February 2018 Print



Code Conundrums
February 7, 2018

The New York City Lighting Council invites you to a Town Hall meeting including a panel discussion and a Q&A session with the directors of and advisors to the New York City Department of Building’s (DOB) Energy Code. We’ll address lighting requirements, interpretations, and documentation queries regarding the 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code.

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IESNYC Student Lighting Competition
DEADLINE: Sunday, February 18, 2018

The online application is now open for NYC-based college or university students to apply for the 2018 Student Lighting Competition.
This year’s theme, BOUND BY LIGHT, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores connections through light. Read More >





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Message from the President

It’s February and the three ground hogs have made their calls. Staten Island and New Jersey say its an early spring! Punxsutawney Phil says another six weeks of winter. I am sticking with our local ground hogs—can’t wait for warmer weather.

No matter what happens weather wise this month we have some important and interesting activities coming up. We have “Code Conundrums” – a very important meeting to discuss the NYC Conservation Code. We all need to attend this program. Also, registration is open for LEDucation. Don’t miss out and register now.
The recipient of the IESNYC Scholarship for 2018 is Zachary Pearson who is pursuing LRC’s Masters of Science in Lighting degree while simultaneously completing his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Rensselaer’s School of Architecture.
The Richard Kelly Grant Awards Committee is pleased to announce the Grant selection for 2017. Submissions to the Grant were so numerous and of such high quality that this year, three recipients were selected.
Yue Liu, is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington (UW), College of Built Environments, whose research focus is on computational lighting and daylighting.

Julian Wang, Ph.D., Dr. Eng., M,.Arch, LEED AP BD+C,  is currently an assistant professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design & Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, at the University of Cincinnati, OH. His current focus is on Machine Learning-based Real-Time Visual Monitoring on Indoor Lighting in CCRCs.
The final recipient, Belal Abboushi, is a Ph.D. candidate in Architecture at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Currently, Belal is investigating visual interest of spatially projected fractal patterns in space on influencing occupant’s visual comfort.

Its time to stop hibernation and enjoy and learn at the events this month. We will see you there.

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

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Other Events

Registration Is Open for LEDucation 2018!
Exhibit Hall Access Free Admission for IESNYC Members

March 13-14, 2018. Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of AIA/CEU accredited seminars. Register Now >


2018 IES Annual Conference Call for Presenters

Submissions Close: March 30. The 2018 Annual Conference will foster personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and enable attendees to earn CEU credits through participation. The theme of this year's conference is "Light.Balance." To submit as a Seminar Speaker, Paper Presenter or Poster Presenter, visit ies.org


IES 2018 Research Symposium on Light and Health

April 8-10, 2018 | Atlanta, GA. At the 2018 IES Research Symposium, titled Light + Human Health: Circadian, Biological + Behavioral, the latest research on how light during the day and night affects our circadian, biological, and behavioral responses will be presented along with discussions on how this research might affect current and future design applications. More >


May 6-10, 2018. Light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at LIGHTFAIR® International 2018, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  More >

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