The Minneapolis–Saint Paul Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.
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IES MSP Holiday Service Project & Social
TUESDAY, December 13, 2022
4:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please join IES MSP for some holiday giving and cheer with a Feed My Starving Children service project and social gathering at Davis & Associates. This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, do good and celebrate the holiday season. There will be great work, conversation, beverages, and appetizers. We look forward to seeing you!
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
Time: 4:15 – 8:00 pm
This event is free to attend, however, registration is required so that we know how many volunteers we will have for the service project.
Please register by Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
This presentation provides an overview of the elements of sustainability and how to best specify sustainably designed luminaires.
- Recognize the key elements of sustainability & their impacts including Embodied & Operational Carbon, Materials Responsibility & Workplace Social Responsibility
- Understand the various methods of assessing sustainability including Life Cycle Assessments & Materials Transparency
- Gain a working knowledge of the luminaire related sustainability requirements of WELL, LEED and The Living Building Challenge
- Apply the principals discussed to specify the most environmentally responsible lighting equipment for your project.
Please register by noon on Monday, January 16.
Scott Roos is the Vice President, Sustainability & Business Optimization, Specialty Lighting Group at Acuity Brands. 2023 marks Scott’s 45th year in lighting, a career that has encompassed product design, marketing, product management, strategy development and lighting education. Products Scott has worked on have earned numerous patents and awards including the Industrial Design Excellence Award and LightFair’s Most Innovative Product and Technical Innovation awards. He has always been involved in pushing the envelope for critical topics of the time, from developing the first low voltage accent lighting products in the 80’s to helping advance CFL general illumination downlighting in the 90s to driving the development of the first commercially viable LED track and recessed solutions in the early 2000s. Most recently Scott has been a grain of sand in the oyster to encourage us to embrace wellness and sustainability as fundamental elements of good lighting. Scott has a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and an MBA from De Paul University. He is currently serving as a member of the IES Sustainability Committee which is updating the LP10 Sustainable Lighting Practice document.
“Lighting WELL: Lighting
and the WELL Building Standard”
TUESDAY, February 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Approved for 1 CEU
Please join IES MSP for a “Lighting WELL: Lighting and the WELL Building Standard” virtual program on Tuesday, February 14 at 12 pm featuring Greg Quintero, Specification Sales Lead at Signify.
We know how to design environments that fuel our bodies, keep us moving, inspire our best work and facilitate a good night’s sleep. The Well Building Standard endeavors to provide an evidence-based process to validate an approach to design for environmental health and well-being. This seminar explores methods to achieve health and well-being in the Light Concept of the 2019 Well Buildings Standard version 2.0 as it pertains to both electric and daylighting sources. We spend more than 90% of our lives indoors. Studies show strong links between better views, brighter light, and better performance in office environments. The Well Light Concept promotes exposure to light and aims to create lighting environments that are optimal for visual, mental, and biological health. Discover how the Standard supports circadian stimulus, hormone levels and the sleep-wake cycles of occupants derived through scientific and medical knowledge to promote alertness, better performance, and better sleep quality while potentially reducing obesity, diabetes, depression, breast cancer, sleep disorders and more.
Please register by noon on Monday, February 13, 2023
Today’s lighting control systems integrate a number of devices and can work with HVAC, A/V, security, and other building systems. Integrating these within a building automation system (BAS) can yield significant benefits, from maximizing energy savings and cost efficiencies to making the building more responsive to occupants and able to enact IoT strategies. In some projects, the lighting controls design may be integral to the BAS, and coordination may be the responsibility of the control system designer. This seminar will help designers articulate BAS intent, identify integration points, and produce a comprehensive sequence of operations.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. in person or 5:00 p.m. virtually
Where: Virtual and in-person
Cost: $10 Virtual, $25 in-person
In-person Location: Pulse Products, 6130 Blue Circle Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343
Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, CLCP, IESNA is vice chair of the Lighting Controls Association and director of industry and market engagement for Digital Lumens/Encelium. A 32-year industry veteran, he previously served as director of marketing, VP of sales and specification business manager for major lighting manufacturers. He serves on the IES Lighting and Controls Commissioning Committee, DoE Integrated Lighting Campaign, past education chair for the Dallas Section and founded the Home Lighting Control Alliance.
C. Webster Marsh loves talking about lighting controls. He owns Penumbra Controls, co-hosts the Lighting Controls Podcast, and serves as a project manager for Boston Illumination Group. His vast knowledge of and experience in the controls segment lends credence to his frequent contribution to the Lighting Controls Association. Webster is also an instructor for the Southern California Edison Energy Education Centers.
Please register by noon on Monday, March 13, 2023
“Recent ASHRAE & IECC Energy Code Changes – What You Need To Know”
Approved for 1 CEU
Please join IES-MSP on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 for our discussion about recent ASHRAE & IECC energy code changes.
Where: NV5 Inc., 1450 Energy Park Drive, Ste 300, St Paul, MN 55108
$25 – members
$30 – non-members
$15 – emerging professionals
Jeff Boumeester has worked with the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin specification and distribution community for over 30 years to design, specify, and commission lighting and lighting control systems. He has conducted numerous presentations regarding the Department of Energy Code requirements and energy efficient LED lighting strategies.
Please register by Friday, April 7, 2023
Join us for the last IES MSP meeting until fall of 2023! We will have social hour from 6:00-7:30 at the Normandy Kitchen (in the Normandy Inn).
Social hour will include: information on how and why to be an IES member, benefits and information about our local Section, and just socializing with each other. Did you know the Normandy used to be the home base for all IES MSP meetings?
At 7:15-7:30 we will walk over to the 333 South 7th St. building and do a mini-exterior tradeshow. Various manufacturers will be shown so you can review fixtures, then when the sun begins to set we will plug them all in and light up various surfaces of the building to see performance as well.
Parking: Street parking is available, or the Normandy does have a surface lot. Use the entrance at 7th St and 4th Ave.
No charge for the event. Individuals will be responsible for drinks at the Normandy.
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
405 S 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mini-Trade Show (starts at 7:30 pm):
333 South 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Please register by noon on Monday, May 4, 2023
Fort Snelling Visitor Center Tour
and Social Hour
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Please join IES MSP for a tour of the recently renovated Fort Snelling Visitors Center and Plank Museum. Rich Rummel, Jessie Cogswell and Gopher Stage Lighting will be there to talk about their hand in the lighting and controls. After the tour join us at the Tipsy Steer at 5000 Hiawatha Ave for some social time. Appetizers will be provided.
Originally built in 1904 as US Army Cavalry barracks, and later converted to an outpatient VA Clinic in 1946, the building was abandoned in 1989 and sat vacant for several decades, with no power, water, or HVAC.
In June 2020, work began to rehabilitate the building into the new Plank Museum & Visitor Center as part of the Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization Project. This included interior demolition and hazardous material abatement, and the rehabilitation of historic wood floors and windows. New walls went up, new stair structures were built, and existing plaster walls and ceilings were repaired.
IES Members: $20
Please register by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023