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Intermediate Lighting Class Repeated- April 17 5:30-8:00pm

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IES San Francisco Section and PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center are delighted to offer a second session of the Intermediate Quality Energy Efficient Lighting course for Spring 2019. This 10 session course covers a range of intermediate level lighting topics for optimizing energy efficiency while maintaining quality in lighting, and is intended as a follow-on course to the IES Fundamentals of Lighting course, or to other lighting fundamentals classes that cover basic lighting topics and terms.   

This intermediate lighting course assumes some familiarity with basic lighting terminology, metrics and concepts. The class is sponsored by the Pacific Energy Center and includes IES class materials (valued at $350), qualified teachers, and a weekly networking opportunity.  

Class content includes:

  • Daylighting, sustainable lighting, and electricity for lighting practitioners

  • Lighting economics

  • Lighting maintenance

  • Upgrading lighting systems in commercial and institutional spaces

  • Lighting calculations

  • Codes, standards and regulations

  • Lighting controls

  • Commissioning Lighting Systems

  • 20 CEU credits

The class meets weekly beginning with a half hour networking opportunity, then a 2 to 2.5 hour instruction on a topic taught by an expert in a specific topic. 

Prerequisites and Registration

Class size is limited to 20 people.  Prerequisites assure that participants can fully benefit from the intermediate level training in the short time per session. To apply for the course, complete the Pre-registration Form below and submit. If you meet the prerequisite requirements and a seat is available, you’ll be notified by email within a week by PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center. The email will include a link to the IESSF registration form where you can complete registration and make payment.

Class Fees

$40 for IES members or IES Emerging Professionals (EPs)

$65 for non-IES members

Additional $100 registration fee, refunded at the completion of the course.

(Students must attend the entire course in order to receive 20 CEUs at completion and a refund of the registration fee).

Class Schedule
The course has 10 modules offered over 10 weeks:

·      Wednesdays, April 17th to June 19th

·      5:30 – 6:00pm: Networking

·    6:00 - 8:30pm: Class

Intermediate Lighting Class Pre-Registration

Name *
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IESSF Emerging Professionals Studio Tour- The Engineering Enterprise

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IESSF Emerging Professionals Studio Tour- The Engineering Enterprise

Thursday May 9
5:30pm – 8:00pm
1305 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501

Please join us for free food & libations and some casual networking. Learn about The Engineering Enterprise’s latest projects, meet the team, and tour the studio. Enter raffle for 1 year IES Membership!


5:30 - 6:30: Networking & Cocktails
6:30 - 7:30: Presentations/ Tour
7:30 - 8:00: Q&A with audience

Free for Emerging Professionals & Students
More Info: Jeremy Steinmeier Jeremy.steinmeier@aecom.com

About The Engineering Enterprise:

Bridging the gap between Lighting Design and Electrical Engineering, the lighting team at The Engineering Enterprise provides Illumination Engineering services for many large clients.  We strive to work seamlessly in support of the lighting design community to deliver solid engineering solutions to design intent.  For projects without separate lighting design consultants, we provide full lighting design services.

The Engineering Enterprise was founded in 1974 and immediately established itself an industry leader in progressive, forward thinking design. Our team of electrical and lighting engineers offer extensive expertise in numerous types of projects, both renovation and new construction, ranging from small retail stores to large office campus facilities. This list encompasses auditorium, civic, convention, data center, detention, educational, emergency, healthcare, hospitality, housing, industrial, laboratory, library, low rise and high rise offices, parking garages, recreational, retail, theatrical, and transportation facilities.


Local TEE illumination engineering/lighting projects include:
Oceanwide Center, San Francisco (A: F+P, LD: OVI, Bouyea and Associates)
UC Hastings Golden Gate (A:SOM, LD: Pritchard Peck)
1100 Broadway, Oakland (A: Gensler, LD:TEE)
Alameda Free Library, Alameda (A: Hacker, LD: Janet Nolan)
Oakland City Center T12, Oakland (A: Korth Sunseri Hagey, LD: Electrolight)

Emotional Intelligence in the Design World

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Emotional Intelligence in the Design World 
Claudio Ramos, IALD, CLD
Director, ELECTROLIGHT, San Francisco

May 16, 2019 - 5:30- 9:00 pm
San Francisco AIA Offices
130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Beginning in the 1990s, emotional intelligence theory challenged much conventional wisdom in corporate training and development. A successful organization depends on the ability of its staff to work with all kinds of people, from coworkers to clients to consultants and subcontractors. Managing emotions and reading and interpreting the emotions of others is crucial to good communication, conflict resolution and consensus building. All of these skills can contribute to our success in the workplace. This session will analyze the four main items pertaining to emotional intelligence:

• Self-Regulation: Taking responsibility of our actions, managing change, and listening to new ideas from customers and team members.

