IES Webinar Series
Each month, the IES presents a live webinar on topics we believe will be beneficial to our membership and the public at large. We are excited to offer you this education oriented program where you can expand your knowledge about lighting and earn IES continuing education credits (CEUs). We hope that you will join us. Consult the listing below for upcoming webinars. For the benefit of our members, we also list our webinar schedule in IES NEWS that is distributed every other week to IES members. We look forward to your participation. If you have general questions about the webinars, please forward them to Tom Butters, Director of Education

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No credits are given to those who log in exclusively by phone.

Webinars are free for IES Members; Non-Members: $20
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ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Model

December 13th 12:00 PM ET
The Illuminating Engineering Society is a co-sponsor of Standard 90.1 along with ASHRAE. ASHRAE published an addendum and responded to comments on the addendum related to Standard 90.1. The addendum will establish the lighting power density values for Standard 90.1-2019. The focus of the webinar will be how the lighting model works and the inputs and outputs of the model. Presenters on the webinar include IES members: Kelly Seeger (Lighting Subcommittee Chair), Marty Salzberg, and Michael Myer. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Marty SalzbergMarty Salzberg was an architectural lighting consultant for more than thirty years, designing mostly institutional projects such as performing arts centers, libraries, schools and hospitals, as well as large site projects. Her work was honored with multiple industry awards for design and energy efficiency. As a member of the IES, Marty has taught sections of the FoL class in NYC, has been a member of the Library Lighting Committee since 2003 and is currently the Chair. She is a Professional Member of the IALD, serving as the IALD representative to the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 code committee. Marty teaches NYC energy code at the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx) and teaches lighting design at NY School of Interior Design.

Michael MyerMichael Myer has worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for more than 10 years. Michael primarily supports the Department of Energy in his work. Both regulatory and voluntary market transformation work is included in Michael’s portfolio. Within the regulatory field, Michael has supported Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards program as well as now the Building Energy Codes Program. On the market transformation side, Michael is technical lead for Department of Energy’s Better Building Alliances. Michael has experience with field demonstrations involving lighting and advanced controls. Michael has an M.S. in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining the lab, Michael was an architectural lighting designer in New York.

Kelly SeegerKelly Seeger is Technical Policy Manager for Signify where she leads building codes and standards activities for North America, advising company business groups, market teams, and researchers on implications for products and systems from pre-development through installation. She serves as Lighting Subcommittee Chair of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1 and is also active in the development of CA T24 and IECC and is involved with key organizations relevant to building efficiency, green building standards & codes, energy rating and benchmarking, and smart buildings. Kelly has worked in lighting and energy efficiency in the U.S. for nearly twenty years; her experience includes lighting design and application, strategic planning, voice of customer and market analysis, presentation and training, and energy efficiency & transformative market consulting. She holds M.S. Lighting and B.S. Building Sciences degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is Past President of the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Introduction to Visible Light Disinfection

January 17th 12:00 PM ET
Bacterial infections are pervasive, costly and deadly. Today, and every day in the United States, over 270 people will die from a Healthcare Acquired Infection. And it seems like every day, there’s another foodborne illness outbreak, another multimillion-dollar food product recall, another alarm about antibiotic resistant infections. One valuable new tool in the battle against the risks of infection is Visible Light Disinfection. This seminar will help you understand this new technology, how mainstream customers are using it today, and what you need to know to speak about it intelligently. We’ll cover:

  1. The problem: basic issues and statistics
  2. The types of customers/environments that have infection control needs
  3. How visible light disinfection works and how it addresses customer needs
  4. Common questions & concerns (Is it safe? How does it differ from UV? Etc.)
  5. How to differentiate yourself by educating and adding value to clients
  6. Q&A

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

David HaarDavid Haar is the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Vital Vio. He has over 30 years of experience in branding, communications, lead generation, research, analytics, and product management, domestically and globally. He brings extensive marketing leadership experience to Vital Vio having built high-performance marketing teams, driven profitable growth and cultivated stellar brands within the healthcare and technology sectors for startups, growth and public companies. Most recently David led his own marketing consulting firm, delivering strategic and tactical expertise to companies that did not need or could not afford a full-time, executive-level marketing professional. Prior to that David served as senior vice president of marketing for InfuSystem, a healthcare services company, and as vice president of marketing for National Medical Health Card, a pharmacy benefits manager. David has a BA in English from the University at Albany; in his spare time, he can be found in his kayak attempting to trick bass with fake worms.

