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Upcoming IES Phoenix Events




Past IES Phoenix Events

We would like to thank all of our past speakers for sharing their knowledge with us. Here is a partial listing of some of our past programs.




June 2017 Sean Carnal/
R.C. Lurie Company
Lighting Product & Technology Design Trends Topics included Tunable White, Saturated & Tunable Color, Dynamic Lighting, Lighting for the Built Environment, and Controls Development/Reporting. This presentation will provide a broad overview of several topics that lighting manufacturers are focusing on.  Knowledge of these topics will be greatly beneficial to lighting designers and engineers as the technologies further mature and become more widely implemented.
May 2017 Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D./
Lighting Research Center
Light and Health: From Science to Applications Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms.  Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, to synchronize with the 24-hour day.  If lack of synchrony or circadian disruption occurs, we may experience decrements in physiological functions, neurobehavioral performance, and sleep.

Lighting for the circadian system employs lighting design objectives that differ from those typically used in traditional architectural lighting design, and therefore, requires metrics that differ from those currently used by lighting designers.

In this presentation, the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g. CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system will be discussed.  Practical design solutions to increase the potential for circadian light exposure in buildings and new field data investigating the health effects of light will be discussed.

The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with new tools and metrics that will help them specify and apply effective lighting to improve our lighting in our living environments.

March 2017 Justin Dagerman/
MSA EngineeringNathan Short/
Energy Systems Design
2015 IECC and 2016 CA Title 24 Code Update The class highlighted key changes to the codes as well as general requirements and design criteria.
December 2016 Cassie Robertson/DPR Construction DPR Construction Office Tour tour of DPR Construction’s Phoenix Net-Zero Energy Certified office building. Phoenix’s Net-Zero Energy Certified office building serves as a “living laboratory” for the community and is as high-performing and multi-talented as our people. Ranked as one of the largest general contractors in Arizona and a leading technical builder in the Southwest, DPR’s Phoenix office has built a solid reputation since it was established in 1994. The 125-person operation completes award-winning projects and is recognized as one of the safest contractors in the Southwest (and Arizona).


June 2016 Buck Yee/Davis Architecture Marina Heights Tour A walking tour of the 20 acre Marina Heights campus at Tempe Town Lake included a representative selection of the 2-million square foot of this massive office complex, the largest in Arizona. We toured Building A to explore a typical floor, a training floor, the parking garage, a balcony and the lobby and then concluded with exterior plaza’s Arizona Room.
March 2016 Hosted by Architekton ASU College Avenue Commons Tour College Avenue Commons is the recently completed 149k square foot facility at the Arizona State University main campus.

It is a mixed-use, five-story building designed for the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and the Sun Devil Marketplace. The facility provides mediated classrooms, offices, labs and collaboration/study spaces for Del E. Webb School of Construction, Construction Engineering, the Alliance for Construction Excellence, and the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering department. The project was designed in collaboration by Architekton and Gensler.
November 2015 Gregg Adams/Clanton and Associates Lighting Sommeliers:
Pairing Solid-state Lamps and Dimmers in Existing Spaces
October 2015 Mark Greenawalt and Zack Hoyt/Creative Designs in Lighting Designing with Daylight – The latest products and programs to help navigate the design of Daylight Autonomy.
September 2015 Ryder Tunney/ LightLab International Tour of LightLab International photometric test facility in Phoenix to observe a state of the art 5m (16.5ft) Type-C rotating mirror gonio-photometer, namely; R80A
April 2015 Daniel Gourley/ SGR Media Tour of the Chandler City Hall Television studio and the recent LED lighting upgrades.
March 2015 Nathan Short, P.E. /Energy Systems Design 2012 IECC Code Refresher-A general overview of the energy code as it relates to lighting.
December 2014 IES Networking Function APS Electric Light Parade
Pre-event float viewing
November 2014 Jeff Farrington from Holophane How the eye works and the impacts on lighting design.AIA Accredited.
May 2014 Bob Ferraro-SRP and Justin Pratt-APS APS / SRP Commercial Rebate Program Lunch Event SRP Program Presentation

