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  • Syska Hennessy Group 1250 H Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 (map)


AM Session: $60 IES Members / $75 non-members

PM Session: $60 IES Members / $75 non-members

All Day: $100 IES Members / $125 non-members

Cost includes lunch, but parking is not included.

RSVP via Eventbrite by 11/30: eventbrite


Please contact Sarah Richter Medlin ( or Kristine Delostrinos (

Full Schedule:

AM Sessions

o Seminar 1: Lighting Overview for Healthcare Facilities

Sponsored by HE Williams

Speaker: TBD

9:00AM-10:00 AM

Content Description: This class is a high-density orientation to lighting considerations and methods in the healthcare environment. Topics will include application situations, impacted populations, design methods, and a review and critique of examples of successful and less-than-successful healthcare lighting designs. [1 LU/HSW]


10:00-10:15 AM

o Seminar 2: Well Building Standard

Sponsored by Philips

Speaker: Joe Gohn

10:15-11:15 AM

Content Description: The Well Building Standard created by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) is the first standard to focus solely on the health and wellness of the building occupants. This standard marries best practices in design and construction with scientific based health and wellness interventions. With occupants spending 90% of their time indoors, the need to improve nutrition, fitness, air and water quality, comfort, mind, and lighting has never been more important. This is achieved by implementing strategies to encourage healthy and more active lifestyles and reduce exposure to harmful toxins and provide better lighting for a more productive environment. [1 LU/ HSW]


11:15-11:30 AM

o Seminar 3: Light and Wellness

Sponsored by USAI

Speaker: Ann Schiffers

11:30-12:30 PM

Content Description: Participants will be able to define circadian rhythm and how it impacts the human body’s sleep/wake cycle. They will be able to identify the five controllable lighting parameters that have a circadian impact. Attendees will know how to differentiate between the two primary circadian metrics and use the Circadian Stimulus calculator to determine successful design for circadian entertainment. They will be able to execute four lighting design techniques to create a circadian focused solution. [1 AIA LU /HSW]


12:30-1:30 PM

PM Sessions

o Seminar 4: Light the Way to LEED V4

Sponsored by Lutron

Speaker: TBD

1:30-2:30 PM

Content Description: In 2006, builders registered 1,700 projects under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system. Today, the number of registered commercial building projects has exploded to well over 35,000. Many of these projects utilize light control to obtain several LEED points. Currently, the USGBC is transitioning to LEED v4. As such, light control remains a key contributor to LEED certification. In fact, light control and light control manufacturer services can contribute to over 40 out of the 110 possible LEED points. This presentation will show participants the key differences between LEED v4 and LEED 2009, and how light control can considerably contribute to LEED v4 certification. Lastly, this session will examine how light control contributed to LEED certification in a real world project.


2:30-2:45 PM

o Seminar 5: Life’s Too Short for Static White- Lumenetix

Sponsored by Lumenetix

Speaker: Adam Carangi

2:45-3:45 PM

Content Description: When lighting industry professionals were first introduced to "tunable" LED sources, their initial response was almost universally: "Hey, that's really cool!" But, after a slow burn, the follow-up responses became "But where do I use it?” or “How do I control it?" Suddenly, “really cool” became, “technically complex, difficult to calculate, and confusing to configure.” Then Color became an option, too. And it got even harder. However, tunable & color lighting can vastly expand the designer's toolbox. The same building blocks driving lighting design for traditional, static lighting installations can be celebrated and enhanced with the advent of tunable light. By exploring parallel examples of dynamic color use and technology in visual media, this session presents insights into how this exotic and seemingly unattainable ideal of design is likely to evolve from niche application, to over-the-top and imperfect use, to ubiquitous application with restrained aesthetics and precision. We are an industry where a successful project is defined by solving technical requirements while reinforcing an aesthetic ideal. This artistic vision can now be enhanced by the inclusion of programmable digital technology, as it has been in other mediums for decades. [1 CEU]


3:45-4:00 PM

o Seminar 6: Improving the Wellness of Spaces Through Lighting and Acoustics

Sponsored by Luceplan

Speaker: Giuseppe Butti

4:00-5:00 PM

Content Description: Participants will be able to describe how good lighting and acoustical design increases wellness for projects. They will be able to discuss general lighting and acoustical design concepts for meetings with clients. Attendees will learn how to improve acoustics using three different acoustical lighting solutions for projects. They will be able to explain positive benefits of acoustic design for different project types and review case studies. [1 LU/ HSW]

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