February Section Meeting

February 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Westin Town Center
4535 Commerce St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Enabling the IoT through Digital Lighting

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

Chris Ammon

Director of Specification Sales for Acuity Brands

6:00pm - 6:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation


The learning objectives of this presentation are:
  • Understand the rapidly changing technology revolution in lighting solutions that enable the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Understand how technology changes can be married with lighting and controls to enhance communication protocols.
  • Understand how technology changes can be married with lighting and controls to assist with location analytics.
  • Understand how technology changes can be married with lighting and controls to contribute to safety and security. 



Chris Ammon brings over 20 years of Electrical Industry experience.  The first six years were spent working with consulting engineers and a design build contractor, doing design and drafting work for building electrical systems. For the last 14 years Chris has worked in the Controls and Lighting Sales industry with Lighting Control & Design and Acuity Brands. He specializes in designing building systems that meet owner expectations, comply with Energy Codes or Green Building standards and enhance the expectations and outcome of the project.  In addition to specification and design he has a strong expertise in commissioning and training. Chris is currently working with Acuity to promote Total Solutions that incorporate Lighting, Controls, HVAC, Card Access and other systems. In addition to integrating the multiple systems he is responsible for enabling the controls to provide IoT (Internet of Things) integration to the end users other systems or software applications. 



This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managemers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of lighting controls and the IoT. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.



Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room accommodations can be made.  RSVP no later than Friday, February 16, 2018.



March:  TBD
April:  TBD
May:  Lighting Awards, Social



Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the third light, Commerce St.  The Westin is on the right.  Continue to the end of the block and turn right for parking garage entrance.



For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Benjamin Warren

IES Tidewater Vice President


$35.00 Member and Non-member

$25.00 Student or Emerging Professional