Congratulations to all the award recipients at the 2021 New Zealand Chapter Awards held yesterday at an online event.
Did you miss the awards presentation?
Just click on the trophy below to view!!!
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On behalf of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and our Board of Directors, we want to welcome those of you that have already started to participate with our Society as a Global Access Affiliate. For those that have yet to begin to take advantage of this new offering, we encourage you to do so.
Over the last year, in large part due to the great efforts of your President, Trent Dutton, we have been working closer with IESANZ to identify how both organizations can increase collaboration to enhance the value that our respective memberships receive. From these conversations and meetings, we developed a new program that allows all IESANZ members, at no additional cost to your membership, to access IES members-only services. You now have access to an increased number of member benefits, including but not limited to, educational content, discounts on standards and technical documents, LD+A monthly magazine, research content, volunteer opportunities, and much more.
We have spent the better part of the last three years investing time and resources to developing benefits and educational content that would increase the value of membership with the IES. Our members have been very satisfied with these new programs and services, and we are pleased to extend them to you as well.
It is our hope that you find this increased collaboration between our two societies enhances the value of your membership. IESANZ financial members are receiving this information by email.
In May 2019, the Australian Building Codes Board introduced changes to Section J of the National Construction Code. These changes will result in more energy efficient commercial buildings and fitouts. The changes will also result in more comfortable buildings thanks to the introduction of a thermal comfort metric.
Finally, for the first time, the Code introduced recognition of Green Star and NABERS as pathways for demonstrating compliance.
To account for these changes, we are introducing Green Star – Design & As Built v1.3.
The latest iteration of this rating tool, for new buildings and major refurbishments, addresses the changes around energy efficiency requirements under the National Construction Code. This update is mandatory for all projects subject to the 2019 Section J requirements.
The changes within the Code were made possible partly due to the many Green Star rated buildings across the country. These buildings demonstrated to the Australian Buildings Code Board that better performance is possible and commercially viable. This is why certification matters.
Green Star – Design & As Built v1.3 has also given us the opportunity to introduce options in line with our Carbon Positive Roadmap and the upcoming Green Star for New Buildings. When the Code is mandatory by mid-2020, many projects will be using Green Star Future Focus which encompasses the new code, however some projects will still be in transition with Design & As Built and this release is for them.
Find out more
The GBCA education team recently held a webinar exploring the essentials around the release of Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3, which you can catch up on at any time. View here
If you have any questions about the release, please feel free to contact the Green Star Solutions team.
IES: The Lighting Society invites members to apply for the Gwenyth Ewens Memorial Bursary.
Gwenyth, a strong advocate of the IES and education and research, bequeathed a sum of money to the IES from which the earnings support the bursary. See below for more information on Gwenyth Ewens.
The Bursary provides a contribution towards the expenses of a member to participate in an educational or research-based professional development activity in lighting.
A financial member of the IESANZ Ltd The Lighting Society.
Maximum of $2,000 (towards expenses)
Any professional development activity (educational or research) which will further the understanding and expertise in lighting of the recipient.
Activities may include education institution courses, professional development seminars, study tours (overseas and/or locally) and the like.
Call for submissions
Submissions open: 1 July 2019
30 November 2019 (midnight AEST)
Announcement of recipient
12 December 2019
Within the calendar year of 2020 (on provision of an expense claim)
Completion of activity
No later than 30 June 2020
Recipient must provide an undertaking to:
Prepare an article (minimum of 750 words) for the Lighting Magazine to be submitted to the Editor within 3 months of completion of the funded activity.
Present a technical paper to the recipient’s local Chapter as part of the scheduled technical talk program within 6 months of completion of the funded activity.
Be available to present the same technical paper to one other Chapter’s scheduled technical talk program within 12 months of completion of the funded activity. (economy class travel and reasonable accommodation expenses will be covered by IESANZ Ltd.)
