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IES Technical Luncheon: OFF is the New ON: Challenging the Assumptions of Lighting Energy Consumption

April 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Centuries of progress have created the environment we now enjoy….we are the creators of light.
And, as is the case with other skills we have attained, it is difficult to recall the thinking we had when we could not create light.

In this presentation, the speaker will explore the new perspectives required by “users of light” to embrace the technology features that are the future of lighting systems. She will share thought leader opinions about the future of lighting technologies and controls, pilot project occupant survey findings that will inform approach to future lighting designs, and suggestions for challenging the lighting energy assumptions of your design teams and project managers.

Kim MercierPresenter: Kimberly R. Mercier, MBA, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP, CLEP, IESNA

Achieving more than 20 years of lighting design experience, Kim became the Managing Principal of Lighting Design Innovations in 2005. The work of the firm touches major city centers across North America.

Kim was the third female President in the 110-year history of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the youngest person to ever serve the Society in that role. When she is not working on projects, Kim travels the world to experience places and cultures that inform her next designs and enjoys playing – and experiencing – music.

Kim has been formally educated in the US, having earned a Masters degree and the skills and professional networks that support the daily challenges faced by a lighting design firm. But, education is the gathering of ideas and the sharing of realizations and Kim continues her educational pursuits by serving on standards committees and by teaching lighting and professional practice courses at University design programs.

Kim is a Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and has membership and/or certifications in the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA).
Kim has earned two (2) IES Presidential Awards for her volunteer service to the Society, received the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, and was inducted into the Pembroke Central School Alumni Hall of Fame. Lighting Design Innovations has received awards and accolades for their designs that improve the lit environment.


April 18, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Technical Luncheon Chair


Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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