October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Wednesday, October 10th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Revealing the LivingScape: Embellishing and Demystifying the Nighttime Environment
by Kimberly Mercier, MBA, PE, P.Eng, LEED AP, IESNA and Paul Mercier, MS, LC, IALD, IESNA

Our expectations of the outdoor environments we enjoy have grown to a nearly unattainable level. Our landscapes and yards provide much needed respite from the buildings that we occupy most hours of the day. The list of our expectations is not short – our landscapes must enable us to: rest, play, garden, harvest, socialize, meditate, remember, and learn.
This presentation will discuss lighting for the outdoor environment from the perspective of modern needs and concerns. We will provide an overview of the lighting community’s current understanding of health, safety, and welfare for plants, animals, insects, and humans. And for the creative designer and implementation specialist among us – the speakers will discuss their process for creating a hierarchy within the scene and will share installation progress photos and suggestions.

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Kimberly Mercier
Lighting Design Innovations

Kimberly R. Mercier, MBA, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP: Kimberly Mercier is a lighting designer and Professional Engineer in the United States and Canada. She holds a BSEE and an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo (UB). Kim has more than 20 years’ experience in lighting design and the design industry and has completed projects throughout North America. A LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional, Kimberly has worked on a number of design teams achieving LEED rating Certifications of Silver, Gold, and Platinum. She has performed numerous lighting technology comparison reports and presentations including cost-benefit analysis. Kimberly Mercier served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Kimberly is a frequent speaker on topics related to the lighting industry and sustainability and has served as adjunct instructor for Lighting in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary and for Professional Practice at SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Department of Interior Design.
Education and Accreditations•
2005 Professional Engineer, APEGGA (Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta)
2003 LEED Accredited Professional, USGBC (United States Green Building Council)
2001 Professional Engineer, State of New York, No. 078561
1998 Master of Business Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo
1996 Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional, AEE (Association of Energy Engineers)
1992 BS in Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo 

Paul Mercier
Lighting Design Innovations

Paul D. Mercier, MS, LC, IALD: Paul Mercier is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a professional lighting designer certified by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions. He holds an MS in Lighting from Queensland University of Technology. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in lighting design completing projects in centers across North America. Mr. Mercier is a judge for lighting design awards including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Next Generation Luminaires Indoor Competition, the International Illumination Design Award for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and General Electric’s International Edison Awards. He has received numerous awards for interior, exterior, and energy-efficient lighting designs. Paul is the author of both lighting design and software applications articles and has been published in Canada, England, Australia, Asia, and the United States. His most recent written work – a collaboration with his partner, Kim -is a book entitled “Architecture for Light” and is available at www.ies.org. He is an adjunct instructor of undergraduate lighting design at SUNY College at Buffalo and a seasonal instructor for a post-graduate architectural lighting design course at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design. Paul instructs on several AIA approved course topics including: Lighting Emerging Technologies, LED Technologies and Applications, LED Architectural Applications and Heritage Landscape Lighting. Paul is an International Past-President of the IES and Past Acting Executive Vice President of the organization.
Education and Accreditations•
2012 Masters in Lighting, with High Distinction, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
2008 Professional Member, IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers)
2005 Lighting Certified, NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications of Lighting Professionals)
1979 Pure and Applied Sciences Diploma, Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   

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