Be available to present the same technical paper at the next IESANZ Ltd Conference. (economy class travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by IESANZ Ltd.)
Expenses associated with visiting employer facilities or participating in employer-based activities
Purchase of materials (e.g. software, hardware, standards, reference books, etc.)
IESANZ Ltd, The Lighting Society reserves the right not to award a Bursary if the selection panel does not see fit to recommend a successful applicant to the Board of IESANZ Ltd.
IESANZ Life Fellow and Light in Focus keynote speaker Christopher “Kit” Cuttle has received the IES North America Medal in recognition of meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Achievements shall be in the field of engineering, design, applied illumination, optics, ophthalmology, optometry, lighting research or education.
While Cuttle is known internally as an expert in museum lighting, he has made significant technical contributions in several areas of lighting design and engineering throughout his career, and continues to pioneer new approaches to photometry and calculations as they relate to lighting design and applications. Cuttle’s professional work in the U.K., New Zealand and the U.S. has enabled him to address practical issues of lighting measurement that transcend different cultures and design philosophies.
To date, Cuttle has published 140 papers, conference presentations and articles in the lighting domain, and has authored three books. Further, Cuttle’s accomplishments as an educator have influenced hundreds of lighting students. He has served as head of graduate education in lighting at the Lighting Research Center at RPI; as a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland; and as a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Cuttle has received many international and local awards over the course of his career, including the Society of Light and Lighting Award in 2017, the Professional Lighting Design Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and the Society for Light and Lighting’s Leon Gaster Award in 2011.
Cuttle has served the IES in various capacities: as a member of technical committees, contributing columnist for LD+A magazine and associate editor for Leukos. He received a Certificate of Appreciation for his contributions to the development of the Lighting Handbook’s 9th Edition in 1999, as well as the IES Taylor Technical Talent Award in 1995, and was designated an IES Fellow in 1996.
It is with regret in my heart I must announce my resignation from the board of directors. I have served on the board for two years, and from three different states/territories. During this time, I have had the pleasure of meeting many members, enjoying many stories, and witnessing first-hand the amount of effort that it takes for an organisation such as ours to thrive the way it does. The IESANZ relies on the strength and effort of its members that volunteer their time to serve on their Chapter Management Committee or on the Board – thank you to everyone who has made the effort to do so!
The board continues to move from strength to strength, and unfortunately my timing is likely challenging for them with an exciting conference is just around the corner (Book your tickets! I have mine!). If you are passionate about our lighting industry, I strongly encourage you to apply to the upcoming board director vacancy. It would not be possible for me to overstate the influence a position on the board has in shaping the future of our lighting industry.
My departure not associated with any IESANZ activities. Instead, my ongoing work and personal life continue to consume more and more of my time; and I have recently not been able to provide my role on the board the attention it deserves. In the future I plan to return to the board and continue volunteering to shape our industry – it really is a rewarding experience!
Every IESANZ meeting or event I attend – in person or on a teleconference, state or international – I leave feeling optimistic and excited about the lighting industry and IESANZ’s place in it.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon at the IESANZ 2019 Lighting Conference, or at a local event when I’m next in your city!
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a suite of energy efficiency calculators for beta testing. The calculators assist users with understanding and applying the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for the energy efficiency of facades, lighting, fans and pumps.
You can download the beta testing versions from the ABCB Resource Library here:
Each calculator has been developed and designed to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010 or newer for Microsoft Windows. Compatibility with other versions and operating systems is not guaranteed.
Note: The NCC Volume Two residential energy efficiency calculators will be refreshed and released with the new NCC 2019 branding shortly. The output and functionality will be the same as the previous version of the calculator. Only the look will change.
Interested users are invited to provide feedback on the beta versions of the calculators. Feedback is open until Sunday 3 November 2019.
As your President, I would like to take this opportunity to share what your society has delivered for members over the past 12 months and how our continued effort benefits members.
