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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Please join IES MSP for a “Lighting for Livestock Animals” virtual program on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 3 pm featuring Aaron Stephan.
Learning objectives for this program:
• Review our understanding of visual and non-visual perception mechanisms in poultry and how this affects their reproductive physiology.
• Highlight our recent work to develop a “lighting recipe” for efficient and welfare-enhancing growth in chickens.
• Present data on how lighting is being used for biosecurity applications within the animal agriculture segment.
Aaron Stephan brings over 15 years of scientific research experience spanning Microbiology to Plant Science to Vertebrate Sensory Biology. In his role as Director of Biological Research and Development, Aaron leads photobiological research activities to develop new technologies that integrate light’s influence on physiology and welfare in poultry and livestock. Aaron conducts and coordinates research between industry partners, academic teams, and ONCE’s own laboratories, research farm, and lighting expert colleagues at Signify.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in Biology from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining ONCE, Aaron was a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the International Poultry Welfare Alliance.
Complete details for the 2022 Fundamentals of Lighting will be available in early 2022.
Complete details coming soon!
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
Service project (starts at 4:15 pm):
Feed My Starving Children.
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136
Eagan, MN 55121
Social (starts at 6:30 pm): Drinks and appetizers will be at
Davis & Associates office
1305 Corporate Center Drive Ste. 150
Eagan MN 55121
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