Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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This program will feature a moderated discussion between representatives of government, non-profit organizations, and members of the lighting community. We will explore current regulations, standards, and incentive programs as well as the effectiveness of different strategies, considerations for the future, and ideas for getting the lighting community more involved in shaping legislation.
Moderator: Charles Cameron
Speakers: Marilyn Dare, Susan Harder, Meg Smith and Yetsuh Frank
Marilyn Dare has worked at NYSERDA for 10 years promoting energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors. As a Project Manager, Marilyn manages the New York Energy $martK Loan Fund and Small Commercial Lighting Program, along with other market transformation projects at NYSERDA.
She is Lighting Certified through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and is a NCQLP Board Member. She is also a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Marilyn sits on the Commercial Lighting Committees for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP).
Prior to NYSERDA, Marilyn worked for General Electric and Westinghouse where she oversaw the procurement and construction of equipment for the Naval Nuclear Program. Marilyn received her MBA from Union College in Schenectady and her BA from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY."
Susan Harder, Executive Director of New York State Section, International Dark Sky Association. 35 year resident of New York City, retired art dealer.
Ten year, citizen-activist working on the issue of “light pollution” (Defined as: excessive, misdirected, unshielded, or unnecessary night lighting). Helped write and enact outdoor lighting legislation for towns across the country and on legislation (pending ) in New York City and NY State. Worked with Long Island Power Authority on innovative “Light Solutions Program” to provide full cutoff fixtures to businesses and municipalities. Member, IESNA Roadway Lighting Subcommittee on Standards Member of numerous municipal “Dark Sky” advisory committees. Board Member, Montauk Observatory
Meg Smith: From 2004 through 2007 Meg was Lightolier's intelligent lighting specialist (iGEN). In this position with Lightolier, Meg had the opportunity to participate in the emerging sustainable and intelligent lighting design marketplace, traveling extensively within the United States and Canada. Meg is specification sales manager in the New York metropolitan area for Lightolier/Philips.
She serves as a member of IESNA Sustainable Design Committee, Board of Managers for IESNY and Chair of IESNY Program and Education Committee 2005-2008. Chair of Education 2008-2009
Recent speaking engagements:
- 2nd Diploma , Architectural Lighting, University of Mexico/ ELDA+ Mexico City October 25, 2006 , Sustainability and Lighting Design.”
- IESNA Ottawa November 21 2006 Sustainability and Lighting Design.”
- IESNA Montreal November 22 2006 Sustainability and Lighting Design.”
- IESNA Phoenix, April 3, 2007 Updates on Intelligent Buildings and Sustainable Goals
- IESNE April 11,2007 Day lighting Controls, Integrated Design Lab Controls Summit, Seattle Washington June 15 2007 Technology presentation
- World Energy Engineering Congress 2007 Presenting a White paper: Intelligent lighting : Achieving your sustainable goals
- IES, Albany New York January 2008 The Smart Way to Go Green
- Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, April 2-3, 2008 Panelist on Lighting Control
- LightFair 2008 Bye Bye Incadescent
- LD&A May 2006 Green Ideas:” Intelligent Lighting: The Smart Way to go Green”
- Consulting Specifying Engineer, May 2006, “Prescribed Light Intelligent lighting Sidebar, DALI =Sustainable “
- Architectural Lighting December 2005 End piece Question and Answer: “Sustainability and the Design Process”
- World Energy Engineering Congress 2007 White paper: Intelligent lighting : Achieving your sustainable goals
Yetsuh Frank AIA, LEED AP, Director of Programs & Policy
Yetsuh Frank is a LEED Accredited Professional and American Institute of Architects member with over 12 years of professional experience in the design and construction of buildings. As Director of Programs & Policy he is responsible for the development of educational programs and advocacy initiatives that promote green building in and around New York City. Prior to joining USGBC New York he was an Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, where he was chair of the Sustainable Design Group and Project Manager for a series of high profile projects including the Tutu Center, and the Geothermal Well Field infrastructure project for the General Theological Seminary. In 2007 Yetsuh was selected from among thousands of applicants by the Climate Project; the foundation through which Al Gore has trained more 1000 volunteers to present his slideshow on the global climate crisis. Yetsuh is currently Chair of the Northeast Corridor LEED 2009 Regionalization Task Force and a member of the Climate Adaptation committee of the NYC Green Codes Task Force. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1995 and presents regularly on green building to a variety of organizations.
Charles Cameron is a principal in Meeker Cameron Lighting Design Group and serves a Secretary of the IES NYC Section. As an integral part of two internationally renowned architectural lighting design firms, his work has received numerous awards and been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Urban Center in NYC. Charles then became a respected principal designer in his own right. His lighting has enhanced the environments of landmarks, museums, restaurants, galleries, residences, infrastructure and public space from Seatle to Miami to Glasgow, Scotland. He recently founded Meeker Cameron Lighting Design Group with noted special event lighting designer Bentley Meeker to work with owners, designers and architects to create the highest quality permanent environments for work, living and recreation.
Location: The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Credit: 1.5 AIA/NCQLP
Networking: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Presentation: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Members discount is offered to members in design professional affiliations (e.g. IES, IALD, AIA, ASID, NSPE, etc.), as well as for ConEd employees and design students.
Online registration required 2-days before event date.