In the past 12 months the call to The Society in provided a strong advocacy voice for our members has increased greatly along with other activities outside of the normal running of The Society. I have included a small sample below:
AS/NZS2293 2018 Emergency Lighting & AS/NZS4282 2019 Obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting release – Standard representatives are thanks for their amazing contribution to the recent release of these standards.
National Construction Code 2019 – This release involved many of our directors and members in a concerted effort with other groups to secure better energy allowance than was originally proposed by federal government.
Victorian Engineers Registration Bill – I personally have spent many hours on the phone and meeting in person with many sitting politicians in Victorian to better the further for our engineering in this state.
Development of an Introduction to Lighting Design course which is about to be offered nationally.
The return of our National Conference to be held in Melbourne this November.
Representation to government programs like EESS, VEET, etc
A introduction roadshow and webinar of the NCC 2019 Section J6 provided free to members.
This has occurred on top of our ongoing activities that you expect from our society including:
Awards programs, etc
Services of a secretariat, providing administration, accounting, and advice to the Board on Not for Profit Societies similar to ours
Certificate of membership
Financial members will be provided this coming year with email logos for use in their email signature, enhancing both the individual member’s status and that of the Society
Governance, with IESANZ Board meeting being held by videoconference most months, and face to face Board meeting quarterly (reduced face to face meetings to keep costs down)
Governance, with a CEO employed part time
Updated website, with more capability than previously available
Finally, some exciting news is the addition of a Global Affiliate Members to the IES North American which is included in all your membership from this year forward.
You may remember a survey received earlier this year which we used as a guide to discover what about IESNA our members would like to access and also your appetite for financial compensation for this access. Well I’m pleased to say I think we hit a point that all members should be happy with. Your Global Affiliate Membership will give you access to the following resources:
IESNA LD+A monthly magazine electronically including past issues
IESNA Leukos quarterly journal electronically
Serve of IESNA committees including standards, etc.
Discount on all IESNA publications and standards
IESNA Webinar archives
IESNA national educational webinar series delivered monthly
IESNA state education webinars series
IESNA podcast series “The Forces of Change with Mark Lien”
IESNA Video Productions “Trailblazers and Icons”, “Indispensable Lighting Series” and “Lighting Education Facility Showcase”
IESNA Speaker Directory to gain contact with specialist lighting subject specific speakers.
IESNA Facilitator Directory to gain contact with specialist lighting subject specific educators.
Recorded annual Events e.g. Annual Conference, Street and Area Lighting Conference, Progress Report and Illumination Awards.
Face to Face Meeting Materials from series such as “The Fundamentals of Lighting”, “Post- Fundamental Course” and “Intermediate Seminars”
IESNA Members discount on all IESNA events including IES Annual Conference, IES Street and Area Lighting Conference and IES Illumination Awards Gala.
Access to view and comment in the Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering and Science
As you can see, we are receiving a great deal of content from one of the world’s largest authorities on lighting in the world adding up to better our already positive value proposition for members. Access to this IESNA membership will be available from August to all financial members of our Society.
I truly hope you find good value in continuing your membership of our Society.
In a show of support for lighting manufacturers and suppliers, the IESANZ supporting the Lighting Council's awards on 28 May in Sydney, with the President, CEO, two Directors, NSW President and various CMC members in attendance.
During 2018, the IESANZ Awards and award processes were being reviewed. Changes have been identified and will be rolling out for 2019. The IESANZ Board and Chapters reviewed the awards and the award process during 2018. They listened to feedback from members, member’s clients, award entrants and the awards sponsors. The review looked at what worked and what didn’t work. Key areas were identified as needing updating and in the next months changes will be rolled out.
