enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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Lighting Quality and Building Performance

As many are aware, ongoing legislation continues to drive down lighting power density allowances. It shows up in many of the bills that address energy consumption – a common target is a reduction of 50% below the levels in ASHRAE/IES 90.1 – 2004. Many feel we are now at a point where it is difficult to meet these levels and still provide a quality lighting system that addresses human factors, safety, and security.

The IES is aware of this and wants to bring the issue to the attention of the legislators and government agencies. We are working with IALD, ALA, and AIA to develop a plan to deal with this issue most effectively. As usual, we will take the educational approach. So far, we (in conjunction with IALD and ALA) have created a brochure on lighting quality. Shortly, we expect the AIA to add their name to the brochure. The brochure references IES DG-18-08, A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings.

As our plans develop, we will keep you informed; check back here periodically for updates on our progress.

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