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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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
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. 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?
Lighting Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Steve Di Giacomo, PE, CEM, BCxP, GBE
Commissioning, Energy & UVGI Dosing Engineer at EMA
Energy Management Associates, Inc.
Manager, Training and Curriculum Development
Lighting Solution Center
Edward Bartholomew, IALD, LC, LEED AP
Announcements: (5 minutes)
Alexandra Gadawski, IES Boston Section President
Intro: (10 minutes)
Panelist One: (15 minutes)
Panelist Two(15 minutes)
Steve Di Giacomo
Panelist Three (15 minutes)
Q&A (15 to 30 minutes)
This session is approved for 1 LU AIA/HSW with the following learning objectives:
- 1. Understand the role of Germicidal ultraviolet lighting as a disinfectant.
- 2. Review the issues around harnessing GUV to limit the spread of Covid-19.
- 3. Learn the appropriate applications of GUV and understand how disinfection effectiveness is measured.
- 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.
 C.S. Heilingloh et al. / American Journal of Infection Control 00 (2020) 1-3
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.
Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section, and the Boston Society of Architects K-12 Education Design Committee for a presentation on germicidal ultraviolet lighting solutions for schools.
During this COVID-19 Pandemic, K-12 School Facility Managers have sought solutions for making their schools safe for students, teachers, and staff. Germicidal ultraviolet lighting (GUV) has been understood as an effective germicidal 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. 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 children and care providers?
A Lighting Designer and a Mechanical Engineer will present the benefits and unique challenges of applying GUV lighting solutions in K-12 schools. This presentation will answer critical questions regarding GUV lighting including: What are the best applications of GUV in K-12 Schools? How is GUV light disinfection effectiveness measured? What is the most effective GUV spectral range and dosage for fighting COVID-19? How can K-12 Schools safely deploy GUV without risks to students, teachers or staff. Is GUV part of a long-term solution to mitigate germs and viruses in schools?
1 LU/HSW credit available pending approval.
This is a Free event with registration through the BSA website here.
Edward Bartholomew, IALD, LC, LEED AP
Principal Bartholomew Lighting
Edward H. Wellington
Project Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer
Consulting Engineering Services
Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island section for a panel discussion on material transparency and industry sustainability practices. The architectural industry has made large strides in the last 5-10 years in its sustainable product offerings, building practices, cleaner materials, and regenerative ideals. But where does this leave the lighting industry? While some may bring up the substantial reductions in energy usage with LED technology, we must pause and ask ourselves if better efficiency and lower wattage are enough. Stacked up next to the architectural offerings, we have a long road ahead of us to get up to speed with the rest of the movement regarding luminaire material transparency and climate impact. While we may be able to boast high efficacy, have we considered how our luminaries are made, what materials are being used, how they are harvested, and where the products go at the end of their useful life? Are we asking for PVC free wire casings and Environmental Product Declarations? Where do we stand in our education, progress, and practice?
This session will begin with a summary of a sustainability survey by a group of lighting designers which gauged lighting manufacturers’ present and future practices regarding material transparency, climate impact, and social health and equity. Some of the lesser-known components of the survey, such as the Red List, EPD’s, and Declare & Just labels, will be further examined. A panel discussion of industry experts will subsequently discuss next steps in self-organization facilitating the establishment of recommended guidelines around production and specification of luminaires that are both high performing and sustainably manufactured. Additional discussion topics will include how to hold sustainable business practices at different scales of business, as well as the choice to publicly share measured sustainable manufacturing practices, such as through Declare labels. The session will conclude with questions and participation from audience members.