Events

The Toronto 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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Sep
16
Wed
Webinar: The Power of Routine
Sep 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Please join us for our first ever Virtual Technical Luncheon! In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, we have decided to offer our Technical Luncheons in an Online format until further notice. To make them as inclusive as possible, we will be offering participation at no charge! Be sure to register today!

Description:
Over the past 5 years, SMUD has completed several commercial and residential circadian lighting projects and has seen a common thread: the power of cuing for routines. This workshop will cover how circadian lighting can benefit the health and daily lives of individuals but will focus primarily on how correlated color temperature changes throughout the day can create beneficial routines in the lives of seniors, children and everyone in between.

Presenter:
Connie SamlaConnie Samla is SMUD’s Lighting Specialist working in the Energy Education & Technology Center helping customers with lighting with over twenty-five years’ experience. At SMUD, Connie develops and teaches workshops and works on R&D projects for new technology as well as circadian lighting. Connie has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies, is a registered electrical engineer, past president of the local IES chapter, is lighting certified and has taught lighting design classes at California State University Sacramento.

Oct
21
Wed
Webinar: How Low Can We Go!?
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Technical Luncheon! In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, we have decided to offer our Technical Luncheons in an Online format until further notice. To make them as inclusive as possible, we will be offering participation at no charge! Be sure to register today!

Is it possible to achieve net zero and maintain good design? Energy efficiency is often equated with strictly engineered solutions and utilitarian approaches that sacrifice aesthetics. This does not have to be the case.
The renovation of the Ontario Association of Architects’ Headquarters building targeted to become one of Canada’s first Net Zero buildings, and lead through example. The project, now completed and awarded IES Awards of Merit in three categories (design, energy and sustainability, and controls) serves as a case study to illustrate attractive, workable and cost effective solutions while maintaining the architectural integrity of the building.

This seminar demystifies how to effectively incorporate the free light of the sun. We begin with the daylight modeling, followed by the impact on electrical lighting design and the lighting control strategy. The learning is rounded out by a detailed look at the financial implications to answer the question: Is it really worth it?

Deborah GottesmanPRESENTER: Deborah Gottesman
Deborah Gottesman is the principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm established in 1999, with distinctive expertise in sustainability and heritage applications. Deborah’s 25+ years in all facets of the lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing gives her a unique contextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives.

Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors, and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students to senior architects. A past president of the Toronto Section IES, Deborah has been involved in the IES at local, and international levels, and was awarded the Toronto Section Service Award in 2013.

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Nov
6
Fri
Fundamentals of Lighting Fall 2020
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
13
Fri
Fundamentals of Lighting Fall 2020
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
18
Wed
The Metrics & All These Lighting Acronyms – How Do I See the Light?
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fee : Free
Accreditation : This webinar is AIA approved with HSW (Health Safety and Wellness)

Description:
In this seminar we will be walking you through some of the talking we do when it comes to the design and application of lighting. From trending buzzwords to a spectrum of color terms, we will demonstrate the fascinating way in which our industry is increasingly becoming more intelligent, and this despite the fact that we can’t agree on seemingly simpler things like how we calculate color. We will also look at circadian lighting and what time exposure means, not to mention the impact of flicker and how we should approach glare values pertaining to luminaires.
Plus, we will get into what exactly is driving the increasing relevance of spectral power distribution. Our goal is to walk the walk, talk the talk, and light the light on how complex we have become when it comes to our lexicon of luminary terms.

Learning objectives

  • To explore the relevant terms popping up in the lighting world and how we can leverage them in lighting application
  • To better understand how to evaluate color
  • To compare EML and CS when it comes to circadian lighting and how the terms are similar, but different
  • To examine how glare and flicker contribute to healthful lighting design
  • To strengthen our lighting strategies to best serve the human mind and body by looking at the big picture of the metrics we use.

Presenters
Michael Simla, B.Eng. – Chief Technology Officer, Lumenwerx
Janine Mighton, LC, MIES – Marketing Strategist, Lumenwerx

Nov
20
Fri
Fundamentals of Lighting Fall 2020
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
27
Fri
Fundamentals of Lighting Fall 2020
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
16
Wed
Webinar: Acoustics and Lighting: What is Fact or Fiction?
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“For the first time ever – the IES Toronto Section is proud to offer a bonus technical
luncheon in December! In appreciation of our loyal and supportive members, and with the gracious support of our presenters, we would like to offer this webinar on Acoustics and Lighting” – Be sure to register today!

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, we have decided to offer our Technical Luncheons in an Online format until further notice. To make them as inclusive as possible, we will be offering participation at no charge!

December Technical Luncheon

Acoustics and Lighting: What is Fact or Fiction?

Date: Wednesday, December 16th 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Fee: Free
Accreditation: This webinar is AIA approved.

Description:
In this presentation, we offer an overview of how the behavior of sound in architectural spaces can affect us as human beings, and we look into the principals of sound absorption and strategies used to mitigate excessive noise. We scrutinize the systems and units being used to evaluate sound absorption, and we examine the relevance of the NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating. Lastly, we put into question some of the ways acoustic luminaires are being tested and address the challenges of comparing luminaires in the absence of regulatory requirements.

