VOL 4 ISSUE 9 | SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Created in Partnership with LightShow West 
and LED Specifier Summit - Northwest
Six Young California Lighting Designers - in the Spotlight
by Lois I. Hutchinson
Among the 40under40 lighting designers honored at the Lighting Design Awards 2018, six young professionals emerged as rising talents and leaders in their California lighting communities: Brandon Thrasher and Amaia Puras-Ustarroz of HLB Lighting Design; Nick Albert and Neha Sivaprasad of Illuminate Lighting Design; Galen Burrell of Arup; and Kera Lagios of Integral Group.

These individuals will shape the future of the lighting design profession, and the built environment. WCLI asked them to write about their accomplishments so far; to share with us a single project that inspired and excited them.
by Guest Blogger
Technical Policy Manager, Building Codes and Standards - Signify
Outcome-Based Code Compliance: Hope or Hype?
The prescriptive-based and performance-based energy codes currently in use in the U.S. have a fatal flaw: neither compliance method measures actual building energy usage and performance over time. Prescriptive compliance is exceedingly complex, relying on a myriad of requirements and calculations and equipment efficiency tables to produce snapshots of "in use" installed power. Performance-based compliance requires computer-simulated energy modeling of anticipated building energy performance. Performance-based compliance is often relegated to large projects due to the expense and need for specialized consultants to provide the energy simulation. Neither approach nor the associated metrics address actual energy usage and performance over any part of the building's lifecycle.
In Memoriam - Rob Rubenstein
Please join us in remembering an industry icon who was loved and respected by many. Rob Rubenstein, Principal at SCI Lighting Solutions, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 during a scuba diving trip to Catalina. Here's a note that Tom Thomson, President at SCI Lights, shared on LinkedIn: "This past Saturday we lost one of the truly great team members and leaders at SCI, Rob Rubenstein. Rob was a true gentleman, a great friend for over 30 years, a husband and a father. Rob will be truly missed at SCI as you can only imagine..."
Special Show Discounts End Soon!
LED Specifier Summit - Seattle is next Tuesday, September 25! Be sure to register for your FREE exhibit hall pass before the show. Pass price is $50 the day of the show. And if you're headed to Las Vegas for LightShow West, don't miss your chance for a conference discount. This is the FINAL WEEK for early bird rates.
SEPT 25, 2018
WA State Convention Center
OCT 17-18, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center

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