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Tuesday, 10/2, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

This event will discuss the current emergency lighting requirements in the NYC Building Code, including egress illumination, options for emergency power systems (generator, inverter, battery pack, EM lights), challenges when combining an architectural dimming system with an emergency power system, and the issues that LEDs present for emergency lighting.

In advance of this event, attendees are invited to submit questions on egress illumination here:

Kyle C. MacKenzie, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer P.C.
Steve Terry, Director of Standards and Industry Relations, ETC

Kyle MacKenzie has over a decade of engineering design experience. He is well versed in designing and managing complex and large-scale building projects. Dedicated to the NYC engineering design community, MacKenzie recently became a member of the New York City Electrical Code Interpretation and Revision Committee, with a specialization in emergency power systems. This volunteer organization is in the process of writing the 2019 NYC Electrical Code. MacKenzie holds a Master of Science in Energy Management and is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. In addition to his design experience prior to entering the design community, MacKenzie spent four years working for a mechanical contractor and an electrical contractor installing the systems he now specifies.

Steve Terry has been involved in codes and standards work for more than 35 years. From 2004 to 2017, he was the VP of Research and Development at ETC, where he led the group that is responsible for global development of new products. Since 1994, he has been a member of NEC Code Panel 15, which covers Health Care Facilities, Assembly Occupancies, Theatres, and Motion Picture Studios. He is a member of several UL Standards Technical Panels, including those for UL924 (Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment), UL1008 (Transfer Switch Equipment), and UL8750 (LED Equipment for use in Lighting Products). In 1986, he chaired the USITT committee that created the internationally accepted DMX512 standard for digital communication in lighting systems. Over the past 10 years, he has been directly involved with many controls-related changes to NEC Article 700—Emergency Systems. These changes have been critical as the industry has evolved to new system architectures and LED lighting for emergency illumination.

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Organized by
AIANY Building Codes Committee, NYC Lighting Council
Tuesday, 10/2, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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