Events

The Vancouver 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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Please contact us at regstration@iesbc.org for past events details

Oct
24
Thu
Circadian Lighting: Who is Saying What…? (Victoria) @ Hotel Grand Pacific
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Who is Saying What and What are the Effects on Architecture, Lighting and Interior Design? (Victoria)

There is a lot of discussion, grandiloquence, marketing, deception, queries, confusion, debate, disagreement, pronouncements, research, rhetoric, promotion, study, advertising, and questions on light and its effects on human circadian rhythms and human health. It is THE hottest topic in the lighting industry. What is “Circadian Lighting”? Do we know enough to prescribe lighting as “Lighting Doctors”? Is interior lighting ruining our sleep? Have we extended our lighted day past the boundary of good health? What can designers in the lighting field do? In this unique presentation, Tom Butters, IES Director of Education will offer no solid answers. We will take an exploratory trip through who is saying what, and what are the consequences both good and bad of the differing opinions, studies and conclusions. We will ascertain where there is consensus and where there is opposing viewpoints. You will come away with the knowledge and confidence to ask the questions you will need to ask whoever is promoting “Circadian Lighting”.

Guest Speaker
Tom Butters, LC

Tom ButtersTom is the Director of Education for the IES. He is responsible for developing and delivering lighting education to the IES membership and the public at large in a multitude of modern modalities. Prior to his appointment at the IES, Tom was at then the Director of Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto from 1999 to 2016. Tom is the first and only one of three recipients of Canlyte’s “Certificate of Achievement in Lighting Excellence”, the beneficiary of IES Toronto Sections’ Mentor Award in 2011, the prestigious G.G. Cousins Award in 2015, and the IES Section Service Award in 2018.

This seminar is worth 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Oct
28
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The NCQLP (LC) exam is scheduled for November 2, 2019. There is a Vancouver exam site shown in the NCQLP handbook. We are willing to assist anyone wanting to write the 4.0 hour exam by coordinating a study group. This study session is 7 weeks of group participation not lectures. There is a great deal of reading and preparation for each evening. Most of the reading material will be made available. The more you put into the sessions, the more you will get out of it. The group size will be limited to 10. The study session fees will be $350 (CDN).

A suggested schedule is given below:

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Practice Exam

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

(Since this is a small group, if the dates/days need to be changed we will try our best to accommodate.)

Location will be determined based on the participants. If you or your company has a suitable space, please let us know.

THE EXAM IS RUN BY NCQLP; not IESBC. THE PREP FEES DO NOT INCLUDE EXAM COSTS!

If you want to sign up for the exam, please go to the NCQLP web site (www.ncqlp.org), review the requirements
etc. and then download & complete the candidate’s handbook (please note the e-mail address for NCQLP is
info@ncqlp.org).

Exam Registration Deadlines and Fees: September 19, 2019 ($675.00 USD)

If you are interested in the preparation course, please sign up on line at www.iesbc.org and then advise Owen Stevens at ostevens@telus.net or Lynn Asselin at lynn.asselin@holophane.com

Nov
28
Thu
Zoning, Codes, and Documentation – Oh My! @ The Arbutus Club
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

British Columbia currently uses ASHRAE 90.1-2016 as the basis for its energy code. In this lunchtime seminar, we will learn how networked lighting control systems allow you to comply with mandatory controls requirements. This will involve an in-depth review of how different systems deal with “mapping” – meaning which components can be assigned to which fixtures. A variety of techniques – and more importantly, restrictions – is deployed by different vendors. It’s important to understand potential limitations of any system under consideration. Additionally, we will review documentation of a networked lighting control system. Effectively documenting the components and desired operation is important because that affects takeoffs, pricing, bidding, procurement, installation and commissioning.

Learning Objectives

  • Review current energy codes and mandatory controls requirements.
  • Explore “zoning” as a basis for complying with different controls requirements.
  • Compare and contrast how different control systems deal with “mapping” of components to fixtures.
  • Review typical documentation for deploying a networked lighting control system.

Time:
11:00am – 11:30am: Registration and Check-in
11:30am – Noon: Lunch
Noon – 1:00pm: Presentation by Steve Mesh
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Wrap up

Guest Speaker

Steve Mesh

Steve MeshSteve attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and has been a lighting designer and educator for 39 years. Steve was the Senior Lighting Program Coordinator at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco. He has been a corporate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. He is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and, prior to moving to San Francisco, he was the Northeast Regional Vice President. For 29 years, he has served on the IES Energy Management Committee which updates national energy codes. He is an EPA Green Lights Surveyor Ally and has been an AIA Registered Provider, teaching lighting classes to architects. Steve was part of the development team for the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program. He has been a Contributing Editor of Building Operating Management.

