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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President Obama addresses the audience at Cree

The following excerpt is from a White House press release subsequent to President Obama’s visit to Cree, an LED manufacturer in North Carolina. This Public Policy webpage entry is not meant to highlight or endorse one particular manufacturer; it is meant to illustrate the President’s Better Buildings Initiative, which supports energy retrofits, and, in turn, supports the lighting industry. As we are all aware, most new construction must meet strict energy codes such as ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 or the IECC, but existing buildings are the low hanging fruit that can produce immediate reductions in energy consumption and huge savings in energy cost for building owners.

Obama also touted his new Better Buildings Initiative, which aims to help business owners upgrade buildings for energy efficiency. It’s a move the president says could save America’s businesses up to $40 billion a year on their utility bills. “And obviously that $40 billion could be better spent growing and hiring new workers. It will boost manufacturing of energy-efficient products like those made here at Cree. It will put contractors and construction workers back on the job. It is a win-win-win-win proposition.” See a full transcript of the president’s remarks here.

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