorporating automatic shades that raise and lower depending on solar impact as well as micro-turbines to generate electricity among other items. Some highlights of the tour will feature the unique lighting design of the fitness center, café, and office areas. Office lighting utilizes unique auto-dimming lighting at individual work stations. The design team of David Pfund, Elliptipar; Mike O'Hearn, TLC; and Donna Cregin, LightSpec will also be available to answer specific questions regarding the lighting design.

Optional gathering for food, beverages, and carpooling will be at:
Katie O’Byrne’s - 121 Wall Street, Schenectady, New York.
Please plan to arrive prior to 6:00pm if you’d like to carpool.
www.katieobyrnes.com

We hope you can join us for this unique behind-the scenes tour and discussion.

When & Where:
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Golub Corporation Headquarter
461 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Cost:
$5 per Student
$15 per IES Member
$20 per non-member

Time:
6:45 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Please meet promptly at 6:30 in the downstairs lobby.

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September

9/14/2010 - Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls - Control Strategies for Existing Regulatory and Incentive Programs

Event Description:
The Albany Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) wishes to invite you to a presentation related to Energy Efficient Lighting Controls entitled “Energy-Efficient Lighting Controls- Control Strategies for Existing Regulatory and Incentive Programs” by speaker Larry Zoll.

Mr. Zoll’s passion for lighting and lighting controls has developed over a decade of diverse practical experience in the lighting industry, from theatrical electrician to programmer to systems designer. Currently, in addition to his design work, Mr. Zoll is the Northeast Regional Controls Specialist for Cooper Controls. Mr. Zoll holds a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from the University of Maryland.

This program will discuss the important role energy-efficient lighting controls play in maintaining compliance with codes and helping Clients to optimize available incentives.

Beyond energy savings, many energy codes now incentivize or require the use of energy efficient lighting controls. Those energy codes include: LEED, ASHRAE 90.1, Title 24, the Commercial Building Tax Deduction, and State Utility Energy Efficiency and Demand Response programs. We will discuss how to best take advantage of various control strategies to maximize both energy savings and financial returns.

We hope you will join us for this informative and unique discussion. We are confident you’ll find the time well spent.

We hope you will join us for this informative and unique discussion. We are confident you’ll find the time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12207

Cost:
$25 per IES Member
$35 per non member

Time:
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Please plan to arrive by 6:30 PM

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November

11/10/2009 - Light and Human Health: Bridging Science to Applications

Event Description:
The Albany Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) wishes to invite you to a presentation on the topic of Light and Human Health by speaker Dr. Mariana Figueiro, of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This lecture will provide the audience with a summary of the cuttingedge research on the physiological effects of light on human health and well-being, including a discussion about the lighting characteristics affecting the visual and circadian systems. Truths and myths about the impact of light on health and well-being will be discussed. Lighting design requirements integrating vision and circadian systems and tentative recommendations for lighting practice will be presented.

Mariana Figueiro is an Assistant Professor at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the director of the light and health program at the LRC. She also teaches Human Factors in Lighting and Light and Health course in the LRC’s MS in Lighting program. She holds an BS in architectural engineering, a MS in Lighting and a PhD in interdisciplinary science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her masters and PhD dissertation research focused in the area of the human circadian response to light. She received the 2007 NYSTAR James D. Watson Award and the 2008 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

Come learn about the Truth and Myths surrounding the impact light has on human health and well-being.

Architects, engineers, interior designers, lighting specifiers, and anyone interested in having a better understanding of this topic.

We hope you will join us for this informative presentation. We are confident you will find it time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please plan to arrive by 6:30 PM

Cost:
$35 per IES Member
$45 per non member

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March

3/10/2009 - A Case Study: T5 Fluorescent High Bay & Wireless Lighting Controls

Event Description:
Jennifer Brons, M.S. is a research scientist and adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC). She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from U.C. Berkeley (cum laude) and her M.S. in lighting from Rensselaer. Since 1997, her work at the LRC has focused on lighting design applications and human factor studies for new lighting technologies. She teaches lighting design and develops educational material for specifiers about how to use lighting more effectively. She heads the “DELTA” Program, a series of lighting case studies that are available to the public online. Ms Brons also coordinates the light pollution program entitled, “Outdoor Site Lighting Performance” on behalf of lighting companies in North America and Europe.

Ms. Brons will present the results of a field test of T5 fluorescent luminaires and wireless motion-sensor lighting controls at a distribution center warehouse in Albany, N.Y. The field test in this high-bay environment included illuminance measurements, energy savings calculations, verification of system component operation, and worker feedback. The results are published in a DELTA case study publication posted on the LRC website. The research was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

We hope you will join us for this informative presentation. We are confident you will find it time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Please plan to arrive by 6:30 PM

Cost:
$20 per IES Member
$25 per non member

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February

2/10/2009 - Paint Your World with Light

Event Description:
Jan Moyer, an internationally known lighting designer and recipient of many design awards lived & worked on the West Coast for nearly 20 years before moving back to the East Coast in 1997. She has judged lighting competitions, been published extensively including Forbes Life, Landscape Architect & Specifier News, and The Seattle Times. She has taught all over the world since serving as teaching assistant for her undergraduate lighting course at Michigan State University. Ms. Moyer’s practice has included interior, commercial, and residential lighting, but her emphasis shifted to landscape lighting in 1983.

Ms. Lennox-Moyer shares the lighting issues necessary to consider for creating successful, cohesive luminous compositions. Jan will focus on the issues to think about when evaluating a site, during conceptual design planning, and specific issues to consider for plant materials. Jan will show day and night comparisons, the she will discuss how lighting planning needs to consider all the changes the garden will experience over time, and, as always, provide practical application information.

Jan is the author of the internationally acclaimed professional book on the subject of landscape lighting titled The Landscape Lighting Book, originally published in 1992 by John Wiley and Sons. The second edition released in March 2005 has three new chapters on documentation and garden evolution and an extensive drawing appendix.

Ms. Moyer will share how she visualizes an outdoor space to create a night environment. Ms. Moyer will address documentation issues and techniques showing examples of conceptual design imagery through working drawings into record documentation. Perhaps the most important issue Jan will cover is the need for and how to plan and implement an on-going maintenance strategy.

Jan is committed to sharing her knowledge and striving to raise the bar for the landscape lighting industry, as she would love everyone to be able to enjoy our planets’ garden spaces after dark.

We hope you will join us for this informative presentation. We are confident you will find it time well spent.

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Maggie’s Café
1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please plan to arrive by 6:30 PM

Cost:
$35 per IES Member
$45 per non member

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