PRESIDENT’S REPORT | February 2019


Thank you all who attended our program on LEED vs. WELL Building last month. This event highlighted the differences between these two building standards and how each is progressing towards their next revision. Thank you Shelly for making the trip to Cleveland!


DON’T FORGET: The Illumination Awards submission period is open now through February 18. The Cleveland Section has been underrepresented the past few years, so we are pushing hard to submit projects. If you have worked on (or know someone who has) a lighting project that goes above and beyond, please consider applying! Our local IA Chair, Bob Halper, is ready to help in any way possible. Contact Bob for more information.


Building upon the successful Fundamentals of Lighting class the past few years (View Flyer), we have decided to upgrade to an intermediate class: Interior Lighting Design. This 8-week program, starting March 26, will build on the basics delivered in Lighting Fundamentals. It is perfect for anyone interested in quality interior design. Stay tuned for more information, or contact Marian Perez.


Our Emerging Professional group is preparing for their first-ever Luminaire Design Competition! LightenUp:2019 (View Flyer) is a lighting design competition organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and Cleveland Section Board of Managers to inspire and energize Emerging Professionals (EP) in their understanding of fixture development and application. This inaugural competition, in conjunction with 20 other sections around the country, looks to provide a collaborative environment between new and experienced engineers, architects and designers, fostering communication, and creativity. Not to mention the winner will get their fixture fabricated at Halper Lighting Studios and a generous cash prize. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Contact Josiah Schleicher and/or Bob Halper for additional information.


You don’t want to miss our next event on Thursday, February 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Growlite’s Greg Alaura will be presenting on horticulture lighting, which is becoming more common in Ohio. Please join us for an informative program!


Our program year is fully booked! A sneak peek of upcoming events includes Driverless LEDs and Engineering Ethics. Stay tuned for dates and venues, but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker for next program year (2019–2020), please contact our Program Chair Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, February 15 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at our February program!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

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