This seminar is worth 1 LC credit!

Jan
23
Thu
IES Vancouver Winter Social @ One Under Vancouver
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

IES Vancouver Winter Social

Save the Date! Come take a breather from winter and socialize with your fellow peers. Enjoy the golf simulator and practice your swing!

Tickets:
Members $20
Non Members $25

Tickets include 2 drinks & access to golf simulator.

Feb
20
Thu
Hot Topics in Lighting @ Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

IES Vancouver hosts a succession of presentations covering the latest hot topics in lighting

IES Vancouver hosts a succession of presentations covering the latest hot topics in lighting featuring guest speakers Shirley Coyle, Naomi Miller, and Don McLean. We will cover material from a deep analysis into TM-30 and understanding trade-offs with this method, to the modification of glare metrics leading to better metrics, to responsibly balancing outdoor lighting and the night sky.

Topics:

TM-30 – A New Tool for the Lighting Design Community

LEDs, Glare, Metrics: We’re getting closer!

Dark Skies: Is this a Real Concern?

Street Lighting Visibility and Safety

LED Street Lighting Conversions

Guest Speakers:

Shirley Coyle, LC, VP & GM – Canada – Cree Lighting

Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC, Sr Scientist – PNNL

Don McLean, Principal – DMD Associates Ltd.

Schedule:

7:30 – 8:00: Registration & Check-In

8:00 – 9:00: Presentation by Shirley Coyle

9:00 – 9:15: Coffee Break

9:15 – 10:45: Presentation by Naomi Miller

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00: Presentation by Don McLean

Worth 3 IES CEU and 1 AIA LU-HSW Credits!

Feb
21
Fri
Hot Topics in Lighting @ Hotel Grand Pacific
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

IES Vancouver hosts a succession of presentations covering the latest hot topics in lighting

IES Vancouver hosts a succession of presentations covering the latest hot topics in lighting featuring guest speakers Shirley Coyle, Naomi Miller, and Don McLean. We will cover material from a deep analysis into TM-30 and understanding trade-offs with this method, to the modification of glare metrics leading to better metrics, to responsibly balancing outdoor lighting and the night sky.

Topics:

TM-30 – A New Tool for the Lighting Design Community

LEDs, Glare, Metrics: We’re getting closer!

Dark Skies: Is this a Real Concern?

Street Lighting Visibility and Safety

LED Street Lighting Conversions

Guest Speakers:

Shirley Coyle, LC, VP & GM – Canada – Cree Lighting

Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC, Sr Scientist – PNNL

Don McLean, Principal – DMD Associates Ltd.

Schedule:

7:30 – 8:00: Registration & Check-In

8:00 – 9:00: Presentation by Shirley Coyle

9:00 – 9:15: Coffee Break

9:15 – 10:45: Presentation by Naomi Miller

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00: Presentation by Don McLean

Worth 3 IES CEU and 1 AIA LU-HSW Credits!

Feb
28
Fri
Fundamentals of Lighting – February 2020 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To be more environmentally responsible, the Vancouver Section does not provide the IES FOL-15 course material. You will be required to purchase the IES Fundamentals of Lighting Student Edition course material from the IES website (if you want a hardcopy, please be aware that it takes about 3 weeks to arrive): www.ies.org

Follow the instructions on the IES website to download and open the files. The total number of pages is in excess of 1,000 so you will need some type of device (laptop, Surface Pro, IPad, etc.) to use in class. We typically have supplementary files available through Google Classroom. In order to access all the quizzes and supplementary files, you will need a Google email account for Classroom access. In order to pass the course, you will have quizzes throughout the course and a take home exam given out on the final day.With all the dietary restrictions these days, no food or refreshments will be provided. BCIT has many cafeteria options on Friday but very little on Saturday.

COURSE Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
DATE: February 28, 29 & March 7 : 2020 TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Outline

Day 1 – Friday, February 28
Light Vision & Colour
Lighting Design Guide
Light Sources & Ballasts
Luminaires & Controls

Day 2 – Saturday, February 29
Lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations

Day 3 – , Saturday, March 7
Lighting for Interiors
Lighting for Exterior
Energy Management
Take Home Exam

Course Cost: IES Members $300. (includes sustaining member staff) Non IES Members $350. (includes additional handouts to help with learning and understanding– NOT the IES FOL course material) Please complete the registration and pay online at https://vancouver.ies.org

If you plan to pay by cheque, please complete the online information and make your cheque payable to: “IES – Vancouver Section”

The minimum number of students is 15. continued on page 2 IES is a non-profit society so no GST is charged

NOTE: Cancellations must be received 1 full week prior to start of course or full payment is required. Payment required by start of course or attendance will not be permitted. This course is worth CEU, AIA, BGCI, and HSW credits with students in at least 70% attendance. PLEASE NOTE: ON-SITE PARKING is pay parking using a credit card only.