APS Program Presentation

February 2014 Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg Associate Professor at the University of Idaho. Seminar on daylighting and current best practices for daylighting design and analysis. This program qualifies for 1.15 IES CEUs, AIA LUs, and GBCI CEs.
Self-Guided tour of the exhibit with complimentary admission.
December 2013 Alwun House
Art Gallery
Lighthouse Art Installation With gallery lights off, artworks must play on the theme of illumination – an eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays, with luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens, creating a warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Bask in the warm glow of self-illuminating artworks from over 25 artists light boxes, furniture, shrines, sculpture, black light, neon, video, lamps, and an interactive light installation. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual. All arts shining in a darkened room.
September 2013 32nd Annual Sunstroke Classic Annual Golf Tournament at
ASU Karsten Golf Course
May 2013 DPR Construction Tour of DRP Construction’s Net Zero Headquarters
April 2013 Salt River Project 5th Annual SRP Energy Efficiency Alliance Conference and Workshop
January 2013 Roger Smith South Mountain Community College Library Lighting Tour
December 2012 IES Phoenix Section APS Fiesta of Lights
Electric Light Parade
Preview Party, Phoenix, AZ
November 2012 IES Phoenix Section The IES Phoenix Awards Banquet at Phoenix City Grill

South Arizona Avenue
Corridor Improvements
John Willett and Ryan Neiffer

Paradise Valley Community College
Building Q Renovation

Mark Greenawalt

September 2012 30th Annual Sunstroke
Golf Classic
Annual Golf Tournament at
Wildfire Golf Course
JW Marriott at Desert Ridge
May 2012 Jeff Gerwing/
City of Chandler City Hall Complex, winner of the Paul Waturbury Award for Outdoor Lighting Design
March 2012 Chip Israel The IES Roadshow will roll out of the new IES Handbook
February 2012 Jeff Kramer/
Philips Lighting
Safety and Security Lighting
January 2012 IES Phoenix Section Walking tour of ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo
November 2011 IES Phoenix Section The IES Phoenix Awards Banquet at Busters on the Lake

Halle Children’s Heart Museum
Robin Goetz and Thomas Goetz

Mesa Community College Health and Wellness Building
Mark Greenawalt and Megan Smith

The Saguaro Building at Mesa Community College, Red Mountain Campus
Randall Driscoll and Brett Lorenzen

October 2011 Kim Anderson/
APS and Bob Ferraro/
APS / SRP Commercial Rebate Program Lunch Event
September  2011 29th Annual Sunstroke
Golf Classic
Golf Tournament Wrap-up 
June 2011 Brett Lorenzen, Mark Greenawalt/SmithGroup Tour of Central Park East and Taylor Place
April 2011 Herberger Staff Herberger Theater Tour 
February 2011 Jeff Kramer/Phillips Lighting Energy Efficient Lighting – Today and into the FuturePresentation
January 2011 Scott Wright/Wright Engineering Phoenix ZooLights
September 2010 28th Annual Sunstroke Golf Classic Golf Tournament Wrap-up
June 2010 Mark Greenawalt/SmithGroup LASERS
March 2010 Scott Wright/Wright Engineering Site Visit to the Phoenix Civic Art Space
February 2010 Howard Israel/International Darksky Association A Night of Star Gazing and a Lecture on the Effects of Light Pollution 
January 2010 John Abberton/Allied Group Sales Light Control and LEED: How Light Control Helps Achieve LEED Certification in Commercial Buildings
November 2009 David DiLaura/Accuity Brands A History of Light and Lighting
October 2009 Lisa Heschong/Heschong Mahone Group Using Daylighting as a Light Source
August 2009 Jeff Kramer/Phillips Lighting LED’s – Are We There Yet? 
April 2009 Mark Greenawalt & Brett Lorenzen/SmithGroup Using 3D Software to Streamline the Preparation of Lighting Construction Documents
March 2009 Greg Subisak, PE, LC/Holophane How to Properly Read Photometric Reports
January 2009 Dawn DeGrazio/Lighting Analysts The Yin-Yang of Lighting Design
October 2008 Peter Strasser/International Dark Sky
November 2007 Mark Greenawalt, PE, LC/Creative Designs in Lighting Architectural Photography
April 2007 Meg Smith/Lightolier Intelligent Lighting – The Smart Way to Green
March 2007 Ray Yeager/Holophane Nighttime Driving for the Aging Driver 
February 2007 Dawn DeGrazzio/Holophane Lighting for Industrial Facilities
January 2007 Greg Subisak/Holophane Photometry Reports Simplified
December 2006 Martin Moeck/ASU DALI Applications and Next Generation Controls
October 2006 Clark Corn/Wide-Lite Electronic HID & HID Dimming Technologies
May 2006 Wayne Dobberphul and Bill Biesemeyer/APS Demand Side Management Program
April 2006 Sunstroke Golf Tournament Sunstroke Golf Tournament 
April 2006 Cheryl English/Lithonia Lighting EPAct 2005 – Tax Credit Opportunities For Energy Efficiency
March 2006 Naomi Miller/Naomi Miller Lighting Design Award winning lighting practices



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