Learning objectives

  1. Achieve an understanding of how sound absorption is determined by a number of factors in an enclosed environment.
  2. Examine the system being offered to measure sound and what to look for or be wary of in sound calculations.
  3. Understand the challenges that come with testing and comparing two luminaires.
  4. Looking into the benefits of sound mitigation to improve human performance.

Presenters:
Michael Simla, B.Eng. – Chief Technology Officer, Lumenwerx
Janine Mighton, LC, MIES – Marketing Strategist, Lumenwerx

Michael Simla is the Chief Technology Officer at Lumenwerx. After he graduated from McGill University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Michael began his professional lighting career with a components manufacturer. As he immersed himself in the discipline and honed his skills, he caught the attention of the soon to be founder of Lumenwerx, Morris Feldman. In 2014, Michael joined the Lumenwerx team at the helm of the Technology division.

Michael’s innovative spirit has contributed greatly to the success of Lumenwerx, which has since been recognized with numerous product awards and accolades. In 2018, Michael was identified as one of the IALD’s celebrated 40 under 40 talents. Beyond his professional pursuits, Michael enjoys the challenges of long-distance running. He successfully completed the Boston Marathon in 2018.

Janine Mighton is the Marketing Strategist at Lumenwerx. Although she began her lighting career as a designer in 2001, she moved to the manufacturing side in 2007 where her interest in the industry grew even stronger. Janine works with several teams in an effort to bring forth relevant and strategic solutions for both product development and intelligent marketing programs. She is extremely passionate and inspired, enjoying a career punctuated by several awards in multiple sectors of the lighting industry, from product design to sales and marketing.

Both Michael and Janine were part of the Lumenwerx team that earned a highly coveted 2020 Red Dot Design Award for Product Design, not to mention a 2020 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for Audia, an acoustic luminaire.

Jan
20
Wed
Webinar: Concepts for Creativity and Cohesiveness in Lighting Design
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IES Section WebinarFee: Free (Virtual on ZOOM)

Description:
This presentation will share how designers use concepts for creativity and cohesiveness in their designs. Do you understand strategies to create a design concept? Do you know how that concept can inspire your design solution? Are you bored with the same old solutions? Do you want to put some more spark in your lighting game? A creative concept can provide the inspiration you need to create cohesive lighting designs and augment your work. Come join us to learn strategies for conceiving creative concepts.

Jeanne’s network and collaboration opportunities through IES has been amazing and she can’t wait to share creative concepts from her students, her professional work, and the work of other professionals.

Presenter:
Jeanne Mercer-BallardJeanne Mercer-Ballard is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA. She is a graduate of Iowa State University (BFA) and Cornell University (MA). She is an interior and lighting designer with over thirty years of experience in a variety of project types, mostly restaurant and retail. She is NCIDQ Certified, LC (Lighting Certified – NCQLP), and a LEED A.P. She is a long-time member of IES and an Educator member of IALD. She has practiced design in Chicago, Kansas City, Charlotte, and now the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina through her company, Envi Studio. She completed her internship in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has completed projects in over thirty states and three countries. Her professional work has been published in several books and periodicals. Her teaching and research revolve around her passion for design and culture, lighting design, environmentally-sensitive design, and economically-sensitive design. Her students have won many awards including Eaton SOURCE lighting design awards the past seven years.

Feb
17
Wed
Webinar: Going Green – Lighting Design for Horticulture
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The future of food security in Canada is in greenhouses and vertical farms – controlled environments where unseasonable weather is not a concern. There are 17 million square meters of greenhouses in Ontario alone, where supplemental electric lighting at up to 50 watts per square meter provide ample opportunities for horticultural lighting design.

The challenge for professional lighting designers is to effectively communicate with the client, including horticulturalists, farmers, and greenhouse and vertical farm operators. Concepts such as photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), photoperiods, long- and short-day plants, and daily light integrals (DLI) are easy to master, but there is much more. Photomorphogenesis, phototropism, shade avoidance, secondary metabolites, and circadian rhythms are dependent on ultraviolet radiation and visible light from 280 to 800 nm.

Equally useful, professional lighting designers are familiar with climate-based daylight modeling for architectural design. We have the lighting design software tools to predict daylight availability in greenhouses on an hourly basis. With this, we can calculate how much supplemental electric lighting will be needed and how much it will cost to operate throughout the year. In short, our expertise brings considerable value to horticultural lighting design.

Ian AshdownPRESENTER: Ian Ashdown, P. Eng. (Ret.), FIES
Ian Ashdown is Senior Scientist for SunTracker Technologies Ltd. He holds over 150 patents and patent applications related to lighting design and research, and is responsible for the photometric calculation and architectural visualization engines of Lighting Analysts’ AGi32 and ElumTools lighting design software products. He is also Chair of the IES Horticultural Lighting Committee. He is currently developing electric lighting and daylighting design software tools expressly for greenhouses and vertical farms.

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