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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“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
“Lighting Maintenance and Management in an LED World”
TUESDAY, November 14, 2023
KFI Engineers, 670 County Rd B W, Roseville, MN 55113
Please join IES MSP for the “Lighting Maintenance and Management in an LED World” program on November 14.
We will look at how the world of lighting maintenance, performance, troubleshooting and warranty has changed with LED. Learning objectives for this program include:
- NALMCO-IES & Lighting industry collaboration
- Lighting Retrofits – Design and recommended practices
- LED lighting maintenance and cleaning – recommended practices
- Resources for troubleshooting and warranty
- Industry certifications
4:30-5:00 PM: Registration and Box Dinner
5:00-6:00 PM: Presentation
670 County Rd B West
St. Paul, MN 55113
IES Member $25.00
Registration deadline is Friday, November 10 Thank you!
Approved for 1 AIA/CEU credit
Please join IES-MSP for our next event on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 for a lunch presentation of “Demystifying DMX“. Our presenter Jeff James, Senior Product Manager for Fresco and Pathway products at Acuity Brands Lighting, will provide a presentation on the history of lighting control, the evolution of DMX as an industry standard, DMX in the commercial lighting market, and how DMX works.
DMX protocol and its predecessors have long been considered the exclusive realm of theatres and entertainment venues. This program will set the foundation for the modern use of DMX by investigating the history of stage lighting, the need and development of a Theatrical Industry Standard, and why DMX has made the migration to commercial lighting by providing an overview of potential protocol use cases, basic operation and functionality.
- Recall the history of Lighting Control
- Summary of the evolution of DMX as an industry Standard
- Discuss how DMX may be applied in commercial applications.
- Describe how DMX Functions
Featured Speaker: Jeff James has been in the Lighting Controls industry for over 20 years. Before entering the controls arena, he was a Network Admin, setting up and running small to medium size company networks. When starting off in lighting controls he did both take offs and quotations when he wasn’t in the field performing troubleshooting and startup. He has worked the phones as tech support and moved through the ranks to manager the Controls Support group for Acuity Brands. He then decided to move over to the product side of the business and worked as Product Support Manager helping support the product groups and engineers to get product launched, specs sheets created, and documentation out to the masses. For the past 2 years he has worked as Senior Product Manager for Pathway Connectivity where he works with Pathway Dealers and Acuity sales agents to determine what is next for the Pathway portfolio.
11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
12:00-100 PM: Presentation
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55413
IES Member $25.00
Registration deadline is Friday, December 8. Thank you!
Please join IES MSP for a “Change in thought for Exterior Lighting” virtual program on Tuesday, January 9 at 12 pm featuring Nick Mesler, PE, Director of Business Solutions at Evari GIS Consulting.
After attending this virtual program, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the benefits of public engagement in developing lighting master plans, emphasizing equity and responsibility in public lighting projects.
2. Learn practical data-driven strategies to support decision-making for city leaders, prioritizing funding for public lighting while considering safety, character, equity, and responsibility.
3. Recognize the intrinsic values of streetlighting and its interaction with various disciplines, understanding its role in supporting social benefits beyond energy savings and standards.
4. Apply practical strategies to integrate streetlighting considerations into comprehensive planning and design processes, balancing competing needs, prioritizing resources, and promoting equitable distribution through collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
Please register by Monday, January 8, 2024
Featured Speaker: Nick Mesler, PE is the Director of Operations at Evari GIS Consulting. Nick graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 and brings seven years of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering experience to the team. His experience has been focused on traffic operations support for planning and design projects related to active transportation, citywide plans, and private development. He has GIS applicable experience in large-scale data collection, geospatial data analytics, parking demand management, community outreach, safe routes to school, traffic safety plans, and policy development. Nick is based out of Portland, Oregon, and supports clients throughout the Pacific Northwest region and the United States.
Please join IES MSP for a “Integrated Ceiling and Lighting Solutions” program on Tuesday, February 13 from 4:30-6:30 pm featuring Daniela Mainz, Armstrong World Industries, and John Richardson, JLC Tech.
This one-hour seminar will focus on understanding the importance of pre-engineering ceiling and lighting integration. It will cover common construction issues caused by uncoordinated ceiling and light conditions. The course introduces and educates participants on the value associated with pre-engineered ceiling and lighting solutions, as well as the health, safety, and wellness contributions of good lighting practices.
Dinner and drink tickets will be provided.
Please register by Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Please join IES MSP for a “How Tech is Changing Lighting Design Calculations” program on Tuesday, March 12 from 4:30-6:30 pm featuring Dan Glaser, PhD, IES at DAVIS and Associates in Eagan.
Lighting design is a complex profession, whose tools have struggled to keep up with the pace of design. Glaser will briefly review historical methods for calculations and move onto new paradigms for lighting analysis. They will also discuss how core technologies such as the web, cloud computing, BIM, daylight, and artificial intelligence are shaping a new generation of design tools. This presentation will cover how these advances are changing the practice of lighting design.
● Attendees will be able to detail how cloud computing is changing design workflows
● Attendees will understand how they can leverage cloud storage to compare and access designs more easily
● Attendees will learn how BIM and raytracing are providing more detailed analysis with less work for lighting designers.
● Attendees will be able to see how artificial intelligence can make IES recommendations more accessible.
Featured Speaker: Dan Glaser
Dan Glaser is a lighting design tool builder with a passion for participatory design, lighting science and application, and technology. He is the Principal of LightStanza, the lighting industry’s first cloud-based lighting analysis tool. While a doctoral student in computer science and architecture at Berkeley, Glaser started his research in this area being awarded an IES Alan Lucas Memorial Scholarship. Glaser has since garnered research grants from the US Department of Energy and other sources and has published in leading Building and Computer Science journals including Building and Environment. Glaser has also taught classes at the University of Colorado, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at leading Lighting and Sustainability industry events. For over a decade, Glaser has been an active member of different IES technical committees. In addition to his work, Glaser is a vegetarian and enjoys riding his fold-up bike between meetings and to and from airports.
Light dinner and beverages will be provided.
Please register by Wednesday, March 6, 2024