Events

The Atlanta 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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Apr
10
Tue
Tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Apr 10 @ 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm

UPDATE:  DUE TO THE SIZE OF OUR GROUP, WE WILL HAVE TO SPLIT UP IN TO 3 GROUPS.  IF YOU’RE ABLE TO COME EARLY, IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.  TOURS ARE NOW SCHEDULED FOR 4:45PM, 5PM, AND 5:15PM.  PLEASE ARIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE TOUR.

 

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, April 10th for a tour at 4:45PM of the LEED Platinum Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Project Lighting Designer, Jay Wratten, VP of Sports Lighting Design at WSP USA, Boulder Colorado, will be our tour guide for the evening.

Cost (please note this is different than our normal meetings): 

  • Pre event RSVP is now closed.
  • Arrival without RSVP is $27 at the door.

Please arrive a few minutes early to pay on-site.​

Description: 

Experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club. Tour routes and locations are subject to change.

Whether you are a die-hard Falcons fan, an Atlanta United supporter, or interested in a guided walk to explore the architecture, technology, or art within the space – we can customize a tour for you!

Additional Information:

Parking for stadium tours at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is available in the Silver Deck of the Georgia World Congress Center. Parking is subject to availability and may be affected by events at the GWCC. Use Waze for the most efficient directions right to the Silver Deck.  Our group’s parking can be validated at a reduced rate of $8, please bring cash for this.

All tour guests must enter at Gate 2.

http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/stadium-tours/ 

Tour Guide Bio:

Jay is the head of our Boulder lighting team and oversees the design and management of projects both in the United States and abroad, providing both aesthetic and technical design direction on a wide variety of project types. Recent project experience includes custom fixture design and lighting design across a broad array of sectors.

He is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a registered Lighting Certified Professional. He has extensive knowledge of lighting control systems and daylight harvesting as well as experience in solid state lighting performance.

Jay was named to Lighting Magazine’s 40-Under-40 in 2018, and to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40-Under-40 in 2016.

Sep
25
Tue
IEEE-IAS Atlanta & IES Atlanta Sections Co-Sponsored Golf Tournament @ The Heritage Golf Links
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Best Ball Scramble Format

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 9:30AM Shotgun Start
Where: The Heritage Golf Links 4445 Britt Rd. Tucker, GA 770-493-4653
Cost: $100.00 per person Limited to 120 golfers
Includes, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and gift bag.
Registration will be from 8:00 to 9:00.
Free range balls to warm up.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as Skills Challenges for Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. There will also be mulligans for sale that add to your chances of winning a raffle prize.

We also welcome any donations of door prizes, raffle prizes or items for the gift bags.
It is acceptable for these items to have manufacturer names on the donated items.

Please fill out attached registration form and RSVP by Sept. 11, 2018

Send email to sholladay@greenbergfarrow.com registration form if you would like to be sent back an invoice and pay on-line with a credit card.

There are also sponsorships available:

  • Co-Sponsor the Sit Down BBQ Lunch After Play($250; max 3 sponsors)
  • Special Acknowledgement at the start of play, before prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website
  • Sponsor a Skills Challenge ($150 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
  • Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website
  • This sponsorship amount can be reduced if a suitable prize is donated for the challenge award
  • Sponsor a Hole ($150 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
  • Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website

SPECIAL PRICING OFFER!!
GOLD Level Tournament Sponsorship ($500 each) includes a hole
sponsorship and (4) reserved paid spots for golfers.

Oct
30
Tue
Halloween Social @ Torched Hop Brewing Company
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kick off the year with a Halloween Social at Torched Hop Brewing sponsored by the Atlanta IES Section.

A light dinner will be provided, and the first 30 people to arrive get a free drink on us!

Admission: Free!

Win a Free Entrance Pass* into an IES ATL Section Monthly Meeting Event of your choice for the 2018-2019 season by:

  • Be the IES member that brings the largest quantity of Emerging Professionals with you – help us grow the Section!
  • Most creative or unique costume (costumes are optional)

Parking – Complimentary parking is available in the Camden Apartments parking garage off Penn Ave.

Nov
13
Tue
Seminar: Circadian Justified & Calculated for Well-Buildings @ ASHRAE
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, November 13th for a seminar on Circadian Justified & Calculated for Well-Buildings. Our presenter will be Daniel Weiss, System Architect for Dynamic Lighting at Acuity Brands.

This event will qualify for 1 AIA LU | HSW CEU, 0.1 IDCEC CEU, or equivalent PDH for self-reporting organizations.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description: Is “Circadian Lighting” just the latest trend to encourage use of a more expensive technology? In this program we will explore the justification behind this principle and show how International WELL Building Institute is incorporating it into their standards. This new metric reinforces the importance of quality lighting and promotes HEALTH as an important criteria for lighting design.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the impact of lighting on human health and wellness starting with the physiology behind the visual system and the link to circadian wellness.
• Identify 2 Circadian models: Equivalent Melanopic Lux (as Promoted by the International Well Building Institute) and Circadian Stimulus (as promoted by the Lighting Research Center)
• Explore the LIGHT feature within the International WELL Building Standard
• Propose a method for how to implement Circadian Health into Lighting Design.

Speaker Bio:

Daniel Weiss is the System Architect for Dynamic Lighting at Acuity Brands and directs the development of Warm Dimming, Tunable White, and Tunable Spectrum systems. Using his background in controls and color science, he leads the implementation of control protocols and luminaire firmware to execute the Dynamic Features. Prior to joining Acuity Brands, Weiss received an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Applied Physics from Emory University. He also worked as a theatrical lighting designer for theaters around Atlanta designing the lighting for musicals, plays, and concerts.

Donation Requests: Build a Community, Or Build a New Closet?

Help women enter or re-enter the workforce with clean, ready-to-wear, office-appropriate clothing, shoes, handbags, briefcases, belts and jewelry. Donate articles of gently used (or new) women’s career attire at our November meeting.

Dec
5
Wed
Holiday Social Bowling Party @ The Comet Pub & Lanes
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IES Atlanta Bowling PartyJoin the Atlanta IES for holiday bowling at The Comet Pub & Lanes in Decatur. Bowling, bowling shoes, food and drinks will be provided.

Bowling will be from 7-9, but please arrive by 6:30pm to allow time to set up teams.

A big thanks to our sponsors: Bartco Lighting, Troy-CSL Lighting, and Eaton.

Free parking is available.

Jan
8
Tue
The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications @ ASHRAE
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, January 8th for a seminar on The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications. Our presenter will be Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description: 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, a summary of the lab and field research will be presented. In addition, 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 lighting in our living environments.

Presenter: Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She conducts research on the effect of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research.

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Feb
12
Tue
Lighting Requirements of the 2015 IECC Energy Code @ ASHRAE
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 12th for a seminar on Lighting Requirements of the 2015 IECC Energy Code. Our presenter will be Trey Wiley, who is a Certified Education Instructor with SESCO Lighting.

Networking starts at 5:30 PM followed by the seminar from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description:

  • Obtain and apply a working knowledge of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code dealing with energy issues pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Compare and evaluate power limiting requirements pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Compare and evaluate control requirements pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Identify and differentiate between indoor and outdoor lighting requirements.

Presenter:
Trey Wiley is a Certified Education Instructor with SESCO Lighting. He travels throughout the Southeast delivering CEU lectures to architects and engineers. Trey Wiley graduated from The University of Kansas in 1993 with a BS in Architectural Engineering and an emphasis in lighting and electrical systems. Trey is both a LEED AP BD&C accredited professional and a PE by examination and is presently registered in five states (Kansas, Texas, California, Florida and Georgia).