IESBC now accepting project submissions for 2017 Vision Awards

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science by Tripped On Light Design. Photo credit: Marc Cramer, Ema Peter
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science by Tripped On Light Design. Photo credit: Marc Cramer, Ema Peter

On January 1, 2017, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) began accepting lighting project submissions for their 2017 Vision Awards.

“The IESBC Vision Awards is the perfect platform for lighting industry participants to share their passion for lighting,” says Sunny Ghataurah, president and CEO of AES Engineering Ltd. “The Vision Awards further stimulates the lighting design community to strive for creativity.”

IESBC is a not-for-profit that celebrates outstanding B.C. lighting engineers and designers, and provides an environment for sharing knowledge to advance the career paths of its members. The IESBC Vision Awards is stage one leading up to IES’s National Illumination Awards. This is not a competition and submissions will be judged based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria.

The award categories include:

Illumination Award for Lighting Control Innovation, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association

Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.

Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design, sponsored by Edwin Guth

In 1902 Edwin F. Guth founded the St. Louis Brass Company and later renamed it the Edwin F. Guth Company. Mr. Guth’s profound creativity, entrepreneurialism and focus to improve interior lighting are partially represented through 147 patents awarded to him prior to his passing in 1962. This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.

Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design, sponsored by Eaton

The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.

Illumination Award for Energy and Environmental Lighting Design, sponsored by Osram Sylvania

The Energy and Environmental Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

The Lighting Redesign Award, sponsored by BC Hydro

BC Hydro Power Smart presents the Lighting Redesign Award to recognize local talents that bring innovation and energy efficiency in lighting design. The Lighting Redesign Award recognizes quality lighting redesign, or major retrofit installations in existing commercial and industrial buildings, that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design, without sacrificing visual interest.

All B.C. based interior designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and lighting designers with projects completed between January 2014 and December 31, 2016, can apply. The submission deadline is February 17, 2017. For more information and to apply, click here.

IESBC provides monthly seminars to educate trade, residential designers and lighting enthusiasts, and aids in the application of international award opportunities and IES’s Illumination Awards. For more information, including membership and upcoming seminars, visit IESBC.