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2017 IESNYC Thesis Prize Presentations
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Join us as the recipients of the IESNYC Thesis Prizes present their projects. The Thesis Prizes are awarded to two students, one from Parsons School of Design and one from the Lighting Research Center, who demonstrate excellence in design and/or research, and represent the intellectual insight, rigor and quality standards as set forth by their respective school departments and each student’s thesis committee. Free Admission for All. Registration Required
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Our City Street Lighting - LED in NYC
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The recent conversion of NYC street lights to LED luminaries has raised concerns from residents who have been impacted by the change. Join us for a panel discussion consisting of representatives from the LRC at RPI, the DOT, and IES to address this issue. Click Here To Register >

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and receive 50% OFF the Lighting Handbook 10th Ed

Enjoy all membership benefits in addition to receiving the Lighting Handbook 10th Edition for 50% off—the lowest price ever offered it. IES offers multiple opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information and serves as a vehicle for its member’s professional development and recognition. Find Out More >




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Message from the President

Every member of the IESNYC should have received a ballot via email to vote for next year’s Board of Managers. It’s up to our members to decide who governs the Section. The deadline to complete and return the ballot is May 30th.

If you have an associate or friend in the industry that would benefit from IES membership, please tell them that now is the time to join! Now through May 12th, the IES is offering 50% off on the Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition — the lowest price we’ve ever offered — in addition to regular membership benefits.

We have two major events coming up in May. On the 17th, our 2017 Thesis Prize winners will present their projects. The IESNYC Thesis Prizes are awarded to two students, one from Parsons School of Design and one from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The head of each lighting program selects a single student who, in their view, submitted the best thesis project for that class. Join us in supporting and welcoming these promising students into our industry.

On the 24th, we’ll be addressing an important issue: LED street lighting and recent debates about potential negative health consequences. We look forward to a lively discussion with our assembled panel of experts regarding this timely topic that we keep hearing about in the news.

Lee Brandt of HLB Lighting Design is our Member of the Month. She’s a talented lighting designer, and throughout the years has been contributing to IESNYC in many ways. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team!

Brian Belluomini, President
New York City Section of The Illuminating Engineering Society

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Other Events

LIGHTFAIR® International
May 7-11, 2017 | Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center
The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017.  More >

BE-Ex - WISE Means & Methods: Pathways of Change
May 12, 2017   |   8:30am–10:00am
Join Building Energy Exchange and WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy for the first event of the series, Means & Methods: Pathways of Change. This panel discussion will feature female professionals from four fields crucial to effecting change in this sphere: higher education, public policy, buildings and architecture, and finance.  More >

BE-Ex Excellent Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings
May 24, 2017  |  9:00am–10:30am
Join Building Energy Exchange for a presentation on superior indoor air quality via energy recovery ventilators (ERVs). Speakers will share experiences using ERVs in current and past projects to enhance comfort, promote health, and save energy.  More >

BE-Ex - Lighting the Way: Innovation and Application of Lighting Retrofits
May 26, 2017   |   9:00am–10:30am
A discussion about the future of lighting systems in existing buildings in celebration of the completion of the Living Lab: Advanced Lighting Retrofit Demonstration project at Goldman Sachs.  More >

BE-Ex Future Proof: Building Energy Modeling for the Future
May 31, 2017  |  9:00am–10:30am
Join Building Energy Exchange for a discussion with consulting engineering firms RWDI and Entuitive on methods and analyses used to predict and prepare the built environment for future climate.  More >


2017 IES Annual Conference
August 10-12, 2017  |  Portland Marriott, Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR


The theme of this year’s conference is “My Light,” bringing focus to the impact of light on our personal health and well-being. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions on the art, design, science, & research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, lighting educators, and other design disciplines.

The 2017 Annual Conference fosters personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and allows lighting professionals to earn up to 14 CEU credits through participation.


17th annual IALD Enlighten Americas Conference
Register now for the 17th annual IALD Enlighten Americas conference in downtown Denver at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for three days of light, inspiration and connectivity.
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Take advantage of early bird savings. Registration rates increase at 11:59pm CST on July 16, 2017.

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