PRLog - Oct. 3, 2011 - NEW YORK -- The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society – (IESNYC) is proud to announce its impressive speaker line up and also notify attendees that event registration is in full swing. With a confirmed presence of 30+ leading controls manufacturers from across the world, Control This positions itself for a record breaking year in providing its attendees with the latest in controls and energy management technology.
Control This! 2011 will offer guests the choice of six programs within two tracks: Construction and Commissioning. Attendees will see firsthand the latest innovations and product development in the rapidly growing fields of lighting controls and energy management systems by viewing the latest innovations on display by the industry's leading manufacturers.
IESNYC is proud to announce the following speaker line-up to an unparalleled schedule of educational programming on Lighting Controls and Energy Management Technology:
CONSTRUCTION & COMMISSIONING TRACK:
CONTROL THIS! LIVE: 3-HOUR WORKSHOP THAT ALLOWS PARTICIPANTS A HANDS-ON, ONE-ON-ONE OPPORTUNITY TO WIRE THE COMPONENTS OF THE CONTROL SYSTEMS THEY USUALLY ONLY SEE AS “ONE LINES”!
This workshop instructed by: Steven Mesh, LC, IESNA. Principal, Lighting Education & Design will consist of wiring exercises where participants actually wire (and commission) control devices and systems. Additionally, Steve will present some generic control information and issues in lecture format at the end of the 3-hour time period (control narratives, differences between hard-wired analog systems and digital plug-and-play, and more).
This will be similar to workshops run by Mr. Mesh and others at LightFair, Better Buildings By Design conferences in Burlington, Vermont, and at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco. This is also similar to (but a much shorter version of) a 50-hour course for electricians called California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program for which Mr. Mesh has been one of the main developers and instructors (see www.calctp.org)
THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS: IESNA DG29. PRESENTED BY GARY MESHBERG, DIRECTOR OF SALES FOR ENCELIUM TECHNOLOGY.
Commissioning is the hot topic around green building salons and water coolers. ES DG-29-11, developed by IES in association with the Lighting Controls Association, describes the technical requirements for commissioning lighting and control systems to achieve owner performance criteria in new construction. Gary Meshberg, chair of the committee who created this document, will present attendees with a step by step “how to” for the critical task of commissioning a lighting control system.
This Design Guide includes requirements for lighting and control systems to fully support the Commissioning Process documentation, verification and acceptance activities during each phase of the Commissioning Process, including a Systems Manual and training for operations and maintenance personnel and occupants.
WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL: A LIFE CYCLE COST EVALUATION OF MULTIPLE LIGHTING CONTROL STRATEGIES.
Dane Sanders and Darcie Chinnis of Clanton & Associates will present a description of the study and findings which they have recently published which answer the $64,000 question: What gives me the biggest control bang (energy savings) for my lighting control budget buck?
In addition to providing the findings and insights from this study, Mr. Sanders and Ms. Chinnis will also present examples of completed projects illustrating their findings. They will describe the projects, the design and decision making process, and demonstrate the measured energy and cost savings effectiveness of the strategies selected.
LIGHTING CONTROLS FOR HUMANS PRESENTED BY MICHAEL STILLER OF MICHAEL STILLER DESIGN AND SHOSHANNA SEGAL, PRINCIPAL, LUMINOUS FLUX.
Michael Stiller will focus on System Topology, Dimming Performance, Lighting / Media Integration:
Ms. Segal joins the discussion to address of the second part of that problem: now you have the components talking to each other…how do you communicate to all the people involved in a project to insure your lighting controls as it’s supposed to behave? This part of the session will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise when specification writing is approached as the composition of a narrative, in addition to a prescriptive performance specification.
URBAN GREEN: MEETING THE GREEN CODE. PRESENTED BY CHERYL MASSIE, VP AT WSP FLACK & KURTZ IN NEW YORK CITY.
New York City has taken on a leadership position in promoting Green Codes. In 2009, they adopted the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the most comprehensive program in the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings. The Greater, Greener Buildings Plan consists of four bills. The legislation includes the creation of a New York City Energy Conservation Code; building performance benchmarking;
SMART CITIES: INTERACTIVE URBAN LIGHTING PRESENTED BY SUSANNE SEITINGER AND POL PLA I CONESA OF MIT FLUID INTERACES GROUP.
This team will share research done during their time at MIT Media Lab. They will review an interactive installation – Light Bridge, a dynamic display symbolic of MIT’s historical and contemporary connections between people and places on both sides of the river. They will also discuss fresh ideas about interactivity with the urban environment.
Control This! has over 30+ leading controls manufacturers from across the world planning to exhibit the latest controls innovations and technologies. Control This is expected to double attendance from its inaugural year in 2010 and expects close to 500 lighting and design professionals at its second annual event on October 20thth, 2011 in New York. Exhibit hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with CEU presentations beginning at 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.ControlThis.org or www.facebook.com/
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ABOUT THE IESNYC:
IESNYC is a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for, and fascination with, all things lighting. They are lighting designers, architects, engineers, consultants, lighting manufacturers, lighting representatives, electrical distributors and allied professionals.
IESNYC members are dedicated to promoting the art and science of illumination engineering to their members, professionals, the lighting industry, and the public through inspiring events, informative programs and educational series, social outreach, and networking opportunities.