August 2017 Print


The 2017 IES Annual Conference is set for August 10-12 and several members of the IESNYC Board of Managers will be there representing the Section. This year, the IESNYC is proud to sponsor the IES Emerging Professionals (EP) Luncheon. Also, if you’re attending the Conference, be sure check the schedule. The 2017 IESNYC Thesis Prize winners, Valeria Terentyeva and Valerie Chengyi Qin will be delivering their theses and Amir Nazemdoost, the 2017 recipient of the Richard Kelly Grant will also be presenting.

For Programs at a Glance, visit

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Participate in a Survey on Circadian Lighting in Practice

Ed Clark and Natalia Lesniak of Lumen Architecture will be presenting "Lessons Learned from the Application of Evidence Based, Circadian Impactful Lighting Solutions" at the IES Annual Conference as well.  
Saturday, August 12th  |  11:00am – 12:00pm

Take part in a survey designed to understand the current state of the design and application of circadian impactful lighting systems.  For the purposes of this survey, "circadian impactful" refers to daylight or electric lighting systems intentionally designed to support or impact the circadian system or body clock.
Your responses are anonymous and results will be shared at the presentation.

Survey Link:

IES Progress Report
Friday, August 11th  |  3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

In addition, the IES Progress Report Committee (PRC) will present their annual report at the IES conference. The PRC consists of 30 industry professionals from all industry discipline’s. The committee’s mandate is to keep abreast of significant developments in the art and science of lighting, and lighting technology throughout the world. Table tops of the accepted products will be on display.

Speakers include PRC members Pete Jacobson (IESNYC), lighting specialist at Con Edison; Shaun Fillion (IESNYC), Lighting Studio Manager for RAB and Program Director, MPS-L Lighting Design at NYSID; and former chair of PRC committee, Kimberly Daley (IESLI) of Hartranft Lighting Design.

Credits Available: CEU’s 1.25 / AIA LU 1.25



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Message from the President

I hope everyone is having a good summer in spite of the heat and rain.
We are getting ready to attend the 2017 IES Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon this week and I will update you on what’s new and interesting. Monica Fuerderer, Brian Belluomini, and the NYC Programs Committee are compiling our programs for the new calendar year. Stay tuned for the announcements. There are some great events being planned that you won't want to miss.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and we will see you in September!

Caleb McKenzie, President
New York City Section of The Illuminating Engineering Society

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Other Events

IES Lighting Certification Study Group 2017

Aug. 28-Nov. 2. For those already registered to take the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) lighting certification exam, the IES is offering an LC Study Group, an online, web-based support program. Instructor: Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIES, LC. Read More >


2017 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
September 10-13, 2017  |  JW Marriott Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
Registration is Open for 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. The IES will provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, bench marks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s.  Read More >



17th annual IALD Enlighten Americas Conference
October 12-14, 2017  |  Denver, CO
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.
Visit for details >
Take advantage of early bird savings. Registration rates increase at 11:59pm CST on July 16, 2017.



Open House New York Weekend
October 14–15, 2017
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. More >

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