The Nashville 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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Integrating LED into our Landscape Lighting Design @ 2 International Plaza Training Room 1-First Floor
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The IES Nashville Section will be joint hosting this meeting with the TN Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects.

Our special guest speaker, Janet Lennox Moyer, of Jan & Brooke Luminae, LLC, will share how she visualizes an outdoor space to create a night environment. She will discuss issues from composition to important factors in lighting plant materials.

The way LED produces light varies significantly from traditional light sources we knew so well, so, the way we use them differs. Using day and night and halogen to LED comparisons, she will share how the LED technology radically changed landscape lighting.

Jan will discuss how LED lighting has propelled landscape lighting forward, providing more flexibility to create a successful solution. She will also discuss the complications that LED introduce compared to traditional technology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Difference in light production and the effect on lighting compositions;
  2. Advances LED Technology brings to Landscape Lighting;
  3. Cautionary issues to understand regarding LED technology
Tunable White Controls @ International Plaza
Jan 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This video presentation takes participants through the different types of light spectrum control, discusses the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures and their design challenges and concludes with how you can reduce risk and meet your client’s sequence of operations requirements on color tuning projects.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the fundamental categories of spectrum control with LEDs.
    2. Analyze the color tuning features of tunable white fixtures.
    3. Identify challenges with tunable white.
    4. Evaluate the feasibility of meeting a sequence of operations with various fixture types.

Presented by Brent Protzman:

Brent has a Ph.D in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska and is the author of numerous published articles on building science. Brent is a former professor and researcher in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado where he focused on human factors in lighting, daylighting performance, and energy audits and simulations. With this expertise, he has unique understanding of the interactions between human-centric design, operational efficiency, and sustainability. Brent serves on the IES Daylighting and Papers Committees, on the Board of Directors for the AERC (Attachment Energy Ratings Council), and is often a peer reviewer for journals and grant reviews. At Lutron, Brent is the director of Building Science and Standards Development. This team’s research and collaborations are often at the forefront of engineering, design innovation, and market growth.

Synergistic Buildings in the ERA of IoT @ International Plaza
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A technological introduction to the interconnected concept of synergistic systems through IoT connectivity within the built world. Attendees will gain a conversational understanding of the technological and market fundamentals required to design and implement a practical information based building solution. Careful analysis will be given to the associated advantages and tradeoffs of these style systems given the technology that exists in the marketplace currently, as well as what is emerging.

PRESENTER: Michael C. Skurla

Mike Skurla has spent 22+ years in the building controls and automation field, with a strong specialty in electrical power distribution pertaining to lighting, HVAC, EMS, and larger building automation. A particular area of focus, sparked by his computer science educational background, has been M2M communication and analytics within the built world.

Mike has lead the design/development of several network, dimming, power management, and power-control products now sold globally for several manufacturers and has previously written seminars for USGBC, IES, and contributed to several published articles on emerging building technologies as well as the market transformation occurring through the technological convergence of information technology and building technology.

A Better Understanding and Possibilities of PoE @ International Plaza Bldg
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A Better Understanding and Possibilities of PoE @ International Plaza Bldg

Presenter: Greg Ortt LC, MIES, CPTED
Greg’s talk will give an overview of lighting within the PoE landscape, how PoE lighting works within the IEEE 802.03 Ethernet standard, and some NEC and UL considerations with PoE. He’ll discuss how PoE can lay the wired foundation of the possibilities of the internet of Things (IoT) and where it can help take us in the future.

Greg Ortt, LC, MIES, CPTED
With over 32 years of experience, Greg Ortt has established himself with diverse skills in the lighting industry. Greg has taught extensively throughout the U.S and is a frequent speaker at industry events. From the fundamentals of light to industrial and exterior applications, Greg has proven himself to be an effective trainer and educator.

Greg serves on multiple committees of the IESNA. He teaches a course on outdoor lighting every year at the annual IESNA Street & Area Conference. He is a presenter at LightFair and has become the lighting speaker for CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. His audiences include architects, engineers, lighting designers, design and build contractors, electrical distributors and national accounts. Greg is a regular instructor for college and engineering classes.

He holds the LC certification from the NCQLP, is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and is a certified trainer for Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Effective People. As a Lighting Solutions Specialist, Greg teaches in the Lighting Solutions Center located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Biologically Focused Lighting – The Truth About Circadian Lighting @ International Plaza
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

AIA Course Number: BIOSCES101, learning units: 1AIA LU/HSW, 1 WELL AP LU

Presenter: Ken Esterly, LC, IES – VP Sales
Ken has over 18 years of expertise in LED lighting. His extensive knowledge of lighting technology and application provide a unique perspective on the development and integration of quality lighting technology for today’s rapidly advancing design environment.