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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Too many talk about the glamor and glory of green buildings as well as the higher income for designers, contractors, and product manufacturers. However, too few talk about the risks and performance problems. This presentation will examine some of the many reasons why green buildings do not always perform as expected, some misconceptions about “high performance” green and sustainable buildings, and some of the risks for designers, contractors, and manufacturers, as well as for owners and operators. Even meeting the mandatory prerequisites of USGBC LEED®, BREEAM, ASHRAE 90.1, and other certification programs is easily challenged. Most industry publications regularly feature green buildings, but do not publish the metered energy use or occupant satisfaction for comparison with the readers’ own experience. Too much reliance is placed on energy models lacking in occupant, operator, and maintainer behavioral impacts.
Actual experience with metered energy data from green and sustainable buildings shows that most of these buildings do have performance gaps as do comparable traditional new buildings. A key reason is the complexity that is designed and installed to achieve more points and higher expectations, but rarely performs as modeled or advertised. Too much building enclosure insulation is another reason. Most building operators are not qualified to understand these complex systems and their intended functionality. Even many contractors have little or no training or experience with installing and maintaining these systems. This presentation will provide several case study examples of widely publicized green and sustainable buildings with metered data that shows they are not energy efficient.
Larry Spielvogel, PE, CEng, FASHRAE, FCIBSE, FSLL
Consulting Engineer, Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA
Larry Spielvogel is a Consulting Engineer in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in 49 States. He is also a Chartered Engineer in England, a European Engineer in all 27 Common Market Countries, an International Professional Engineer in 11 other countries, a Certified Plant Engineer, and has lectured and written extensively.
He is a Fellow of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers), was an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and is a winner of its Distinguished Service Award. From 2002 to 2005, he served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and on many standing committees. He spent 19 years as a member and chaired the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 Project Committee from 1999 to 2002, which serves as the basis for most building energy codes and is the energy benchmark for Federal tax legislation, the US Green Building Council LEED® Program, and most other green building programs. He served on the IES Board of Directors from 1976 to 1979.
He is also a Fellow of CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) (England), a Fellow of the SLL (Society of Light and Lighting) (England), an Emeritus Member of IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America), and a Charter Member of ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), ICC (International Code Council), and many other Technical Societies.
Civic service includes the Township Construction Codes Appeals Panel, the Board of the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra, the Interfaith Coalition on Energy, and the Military Order of the World Wars.
His practice is limited to consulting on energy management, procurement, and problem-solving in buildings, and he has been a consultant on many major buildings around the country and the world.
Join the growing commitment to excellence in our field and become Lighting Certified.
Steps to take:
- Go to NCQLP website and download the Lighting Certification Handbook. https://www.ncqlp.org/NCQLP_Handbook.pdf
- Register with NCQLP
- Complement your study time and join the IES Toronto Section LC Exam Study Course. This course meets once a week for seven weeks starting in September. Proof of NCQLP registration is required. (Dates and time will be confirmed soon.)
- Write your exam November 2nd, 2019
Please register for the LC Study Group on the Toronto Section Website prior to Aug 15th as space is limited.
Facilitator: Gerry Cornwell LC & Adrian Andronic, LC
Date: Weekly Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 until Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 (7 classes)
Participants MUST separately register for the LC exam with NCQLP at: http://www.ncqlp.org/
LC Exam Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
LC Exam Early Bird Registration Deadline and Fee: August 14, 2019, $575 USD
Final LC Exam Application Deadline and Fee: September 19, 2019, $675 USD
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Please join us for an evening in recognition of the accomplishments of our fellow designers at an awards gala to be held at the Liberty Grand, Friday, September 20th, 2019
Cocktail Reception to start at 5:30pm
Table of 8: $800
Table of 10: $1000
Early bird individual: $120
Regular individual: $140
We hope to see you there!
The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.
We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.
Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.
The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2020. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.