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    IDC Seminars: Ottawa: Get Enlightened (up to 3 ARIDO CEUs)

    Registration and Lunch: 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.
    Seminar #1: 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
    Registration for Seminar #2 and Break: 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Seminar #2: 2 to 3:15 p.m.
    Registration for Seminar #3 and Break: 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
    Seminar #3: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Seminar #1: 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Light Control Solutions for Residential Room and Whole Home Applications

    The control of both natural and artificial light is a component of the home that contributes to both energy savings and aesthetics. With new technology in switching, dimming and shading, there is unlimited freedom to adjust lighting for a specific activity or mood. This course will examine how dimmers and light control systems provide a way to create the perfect ambiance while reducing electricity usage.

    Learning Objectives:

    • By examining various methods to control light, the participant will be able to describe how to control natural and artificial light through switching, dimming, and shading technologies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency and occupant comfort.
    • Through evaluation of the operation and benefits of dimming, the participant will be able to describe how dimmers work and contribute to sustainable design with energy savings.
    • By examining various methods to control natural light, the participant will be able to describe the benefits of natural light control in the home to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency and occupant comfort.
    • Through the review of several light control system strategies, the participant will be able to identify the best light control system solution for the particular residential application to enhance home efficiency and occupant comfort.

    Hilary Giggs
    Hilary is the national sales manager for Canada, residential systems and products for Lutron Electronics. Lutron is the recognized world leader of lighting controls and automated shading solutions for residential and commercial applications. Hilary has been with Lutron Electronics since 2000. Her role not only includes overseeing the sales of the residential line in Canada through many channels of distribution, but also the education of architects, designers, developers and contractors on the latest technologies in precision light control.

    Seminar #2: From Vision to Reality; Where Technology Meets Design

    This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be "photoshopped" out in real life to retain the integrity of the space.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To identify the challenges of multiple technologies and the aesthetic inconsistencies across different devices and brands
    • To create awareness of low visual impact technologies that can overcome these issues
    • To teach basic principles of audio and HVAC placement for best functionality with minimal intrusion
    • To discuss project lifecycles in relation to technology and identify opportunity to minimize long term effects

    Linda van Zanten
    Linda is an international business development manager for Custom Solutions International. Her company represents the Californian-based Dana Innovations, parent company of Sonance; inventor of the in-wall and in-ceiling speaker, TRUFIG, the design solution that hides technology and iPort, docking and mounting solutions for iPod and iPad. Linda has been marketing Custom Solutions products world wide since 1999. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors of CEDIA Canada for several years. She has spoken all over the world promoting technology to the design and architectural industry.

    Seminar #3: Introduction to Home Control and Automation

    Home control and automation systems are increasing in demand as technology progresses, delivering greater benefit to the consumer. Learn the components of a home automation system, the impact they have on traditional design philosophy and why you should specify one. As with any project, the quality of craftsmanship depends heavily on the party chosen to complete the work. When it comes time to select an installation company, there are a number of qualities you should look for, this course will identify them and also alert you to a few things to avoid.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define control and automation
    • Identify why you should specify a control system
    • Learn why control systems are in demand
    • Identify benefits to the customer
    • Identify the components of a control system
    • Examine the future proof building
    • Discuss the impact on traditional design philosophy
    • Examine how to choose a design and installation company

    Brad Middleton
    Brad is the Savant Canadian brand manager. With a focus on design and lifestyle integration, Savant is a brand that helps designers and architects successfully integrate technology into their clients’ lives by offering an Apple-based control system. Brad launched the Savant brand in Canada in June of 2009. During the last four years, Savant has seen incredible growth; the consumer market acceptance of the Apple brand, as well as fully integrated solutions with iPad, iPhone and iTunes has helped drive that growth in the marketplace. Brad has been in the electronics industry since 1991. During the beginning stages of the custom/automation industry, he decided to make the switch from national retailer to focus exclusively on the custom integration channel where he worked in Toronto for 10 years on large scale automation projects. During that time, he had the good fortune to work with some of Canada's top designers, architects and developers. He is certified in implementation of many of today's technologies as well as CEDIA Designer, RIAA and THX certified.

    LocationSignature Audio Video, 126 Iber Road, Stittsville, ON K2S 1E9 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Registration and Lunch: 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.

    Seminar #1: 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
    Registration for Seminar #2 and Break: 1:45 to 2 p.m.
    Seminar #2: 2 to 3:15 p.m.
    Registration for Seminar #3 and Break: 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
    Seminar #3: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Time in 1371499200
    FeesRegistered Members: $99.00
    Intern/ Student Members: $75.00
    Non-Members: $125.00
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    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
    CEUup to 3 ARIDO CEUs
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