Industrial Lighting

February 14th 12:00 PM ET
Providing a successful lighting design for a modern industrial facility is a complex task and in common with other lighting applications, the LED revolution is having a major impact. However, there is a lack of readily available advice for industrial facilities wishing to update their lighting technology to deal with the wide variety of applications found in an industrial environment. This session will discuss some of the basic issues relevant to industrial lighting from the recently issued ANSI/IES RP-7-17 Recommended Practice for Lighting of Industrial Facilities, with emphasis on the efficient replacement of legacy lighting by the appropriate LED system. This includes the establishment of a suitable maintenance program to ensure that issues such as lumen degradation, particularly dirt depreciation, lifetime issues and lamp replacement scenarios are addressed in a timely manner. The session will end with a brief discussion of some aspects of lighting health and safety in an industrial environment. Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Graeme ListerGraeme Lister is Chair of the IES Industrial Lighting Committee. He has 30 years experience in the lighting industry, including positions in research, development and management. He is now a lighting consultant based in the Boston area and his current iproject is to manage the replacement of streetlighting with LEDs in the City of Lynn, MA. Much of his career was spent in the technology, research and development of discharge lighting systems as a key scientist and successful team leader of technically complex and multidisciplinary research projects at Thorn Lighting UK and Osram Sylvania and recently Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer, Ceravision Limited, UK. He has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and has written more than 100 published articles and papers. Graeme has been active in the development and implementation of regulations and standards related to roadway, area and industrial lighting for many years, through membership of IES and ANSI committees He has a BSc and MSc in Physics from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Flinders University of South Australia.

A Machine for Light- The Building as Luminaire

March 14th 12:00 PM ET
What if a primary purpose of architecture is to deliver light? An examination of historical building practice answers this question in fascinating ways. A careful examination of the specific geometric properties of both building enclosures and luminaires shows striking similarities at different scales: forms that are effective in reflecting amplifying and mitigating daylight are also effective with electric light. A whole building approach to lighting, using available daylight first, then supplementing it with electric light, provides a better approach to balancing light sources.

As a “service” provided by buildings, light has a primary role, often determining or significantly impacting building siting, massing, fenestration, materials, height, and structural systems, as well as interior surfaces and colors. History provides many examples of effective strategies for maximizing daylight (and firelight) that evolved over millennia in a wide variety of cultures and climates. This webinar will demonstrate how light remains a driving force in architecture, and how lighting designers and architects can collaborate to create better lighting and better buildings.

  • Learning Objective #1
    Identify effective lighting strategies in architectural history before gas and electric lighting that inform sustainable building practice when integrated with Solid State Lighting. Participants will learn how rich lessons from the past can help to build the future.
  • Learning Objective #2
    Articulate more effective roles for lighting designers in the early design phases of building projects when crucial decisions are made about siting, glazing, building orientation, and energy use. Lighting designers will understand how they can make the role of lighting designer more relevant, and architects will understand how to improve building design through a better understanding of lighting.
  • Learning Objective #3
    Describe and analyze improved daylight/electric light balance to that will help align project teams with other sustainable strategies. Designers will understand how traditional architectural design strategies for mitigating glare and providing proper light distribution and views are often preferable to relying on electric lighting and complex control systems and can contribute to higher LEED scores, reduced energy use, and better occupant health and comfort.
  • Learning Objective #4
    Compare benefits of integrating successful historical strategies with new technology to current building practice. Designers will learn ways to question current practices, have more impact on early stages of building projects, and defend design ideas with historical precedent.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Clifton Stanley Lemon, MIES
Clifton Stanley LemonClifton is the CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, a consultancy providing strategy, product development, marketing, and education services to manufacturers and firms in the lighting and energy sectors. He was formerly Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa, Director of Business Development at Integral Group in Oakland, and founder and CEO of BrandSequence, a customer research and brand management firm. He is an active writer and speaker, with extensive experience in event production and curriculum for professional development. He is the President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco Section, and is on the Advisory Boards of Lighting Facts, Strategies in Light, and LightShow West.

Jeremy J. Steinmeier, AIA, LC, LEED AP, IES, Senior Architect and Lighting Designer, AECOM
Jeremy J. SteinmeierJeremy is a modernist architect and lighting designer with a passion for design and construction. His award-winning projects include single and multi-unit housing, retail facilities, and commercial projects. Evident in his work is an underlying commitment to thoughtful design, environmental stewardship, leadership through consensus building, and an appeal to the emotional experience of the user. Before AECOM, he was Senior Architect and Lighting Designer at Gensler, and Senior Architect and Lighting Designer with Architecture and Light in San Francisco. He has completed several projects with prominent architects, providing conceptual design, renderings, calculations and specifications for many award-winning architects including Studios Architecture, Tigerman McCurry, Wong Logan Architects, Tom Elliot Fisch, and Heidi Richardson. Jeremy has spoken at several industry conferences including Strategies I Light/the LED Show and LightShow West.