AEFI Alaska 2017

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Hotel Information

Anchorage Hilton
500 W. 3rd Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411
AEFI Rate: $109/night (normally $229), available through February 16, 2017
Reservation Code: AEFI17
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Speakers and Topics

Speaker: Chip Israel

Using case studies to evaluate the architecture and interiors and discussing options and then finished photos show the results. The philosophy will show how lighting can direct attention, identify details, shape spaces and create moods.
Speaker Information:
Chip Israel is an internationally recognized lighting designer with over 27 years of experience and is past President of the IES, the Illuminating Engineering Society. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting-design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 100 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design. He served as 2012-2013, President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). Chip has been an instructor at UCLA and the American College of Applied Arts in the field of interior lighting. Chip’s design experience ranges from building facade lighting, to custom fixture design, to corporate office spaces, to themed hotels and resorts.


Speaker: Michael Lane

Connected Lighting – An Office Lighting Case Study of Dramatic Energy Savings using integrated luminaire controls

In the summer of 2015 Puget Sound Energy (PSE) installed 120 LED light fixtures from two different manufacturers with embedded integrated controls in their Bothell offices replacing traditional T8 parabolic fixtures. This case study explores the planning, installation, commissioning, monitoring and the resultant energy savings of installing these connected lighting systems.

ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Update

The 2016 90.1 Standard was recently published and the lighting power densities were reduced and control requirements were enhanced. This overview will cover the significant changes to the lighting chapter.
Speaker Information:
Michael Lane joined Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in 2011 and is the Energy Management Engineering Supervisor and program manager for the PSE Business Lighting Incentive program, part of Business Energy Management division. Before joining PSE Michael worked at the Lighting Design Lab as Project Manager, and has worked at lighting design firms in New York, Boston and Seattle.

He has Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University, and has specialized in the lighting field for over 30 years. He serves on the IES Energy Management Committee, the IES Technical Review Council, the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Committee since summer of 2000 (Vice Chair 2009-2015), and has served on seven Advanced Energy Design Guide project committees. In 2004, and 2010 Michael received the IES Presidential Award and in 2004 received the IES Section Meritorious Service Award. In his spare time Michael is a US Soccer grade 8 youth soccer referee.


Speaker: Eric Gaugaard & Shirley Coyle


Technology and Trends in Commercial Interior Lighting

This session will look at new product technology driving performance improvements and new functionality in luminaires for interior lighting. Is Color Tunable Lighting simply a way to bring flexibility into space use, or will the ongoing research reveal the potential for using lighting to improve alertness, mood, health and wellness? As intelligent lighting converges on to Power over Ethernet (PoE), we move beyond lighting control systems to smart, connected lighting with a sensor network and operating system that delivers not only better light, but also leverages the data from the lighting system for new applications, making organizations and buildings more effective and profitable.
Speaker Information:
Eric Haugaard is with Cree, Inc. Eric Haugaard is the Director of Product Technology for Cree Lighting. His 30-year career includes a variety of positions primarily focused on advanced lighting systems development. Over the past decade Eric has presented lighting technology programs to diverse audiences throughout the world, with a strong focus on LED luminaire technologies. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Post-Baccalaureate Program studies completed at NASA/Ames Research Center. He holds 48 US and 16 foreign patents related to lighting technology.

Shirley Coyle is with Cree, Inc. Shirley is President of Cree’s Canadian business unit. She has worked for several international lighting companies during her 30+ years in the lighting industry. Lighting Certified since 2000, Shirley is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), a Past President of the Toronto Section, and after five years on the IESNA Board of Directors, Shirley is currently President of the IES. She is also a member of several IES committees including Roadway Lighting, and Street & Area Lighting. Shirley is also a member of CIE, and committee member for several CSA standards committees on lighting.


Speaker: Cheryl English

OLED Lighting Design – An overview of OLED technology and design.

Speaker Information:
Cheryl English is the Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for Acuity Brands. She is responsible for energy and sustainability programs, regulatory activities, government relations and industry activities.

Cheryl is the Vice President, President Elect for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and has been active in the Society for over 35 years. She is a Fellow in the IES as well as a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. Cheryl serves on the Board of Managers for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and received the NEMA Kite and Key Award recognizing her contributions to advancing interests of the electrical industry. She has also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences. Cheryl was selected to serve on the executive advisory committee for FLEXLAB at UC Berkeley, focusing on low energy experiments in buildings. She commonly works with the U.S. Department of Energy, California Energy Commission and other policy makers to promote energy efficient technologies in high performance buildings.


Speaker: Paul Bogard & Nancy Clanton


Nancy Clanton is president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable and regenerative design. Nancy is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Oregon. Nancy is a member of the National Academy of Science committee on the assessment of solid state lighting. Nancy received the 2014 ACEC Colorado Outstanding Woman Engineer Award and the International CleanDesign Award. Nancy has served on the USGBC LEED Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, was lighting group leader for Greening of the White House, led the lighting workshops for the C40 conference in Seoul, and was twice awarded the IES Presidential Award.

Paul Bogard is author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown, 2013) and editor of Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark (U of Nevada Press, 2008). His new book, The Ground Around Us, will be published by Little, Brown in 2017. A native Minnesotan, Paul has lived and taught in Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Reno, northern Wisconsin, and Winston-Salem. A graduate of Carleton College, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Nevada-Reno (PhD in Literature and Environment), Paul is now an assistant professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Find him at