Relevance - Luminaire award change to include ALL products used in lighting
Simple payment process for award entries
Streamlined awards entry documentation and process
Convenor and Judging documentation standardised
Awards dinner presentations to be more inclusive for all nominations
Improved ordering for Chapters award trophies etc
Award process to be described at awards dinner function
Cross chapter engagement
FAQ section to be added to website
Relevance - Luminaire Awards:
The Luminaire Award will be changed to Lighting Innovation Award. (LuDA - LIIA)
The award continues to include Luminaires
The Award will now include ALL products (Including software) used in lighting
The Lighting Design Awards will not change
The board and the IESANZ CEO are working to establish a reliable ‘shopping cart’ on the IESANZ website. Receipts will be then added to confirm the award nomination
The board are currently collating the many documents that have been used in each chapter over the years to create an IESANZ overarching database of documents
The first update will be the entry documentation for the Lighting Innovation Award
The IESANZ is pleased to announce the release of their new lighting course: The Basics of Lighting Design.
The Basics of Lighting Design 2 day course is ideally suited to people who are looking to further their education into Lighting Design and is a natural follow on from the Introduction to Light Course. This course can be booked as a stand-alone course.
Please note: The Introduction to Light Course or the previously held IESANZ 3 day Enlightenment Introduction Course are a prerequisite to attend our new 2 day Course: The Basics of Lighting Design.
Some basic formal lighting education must have been completed prior attempting this new course.
Sadly, I have tendered my resignation as a Board Director to President Trent Dutton and CEO Kirsty Kelly. I cannot unfortunately provide the level of commitment or service that is required from an IES Board member. It is something that I have deliberated over for the past month or so as there have been a number of matters that have arisen, which I need to attend to.
This means that something had to give and it is unfortunately my commitment to the IES through the Board and the CMC. I have wound back my involvement with the local Chapter, having handed over all responsibilities in a transition over the last couple of weeks that will culminate at the Annual Chapter Meeting in July.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the Board, albeit briefly. I know the Society is in good hands and has a direction at last that has been lacking for many years because of the commitment and foresight of the present Board members. After involvement at the CMC level in Adelaide over a 20 year period, I need to step away and attend to these personal matters, together with the demands of work.
I wish the Board every success in guiding the Society. As I said, it is in good hands with good people making the decisions, and the Chapters can now at last see the benefits of the work of the Board in recent times.
Please join us for an IESANZ technical meeting covering the 2019 release of The National Construction Code Section J6.
Hear from the IESANZ Technical Director - Scott Forbes and Australian Building Codes Board Senior Project Officer - Michael Dodd on the impact of changes to this document on lighting professionals. On behalf of IESANZ Members, we have been actively involved in the review of this Code and have worked closely and constructively with the ABCB. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to have all your questions answered.
Please Note: The Perth event will be providing in a live webinar format for viewing and interaction for anywhere.
Highly respected and long standing member of the IESANZ was recently elevated to the standing of Life Fellow.
Trevor is a qualified lighting design specialist with a broad and comprehensive background in energy auditing, electrical wiring design and in particular industrial and commercial lighting design and application. He is an award winning member of ‘IES:The Lighting Society’ Australia and New Zealand, and a Past President of the IES. Trevor has numerous publications to compliment his achievements in both industrial and commercial lighting design / application in his role as the Head of Technical Development. He is a member of the LG1 AS/NZ Standards committee (Interior Lighting) and represents the IES on many environmental and technology committees within the electrical industry. Trevor also lectures in lighting design at RMIT, which has cemented his reputation as one of the foremost lighting advisers in Australia.
Recently our CEO Kirsty Kelly was a guest of the Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) at their Brisbane networking lunch with Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP.
In speaking to the gathered crowd of some 50 CEO’s across the association sector and industry, the Minister highlighted the Government’s commitment to major infrastructure and continued population growth. Touching briefly on the quality of the built environment, he acknowledged to importance of creating great urban areas and the necessary supporting public infrastructure and community facilities to accommodate a growing population.
It is pleasing to see IES on the advocacy and political radar, with an invitation to this gathering, which included several former State and Federal Ministers, and the former state Premier.