Events

The Boston Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers.

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Sep
22
Sun
Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
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, bench marks 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.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Jan
14
Tue
SolBe Learning Center – Project Tour @ SolBe Learning Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section for a tour of the SolBe Learning Center, an early childhood development and daycare center located in Chestnut Hill. The project, designed by Supernormal and lighting design by Lam Partners, has received numerous awards including a BSA award for Small Firms Design, and an IES Award of Merit in 2019. Dan Weissman and Maggie Golden of Lam Partners will lead the tour and share lighting concepts used in this innovative educational space.

Tickets
$5 IES Member Ticket
$10 Non-Member Ticket

Dan Weissman designs luminous environments as a Senior Associate and Director of Lam Labs at Lam Partners. A Registered Architect and award-winning Lighting Designer, Dan leads the firm’s endeavors in digital technologies, daylighting design, and academic engagement. In addition to professional practice, he teaches lighting and daylighting courses at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has published articles and peer-reviewed daylighting research. In 2018 Dan was listed as one of 40 under 40 international Lighting Designers by Lighting Magazine.

Maggie designs and manages lighting and daylighting projects at Lam Partners, with 4 years of experience at the firm. With a background in architectural engineering and extensive expertise in digital simulation technologies, Maggie contributes new and creative ideas on the use of light, across many projects. She has also taught lighting design at the Boston Architectural College, and holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State.

May
28
Thu
[CANCELED] IES Boston Illumination Awards Gala @ Renaissance Waterfront
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been canceled. Our Section leadership is currently evaluating the program schedule for the remainder of the Summer.

Jun
4
Thu
Virtual Trivia Game Night
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Virtual Trivia Game Night

 

Join the IALD, DLF, + IES for a virtual game night!

In a time when we can’t be together in person, we want to connect all of our members with an evening of games and laughter. Participants will have the option to play a series of trivia games with the chance to win fun prizes. Those that wish to just spectate can join the meetup without playing and laugh along with the hilarity of the games.

Meeting invite and further information will be provided via email after registration.

Jun
10
Wed
Virtual Meeting: K-12 Educational Design: Light and Health Applications – How Can We Apply Light to Promote Health and Well-Being?
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 
Virtual MeetingIt is now well accepted that light can have a profound effect on health and well-being via its impact on the human circadian system. Light is the major synchronizer of circadian rhythms to the local position on Earth. Exposure to little light during the day or too much light at night can disrupt the circadian system and circadian disruption has been linked to a series of maladies. With the advent of solid-state lighting, the possibilities seem endless. But, what is healthy lighting? How can one effectively and comfortably implement it? Do we need to use “blue-enriched” light to achieve our goals? This workshop will answer these questions by providing tips on how to develop lighting solutions that are effective for health and well-being, while still delivering good lighting for visibility and comfort.

This meeting is being jointly hosted by the BSA K-12 Educational Design Community and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

Please RSVP to receive join information for this Zoom webinar. This information will be included in your confirmation email.

FigueiroPRESENTER: Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D.,
Mariana is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999. Dr. Figueiro is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. In 2013 she was elected Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research, which is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

The 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 28th and August 31st – September 4th
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
10
Thu
Guidelines for Specifying Light Fixtures in WELL Projects; What to Consider and What to Avoid @ Virtual - Platform and login details provided after registration
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the  IES Boston and Rhode Island Section for a presentation by Shahrzad Abtahi and Caitlin Toczko on specifying light fixtures for WELL projects. As members of the lighting community, we keep hearing about  the WELL standard. There has been an explosion of interest in the idea of buildings as health intervention tools. This new standard focusing on human health crossed the 205 million square feet threshold for registered and certified projects in 39 countries around the world and it is becoming a popular trend in the building industry.

Spaulding Rehab Center: Boston MA, Architect: Perkins + Will

One chapter of the WELL standard is dedicated to lighting. It provides guidelines for minimizing disturbance to human body’s circadian system, increasing productivity and providing appropriate visual acuity. The new version of WELL (i.e., V2) provides more flexibility and options for lighting designer to illuminate a “WELL lit” space.

WELL defines new standards for visual comfort and it adapts new metrics for circadian rhythm lighting. Achieving these goals would only be possible by specifying pertinent products for each application. Although these guidelines are fairly straightforward, and it’s been about 1 year since the release of V2, it seems that gathering all required data is not easily feasible for lighting designers. Despite the high demand, many lighting manufactures don’t provide all the required information that lighting designers need for specifying right fixtures for WELL projects.