• Self-Awareness: The ability to recognize emotions as they’re happening, tuning into your self-confidence and true skills during the creative process.

• Reading emotions and Empathy: Recognizing the struggle of others by walking in their shoes.

• People Skills and Motivation: The ability to forge an alliance, inspire others and manage conflicts. Staying optimistic and recasting negative emotions despite facing difficulties in a project.

Emotional intelligence is the single best predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence. When we increase our effective use of emotional intelligence, we will increase our ability to develop more solid, trusting relationships in our business arena. In the professional world of design, where teamwork is paramount to the success of any project, acquiring these five characteristics of emotional intelligence will make you more successful and productive, as well as help others to be successful and productive.

1.0 IES/CEU available (AIA/LU pending) - please see link on Registration Page

Claudio Ramos

One of the leading lighting designers in the U.S., with thirty years’ experience in lighting design, Claudio is a long-standing member of the IALD and recently earned the first international evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design; CLD. Claudio has received over twenty national and international Lighting Design Awards. A native of Brazil, he started his career as a Lighting Designer after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Claudio has been living and practicing Lighting Design in the United States for almost 20 years, where he leads Electrolight’s studio in San Francisco.

5:30 - 6:30: Networking & Hosted Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails
6:30 - 7:30: Presentations
7:30 - 8:00: Q&A with audience

$25 IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members
$30 Non IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members
$10 Emerging Professionals & Students

More Info: Patrick Sheridan
Patrick.Sheridan@cal.lighting  415.740.4626

Own The Code! - Title 24, JA8 & Getting Involved

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Own the Code: CA Title 24 and Getting Involved with the Process
Tuesday June 11, 5:30-8:30 pm Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

 It’s well known that California often leads the nation in implementing codes and standards for energy efficiency and environmental benefits. We have a history of regulatory successes that have reduced pollution, improved products, and saved huge amounts of energy and water. Title 24 has had a significant impact on reducing energy use for lighting (we have pretty much achieved practical limits for energy efficiency in lighting) and for effecting the market adoption of LEDs. But the regulatory process is not perfect – mistakes are made, and codes and standards are living documents meant to be constantly updated and improved. In order to achieve compliance and meet the goals of reducing energy use, improving product quality, and creating a better, healthier built environment, the regulatory process requires active and evenly distributed participation from a wide range of stakeholders – manufacturers, industry associations, designers and specifiers, and building owners and operators. As we’re caught up in the day-to-day business of building, we forget that we share ownership of the government process that makes regulations and codes and can take an active part in it. Energy codes impact everyone’s business.

 This talk will present an update on the current state of California’s Title 24 and planned efforts to improve the code; explain the regulatory process and timelines for commenting on the upcoming 2022 T24; demonstrate how codes and standards impact your business directly and indirectly; and show you how you can get more involved in shaping and improving the code. The talk will also cover the following issues:

·         The business of compliance – simulations, forms, permitting, construction, inspection, training, and updates.

·         The heavy cost and bureaucracy of writing codes, code changes, and ongoing compliance.

·         Should codes be prescriptive or outcome-based?

·         Should we have less frequent changes, and be more technology-neutral?

·         How can building industry professionals positively impact energy codes?

·         Can the codes be easier to understand, and make it easier to design, build, and inspect buildings?


·         John Martin, Co-Chair, California Energy Alliance

·         James Benya, Principal, Benya Burnett Consultancy

·         Susan Larson, CEO, 90+ Lighting

·         David Wilds Patton, Owner & Principal, David Wilds Patton Lighting Design
Clifton Stanley Lemon, CEO, Clifton Lemon Associates, President IES San Francisco Section, Moderator

·         Kelly Cunningham, Senior Customer Care Program Manager, Codes and Standards, Pacific Gas & Electric

5:30- 6:00           Networking
6:00- 6:15            Introductions
6:15- 7:00            Brief presentations on current joint efforts with IES/CEA/IALD, T24 2022 update process: what’s most important, where we are now, where we’re going, and what we can do about it
7:00- 8:00           Moderated panel discussion with prepared topics and audience discussion

$10 IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members
$15 Non IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members
$5 Emerging Professionals & Students
More Info: Clifton Stanley Lemon, Yao-Jung Wen
cl@cliftonlemon.com  415 254 7056

 Learning Objectives
1. Describe the basic process of writing and updating California energy code and how stakeholders contribute

2. Identify areas where energy codes need to be improved with feedback from specific stakeholders

3. Explore ways in which individuals and organizations can positively impact codes

4. Analyze the implications of improved codes for improving the built environment

2019 Light! Design Expo

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On July 11, 2019 from 11:30 am-8pm, IES San Francisco Section's Light! Design Expo returns to Pier 27 on San Francisco's Embarcadero, with its beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront. Light! Design Expo showcases the latest in architectural lighting products, attracts a wide range of design professionals, and is the only architectural lighting products show in Northern California.