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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“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
“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!
Complete details coming soon!