Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

2010 Judging Panel

Next Generation Luminaires judges have been drawn from across the architectural lighting design community, creating a diverse panel of experts who design, specify, evaluate, research, and write about commercial SSL luminaires. The evaluation criteria and the required documents used by the judges to evaluate the entries are available.

Judging Panel

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Richard Wyton, IES, AEE
Richard Wyton is the Corporate Lighting Consultant for Steiner Electric, and has spent the past 40 years in lighting, travelling worldwide on lighting assignments. Richard is an active member of the IES, and is an advisory member of the Energy Management Committee and a recipient of a local IES chapter IALD award, as well as the Energy Engineer Award from the Association of Energy Engineers.

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David C. Ghatan, IALD, IES, LC
David C. Ghatan is an Associate with C. M. Kling & Associates, Inc. an architectural lighting design firm based in Washington, D.C. Since joining in 1999 he has worked on a variety of projects worldwide. Mr. Ghatan currently serves on the IALD Board of Directors and is the Regional Coordinator for the IALD in Washington, D.C.

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Randy Sabedra, IES, IALD
Randy Sabedra is principle of RS Lighting Design, an architectural lighting design firm based in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous lighting honors from the IESNYC, IES, IALD, Cooper Source, and Architectural Lighting magazine. Over the past decade Randy has held various chair and advisor positions within the New York City Section of the IES including Past President, Finance Chair, the Student Lighting Competition Advisor, Education Chair, and now heads the NYC Public Outreach Committee.

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David Malman, IALD, IES
David Malman is an architect and the owner of Architectural Lighting Design in San Francisco. He has maintained a commitment to sustainability for over thirty years through his low-energy and dark-sky lighting designs, which have received LEED Platinum certification and sustainable architecture awards.

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Gabe Arnold, PE, LC, CEM
Gabe Arnold is a Senior Consultant with Optimal Energy Inc, an energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm based in Bristol, Vermont. Gabe has more than 12 years' experience in the lighting energy efficiency industry and has designed and implemented leading-edge lighting efficiency programs in both the United States and Canada. Gabe speaks regularly at local and national conferences on energy-efficient lighting technologies and program design.

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Glenn Heinmiller, IALD, LC, LEED AP
A Principal at the architectural lighting design firm Lam Partners, Glenn is NCQLP Certified, a professional member of the IALD, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He has received an IALD award of Merit, an Edison Award of Merit, and three IIDA Awards of Merit. Glenn has designed the lighting for numerous LEED certified projects utilizing his expertise in producing high-quality electric and daylight solutions with minimized energy use and light pollution. As Chairman of the IALD Energy and Sustainability Committee, he manages the IALD’s contribution to code, regulation, and rating systems development.


Judging Panel and Steering Committee

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Nancy E. Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED AP
Nancy E. Clanton is founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. A registered professional engineer in Colorado, Nancy chairs IES’s Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee and Mesopic Committee. She was invited to lead the Lighting Group by the mayors of Seoul, Korea, and Toronto, Canada, at the C40 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

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Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED AP
Melanie Taylor leads the Lighting Design Studio for the WSP Flack + Kurtz Seattle Office and brings over 20 years of lighting design experience to her judging duties. She has participated in the design of integrated and sustainable lighting projects for a wide range of projects in Asia and the United States. She is a professional member of the IALD and has been LEED accredited since 2004.

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Avraham Mendall Mor, IALD, IES, LEED AP
Avraham "Avi" Mor is a partner with Lightswitch Architectural, an international architectural lighting and media design practice. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of applications, from offices and events to museums and hotels. Avi is an international speaker, past-president of the Chicago Section of the IES, professional member and Midwest regional coordinator of IALD, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Barbara Cianci Horton, LC, IALD, IES
Barbara Cianci Horton is president and CEO of HLB Lighting Design, Inc. With four offices across the United States, Barbara has been leading the firm’s strategic business planning and marketing since 1992. Her role as a design principal affords her the opportunity to work on significant national and international projects, keeping her in tune with industry trends that are vital to the planning of the firm..

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Kevin Houser, PhD, PE, LC, LEED AP
Kevin Houser is an associate professor of architectural engineering at Penn State. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the board of directors for IES, and a past director of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education and IALD. He is one of four editors for the upcoming 10th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook.

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Mary Matteson Bryan, PE, CEM
Mary Matteson Bryan is an independent consultant with over 20 years' experience in energy efficiency. She is currently engaged in support of energy efficient lighting programs for utilities such as the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the Bonneville Power Administration, where she provides technical expertise on emerging energy efficient lighting technologies, such as LED lighting in outdoor and indoor applications.


Steering Committee

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Dan Blitzer, LC
Dan Blitzer is principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic planning, marketing, communications, and training services to the lighting industry. Dan has written and trained extensively on energy effective lighting; he is a member of the Board of Directors of Lighting Education, and past president of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York.

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Melissa Hertel, LC, LEED AP
Melissa Hertel is the senior marketing manager of energy and sustainability for Lightolier. She is responsible for tracking sustainable design trends and education of energy smart lighting techniques. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Lighting Industry Research Council, an affiliate of the IALD. Melissa began her career in architectural design where she focused primarily on commercial construction.

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Ruth Taylor, PNNL, IES
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a program manager within the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she contributes to a number of projects focused on energy efficiency in buildings. Currently, Ruth manages the Next Generation Luminaires commercial SSL design competition and the CALiPER testing program for the DOE Solid-State Lighting program. Other responsibilities include training and outreach activities for DOE’s Commercial Lighting Solutions program.

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Jeff McCullough, PNNL, LC, CEM, CLEP
Jeff McCullough is a senior research engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory located in Richland, Washington. His main area of focus is commercializing energy efficient technologies, particularly lighting and HVAC systems. He led development of the first-ever ENERGY STAR® criteria for Solid-State Lighting and most recently completed the Lumen Maintenance Test Facility which tests submissions the L Prize competition, the first L Prize for lighting to replace the common incandescent light bulb.


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