Light, as We Don’t See It

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Daniel Salinas, MIES, LC

Salinas Lighting Consult

President, Lighting Design Systems Design

Lighting control is the opportunity to give structure and life to a building in many different ways. This can be thru fixed definition: “Lights are on, somebody is home” to creating a self-monitoring, automated, living structure that comes alive when you enter and goes to sleep when you leave. How this is done is a process that requires the designer to first understand who they are designing for and what they are capable of accepting. From there the design can be established and become the full potential of its purpose. In this course we will learn the process of a full design methodology and how to create tools that help the user insure its success over time to understand “Light, as We Don’t See It”.

Lighting control and integration with new commercial buildings with focus on the challenges of design of controls, installation with contractors, and commissioning of lighting controls. Outline the roles of design team, electrical & mechanical engineers, and ideal process for commissioning of new building to ensure energy savings is optimized with lighting controls and HVAC controls.


  • Understanding the client, establishing a Basis of Design
  • Technology Decisions, Integration Decisions, Layout and Design
  • System cost evaluation
  • Installation detailing
  • Construction management
  • Programming definition
  • Start-up, Programming, FFT, System integration
  • Final documents and Follow up


November 26th , 2015

08:00AM – 08:30AM

Registration and Breakfast


08:30AM – 10:15AM

Seminar Part I


10:15PM – 10:30AM



10:30AM – 12:15PM

Seminar Part II


12:15PM – 12:30PM

Questions & Answers


12:30PM – 01:30PM

Lunch and Mingling, End of Seminar

BC Hydro Power Smart
333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5R3 

2nd floor Auditorium


On day of the workshop, attendees must register security desk in lobby, and leave behind their driver’s licences or photo ID in order to get building access card for elevator and meeting room.


Online registration:

Maximum Capacity: 60

Registration will be closed when the maximum capacity is reached.


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This Seminar qualifies for 3 LEU through NCQLP, 3 LU Through AIA and 3.5 Core LU’s.


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