Feb
29
Sat
Fundamentals of Lighting – February 2020 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To be more environmentally responsible, the Vancouver Section does not provide the IES FOL-15 course material. You will be required to purchase the IES Fundamentals of Lighting Student Edition course material from the IES website (if you want a hardcopy, please be aware that it takes about 3 weeks to arrive): www.ies.org

Follow the instructions on the IES website to download and open the files. The total number of pages is in excess of 1,000 so you will need some type of device (laptop, Surface Pro, IPad, etc.) to use in class. We typically have supplementary files available through Google Classroom. In order to access all the quizzes and supplementary files, you will need a Google email account for Classroom access. In order to pass the course, you will have quizzes throughout the course and a take home exam given out on the final day.With all the dietary restrictions these days, no food or refreshments will be provided. BCIT has many cafeteria options on Friday but very little on Saturday.

COURSE Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
DATE: February 28, 29 & March 7 : 2020 TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Outline

Day 1 – Friday, February 28
Light Vision & Colour
Lighting Design Guide
Light Sources & Ballasts
Luminaires & Controls

Day 2 – Saturday, February 29
Lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations

Day 3 – , Saturday, March 7
Lighting for Interiors
Lighting for Exterior
Energy Management
Take Home Exam

Course Cost: IES Members $300. (includes sustaining member staff) Non IES Members $350. (includes additional handouts to help with learning and understanding– NOT the IES FOL course material) Please complete the registration and pay online at https://vancouver.ies.org

If you plan to pay by cheque, please complete the online information and make your cheque payable to: “IES – Vancouver Section”

The minimum number of students is 15. continued on page 2 IES is a non-profit society so no GST is charged

NOTE: Cancellations must be received 1 full week prior to start of course or full payment is required. Payment required by start of course or attendance will not be permitted. This course is worth CEU, AIA, BGCI, and HSW credits with students in at least 70% attendance. PLEASE NOTE: ON-SITE PARKING is pay parking using a credit card only.

Mar
5
Thu
IES Victoria Axe Throwing Social @ Axe and Grind
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
Fundamentals of Lighting – February 2020 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To be more environmentally responsible, the Vancouver Section does not provide the IES FOL-15 course material. You will be required to purchase the IES Fundamentals of Lighting Student Edition course material from the IES website (if you want a hardcopy, please be aware that it takes about 3 weeks to arrive): www.ies.org

Follow the instructions on the IES website to download and open the files. The total number of pages is in excess of 1,000 so you will need some type of device (laptop, Surface Pro, IPad, etc.) to use in class. We typically have supplementary files available through Google Classroom. In order to access all the quizzes and supplementary files, you will need a Google email account for Classroom access. In order to pass the course, you will have quizzes throughout the course and a take home exam given out on the final day.With all the dietary restrictions these days, no food or refreshments will be provided. BCIT has many cafeteria options on Friday but very little on Saturday.

COURSE Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus – Building NE22; Room 106
DATE: February 28, 29 & March 7 : 2020 TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Outline

Day 1 – Friday, February 28
Light Vision & Colour
Lighting Design Guide
Light Sources & Ballasts
Luminaires & Controls

Day 2 – Saturday, February 29
Lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations

Day 3 – , Saturday, March 7
Lighting for Interiors
Lighting for Exterior
Energy Management
Take Home Exam

Course Cost: IES Members $300. (includes sustaining member staff) Non IES Members $350. (includes additional handouts to help with learning and understanding– NOT the IES FOL course material) Please complete the registration and pay online at https://vancouver.ies.org

If you plan to pay by cheque, please complete the online information and make your cheque payable to: “IES – Vancouver Section”

The minimum number of students is 15. continued on page 2 IES is a non-profit society so no GST is charged

NOTE: Cancellations must be received 1 full week prior to start of course or full payment is required. Payment required by start of course or attendance will not be permitted. This course is worth CEU, AIA, BGCI, and HSW credits with students in at least 70% attendance. PLEASE NOTE: ON-SITE PARKING is pay parking using a credit card only.