This seminar gives an overview of the lighting requirements in WELL standard and  will focus on key factors that lighting designers need to consider before specifying lighting fixtures. It provides practical recommendations and strategies for both lighting designers and manufacturers who are interested in WELL or are working on a project pursuing WELL certification.

Shahrzad Abtahi is the director of lighting design at Lightcraft and she is the head of Lighting Group at Boston’s office. She was one of the first lighting designers to earn WELL accreditation and teaches lighting and design courses at Suffolk University and Boston Architectural College. She is a frequent speaker at multiple lighting and architectural conferences throughout the country. In march 2018, Shahrzad was named as one of North America’s top 40 under 40 lighting designers under 40 by lighting magazine.

Caitlin Toczko is a senior lighting designer and project manager with Lightcraft. Her work includes ambitious WELL and LEED projects for Yale, UConn, Fairfield University, Mathworks, WorkBar and Delos. Caitlin holds an M.S. in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a professional member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

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

Oct
29
Thu
GUV Lighting: Benefits and Challenges for Lighting Designers @ Virtual Meeting - Login information provided upon registration
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, facility owners and managers have sought solutions for making their buildings safe for occupants.  Germicidal ultraviolet lighting (GUV) has been understood as an effective disinfectant since the 1930s, and recent research has confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 is effectively made inactive with UV-C light[1].   The biggest issue is how best to harness GUV light to fight this pandemic and the spread of the virus.  What is the role of GUV light to protect human health in buildings?

A panel of experts will present the benefits and challenges of GUV lighting from the perspective of scientific research, real-world applications and GUV lighting manufacturer.  This presentation will answer critical questions regarding GUV lighting including:  What are the best applications of GUV in buildings?  How is GUV light disinfection effectiveness measured?  What is the most effective GUV spectral range for fighting COVID-19?  Should lighting designers implement GUV lighting into their designs?  What are the right specification requirements for GUV lighting?

 

Panelist:

Danuel Carr
Research Staff
Lighting Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Steve Di Giacomo, PE, CEM, BCxP, GBE
Principal Design
Commissioning, Energy & UVGI Dosing Engineer at EMA
Energy Management Associates, Inc.

David Venhaus
Manager, Training and Curriculum Development
Lighting Solution Center
Hubbell Lighting

 

Facilitator:

Edward Bartholomew, IALD, LC, LEED AP
Principal
Bartholomew Lighting

 

Webinar structure:

Announcements: (5 minutes)
Alexandra Gadawski, IES Boston Section President

Intro: (10 minutes)
Edward Bartholomew

Panelist One: (15 minutes)
Danuel Carr

Panelist Two(15 minutes)
Steve Di Giacomo

Panelist Three (15 minutes)
David Venhaus

Q&A (15 to 30 minutes)  

 

This session is approved for 1 LU AIA/HSW with the following learning objectives:

    1. 1. Understand the role of Germicidal ultraviolet lighting as a disinfectant.
    1. 2. Review the issues around harnessing GUV to limit the spread of Covid-19.
    1. 3. Learn the appropriate applications of GUV and understand how disinfection effectiveness is measured.
    1. 4. Discuss which GUV spectral range is appropriate for limiting the spread of Covid-19 and the specification requirements.

A link to sign up for the credit will be provided during the Q&A portion of the session.

 

[1] C.S. Heilingloh et al. / American Journal of Infection Control 00 (2020) 1-3

Dec
3
Thu
ABX 2020 – TH14: Demystifying Lighting from Specification to Installation @ Virtual - Platform and login details provided after registration
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

When it comes to the lighting design process, even seasoned professionals may not always be aware of all those involved outside of their own industry. From architects and engineers to manufacturers, distributors, product reps, and contractors—lighting design involves the expertise of numerous professionals across all fields. Ensuring successful lighting design means ensuring that all players involved are aware of what others are contributing at what stage of the process. “Demystifying” the roles, value, and expectations of all involved opens the door for more effective communication and specifications—critical to the delivery of a successful project that is consistent with the original design intentions. This workshop aims to equip both emerging and seasoned professionals with a better understanding of the process, greater confidence in their interactions with others involved, and a clear path to improving the specifications they provide.